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Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

Incredible little delights, these cookies are sure to bring back loving memories of grandma’s kitchen.

February 7, 2021
Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake CookiesPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 35 mins



  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or set out 30 cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk.
  3. Over medium heat stirring frequently until it reaches a rolling boil.
  4. Allow mixture to boil for 60 seconds without stirring.
  5. Remove from heat, immediately add in vanilla, peanut butter and quick oats.
  6. Stir mixture until well combined then, using a medium cookie scoop or two spoons drop mixture onto lined baking sheets or into cupcake liners.
  7. Allow to rest at room temperature until set, about 20 - 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 42 mg14%
Sodium 254 mg11%
Potassium 424 mg9%
Protein 14.3 g28.6%
Total Fat 33.5 g42.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Do not just bring the mixture to a simmer, it needs to come to a rolling boil before counting down those 60 seconds.
  • Do not use old fashioned oats. The cookies will not set up quite the same and they will not be as tender.
  • Feel free to use crunchy peanut butter, just add an extra 1/4 cup so the consistency is not affected.
  • Use real butter, never margarine. It has a bad flavor which will affect the flavor of the cookies, plus margarine has added water so your end result will not be as good.
  • To speed up the rest time, put it in the refrigerator.
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Chocolate-peanut butter no bake cookies have been a staple in many American households for a while now. With their short list of ingredients and super easy cooking method, it is no wonder these delectable treats are so popular.

This recipe is sure to boast a velvety and light cookie with the oatmeal adding a little texture to give it some chew. These are sure to be a hit at the school bake sale or just for the family. No disappointments will be heard.

Why Do My No-Bake Cookies Turn Out Gooey?

Gooey chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies happen more often than people think. So, what is the cause of this very common mistake? The most crucial part of this recipe is the part where the mixture is brought to a boil.

Most people are afraid of burning the mix so they do not let it reach the heat it should, or people do not allow the mixture to boil for the appropriate amount of time. This part is so crucial to the end result, so set a timer at this part and make sure it is boiling. If you do this, it will alleviate the gooey cookies, even though there is still nothing wrong with a ball of peanut butter and chocolate.

Why Won't My No-Bake Cookies Harden Up?

The most common reason that your chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies are not setting up is that you did not allow the mixture to boil long enough or the heat was not high enough during this process to allow for proper coagulation.

Another reason your cookies might not harden up is that it could be a tad too hot in your kitchen. Sure, this may seem almost too obvious, but it does happen, even in commercial kitchens. That is why putting them in the fridge after they are done is probably the best course of action.

Can You Put No-Bake Cookies in the Fridge to Harden?

Yes, you sure can. Actually, putting your cookies in the fridge will allow them to set up faster, which means that you could be munching on these delectable morsels much quicker.

How Do You Make No-Bake Cookies from Scratch?

The thing about chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies is that the only way to make them is from scratch. In fact, since the only way to achieve a good no bake cookie is that you must boil the mixture, so in reality there is no point to having a premixed dough of sorts.

Plus, the list of ingredients could not be simpler, and you most likely have all the ingredients in your pantry.

Can You Bake No-Bake Cookie Dough?

While this particular recipe is not really one that can be baked, there are those types of “no bake” recipes out there. Basically, you just mix up the ingredients and then when you are ready to eat them, just pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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