Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

by katerina on March 31, 2010

My favorite thing about these no-bake cookies is that they are delicious straight from the freezer. I love having treats on hand for an emergency chocolate craving. That said, they are also quick to make and only dirty one pot.

I make a similar no-bake chocolate cookie with coconut instead of peanut butter which I think I actually prefer. Of course I am biased, the coconut version holds a special spot in my heart as it comes from my childhood.

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Cocoa Peanut Butter Drop Cookies

(12-20)
Adapted from Recipezaar

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons cocoa
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups oats

Combine butter, milk, cocoa and sugar in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter and then fold in oats. Drop in large spoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.


Calories(approximate per serving): 160



{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Karyn March 31, 2010 at 7:10 am

no bake?! i am so there. do you think mixing up the pb / choc ratio would affect much? i’m not the biggest chocolate person and get overwhelmed easily with the taste

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katerina March 31, 2010 at 7:19 am

I think you can probably leave out the cocoa. You may need to add a bit more oats. In fact next time I might try peanut butter and coconut…

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Joanne March 31, 2010 at 11:25 am

A quick, one-pot dessert that also has peanut butter? I’m all over this!

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Heavenly Housewife March 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Wow, these look great. I’m going to bookmark them.
*kisses* HH

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Bree April 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make! My mom and sister say they taste a lot like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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henry December 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm

wow, these look great katie, monique would be proud!

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Trica May 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I have been making these since high school… and I love them. I am never one for keeping ingredients and how to’s, so thanks… lol… I’m making these friday to take with me on our Mothers day weekend trip! xo

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Viktoria Evans June 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

I would only use 2 1/2 cups of Oats because the ratio between oats and chocolate wasn’t right. There was too much oats for the amount of chocolate sauce.

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katerina June 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I am surprised to hear that! Although you can always start with 2 1/2 cups and add more if needed, what kind of oats did you use?

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Viktoria Evans July 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Quaker Oatmeal.

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katerina July 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

I meant more, were they quick oats or whole oats etc? Maybe that makes a difference?

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Lara September 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

The ratio isn’t right at all with these cookies and they don’t taste great.

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katerina September 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

Sorry to hear that Lara, will retest recipe.

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