Recipe By Denise
Published Aug 2nd
Prep 10m Cook - Additional 35m Ready In 45m
Servings 3 dozen Calories 110.3

Tasty no-bake cookies made with oatmeal, peanut butter and cocoa. Start timing when mixture reaches a full rolling boil; this is the trick to successful cookies. If you boil too long the cookies will be dry and crumbly. If you don’t boil long enough, the cookies won’t form properly.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa
  2. 2 Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes
  3. 3 Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla
  4. 4 Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper
  5. 5 Let cool until hardened.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 110.3
  • Carbohydrate 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Fat 4.9 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.1 g
  • Sodium 37.5 mg
  • Sugar 10.3 g


  1. Great texture, so easy and quick to make! After many no-bake failures, I've learned that you have to use 1-minute quick oats, and that it is SOOOO important to have all of the ingredients ready and to have the wax paper prepared on the counter. Once you turn on the stove there isn't much time - Read more ...
  2. I just made this recipe...I did add a slight amount more oatmeal than called for because it seemed like it should have been a little thicker. Also I added the vanilla into the wet stuff way before adding the PB and oats. Also--I didn't time it. Apparently people have a very difficult time with this - Read more ...
  3. These were delicious!! I used creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy. These disappeared fast and i would make them again and again!
  4. I made this recipes twice following the directions and ingredients exactly and they turned out crunmbly each time. The second time I even decreased the cooking time to 1 minute and still a crumbly mess. They tasted good but I hate how they crumble everywhere. I am still looking for a chewy no bake cookie.
  5. These are awsome!!! The nice thing is that I had everything for them already in my kitchen!! I made these EXACTLY by the recipe and they turned out perfectly. Just a hint: once you drop them onto the wax paper, go back and "push" each one together so that you end up with less little - Read more ...
  6. This is a great recipe for the old favorite! The only thing I did differently was add about 1/4 c more peanut butter (and I use creamy style) and also 1/2-3/4 c coconut just for extra flavor. Meanwhile A TIP for those that complained about the's all about the boiling time. If you underboil - Read more ...
  7. This is one of the old favorites. The key is to boil exactly one minute from the time it hits a rolling boil then remove from the heat and to stir constantly while it boils. Excellent!
  8. My family and friends love this cookies. I do have problems with them setting. The last time I made them, I used a candy thermometer to make sure that I boiled them long enough. I had to boil the mixture about 2.5 minutes for the temperature to reach the soft ball stage. The cookies set - Read more ...
  9. I lost my recipe for no-bakes and this one looked familiar. But alas when you know what you are looking for in taste then nothing else will do! I made these cookies and immediatedly thought something was wrong. Too runny and shiny. The taste was off too. So I thought real hard and realized I - Read more ...

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