Yield: 30 cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

stacked no bake cookies with a baking tray full of more in the background

No need to heat up the oven for these classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies!  They are quick, easy, and a super tasty treat that is one of the first recipes I learned to make when I was a kid.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large heavy pot, combine the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder.  Heat over medium heat until it starts to bubble, then set a timer and boil for 60 seconds (no more!).  
  3. Immediately remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter, oats, vanilla, and salt until combined.
  4. Working quickly, drop about 2 tablespoons of the chocolate peanut butter oats mixture at a time onto the prepared cookie sheet, pressing gently on the tops of each cookie to flatten slightly.  
  5. Let the cookies sit at room temperature until cool and firm.  Store in an airtight container.  

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g