No-bake recipes come in very handy when the weather is hot and humid. And since I was wanting to make something chocolate, I thought Chocolate No-Bake Cookies would be perfect!
I remember the very first time I had a No-Bake Cookie–I was probably about 7 or 8, and a friend had given me some her mother had made. My mom had never made these cookies and I wanted to find out how to make them. My friend said it was easy–just mix cocoa powder, peanut butter, and oatmeal together and let them set. That’s how we exchanged our simple childhood recipes back then–word of mouth, no specific amounts for the ingredients, and the ingredients were minimal. So I did what my friend said and was so disappointed when the cookies never set! Of course I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong and my friend insisted that was the correct way to make them, so these cookies were a mystery to me for awhile. Eventually I forgot about trying to make them and went on to make other more dependable recipes…like Chocolate Chip cookies!
But recently, I’ve been noticing some no-bake recipes on different sites and decided that these No-Bakes were worth another try. I found a recipe at FoodNetwork.com that looked pretty fool-proof–and it is! I just made mine a little larger than the original recipe. These no-bake cookies set up just fine!
CHOCOLATE NO-BAKE COOKIES by NancyC, very slightly adapted from FoodNetwork.com
Makes 50 to 60 cookies, depending on size
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter (or substitute unsalted butter and add a dash of salt)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper; set aside.
In a medium size saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa and stirring occasionally, bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute; remove from heat. Add in the peanut butter, vanilla, salt, and oats; stir to combine.
Drop rounded 1/2 Tablespoonfuls (or rounded teaspoonfuls for smaller cookies) of the mixture onto prepared baking sheets and let cool for 45 to 60 minutes. Store refrigerated, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.
Note: For oatier cookies, add an extra 1/2 cup of oats or decrease amount of peanut butter to 1/2 cup.
These Chocolate No-Bake Cookies are such a classic treat! When was the last time you made them? Do you make yours any differently?
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Easy and yummy! These are among my mothers favorites!
Yes, they’re definitely easy–and most everyone I know loves them!
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easy and yet delicious cookies. ..thanx for the recipe Nancy. ..yummm
These look decadent and so easy to make too!
I just made these, I used half oats, half Rice Krispies and added some butterscotch chips, coconut, and pecans. These were like butterscotch peanut butter fudge, but better, with all that texture. So good. Thank you for the inspiration.
The way you made them sounds really good, Annie! I will have to try that sometime! 🙂
OMG! These are making me drool. Favourited this recipe and I MUST make it soon!
Nancy, These no bake cookies look so~~ good! Yum!
These no bake cookies are perfect for summer…no oven required. 🙂
Yes, that’s what I love about them! 🙂
I love these cookies Nancy, we are having a heat wave on the Oregon coast and no one has any air conditiioners. Love that they are no bake.
These would be the perfect thing to make then, Cheri! Hope that heatwave lets up soon!
Oh man, would it be wrong just to scoop this out of the bowl and eat it with a spoon? You said no-bake, right?? 😉
Since I’ve done that before, I would say no, it’s not wrong! 😀
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These Chocolate No Bake Cookies will be awesome! Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
Maybe I’ve lived under a rock all my life, but I have never had a no-bake cookie before. The concept sounds great though, and your recipe sounds delicious. I am going to try these very soon! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great week!
These bring back memories for me too as my roommate made these in college. I absolutely love them so am very glad to have this recipe. I like that you made them bigger as well. Thanks, Nancy!
Deliciosos cookies !!!!🍫😜