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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

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posted: 12/06/18

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies come together with a few simple ingredients in about 10 minutes.  An easy no bake cookie to make and even easier to eat. 

They are chewy, delicious, and so chocolatey perfect.  Make these peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies when you are in a pinch or when you need a fast easy treat!

a stack of no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies up close

We are in full on holiday mode around here. Quinn had her holiday concert on Monday and tonight we had Gavin’s choir and band concert. Can I tell you something that my kids don’t know? Their concerts make me super emotional. I don’t know why! I don’t want to be the weird mom who is silently sobbing while their child is singing “Over the river and through the woods” off key with 100 other 7 year olds . . . . but I kind of am!

Or it could be that the holidays are just making me super emotional.  The fact that I ate like 7 of these no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies without blinking might be supporting evidence.

easy chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies on a baking sheet lined with wax paper

HOW DO YOU MAKE PEANUT BUTTER NO BAKE COOKIES

These no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies come together so fast.  It is a matter of just combining sugar, butter, milk, cocoa powder, and butter in a saucepan over heat and then adding in the remaining ingredients and dropping them on wax paper.

up close of a peanut butter chocolate no bake cookie

What are the ingredients for no bake cookies?

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Coconut
  • Oats
no bake cookies with coconut on a white plate

Can you use old fashioned oats in no bake cookies?

Both old fashioned and quick cooking oats would work in this easy chocolate peanut butter no bake cookie recipe.  I used old fashioned oats because it is what I tend to have on hand and also because I love the look and texture it gives these chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies.

Can you substitute something for the coconut in these no bake cookies?

If coconut isn’t your thing, you can replace the coconut with more oats. But I have to say that I love the flavor and texture that it gives this recipe.

a stack of coconut chocolate peanut butter cookies

OTHER GREAT NO BAKE RECIPES!

Love these but want them without chocolate? Make my Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies!

If you make these delicious no bake cookies or any of my other recipes please leave me a comment – I love hearing from you!

a stack of coconut chocolate peanut butter cookies
5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Serves: 32 cookies
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
These Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies come together with a few simple ingredients in about 10 minutes.  An easy no bake cookie to make and even easier to eat.  They are chewy, delicious, and so chocolatey perfect.  Make these peanut butter chocolate no bake cookies when you are in a pinch or when you need a fast easy treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk I used skim
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Line two baking sheets with wax paper.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the granulated sugar, milk, butter, and coco powder.  Bring to a boil, while stirring consistently.  
  • Boil for one minute while continuing to stir. (It is very important that it is at a full boil for one minute.)
  • Remove from the heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Using a large spoon, spoon large spoonfuls of the mixture onto the waxed paper. Allow to cool completely. Eat immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Serving: 1cookie Calories: 141kcal (7%) Carbohydrates: 21g (7%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 6g (9%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 35mg (2%) Potassium: 27mg (1%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 15g (17%) Calcium: 10mg (1%) Iron: 0.5mg (3%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
a stack of coconut chocolate peanut butter cookies

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  1. Colette says

    5 stars
    I don’t know why I waited so long to make these. They were 100% delicious and just what the doctor ordered!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy you liked them Colette!

  2. Ann W says

    Have you ever made them with less sugar? 2 cups seems high.

    • Lisa Longley says

      The recipe just won’t work without two cups.

  3. Ivy says

    5 stars
    It looks great. My problem is that my gluten-free sis-in-law will be here soon and I only have unsweetened coconut. I’m still going to give it a shot.

  4. Lois says

    Do you think these could be poured into a pan then cut into bars?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes! I do that that would work!

  5. Andrew J says

    5 stars
    Good recipe! I used approximately 2/3 cup less sugar, as the sugar content is very high with 2 cups, and they still taste amazing with less sugar (not to mention the peanut butter has a bit of sugar too). They do not harden correctly with less sugar (and will be of a relatively gooey and viscous texture), but if you put them in the freezer, they will harden pretty nicely and are a great treat!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks for this, Andrew!

  6. kathy stone says

    Hey do you have to use unsalted butter?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Nope, they will have a slightly salty taste, but they will still work.

  7. Micky says

    5 stars
    I have made the fudges and everyone loved them and they were so easy to make too even the no bake peanut butter cookies were a very good success. Thank you for printing out these recipes for us. You Se Rey special person and have an awesome Christmas too

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you like them!

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