Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are super easy to make! Always a big hit, these no bake cookies are made with peanut butter making these a family favorite all year round.
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
No bake cookies once implied that there was very little effort involved while making these cookies. That includes washing dishes after all is said and done. Now a good no bake recipe simply assures me that I can fill my oven with other treasures. I love that no bake cookies don’t require setting a timer, baking and re-filling cookie sheets. That’s one of the reasons that I love chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies.
You may know that I do have a tendency to “over bake” things that find their way into the oven. Particularly toast and batches of cookies.
I have lost count of how many times my other half wakes up from his sleep after a long night at work to a burning smell and a haze of smoke wafting through the house. 🙁 I am not always able to make it to the smoke detectors before I set them off.
He left a fan out for me, even though it is winter, for me to air out the house quickly after a batch of toast gone bad. Or a failed batch of beet chips.
I don’t have to peek at these cookies to see what in the world happens as they bake, nor do I have to worry about our daily antics distracting me so that I can’t hear the timer screaming its head off. 🙂 Yeah, no bake cookies are perfect for me.
- ½ stick (4 tbsp.) of unsalted butter
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp. unsweetened chocolate powder or cocoa powder if that is what you prefer
- ¼ cup of milk
- ½ cup of peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1½ cups of old fashioned oats
- Preheat a medium sized pot on medium heat then add butter.
- After your butter is completely melted you can add your milk, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until well incorporated. It will take a few minutes for the peanut butter to melt in with the rest of the ingredients.
- Turn off the heat and then mix in oats to fully combine.
- Drop the cookie batter by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat and let them fully set. This can take at least 2 hours.
- Number of cookies will vary depending on the size of the cookies you make but I can usually get 12-15 out of each batch.