Chocolate No Bake Cookies

No bake cookie recipe. Easy chocolate no-bake cookies that turn out perfect every time.

If you want to learn how to make no bake cookies (also known as preacher cookies or chocolate drop cookies), then you have come to the right place!

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I have been making cookies for a long time, and I have made many different types of no bake oatmeal cookies.


Of course my family loves some kinds of cookies more than others, but it seems as if there are certain cookie recipes I come back to time and time again.


Chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies are definitely one of the time-tested family approved recipes. You will come back to this classic no bake cookie recipe again and again.


If you want to quickly make a batch of cookies to take to a potluck or family get together, then these are the cookies to make.


They can even be make dairy and gluten free for those who have food allergies.


If you have young children who want to learn how to cook, this recipe is also great for beginning cooks. Just a few simple ingredients and no baking. This recipe is great for kids to practice measuring. My 6-year-old son loves to help me make these.


No Bake Cookie Recipe


  • 2 c. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. baking cocoa
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 4 c. oatmeal*
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


*If you are wondering what the best oats are for these no bake cookies, you can use either quick cooking or old fashioned oats for this recipe.


I usually use old fashioned oats because I prefer the texture that old fashioned oats gives to these cookies, but it is also fine to use quick oats.


How to Make No Bake Cookies


In a large sauce pan, combine sugar, baking cocoa, butter, and milk. Stir until all is dissolved and simmer for 2 minutes.


Remove the pan from the heat and stir in oats, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt.


Use a tablespoon or other small spoon to drop spoonfuls of the oatmeal mixture onto waxed paper. Let cookies set until hardened.


If you have any trouble with these cookies not setting well or being too crumbly, you either didn’t cook it for the correct amount of time, put in too much peanut butter, or put in too much oatmeal.


Occasionally no bake cookies don’t set up correctly. Sometimes if I am in a hurry and not measuring my oats or peanut butter exactly, the cookies don’t turn out quite right.


If you follow the directions exactly, your no bake oatmeal cookies will turn out perfectly every time.


If you need to make these cookies gluten or dairy free, just make sure that your oats are gluten free and you can substitute dairy free spread for the butter and lactose free milk for the regular milk.


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Easy chocolate no-bake cookies that turn out perfect every time.

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3 Comments on "Chocolate No Bake Cookies"

    1. I haven’t tried that, but you could probably add a half a cup of chopped nuts without affecting the recipe too much. You can also use crunchy peanut butter, which would give the cookies a little more of a crunch.


      1. I have always used Crunchy peanut butter since that is what we usually buy and the cookies are in my opinion are better.


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