No-Bake PB Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Ahh, the perfect on-the-go treat. These little guys only take 15 minutes to make, start to finish! They’re great if you don’t have a lot of ingredients around and there is absolutely no need to turn on your oven. Awesome, right?! Another thing I love about this recipe is that you don’t have to have chocolate chips on hand. For me it seems like I always think I have chocolate chips on hand when in reality I don’t… wishful thinking perhaps? However, you can substitute the cocoa powder for them if you really want to. Anyway, I’m really glad I made these and that they tuned to be so tasty! I’m always looking for yummy no-bake recipes and this one is definitely a keeper.


No-Bake PB Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Refrigerate: 5 mins
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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  • 4 Tbsp (¼ stick) butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder (natural or Dutch process)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter - heaping
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add salt and sugar, cook for 2-3 minutes or until sugar has dissolved (for the most part).
  • Add milk and cocoa powder, whisk until smooth. Bring mixture to a low simmer. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour in vanilla. Then add peanut butter. Mix until smooth. Add oats and mix until completely coated with the peanut butter chocolate mixture.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, place balls of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Pat down with the palm of your hand to flatten (if desired). Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until cookies are set.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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Adapted from Morgan Moore, Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies 

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  1. Woah! Freaky! We seriously just made these to take on our road trip with us last week! Aren’t they just the best? Mine weren’t as perfect as yours though ๐Ÿ™‚ We love to use old-fashioned oats in ours.

  2. It says 4 Tablespoons of butter or 1/4 stick ….. That is wrong!! 4 Tablespoons of butter is 1/2 stick!! Just in case some aren’t familiar with baking and measurements!