No Bake Chocolate Cookies #Recipe

When I was in middle school the lunch ladies used to whip up these amazing cookies. I never knew what they were or what was in them but they were absolutely delicious. I started to think about them a few weeks ago when I heard one of the lunch ladies had passed away. The more I thought about them the more I wanted to taste them again. Then I found a recipe similar to what I was looking for on  This is the result.


yummy Not long after I started making them John came in the kitchen.

No-Bake-Chocolate-Cookies-Recipe He saw the oats on top of the chocolatey goodness and said “That looks like the cookies we had in middle school!” Apparently he had been thinking of them too.


The beauty of these no bake chocolate cookies is that they’re done, from start to finish, in 30 minuttes or less (most of that is waiting!) They’re perfect for those out of the blue chocolate cravings. They’ll also work for a last minute dessert when you have guests!

No Bake Chocolate Cookies #Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Amber
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 squares unsweetened bakers chocolate
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  1. Melt the butter in the top of a double boiler. Stir in the sugar and add the chocolate.
  2. Once the chocolate begins to melt slowly stir in the milk.
  3. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes or until everything is melted together.
  4. Turn off the heat and remove the top pan from the double boiler. Stir in the peanut butter, keep stirring until it’s a creamy mixture.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and the oats. Stir until the chocolate mixture is coating the oats.
  6. Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto sheets of wax paper. You’ll get about 2 dozen tablespoon sized cookies or a little less with bigger drops.
  7. Let the cookies cool and set for 5 – 10 minutes if possible.


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Tammy - August 27, 2013

Yes please – right now with the heat here in Texas, no bake is my preference!

Sandra (at) Coasahmom (dot) com - August 27, 2013

My mom used to make these when I was younger. They were always my favorite 🙂

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell - August 28, 2013

Those really do look good. I can’t believe I’ve never done no bakes!

HilLesha - August 28, 2013

Those look scrumptious!

Angela - August 28, 2013

You had me at no-bake! I love how quick this recipe is.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? - August 29, 2013

I’ve made these a couple times for my girls! Yum! They are so tasty!

Shell Feis - September 2, 2013

Those sound so yummy! I love no-bake foods.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? - September 6, 2013

Now I’m really wanting some chocolate and peanut butter!

Jennifer H - September 19, 2013

ooh these are an easy to make treat!

Jennifer @ The Quirky Momma - September 19, 2013

I just printed this off and will be making this as soon as I’m off the computer! It will be the perfect snack today.

    Jennifer @ The Quirky Momma - September 23, 2013

    I made these and they are really good! They are a nice little cookie, not too overpowering but not lacking flavor at all. I added a bit more chocolate by accident but they still turned out great. Thanks again, for inspiring me to make something new!

robyn - September 20, 2013

My fave all time cookies! My kids and hubby don’t like them. Oh well, more for Mommy!!

Mum's the word - September 21, 2013

wow!! these look yummy!!!

Elizabeth Towns - November 5, 2013

The nuns at my catholic school made these cookies at least once a week in our cafeteria as well. I absolutely loved them, and I think all of the moms knew how to make them too! I love to eat them, but my Docs took me off caffeine, which we know is in chocolate. I miss them – a lot. Every once in a while I risk a headache out of this world and a week of total balance crashdom just to have one or two during the holiday season. Best.cookies.ever.

Dee - March 3, 2015

My Mom Made these only difference in Recipe she used unsweetened Cocoa. & used cream instead of milk..

Jenny - March 6, 2015

These look very delicious and easy too. Any recommendation for a different ingredient instead of peanut butter for a teen who is allergic to nuts and peanuts. Thank you.

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