Give the oven a break! Whip up a batch of these 7 ingredient chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies. This family favorite recipe is super simple and best of all, the cookies are deliciously addictive. Give the oven a break! Whip up a batch of these 7 ingredient chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies. This family favorite recipe is super simple and best of all, the cookies are deliciously addictive.
There are a billion and a half recipes for no-bakes on the internet and most of them call for the same ingredients as our family recipe. What makes each recipe a little different, though, is the ratio of ingredients. More butter, less sugar, more cocoa, less peanut butter… you get the idea. Our recipe, in my eyes and on my tastebuds, perfects that ratio. There’s just enough sugar, just enough cocoa, and definitely enough peanut butter.
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place a piece of wax paper or foil on the cookie sheet. Combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa in a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a rolling boil.
Remove from heat; cool 1 minute.
Add peanut butter; stir to blend.
Add oats, peanuts, and vanilla; stir to mix well.
Quickly drop mixture by heaping teaspoons onto wax paper or foil.
Cool completely. Store in a cool, dry place.