Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

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Indulge in the sweet and chewy goodness of Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies, a classic treat that requires minimal effort and time to make. These cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings without the need for baking.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert option that is sure to please both kids and adults, this recipe is ideal. With simple ingredients and a straightforward cooking process, you can whip up a batch of delicious cookies in no time.

How to Make Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies


  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper.
  5. Let the cookies cool until they harden.

How to Serve Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Serve these delightful cookies as a sweet treat after meals or as a snack throughout the day. Pair them with a glass of cold milk for a classic combination that everyone will love.

How to Store Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If you want to extend their shelf life, you can refrigerate them for up to two weeks. These cookies also freeze well for longer storage.

Tips to Make Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

  • Use quick-cooking oats for the best texture in the cookies.
  • Make sure to cook the mixture for the specified time to achieve the right consistency for the cookies.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely before transferring them to storage containers to prevent them from sticking together.


For a nut-free version of these cookies, you can omit the peanut butter and substitute it with sunflower seed butter or almond butter for a different flavor profile.


  1. Can I use old-fashioned oats instead of quick-cooking oats? Yes, but the texture of the cookies may be slightly different.
  2. Can I add additional mix-ins like chocolate chips or raisins? Yes, feel free to customize the cookies with your favorite additions.
  3. Is it necessary to use butter in this recipe, or can I substitute it with margarine? Butter works best for flavor and texture, but you can use margarine as a substitute if needed.

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