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The BEST No Bake Cookies Recipe

Chocolate peanut butter cookies that can be made on your stove top in a matter of minutes. These are the best no bake cookies!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best No Bake Cookies, Classic No Bake Cookies, No bake cookies, No Bake Dessert
Servings: 24
Calories: 149kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Wax Paper


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups quick oats


  • Combine sugar, butter, cocoa and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir constantly and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, remove from heat and add the salt, vanilla and peanut butter and mix until well combined.
  • Add oats and mix until full incorporated.
  • Drop by spoonfuls or using a cookie dough scoop onto foil or waxed paper.
  • Let cool before eating.


  • You can use old fashioned oats if you don’t have quick oats on hand, but the texture will be different.  We prefer the texture and consistency of quick oats.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg