Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Peanut butter no bake cookies are quick easy, and delicious. They only require a handful of ingredients and come together in minutes!

For more yummy PB treats try Peanut Butter Buckeyes, Peanut Butter Cookies, or Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats.

Peanut butter no bake cookies stacked on a white plate

Quick + Easy

Peanut Butter no bake cookies only require a handful of ingredients and literally come together in minutes! That is why they are my go to treat when company pops by, or I need to bring something sweet to share. They’re even gluten free, which makes them a safe bet for sharing in most crowds!

They also don’t require the oven, so you can keep a cool house in the summer and still enjoy some treats! I mean, sometimes you just need some cookies.

While these are perfect just the way they are, feel free to mix in some mini chocolate chips and/or marshmallows to kick these cookies up a notch. These treats are sure to be a hit!!

Ingredients for peanut butter no bake cookie recipe on a marble countertop

how to make peanut butter no bake cookies

BOIL. Add sugar, butter and milk to a medium/large pot and cook on medium heat. Bring to a rapid boil for about 1 minute.

MIX. Remove from heat and mix in vanilla and peanut butter. Add oats, making sure they all get coated and let cool.

SCOOP. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture and place on a wax paper (or parchment paper). Let set until cool.

How to make peanut butter no bake cookies in a pot on the stove

Variations

  • You can easily use natural peanut butter, but there is a risk that it won’t thicken up and hold together correctly.
  • Us other nut butters such as almond, sunflower, or cashew butter if peanut allergies are present.
  • For a nut-free version, use Biscoff spread to get a different flavor!
Scooping the cookie mixture onto a piece of parchment paper

Storing Info

STORE these in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge for up to a week. 

These cookies are so good and addicting, we can’t promise you’ll have any to store. 😉

FREEZE these for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Bring them to room temperature before serving.

Close up of a stack of peanut butter no bake cookies

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Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie Recipe

Peanut butter no bake cookies are quick easy, and delicious. They only require a handful of ingredients and come together in minutes!
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 min
resting: 30 mins
Total Time: 41 mins
Servings: 48
Calories: 143kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 ½ c white sugar
  • ¾ c unsalted butter
  • ¾ c milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ c peanut butter
  • 4 ½ c quick cooking oats

Instructions

  • Add sugar, butter and milk to a medium/large pot and cook on medium heat.
  • Bring to a rapid boil for about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and mix in vanilla and peanut butter. Add oats, making sure they all get coated and let cool.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture and place on a wax paper (or parchment paper). Let set until cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Really easy to make and taste amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing your awesome peanut butter cookies recipe! Loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    These really are the easiest cookies to make! I love that I don’t have to heat up the kitchen to make them too!

  3. 5 stars
    We LOVE peanut butter at our house. And luckily we had all these ingredients on hand and in the fridge. Perfect pantryand shelf cooking recipe! I like how these have a lighter taste than the traditional chocolate no bake cookies. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. You’re welcome! Yes, they really are a great treat to make with ingredients that most everyone has in their pantry.

  4. 5 stars
    I make no bakes often, because they are the easiest cookie to make & they are fail-proof. Love these peanut butter version ones! If you love peanut butter, then you will love these!