Recipe By Suzanne Stull
Published Jan 29th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 231.4

Easy, no-bake cookies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix butter or margarine, cocoa, sugar, milk, and salt together in saucepan. Boil for 1 minute.
  2. 2 Stir in oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to cool and harden.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 231.4
  • Carbohydrate 33.9 g
  • Cholesterol 14.1 mg
  • Fat 9.9 g
  • Fiber 2.3 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.2 g
  • Sodium 91.2 mg
  • Sugar 23.3 g


  1. I have loved these cookies since I was a child and now my littles are loving them! The key to these cookies setting up right is to bring them to a rolling boil and then begin the timer for 1 minute. I boil them for 2 minutes up here in the Rocky Mts. FYI-they are - Read more ...
  2. Only change in ingredients I made was using creamy peanut butter. I wasn't sure when to start timing my minute - when you first start seeing bubbles or when it's boiling I started when I first started seeing bubbles and cooked it 1 minute 20 seconds. I also followed a previous reviewers suggestion of - Read more ...
  3. This recipe is wonderful. Years ago I made the ones that you cook for 3 minutes with that recipe sometimes they would harden and sometimes they would not. But once I started using this recipe I have never had a problem with them setting up. I do use evaporated milk in mine an most of - Read more ...
  4. I've been making these cookies since I was a little girl (we always called them 3 minute or No Bake cookies). I also use creamy peanut butter and I sometimes immediately pour the mixture into a 13x9 pan (lightly greased) to make bar cookies, instead of the drop cookies.
  5. This is my second no bake cookie recipe I've tried and the same result. When cooling they did not harden like they are suppose to. No sure what I am doing wrong. I followed both recipes to the "T". Does anyone have any suggestions?
  6. These came out great and my boys love em' too! I only had a half stick of butter on hand so I used 1/4 cup shortening as well. For those that were finding they were to runny make sure you boil the full minute and then after all ingredients are mixed in I stirred them - Read more ...
  7. I've tried a few of these recipes and this was the only one that turned out like it was supposed to. I also used creamy peanut butter instead of the crunchy. The whole family loves these treats.
  8. The only thing I changed in the recipe was using creamy peanut butter vs. crunchy. It is a great fast remedy for that feeling of "I-gotta-have-chocolate-quick-or-I'm-gonna-hurt-someone"!!! haha
  9. I had been looking for the recipe for months and I was glad to find it. They turned out wonderful just like the ones my aunt used to make when I was little.

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