No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
The best no-bake chocolate cookies. They're not dry and gritty. It's the best!
The best no-bake chocolate cookies. They're not dry and gritty. It's the best!
YUM. I did add coconut (1 cup) and used butter instead of margarine. They set up better with butter. (let's face it, everything's better with butter) :) These are always a hit.
You MUST use STICK BUTTER OR MARGARINE with this recipe and not tub butter. Only stick butter keeps the cookies firm. Tub butter is too soft and won't let the cookies set up! You also need to make sure you boil the mixture for no less than 1 minute until the chocolate mixture has a shiny look to it and not dull. AND you have to be really quick getting the mix out of the pan and onto the wax paper or else it will start to "set up" on you and will end up breaking apart in the pan. This is a simple recipe but it does have some quirks that you should be aware of to get them to turn out their best! I've made these cookies for years and years and can honestly admit that the first time I made them I used tub butter and the "cookies" had to be scraped off the wax paper. The stick butter not only makes these cookies firm but it also gives them the dense fudge type texture that makes them so delicious. Waiting for them to completely cool rather than eating them warm also adds to the wonderful taste and texture of this cookie. I'm not a great chef but I can make these in my sleep and they are wonderful!!!
These remind me of my childhood and it was the one thing we cooked with my dad!! However, our family called them "goat drops". I know... Disgusting, but we loved them and had no idea Dad meant droppings! My only recommendation is they are a bit on the sweet side. Hard to taste the peanut butter. I halved the sugar and added an extra 1/4 c. of peanut butter. It's perfect for us and like some of the other reviewers said, it's a very forgiving recipe on ingredients!! Thanks for sharing this. My kids love it and we now share a bit more of my history and traditions!
These are the best no bake cookies that I have ever made; they came out perfect and I did not make any changes to the recipe! I will add a few tips: 1: the recipe is forgiving meaning your measurements do not have to be exact 2: bring the mixture to a boil, stirring very frequently until it boils and then once a rolling boil starts, begin timing 90 seconds. When you get to 10 seconds remove from heat continuing to stir. 3: stir in the peanut butter until it mixes thoroughly and THEN add the oatmeal in small pirtions stirring thoroughly after each addition.
These turned out great! My three year old helped make them and there wasnt a lot of exact measuring involved. This recipe is very forgiving! We were both very impatient for them to cool, so I stuck them in the fridge and they turned out great!
They never hardened, just syrupy-like and mushy. cant get them off the wax paper without falling apart.
Great recipie! Like the other said, very forgiving. We halved the sugar and used dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder, crunchy peanut butter, butter, almond milk and regular oats instead of quick cooking... Way far off ;) Still turned out amazing! Perfect consistency, and hard not to eat them all at once!
DO NOT USE MARGARINE. Margarine is only ONE MOLECULE away from PLASTIC and shares 27 INGREDIENTS WITH PAINT. Everything is better with REAL butter. ?
Followed the instructions to a T but after 12 hours the cookies were not setting up. The pan of cookies went in the freezer for 3 hours and I was able to carefully peel one cookie off the parchment paper with success. Will do more research and figure out what needs to be done so this recipe can be more successful.
I couldn't even get it out of the pan before it was crumbling up and falling apart.
Amazing! I stuck with the recipe, just used real butter instead of margarine. Big hit with the family!
Love, love, LOVE this recipe!!! I use salted butter, instead of the margarine. It greatly improves the taste and texture.
I used 1/2 the sugar and 1/2 cup applesauce instead of butter. They came out delicious and held together.
I will definitely be making these again! Followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfect. Yes, they are very gooey when you first put them on the wax paper, and I was a little worried after reading the reviews of people who said they never set. But after they cooled completely, they held together and weren't crumbly. Just be sure to bring to a rolling boil and then boil for 1 1/2 minutes. I did mine for a little over 1 1/2 minutes just to be sure. Thank you so much for this recipe! Best one I've used so far!
No bake cookies aren't my thing but my boyfriend said these were great
Just made this recipe. They are rich and chocolaty with a nice hint of peanut butter. They come together easily and set up quickly. Will definitely make this again... it will become my go-to no-bake chocolate cookie recipe.
