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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 1 vote

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. Ellie Palmer says

    they Look wonderful I am going to try them.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love them!

  2. Denise says

    The one minute boil time is very important I set a timer and they come out perfect every time

  3. Kali says

    Will these work with Crunchy Peanut Butter too?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried it with crunch peanut butter yet! If you do, let me know how it goes.

    • Melissa says

      yes crunchy PB works well – I only use this so I can have bits of nuts

  4. Karen says

    Mine didn’t harden. I followed the directions and even placed them in the fridge. This morning they were still gooey. Any ideas what I did wrong??

    Thank you

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so sorry that this recipe didn’t work for you! Is it at all possible that one of the measurements was off? A little extra milk or extra butter wouldn’t be great for this recipe.

  5. Marg says

    What is cocoa butter and where do you find it? Can anything else be used?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Sorry, that is a type-o in the post. It is supposed to say cocoa, and butter. If you look at the recipe card and instructions it is more clear.

    • Mary says

      I’ve been making these cookies, minus the coconut for over 45 years! Always a hit.

      • Lisa Longley says

        The best, right Mary?

  6. Ellen Hall says

    Can these cookies be froze

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes, these freeze very well!

  7. Maryjane says

    Same thing happened to me, the fridge would t even get them hard or setup. They were gooey!! I winded up tossing them.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so sorry Maryjane. There is nothing more frustrating than a recipe that doesn’t work out. Is it possible that you didn’t have everything at a boil for a minute?

  8. Amber says

    Can I use “not peanut butter” (wow butter) for my fiancé who is allergic to peanuts?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried that Amber, but I have a little experience with sun butter and I would think the consistency of that would work fine. I would guess that your Wow Butter would also work but would want to try it myself before I said for sure.

  9. Peggy says

    I’m not a fan of coconut.. what can I substitute for it.?!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I think you could try it with more oats instead, but I would have to experiment with it to know for sure.

  10. Patricia West says

    5 stars
    These cookies turned out great! My husband loves them and said you were delusional if you think they will last here for a week, maybe a couple of days. Love this recipe.

    Pat West

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked them, Pat!

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