No Bake Cookies {with Peanut Butter & Chocolate!}

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)

For the peanut butter drizzle (optional):

  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Method

1 Line a baking sheet with parchment and set to the side.

2 Make and mix the cookie base: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa powder. Cook until the sugar and butter are melted, stirring to combine.

Bring the mixture to a boil, and then continue to boil for 1 minute.

Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the rolled oats.

No bake cookies simmering on the stove to show how to make no bake cookies. Peanut butter and chocolate in a glass bowl for a no bake cookie recipe. Oats mixed in with chocolate and peanut butter to make peanut butter no bake cookies.

3 Scoop the cookies: Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and place the cookie dough on the lined parchment baking sheet. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, use a tablespoon measure and scoop well-mounded tablespoons of dough for each cookie.

You can either leave them the shape of the scoop or shape them by gently rolling and flattening between your palms.

Chocolate no bake cookies cooling on a parchment lined baking sheet.

4 Make the peanut butter drizzle (optional): If you’d like to add the peanut butter drizzle, melt the peanut butter and coconut oil together in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir to combine, then drizzle over the cookies using a spoon.

Skip this drizzle if you’re planning to pack up the cookies for eating on the go; the drizzle softens a little when the cookies are at room temperature, which can make them a little messy when eating on the go.

Chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies drizzled with peanut butter.

5 Refrigerate for 20 minutes to firm up the cookies and set the drizzle. Transfer to an airtight container.

Cookies will keep for about a week at room temperature, or a month if refrigerated. If you added the peanut butter drizzle, keep refrigerated so the drizzle stays firm.

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