No bake cookies on parchment paper cooling.

Easy No Bake Cookies

These No Bake Cookies are made with chocolate, peanut butter and oats, come together in minutes, and are great to make with kids!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Refridgeration time 30 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Servings 2 to 3 dozen cookies
Calories 103 kcal
Author Michelle


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup whole or 2% milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
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  1. Add the butter, sugar, milk, cocoa powder, and salt to a 4-quart saucepan.
  2. Bring to a rapid boil and let boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth, then stir in the oats.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop (or 2 tablespoonfuls), drop onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  6. Let cool until set, about 30 minutes. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the refrigerator) for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values based on one cookie

Nutrition Facts
Easy No Bake Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.4%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.