My most favorite cookie of ALL TIME! These chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no-bake cookies are soft, rich, and completely irresistible!

One pile of 5 chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no-bake cookies.

This recipe has evolved over the years. I’ve become famous amongst friends and family for making THE best no-bake cookies.

These soft, rich, and decadent no-bake cookies are my signature dessert. Is it sad that something so simple is my signature dish? I mean, they are so easy to make!

But the combination of chocolate and peanut butter… it’s a match made in heaven. Everyone knows this!

Close up of the most delicious chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no-bake cookie, sitting on white parchment paper.

These no-bake cookies bring back so many childhood memories! Growing up, my younger sister and I would make these cookies on Sundays. She and I became experts. We may or may not have pretended like we were bakers on a cooking show 😉

The BEST ever no-bake cookie!

I rarely make a FULL batch of these oatmeal no-bake cookies. So the recipe you see below is a half batch. It will make a dozen cookies. If you make the full batch, good for you! I have zero self-control, so I’d eat all 24 cookies.

In fact, that reminds me of a story.

Here’s some background info, my husband is a medical school student. Yep. I see him a few hours a week. The first year of medical school was the most difficult. We just had our first child, and I was adjusting to being a stay-at-home mom. Our son, Bronson, was is a terrible sleeper. The days he’d refuse to nap, I’d cope by making a batch of no-bake cookies. And I’d HIDE THEM. I didn’t want my husband to know I made the same cookies 3-4 days in a row. This is no lie. Go ahead, ask him.

So trust me when I say, I’ve made these a zillion times!

A close up of a chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookie, with a bite taken out of it.

What are you waiting for? Make these stat!

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Servings: 12 cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

My most favorite cookie of ALL TIME! These chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no-bake cookies are soft, rich, and completely irresistible! 

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 T cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, I use creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup quick oats, if the mixture seems too runny, add up to 1/4 cup more oats
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. 

  2. When the butter has melted, add the milk, sugar, and cocoa powder. Stir. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. I never let it sit too long without stirring. 

  3. Remove from heat. Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Stir. Add the quick oats and stir until evenly coated.

  4. Lay out a small piece of wax paper. Drop by spoonfuls onto the wax paper. Let cool. Enjoy!

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The BEST EVER chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no-bake cookies!