DELICIOUS!! No bake cookies are so easy and they don't make me feel as guilty about eating sweets. To make this recipe a little healthier I did make a few adjustments BUT I do believe these would've turned out just as good without my changes. 1. I substituted half of the butter for coconut oil. 2. Substituted half of the sugar for light brown sugar (not packed). 3. I used crunchy peanut butter...yum! 4. I put them in the fridge to cool and it took about 30 minutes. We couldn't wait to eat them and next time I will double the recipe because these are going quickly. Thank you for posting such a mom-friendly & kid approved recipe!
We were eating this out of the saucepan! Great recipe that reminds me of my childhood. Didn't change anything but we did use real butter.
My mom used to make these too. I love them with peanut butter. This is now my go-to recipe for no bake cookies. Thank you!
Flavor and texture are off the charts. Mine didn't set up well though. Next time I will try butter instead of margarine and maybe cook the sugar mixture a little longer to see if that helps. Any other suggestions about getting a good set up with no bakes? This was my first batch. Definitely will try it again.
These turned out perfect, and I've had trouble with no-bakes setting up before. I followed the recipe as written and it worked out very well.
Easy and delicious!
I have tried and failed many times at making no bakes. I followed this recipe exactly and finally got a successful batch! They set perfectly and taste great! This will be my go to recipe from now on!
Omitted the cocoa and poured into a 9x13. My boyfriend loved these.
My son and I made these, Very quick, easy, and oh so good. I followed the recipe exactly as written (was a little worried about the amount of sugar). I used Hersey cocoa powder, country crock light and peter pan creamy peanut butter. Creamy, smooth and just the right amount of chocolate to peanut butter taste. When you bring to a boil becareful not to boil over a high heat to avoid scorching your chocolate. I would recommend these to make with kids,to share, or just because.
On a hint from a friend, I used 1 cup of peanut butter (instead of 1/2 cup) and an add'l 3/4 cup of oatmeal... just seems to make a creamier cookie.
This was the 1st time I used Country Crock instead of butter! I think I like this better! My Grandmother use to make me these and then my mother after she passed. Every time I make these, they remind me of the both of them!
It never set. It's been 2 hours and they are still mushy..disappointed.
My husband is a no bake snob.... He looooved these!!! Keeper! So good!
Very good! So easy to make. I'm bake home in New Zealand on holiday.. My daughter didn't have rolled oats, so I substituted weet-bix (breakfast cereal biscuit). It worked out great. :)
I saw these on here and decided that i must make them! I am glad i did! I had all the ingrediants right here, it was quick, and easy. Not to mention, absolutely deliious! I definitely recommend for anyone who wants to satisfy their sweet tooth easily! Yummm
Delicious! I have already sent this recipe to two friends who made them and loved them as well.
took a long time to set up/get firm. I didn't have instant oats so I sprinkled the oats with warm water and let them soften up .
I made a batch yesterday and it did not even last. So i doubled the batch recipe. Thank you
Great recipe I've been making these for years....the secret is getting the sugar to the right temp.
Fabulous!! Don't change one thing..
I substituted butter for margarine but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The first batch never solidified but stayed gooey and creamy. The taste was great but it wasn't a success. The second batch I boiled for 2 minutes and the results were much MUCH better but again...barely solid, but at least they could be picked up and eaten like a cookie. I tried a third batch with margarine and exact to directions...gooey and creamy with no solidity even after three hours. I won't use this particular recipe again.
Super easy and super yummy! I used butter, not margarine. I also used 2 cups oatmeal and 2 cups crispy rice cereal instead of just 3 cups oatmeal. They turned out perfect.
This is my absolute favorite recipe for no bake cookies. It always turns out just right, no more crossing my fingers that it works.
I think I'll use butter next time. Mine didn't quite solidify, they were very soft. Needed a spoon to eat these, too soft to hold in my hand without melting. Tasted great though!
