No bake desserts are awesome because they’re simple to make and you don’t have to heat up the oven and on a hot Summer day. Sure, cold winter days are great for oven foods and it doubles as a little heater. But on days when you don’t want to turn on the oven, but are still craving a delicious chocolate cookie, these no bake cookies are perfect for the occasion!
Video for our awesome No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!
These cookies are super scrumptious and loaded with some good stuff too: oats! Yup, oats are good for ya, so that’s the re-deeming factor in these cookies. Ha! Other than that, these cookies are loaded with chocolate and peanut butter for all those chocolate and peanut butter lovers out there. The combination of these two delicious flavors are classic and we created a no-bake cookie version that satisfies all those cravings at once. Most importantly, everyone in our test kitchen that tasted these gave these a thumbs-up not just for flavor and texture, but for the reason of them being super easy to make.
So the next time you’re in need a great potluck cookie to bring, a platter of these fantastic no bake dark chocolate peanut butter oat cookies are going to be a hit at the next party! Enjoy!
- 1 1/4 cups Sugar
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup Butter 1 stick
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 3 cups Instant Oats or quick oats
- 1 cup chopped Roasted Peanuts
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
- flaky Sea Salt optional for sprinkling
- Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar, milk, salt, cocoa powder, butter and vanilla.
- Stirring regularly, bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until everything is well melted and combined.
- Remove mixture from heat. Stir in peanut butter and oats. Then fold in the peanuts and chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough into 1-2 tablespoon sized balls on to wax paper or parchment paper. Gently press to slightly flatten the balls and sprinkle with flaky sea salt (optional) on top of cookies.
- Chill for at least 20 minutes or until cookies are set firm.