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The Best No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Easily the best No Bake Oatmeal Cookies around!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 38


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups quick cooking oats


  1. Get all your ingredients ready, including your parchment paper laid out. In a large pot place your sugar, butter, cocoa powder, milk, and salt. Turn the stove on medium heat. Slowly stir everything in the pot mixing it well.
  2. While you're slowly stirring everything in the pot, measure out your peanut butter and get the cooking oats and vanilla ready and set aside.
  3. While stirring, let the ingredients in the pot get to a rolling boil for one minute. After that minute add the vanilla and peanut butter and stir constantly until mixed.
  4. Once the peanut butter is all mixed in, add your cooking oats, stirring constantly.
  5. As soon as it's all mixed, working quickly remove the pot from heat and scoop the mixture out by spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
  6. Let cool completely, they will be ready in about 20 minutes, when they are hard.