This is a great recipe and was just what I wanted to find, but I did make some changes. First, I used butter instead of margarine. Second, I replaced half a cup of the oats with hemp seeds (ie. 2 1/2 cups oats, 1/2 cup hemp seeds). Third, I added a bit of Pink Himalayan Salt to the oats/hemp mixture. The end result was delicious. It set up perfectly, too! However, I added a bit too much salt. I already have some oats/hemp/salt pre-mixed and I only added a pinch of salt. Also, I will experiment again and add about 1/4 cup of flax seed to the dry ingredients. It was very easy to stir 3 cups of dry ingredients into the "syrup," so I don't think 1/4 cup of extra dry ingredients will be a problem.
delicious! I added 2/3 cup of peanut butter and a half cup of oatmeal. It is amazing!
I love these cookies! Only i sprinkled powdered sugar on the top and it was even better than the original recipe.
My 18 yr. old made these with stick butter. we saw that they were soft ,so added about 3/4c. more of oats while still in the pot...Still came out too soft and didn't set up after an hour; however, I did see that 1 person suggested Freezing them for a short time. Presto. It did yield 24 cookies.
Doubled the recipe. Added 3/4 cup walnuts. Used 4 cups of quick oatmeal and 2 cups of regular oatmeal for texture. All organic ingredients as well as grass fed raw butter and milk.
i actually ended up having to use old fashioned oats and it just made the cookies a little chewier and more oat tasting but i love them like this! It is too bad i actually have to share these, lol!! ;-)
Fast and great tasting cookies!
This came out a little sweet and could use more peanut butter but still tasted great. Very simple and quick
I over cooked the chocolate and it became a little dry, but still held together great and the taste was phenomenal. Gonna definitely try it again.
They were a little sweet, but simple. I would make them again and leave out some of the sugar.
Used brown sugar, and water instead of milk (I didn't have any), used real butter. I mixed all the ingredients together over medium heat for about 2 minutes then used the pampered chef mini scooper in mini cupcake liners (made 48) tamped down for perfect Valentine snacks.
Great recipe. My family loved them!!!
This recipe turned out great!
Eàsy, easy, and really great when you just have to have a sweet chocolate bite. I put them in the freezer and only get one when I particularly deserve it.
They didn't set at all. Just a gooey mess, not anything like what I was hoping for.
too sweet and not enough chocolate
This was excellent! In order for them to set and not fall apart, use room temperature butter!
I have a poor success rate getting no bake cookies to set up. These were perfect. I did use regular oats and they are a bit chewier. Prefer to use quick oats.
Substituted 1 3/4 sugar to 3/4 cup of sugar and added1cup of semi sweet chocolate chips instead of cocoa !
These are great no bakes. I used butter and real vanilla, mainly because I'm a cookie fiend. Great recipe, thanks for sharing.
So easy to make. Great recipe.
5 stars is not enough! We loved them!!
I used almond milk, crunchy almond butter, and monk fruit sweetener to replace the sugar. Now they are dairy and sugar free. Pretty tasty too.
My family has to have these at least 6 xs a year. Yum yum.
Made it exactly as printed. My son and grandson loved them.
the only changes I made was crunchy PB instead of regular and butter instead of the margarine I didn't have wax paper so I put it on tin foil sprayed with cooking spray-hope they come off what's left in the pan was just like what I grew up with YUM!!
I didn't have enough butter so I used coconut oil. I also only had crunchy peanut butter. Turned out as good as mom's. Handled my chocolate craving very well.
I rated this 4 stars the day I made it, but revised to 5 stars after they had sat overnight. Very easy to make, and as others said, a flexible recipe. Good one to make with children.
Love this recipe! The only thing I change is the cook time. I only boil for 1 min. Turns out perfectly!
Great recipe but I always boil for 6 minutes then the cookies truly do not remain sticky.
I grew up making and eating these. We like making them just a little sticky so I decrease the oats by 1/4 a cup.
I haven't had these in years. I made these tonight, mind you, this is the first time I've made these and they turned out just as I remembered. However, I used diluted canned milk instead of regular milk and they didn't taste any different. This is definitely a recipe I will keep
This is the best recipe I've ever made of these cookies. They are so good.. definitely keeping this recipe.
Love these easy to make treats!!!
These are a nostalgic pleasure and kids love them. Four stars because it needs to be noted that a full 2 Minute boil works best, and after the final batter is mixed, You may need to wait 10 minutes before mounting the cookies onto parchment or waxed paper. These are a classic.
