No-bake chocolate cookies are one of my favorite childhood cookies. They are a classic no-bake cookie that everyone loves.
I know there are many versions of no-bake cookies out there. These are my favorite. We made these cookies often when I was a kid. The original recipe came from an old cookbook put together by the school in the small town I grew up in.
It is one of those tried and true recipes that everyone made. These cookies were brought to bake sales, church potlucks, parties, picnics, and more.
I think it was the first cookie recipe I learned to make all by myself and I have made it more times than I can count over the years. All my kids now know how to make these as well. This is a great recipe for kids to try because it does not use the oven, just the stovetop.
This time of year when the weather is hot and I try to avoid turning on the oven. We still enjoy having desserts though and this recipe works great for those times that I need a dessert, but don’t want to turn on my oven.
The reality though is that these cookies are good any time of year. We make these a lot during the summer, but we also make them all year long.
I also love that this recipe is inexpensive to make. It contains simple ingredients that I usually have on hand. This is the classic no-bake cookie recipe with peanut butter. An alternative butter-like Sunbutter or soybutter works as well.
If you are looking for a peanut-free no-bake cookie though be sure to check out my no bake cookies without peanut butter. And you can make no-bake cookies even easier by turning them into bars. Check out my no-bake cookie bars to see how I make no-bake cookies even easier.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats ( For gluten-free version use gluten-free quick oats)
- ⅔ cup peanut butter ( Sunbutter or soy butter work as well)
- Bring the first four ingredients to a boil and cook for 1 minute.
- Add vanilla, oatmeal, and peanut butter and stir until combined.
- Drop onto wax paper or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate until firm and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g