Extra Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

With all the variations on RecipeZaar I was surprised when I didn't find this one that a friend gave me a few years ago. Its got more peanut butter and more cocoa powder than most other variations so its extra rich in taste. I have used either old-fashioned or quick oatmeal successfully. "Cooking" time is the time required for the cookies to set completely.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure and prepare all ingredients and have them and a timer within arm's reach. Its important to work quickly and pay attention.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk in a heavy saucepan then bring to a boil, stirring constantly, over medium heat.
  3. Boil for 1 minute exactly, continuing to stir and reducing heat if necessary to prevent the chocolate from burning.
  4. Remove from heat then add vanilla. It will boil up violently -- just stir it in until it subsides.
  5. Add the peanut butter and stir. Once peanut butter melts completely stir int the oatmeal.
  6. Let rest 5 minutes.
  7. Drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls onto a sheet of waxed paper. Let sit an hour or more until fully cooled and hardened.
Most Helpful

5 5

Love this recipe! Rich and yummy. The only thing I noticed was the recipe says drop by teaspoonsfuls. I should have known that was wrong by looking at the amount of batter-drop by Tablespoonfuls for 50 cookies. This is my favorite no bake recipe!

4 5

Very good, I much prefer this version to the ones without chocolate :-) I added an extra cup of oatmeal to get more from the recipe, and it still turned out great!

5 5

my grandmother also used to make these, only in all chocolate. I have been looking for this recipe FOR YEARS! thanks for posting it. anyone who doesn't try it is missing out. these are deeply engrained in my childhood.