Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Amy Shannon


There are quite a few variations on this recipe. I'm not sure mine is anything special. I've made these cookies many times and this recipe seems to turn out the best for me. Enjoy!

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2 c
white sugar
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c
milk, 2%
1/2 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 pinch
1/2 c
peanut butter (chunky or creamy, i like creamy)
3 c
quick cooking oats


1In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter. Place over medium heat. Bring ingredients to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 1/2 minutes. (This is the only tricky part of the recipe. Boil too long, and they are very hard to spoon out of pan. Not enough boiling and they are too soft to mound into cookies). I begin timing the boiling as soon as I see small bubbles. Don't wait until there is a rolling boil to time.

2Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, salt, peanut butter, and oats.

3Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed or parchment paper. I use a tablespoon. Size of spoon determines how many servings you will have.

4Allow cookies to cool and set up - approximately one hour. Store in an airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #fast, #and