No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

"This is an old recipe. I use to love these when the school cafeteria would make these, that was 25 years ago at least. Now, 25 years later, my kids love them just the same."
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  • In a sauce pan over medium high heat add melted butter, cocoa, sugar and milk bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add the oats and the peanut butter.
  • Mix and drop by spoonfuls on wax paper.

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  1. Lisa Gillogly
    These are the first cookies my now teenagers learned to "cook". They still looooove them!! Easy...delicious!
  2. Charishma_Ramchandani
    These are one of my favourite comfort foods. Its hard to limit myself to just one, even the sight of these can make my smile stretch from ear to ear:) Long live these crunchy munchy no bake cookies!:)
  3. Ambassadress of Goo
    What is better than something quick, no bake and chocolate and delicious? Point made.
  4. Indiana Nurse
    You can describe these in one word, YUMMY!!!! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Poker
    These are the best cookies ~ I love them and my daughter love them !! Thanks for posting it because my daughter has been wanting me to make them & I lost my recipe !! Now I can print it and she can make them :>) ~ Poker ~


  1. Lilly225
    My mom made this recipe but she always used the same amount of smooth peanut butter since my family hates the crunchy. I have substituted other kinds of butters (almond, cashew or sun flower) for a slightly different taste and for a friend who is allergic to peanut butter
  2. Wendy-Bob
    A fantasic recipe and SO easy! I didn't have any quick cook oats so I used regular scotts oats and cooked them in with the wet stuff for approx. 15 mins with about double the amount of milk. This was pretty much spot on - the oats were good and soft and the extra milk kept it moist for the longer cooking time. I used splenda instead of sugar (about 1.5cups), low fat butter (it's all we ever have in the house), low fat peanut butter and skimmed milk, and they still came out a treat. Just like another reviewer, I couldn't stop eating the mixture and had to drag myself away while the cookies cooled and set (I ended up with only 11, having eaten about 4 cookies worth...). These were so fabulous though - moist and gooey and so flavoursome considering how simple and easy they are to make! The cocoa (which I'm not usually a fan of) worked wonderfully and the oats made for a filling cookie with a great texture. With the low fat substitutions it's really quite a healthy cookie and it doesn't taste low fat AT ALL. My (picky) other half dug in when they were ready and nearly fell over when I told him they were actually comparatively healthy! An excellent recipe and a definite keeper. It takes a lot for me to give out 5 stars! I certainly wish my school cafeteria had made these when I was younger! Thanks Paula!


Hello everyone, My name is Paula, I'm 40 years old, married 18 yrs. and have 3 children, 1 bird and Rocky the ferret. I love them all. I also love to cook and look and new and different recipes. I am in college full time working on my bachelors degree in Nursing Science. Hope you enjoy my recipes and I would love to hear what you think about them or just to share a recipe with me. Bye for now, your fellow food lover.
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