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

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


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…


Joanne March 31, 2010 at 11:25 am

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


Heavenly Housewife March 31, 2010 at 12:44 pm

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


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.


henry December 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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


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


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.


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?


Viktoria Evans July 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Quaker Oatmeal.


katerina July 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

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


Lara September 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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


katerina September 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

Sorry to hear that Lara, will retest recipe.


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