No-Bake Cookies


Tasty no-bake cookies made with quick-cooking oats, peanut butter, and cocoa. For best results, start timing when the mixture reaches a full rolling boil; this is the trick to successful cookies. If you boil too long the cookies will be dry and crumbly. If you don't boil long enough the cookies won't form properly.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
3 dozen


  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup milk

  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • waxed paper


  1. Combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring often. Boil for exactly 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter. Add oats and vanilla; stir until well combined.

  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let cool until hardened.

    close up of No-Bake Cookies

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* 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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