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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

close up overhead shot of a bunch of Cookies stacked on top of each other
A batch of these classic peanut butter no-bake cookies takes just a few minutes to make and come out decadent and rich.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Set Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 121.52 kcal


  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 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, and milk.
  • 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 the peanut butter mixture over oats and stir until combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Drop tge 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.


  • It's important to start the 60 seconds once you've reached a rolling boil, not when you see the first few bubbles. If you start counting too soon, your cookies may not set properly.
  • If your cookies are too hard, you might have boiled your sugar mixture too long or at too high of a heat.
  • If your cookies are too gooey, you might not have boiled your sugar mixture long enough.
  • It’s VERY important you let them cool on the counter before putting them in the fridge or they will become gooey. 


Calories: 121.52kcalCarbohydrates: 17.96gProtein: 2.84gFat: 4.81gSaturated Fat: 1.04gCholesterol: 0.41mgSodium: 72.41mgPotassium: 75.42mgFiber: 0.91gSugar: 14.45gVitamin A: 107.62IUCalcium: 26.96mgIron: 1.56mg