Extra Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
50 cookies




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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.



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