The cookies never set. They stayed gooey. Still tasted good, but way too soft! I have made them before and they were fine.
I make these a lot and every batch comes out different. I followed this recipe to a 'T' and they're perfect!!!
. First of all lined four baking sheets with wax paper ( wasn't sure how many to line and as turned out, took exactly four sheets. Then measured out rest of ingredients as need to be at the "quick" and " "ready". Next added coco powder, sugar, 1 stick margarine, and the milk in a medium size sauce pan, stirring pretty much regularly. Brought mixture to a rolling boil. I Timed it for exactly 80 seconds and tthen removed from heat(this is where "quick" and "ready" comes into play}After removing from heat stirred in the vanilla THEN the peanut butter(until smooth), and lastly the oats (added1/2 cup extra oats ( 3 !/2 cups total) as appeared too "runny",( you be the judge to as if mixture needs more oats) . Mixed all well and quickly placed on baking sheets by the tablespoon. Anxious to try so placed one baking sheet in fridge to set , big mistake, cookies spread out way too thin, let remaining cookies (3 baking sheets)set while on counter tops. After 55 minutes cookies were set perfectly, Very tasty and a nice texture. Thanks for sharing the recipe, JJsma. Excellent, quick and easy, total time from start to finish equaled 1 hour and 14 minutes. Also made 38 small-medium sized cookies.
Instead of margerine I used butter and instead of creamy peanut butter I used super chunky these are so easy to make and they're so good I'll do them over and over again
Ti doubled the recipe turned out great and easy to make
I think this will be our first day of school tradition from now on, since they remind me of my childhood days in the school cafeteria. This recipe was delicious and simple, and I just happened to have all of the ingredients on hand. ??
I have made these several times & so far have turned out perfect !!!! You should never try to make them when it is rainy or the humidity is very high similar to making fudge. I measure all ingredients exactly & follow the directions too & of course wait for a SUNNY DAY when our grown kids may be stopping by to make them cause IF I make them & only the 2 of us here this old diabetic woman has no willpower with them & the whole batch will disappear as my BG #s skyrocket up !!!!!! lol Loved these since our cafeteria mgr. at my elementary school would sell them at morning break which is many more years back than I think. Then Mother made them for us also.
They never solidified! I had to freeze them and keep them in the freezer so they weren't liquidy mush. DO NOT USE TUB MAARGARINE! I will try real butter next time.
They will not set up if it is too humid. Very Easy. I always wait until a full boil and let it boil for 3 minutes. They come out perfect.
Surprisingly delicious! I was looking for a quick, egg-less cookie recipe. This did the trick. Was a hit with the hubby!
These are great. I only had tub margarine on hand so I had to boil it for at least 4mins to thicken it up. I spooned them out right away but would let them sit a few minutes next time, the last cookies to be spooned out set much better than the first ones. Definitely make again!
The trick to get these to set up is stick butter and MUST be a rolling boil for 90 sec. I used 2 1/4 cups of oatmeal instead of 3. Great recipe.
This is a great recipe that I've made quite a few times for my family. Do not use tub butter or margarine or you run the risk of the cookies not setting up properly. While old fashioned stick butter is not the healthiest, this is one of those recipes that comes out best with it in my own experience.
Very yummy! I will definitely make these again.
I made these. I did add an additional half of a cup of oats though. They set up very nicely. I am giving them to family and neighbors too for Christmas.
Everyone loved this. My batch came out a little less firm after mixing so I kept adding peanut butter and oats til it firmed up.
This is the BEST recipe for no bake cookies, and I wouldn't add, or omit anything. The most important things are you must use unsweetened cocoa powder, don't substitute with semi-sweet chocolate chips, or your cookies will be to sweet, and you have to bring the sugar, milk, and butter to a full boil, and boil for AT LEAST one minute, because you want all the granules of sugar dissolved, or your cookies will be gritty.
Perfect the way it is :D
Very easy I did use 2 cups rice krispies and 2 cups oats as suggested to make a bit more crispy. Will make again
So much easier than I anticipated! They are amazing. I suggest using real butter. Enjoy!