Chocolate Peanut-Butter No Bake Cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • Waxed paper

In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

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    I loved how easy these cookies were to make. I added 1/3 c. cocoa to make a deeper chocolate taste. I'm not sure why so many people commented that it requires quick oats. Old fashioned oats is all I ever use and they were fine. No problems. I did boil the mixture for 3 minutes. These cookies set up quickly! Yummy. This will be my go to No Bake Cookie recipe from now on! 
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    That was an awesome recipe!!
    These cookies were great! Whole family loved them and it took so much less time. I actually ended up putting chunky peanut butter in the recipe and it gave it just a little crunch. Great recipe
    Me, I usually put it on for about two minutes
    i used 1/2 cup coconut oil it adds a little coconut taste but not to much it is also a healthier option. really yummm recipe and time saver lovee!!
    Mine were gooy and never sat up. Kinda sad but the kids still ate them!
    These were really good! I followed the recipe but added a little extra unsweetened cocoa powder because i wanted a more chocolatey flava. I also added 1/2 cup coconut flakes and sprinkled some on top for color. They are awesome.
    SUPERCALAFRAGELISTICESPEALADOCIOS!!!!!!!! So yummy & delicious! but make sure the sugar is completely dissolved though!
    Me and my whole family loves these cookies! The first time I made them I found out that QUICK oats are needed. None of the recipes I've seen specify that. I just read the comments by glassgow1_4222801 saying the mixture (before adding the peanut butter, vanilla, and oats) should come to a rolling boil and then add 1/2 cup milk. I've never tried that ... maybe next time. Oh, and I did add some coconut this time. They are kind of soft but they taste so good who cares?
    These were absolutely delicious, but they didn't harden very well. I followed the directions precisely, and they came out very tasty, but very soft. Would refrigerating them help them to harden? Not sure what else to do.
    One minute is not enough time for the sugar to change it's state. Try three minutes at a rolling boil.
    Oh, and add another 1/4 cup of milk before you do. 
    I agree with adding more time to cooking it. 3 minutes is what I do. But I disagree with adding more milk.
    My mother made these for years. She always put them in the refrigerator after making them. If you're in a humid climate, or yours don't set up for some other reason I suggest doing that. Yes, the chocolate can get a bit grainy if you leave them in too long, so don't do that. Add shredded coconut if you like, too.
    If you want cookies that look and taste like the store bought ones, use QUICK OATS (1-minute oats) to get the same consistency. I found these cookies to be a bit on the sweet side. Took out 1/2 to 3/4 a cup of sugar from the recipe with good results. Taste like the store bought stuff. Just remember this recipe requires QUICK OATS and you'll be okay. Took off 2 stars because recipe didn't specify type of oats and because it was way too sweet.
    Disgusting. Neither my kids nor I thought these were any good.  
    They stayed mushy. Were way too sweet and just looked plain gross.
    That's because you didn't do it right.
    Turned out perfectly! So delicious!!
    I just made these...yum!!! Turned out perfect.
    I made these and LOVE these! I followed the directions EXCEPT I made these with ALL ORGANIC ingredients. I also added 1/2 Cup of RAW SHAVED COCONUT! These are great tasting and easy cookies and my kids LOVE them!!!
    My Favorite
    Turned out PERFECT!
    way to dry and crumbly. To much pb, not enough cocoa.
    I've tried this recipe countless times and my cookies never harden. Always piles of mush. I followed the recipe exactly with no substitutions for any ingredient. I have tried boiling for one minute - mush. Boiling for 2.5 after initial boil - still mushy. I've even recently boiled for 3 solid minutes and got the same result. Anyone have a cure?
    My sister always had the same problem even though we used the same recipe. As it turns out she put EVERYTHING in the pot at the same time! After the sugar, butter, cocoa and milk have boiled 1 min. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, oats and vanilla.
    I made these exactly as the recipe stated and they are THE BEST no bake cookie I have ever had, bar none! I don't know what others are doing wrong, but I use real butter, 2% milk, real vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder, granulated sugar, store brand peanut butter and quick cooking oatmeal. They turned out great and hubby will be thrilled. He's been digging us out of 19" of snow for the past two days while he's supposedly on "vacation", so I thought these would cheer him up. ;)
    If you find they set up really fast, just pour the mix on to the wax paper and spread it out, then you can cut it into squares instead. It all eats the same YUMMY!
    very tasty & easy to make. yummy!
    Family loved it and is a new favorite. Easy to make too.
    This is the best recipeI have found for these cookies, hands down!
    These are my absolute favorite! I did not alter this recipe and they were a hit!
    I would use 4 heaping tblsp of cocoa or 3/4 c of peanut butter. My cookies are the color of peanut butter, not a chocolate brown. Still very tasty!
    These are really easy and good. I don't want to change anything.
    These are a childhood favorite. I did cut the sugar in half, used dark cocoa powder, and peanut butter that has no sugar in it at all and I still think it is a bit too sweet...and I am a person whole likes sweets. So even though I LOVE them, I gave them a lower star rating because they had to be modified.
    VERY EASY to make - best no bake recipe to date
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