Never Fail No Bake Cookies

Never Fail No Bake Cookies Recipe

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Kelley Goins


My grandma always made these using only an iron skillet. They NEVER fail.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
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  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    milk fat free, 1%, 2%, or whole
  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 c
    peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
  • 2 c
    quick cooking oats

How to Make Never Fail No Bake Cookies


  1. In a large iron skillet, melt margarine on medium heat. Add sugar, milk, and cocoa. Stir constantly until mixture begins to boil. Boil for exactly 1 1/2 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir in completely and then stir in the oatmeal one cup at a time. When thoroughly mixed, drop by teaspoonful onto waxed paper or clean dry surface. Set up time is appoximately 5 minutes.

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About Never Fail No Bake Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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