Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes

Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies are a childhood favorite. This is my grandma’s recipe that I’ve made all my life. They are the perfect cookie to make with your family. They create memories that you will cherish plus every time you eat one of these cookies you will smile.

Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies

These Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies are a quick, easy and delicious it doesn’t even require an oven. What could be better?

If you like fun and fantastic desserts that are quick and easy, these are for you.


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These Peanut butter cookies are the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter, two things that go splendidly together. What are the origins of peanut butter? One of the fun parts about this recipes is how easy it is and there is no baking is involved.  

  • 16 Minutes: This quick and easy cookie takes only minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry. Nine simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: This cookie is perfect for making memories with your kids.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with different additives to make them your own.
A stack of cookies.

Ingredient Notes for No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

  • Cocoa Powder: A good quality. Truly makes a wonderful cookie even better.
  • Oats: Rolled or quick oats, both oatmeal work.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: Everyone has their favorite, use the one that you love.
  • Chopped Nuts: This is optional but really adds texture and a satisfying crunch.
Oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter for cookies.

Equipment Needed for No Bake Cookies Chocolate Peanut Butter

How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

These are the basic steps for making chocolate no bake cookies recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Mixing the batter for the cookies.

STEP 1: Sauce Pan

First, in a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and salt; Boil for five minutes and next

STEP 2: MIX

Then in a large bowl, stir remaining ingredients. Next, pour hot chocolate mixture over dry ingredients.

STEP 3: SPOON

Finally, using two teaspoons, spoon mounds onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Allow to cool completely by placing in the fridge.

Finishing the cookies and forming the cookies.

Prep and Storage Tips for No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

These cookies only take minutes, therefore have the ingredients on hand and make them whenever the mood strikes you.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Indeed, place the cookies on a plate or cookie sheet, chill for about two hours. Once frozen, transfer cookies to a container or freezer bag.

Frequently Asked Questions for Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE EASY COOKIE RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a sugar substitute also an unsalted butter can be used.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT NUT BUTTERS?

Of course, use a different nut butter such as cashew butter, almond butter etc for this classic chocolate peanut butter cookie.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Truly, this recipe is so easy to adjust for the quantity that you need.

WHY DID THE COOKIES NOT HARDEN?

You probably did not chill them long enough. Place them back in your refrigerator and check them after a half an hour.

Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies stacked.

Expert Tips for Making This Chocolate No Bakes Recipe

  • Add Mini Chocolate Chips: Semi-sweet chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.
  • Short cut tip: Utilize a medium cookie scoop to make this treat on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Variation tip: Swap Crunchy Peanut Butter will be a wonderful addition to this Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies.
  • Bar: Feel free to make a peanut butter bar instead of a cookie.
  • Alternate ingredient: A touch of vanilla extract to taste will enhance this recipes flavor.

What to Serve with Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

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Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies
5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 16 minutes
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are the perfect cookie to make with your family. They create memories that you will cherish plus every time you eat one of these cookies you will smile.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, 1 stick
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups rolled or quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and salt; Boil for five minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  • Pour hot chocolate mixture over dry ingredients.
  • Using two teaspoons, spoon mounds onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Allow to cool completely.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Mini Chocolate Chips: Semi-sweet chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.
  • Short cut tip: Utilize a medium cookie scoop to make this treat on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Variation tip: Swap Crunchy Peanut Butter will be a wonderful addition to this Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies.
  • Bar: Feel free to make a peanut butter bar instead of a cookie.
  • Alternate ingredient: A touch of vanilla extract to taste will enhance this recipes flavor.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake

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  1. “Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies | It’s a Keeper” was a terrific read and therefore I personally was extremely happy to find it. Many thanks-Monika

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  2. My mom got this recipe from a friend when I was a kid, and now I make them for my own children. They want them year round though!

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