No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies


These no-bake peanut butter cookies were always served for school lunch. After marrying, I got the recipe from one of the cooks and have made it many times. This cookie is sometimes made with cocoa powder, but I like this recipe better; it doesn't use any.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
48 cookies


  • 3 cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 ½ cups quick-cooking oats


  1. Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a rapid boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Mix in oats, stirring until mixture begins to cool. (Transfer mixture to a large bowl if ingredients overflow.)

  2. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let cool until set.

    penut butter cookies on a green plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
8g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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