No Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies
No Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies! Such a great after-school (or work!) snack. They are made with cocoa powder, peanut butter, rolled oats, sugar, butter and milk. Drizzle with extra peanut butter to make these no-bake peanut butter cookies extra special!

No Bake Cookies will always and forever remind me of my mom, who made tons of cookies when my brother and I were teenagers — probably because they were super easy, could be made with basic foods, and perfect for between after-school activities and the dinner were .

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Best Combo

Just like the no-bake peanut butter cookies of my youth, the cookies I’m sharing today are easy to make with just a few ingredients.

These no-bake cookies are loaded with oatsand have a taste almost like peanut butter brownies, but with a texture that’s more like pecan sandies.

Quick tip for Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

This no-bake peanut butter cookie recipe is similar to what my mom used, but with a little less sugar and a little more cocoa. I suggest Use your favorite brands of cocoa and peanut butter in these – these ingredients add the most flavor to these no-bake peanut butter cookies, so using something you like makes all the difference!

Make these cookies dairy free

  • Use margarine instead of butter.
  • Use coconut oil instead of butter.
  • Use the plant milk of your choice.

Other swaps for no-bakes

  • Use rolled oats instead of rolled oats (old fashioned). The texture will be a little different, but the shape of the cookies will be the same. Do not use instant oatmeal.
  • Replace crunchy peanut butter with creamy ones.
  • Replace almond butter with peanut butter.
  • Use natural peanut butter, stirred well, instead of regular peanut butter. Depending on the brand used, the finished cookies may be firmer or wider.

Store and freeze cookies without baking

  • At room temperatureThe cookies will keep for about a week.
  • chilled, the cookies are retained for one month. (Chilling will help the optional peanut butter drizzle set.)
  • To freeze the cookies, first let them cool in the fridge until firm. Well wrapped in plastic, the cookies will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

More Peanut Butter Treats!

  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Balls (Horse Chestnuts)
  • monster cookies
  • Easy peanut butter fondant
  • Nut-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

From the editors of Simply Recipes

No Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

preparation time
10 mins

cooking time
3 minutes

20 minutes

total time
33 minutes

up to 20 biscuits


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)

  • For the peanut butter drizzle (optional):
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  2. Make and mix the cookie base:

    In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa powder. Cook until the sugar and butter have melted, stirring to combine.

    Bring the mixture to a boil and then continue cooking for 1 minute.

    Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the oatmeal.

  3. Scoop the cookies:

    Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, use a tablespoon measure and scoop out well-heaped tablespoons of batter for each cookie.

    You can either leave them in the shape of the scoop or shape them by gently rolling and flattening them between your palms.

  4. Make the Peanut Butter Drizzle (optional):

    If you want to add the peanut butter drizzle, melt the peanut butter and coconut oil together in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, then drizzle over the cookies with a spoon.

    Skip that drizzle if you’re planning on packing the cookies for on-the-go; The drizzle will soften a bit when the cookies are at room temperature, which can make them a bit messy when eating on the go.

  5. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to set the cookies and set the drizzle:

    Transfer to an airtight container.

    Cookies will keep for about a week at room temperature, or a month if refrigerated. Once you’ve added the peanut butter drizzle, store it in the fridge so the drizzle will set.

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