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Easy No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Updated: Apr 28, 2022

This super simple cookie-candy hybrid is made with staple ingredients already stocked in your pantry and takes just a few minutes of work. Plus, these delicious and dangerously easy cookies have no flour or eggs and don’t require an oven…just boil everything in a pot, scoop it out onto a baking sheet, and let it cool. These rich, nutty, chocolatey delights make a perfect sweet treat that's soft yet firm, ultra-fudgy, and loved by kids and adults alike.

Easy No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Fudgy No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Simple No-bake Chocolate Cookies

Quarantine got you stuck at home?! Barth Bakery has created a new recipe series called “Pandemic Pantry,” which features simple, yet delicious, recipes made from basic pantry and fridge ingredients many already have without having to go to the store. Baking is a great way to practice social distancing, and can be used as a fun homeschooling lesson (math, science, and reading!). New recipes will be posted each week, so be sure to keep checking back!

Makes 1 dozen


Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed

  • ¼ cup whole milk

  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 6 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1½ cups quick-cooking oats


Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

  2. Place the butter, sugars, milk, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, making sure to stir often until the butter is melted and everything is well combined. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and allow it to boil for 1 minute stirring occasionally.

  3. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until combined. Stir in the oats and mix until all of the oats are evenly coated with the mixture and everything is well combined. Allow the mixture to cool slightly for about 5 minutes.

  4. Drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow the cookies to cool at room temperature for about 1 hour until hardened. Refrigerate in an airtight container (if the cookies even make it to a container without being gobbled up!

Looking for more simple recipes made with basic pantry ingredients? Check out these other recipes in Barth Bakery's Pandemic Pantry series:

Are you nuts for peanut butter? Then check out these other recipes featuring peanut butter in all of its creamy, salty, and nutty glory.

Need a quick fix for when the kids get home from school and are hungry? Give them something yummy to fill their growing tummies. Barth Bakery’s collection of fresh, fun, and healthy after-school snacks are easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time for a grab-and-go snack. Parents can feel good about serving them and even the pickiest of eaters will love eating them.

No-bake desserts are perfect for summer or for when you want a sweet treat, but just don’t feel like turning on the oven. They're quick, easy, and delicious. Nothing beats a refreshing, cool treat after a long day in the hot sun. Satisfy your sweet tooth and cool off with this variety of dreamy no-bake creations that can chill in the fridge or freezer until you need them.

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