Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a recipe my mother-in-law gave me...she just throws stuff together, so this is the closest she could give me on measurements. Prep time is mixing ingredients & bringing to a time is my guess on cooling time.


  1. Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil & remove from heat.
  2. Add oats & peanut butter.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper & let cool.
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I love this recipe! I make it about 3 times a week for my boyfriend's lunches. I haven't modified anything in it (and it comes out great!), but seeing ideas like rice crispies has me thinking! A must have for the recipe book!

Chamberienne January 08, 2013

I have cooked and eaten this recipe since childhood. I live in hot humid Louisiana and in the summers I never use the big gas oven. This recipe is the easiest sweet that I know how to cook, and nowadays I usually do it in the microwave. I am another who does not measure when I cook, but this looks like the ratio that I use, except that I used double that amount of cocoa powder, and I don't used the vanilla. The only other difference is that I continue to cook for a minute or so after I add the oats. But it is a recipe that is easy to modify all sorts of ways, and I often use cold cereal like Rice Crispies or CherriO's instead of oats. In that case, remove from heat before adding the cereal. I often use the no-bake with RiceCrispies as the first layer and then add a layer of marshmallow crispy treats.

Guinavere July 22, 2011

I Love this recipe, I used to make it for my kids, had since lost it, and this is the one I had. thanks. <br/>Dovey

Tazmarc July 17, 2013