First, if you’ve never had a no-bake cookie let me tell you all about these incredible, delicious cookies! There are plenty of no-bake cookie recipes but typically when you hear no-bake cookies it’s referring to the peanut butter chocolate oatmeal version. No eggs or flour is required in this cookie recipe! This is an old-fashioned recipe and was a very popular dessert when I was growing up. No-bake cookies are a type of fudge cookie with peanut butter and oats. Once the batter is mixed up in a saucepan on the stovetop it’s quickly dropped on wax paper by the spoonful to set. No oven baking is required.
You can even make this without the chocolate for super creamy peanut butter no-bake cookies!
1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
1⁄2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1⁄2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky but is seems to make a more crumbly dry cookie)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 -3 1⁄2 cups dry quick-cooking oats (NOT old fashioned oats)
Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
Bring to a rolling boil no more than 30 or 40 seconds otherwise cookies will be DRY
Remove from heat.
Add peanut butter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.
Add in vanilla.
Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
Let cool until set.