5 Minute No-Bake Cookies

Karla Everett


These are a delicious chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookie that are so easy to make on the stove , our family have been making these for years and they are a family favorite. I make these about once a week because they get eaten up fast around here.

You can omit the peanut butter and add coconut and/or nuts to these cookies also and they are just as delicious but we prefer them they this way most of the time.

★★★★★ 16 votes
22 cookies depending on size
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2 c
4 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 lb
butter or margarine
1/2 c
1/2 c
peanut butter
1 tsp
3 1/2 c
quick cooking oatmeal (i use the 1 minute type)

How to Make 5 Minute No-Bake Cookies


  • 1In a saucepan on the stove, add the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk; mix until combined.
  • 2Bring to a boil on high heat; constantly stirring. Cook for 2 minutes once it starts to boil. Note: You want a good hard boil.
  • 3Remove from heat; add the vanilla and peanut butter.
  • 4Stir until all the peanut butter has dissolved.
  • 5Add the oatmeal.
  • 6Mix oatmeal in the chocolate sauce until all combined together.
  • 7Using a cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon, drop onto parchment or tinfoil and smash down to form the shape of a cookie.
  • 8Let cool until they are set - takes about 20 minutes or so.

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About 5 Minute No-Bake Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #no-bake cookies

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