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Growing up, my mom always made these classic chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies. They have a moist and chewy texture full of rich peanut butter and decadent chocolate and are an oh-so-tasty treat.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER NO BAKE COOKIES INGREDIENTS
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups of sugar
- ½ cup of milk
- ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- ¼ teaspoon salt
If using salted butter rather than unsalted butter, do not add any additional salt!
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
NUT-FREE: Substitute sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter if you want to make these cookies nut-free.
ALMOND BUTTER: You can also use almond butter in place of the peanut butter if you want an almond version of this simple recipe.
OATS: We would recommend quick-cooking oats rather than old-fashioned oats for this no-bake recipe.
MIX-INS: Add raisins, coconut, or chocolate chips to this great treat for more fun surprises in every bite
HOW TO MAKE THIS CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER NO BAKE COOKIES RECIPE
STEP ONE: Stir together quick oats and salt in a large bowl and then set them aside.
Make sure you have your other ingredients measured and ready to stir in as soon as the chocolate comes off the heat.
STEP TWO: In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, whisk together butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa. Bring the butter and sugar mixture to a boil for about a minute and then remove from heat. Whisk in peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
Don’t overcook the chocolate mixture. Otherwise, it will become too thick, and you will end up with crumbly cookies.
STEP THREE: Pour the chocolate peanut butter mixture over oats and stir until combined.
STEP FOUR: Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Drop mixture onto the prepared baking sheet using a medium cookie scoop.
HOW TO SERVE
Whip up a batch of these no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies the next time you are craving that magical combination of chocolate and peanut butter. They would be the perfect treat for after-school snacks along with a cold glass of milk or a warm cup of rich whipped hot chocolate.
IN THE FRIDGE: Let the peanut butter chocolate cookies cool on the countertop and then store in the refrigerator once the cookies are cool and dry.
It’s VERY important you let them cool on the countertop before putting them in the fridge or they will become gooey.
IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze these sweet cookies. Just make sure they’re stored in an airtight container so they don’t get freezer burn. I would remove before serving to allow it to thaw.
I’m sure your family will love these delicious chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies as much as we do. Moist, soft, and chewy, they are bursting with chocolate and peanut butter. The best part is with just a handful of simple ingredients, and a few minutes, this favorite cookie will be ready in no time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These no-bake cookies should not be put into the fridge while hardening as they will become gooey. Leave them on the counter until they are solid.
There are two primary reasons why the cookies turn out crumbly. If the ingredients are measured incorrectly, especially the oats, your cookies will be crumbly. Overcooking the mixture can also be a common cause for the cookies to turn out crumbly.
This no-bake cookie recipe does not need to be refrigerated. They can be stored on the counter at room temperature.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
- ½ cup butter unsalted
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick cook oats
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl stir together oats and salt. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, whisk together butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa.
- Bring the mixture to a boil for about a minute and then remove from heat.
- Whisk in peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
- Pour chocolate peanut butter mixture over oats and stir until combined.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Drop cookies onto the wax paper using a medium cookie scoop.
- Let the cookies cool on the countertop. Store in the refrigerator once cookies are cool and dry.