Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

"Posted in response to a request, I got this recipe from a lady at church who make them for Bible School in the 1980s. I had made chocolate no-bake cookies for YEARS but had never heard of peanut butter no bake cookies. So delicious that my choco-holic daughter likes them better than the chocolate variety! No. of servings depends on how big you make the cookies. Prep time depends on how fast you are scooping the cookies onto the wax paper covered newspaper! (You get better w/ practice! :D )"
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Ready In:
48 cookies




  • In lg saucepan, mix sugar, margarine, and milk; bring to a full, rolling boil over med heat. (full, rolling boil = large bubbles rising to surface that can't be stirred down).
  • Boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until peanut butter is melted; stir in oats.
  • Working quickly, drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper . Let cool completely.

Questions & Replies

  1. Do you think you should cut back on the oatmeal. I think 3 cups is to much
  2. Is instant oatmeal an option?
  3. I feel stupid asking this but we are stormed in right now and I really want some no baked cookies but I'm out of butter. Could I use a substitute in replace and they still.come out right?
  4. When you added the oats did you just mix the oats in or cook the oats
  5. Diabetic- sugar change?


  1. If I could give these more than 5 stars I would! To a pregnant lady craving peanut butter these taste like heaven! I used 1 1/2 cups of sugar and they were PERFECT! Enjoy! :)
  2. My wife just made these cookies. She substituted cocoanut sugar and used natural PB. She added 1/2 c of fresh cocoanut and chocolate chips to the recipe. Delicious!
  3. these were very very crumbly
  4. Great recipe! Just as tasty and a bit healthier: use half the sugar and all natural peanut butter!
  5. Four generations of my family have enjoyed the chocolate version of these cookies. So, when I saw this recipe with peanut butter only, I had to give it try. Well, three generations were under one roof for Easter lunch and everyone LOVED the peanut butter version. Because, I have been making the chocolate version for 30 years, I made a few adjustments to suit my family's personal preferences. I used a very heaping cup of peanut butter, but only used two cups of the quick cooking oats instead of the three cups of the old fashion oats. They were so creamy and yummy Will definitely make these again and again.


  1. this is a very simple recipe that my husband and I are going to make together
  2. Added strawberry crasins to make PB&J nobakes!!
  3. Followed the recipe exactly but decorated some with Hershey's Kisses milk chocolate! Great for parties! Some couldn't wait till they cooled completely! Yum!
    • Review photo by light724house
  4. Need a stick of butter to avoid dehydration.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of light karo syrup to mix before boiling


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