Everybody needs a good recipe for Classic No-Bake Cookies. A cookie that can be made in minutes on the stove-top? Yes, Please! Personally, I like sneaking a scoop of the chocolaty, peanut butter goodness while it’s still warm.
Especially right now, I’m so grateful to have all these ingredients in my pantry. There’s something super comforting about knowing I can bust out a batch of no bakes whenever the craving strikes. Speaking of being grateful for ingredients in my pantry, here are a few more of my favorite quick and easy desserts using pantry ingredients.
Easy Pantry Treats and Desserts:
- Butterscotch and Milk Chocolate Puppy Chow
- Cowboy Cookie Bars
- Classic Chewy Chex Mix
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Treats
- One Bowl Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- The Best Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Golden Grahams S’more Bars Recipe
If making a treat every night that you are on a stay at home order is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. These Classic No-Bake Cookies have been instrumental in keeping the morale up around here. What’s keeping the morale up at your house?
No-bake cookies are mixture of sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa that you bring to a boil and then add peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal too. The result is a delicious chocolate, peanut butter cookie with a great texture and overall flavor. Best of all, they are so easy to make!!!!
How to Make Classic No-Bake Cookies
Frequently Asked Questions About No-Bake Cookies
Does it matter if I use quick oats or old fashioned oats?
They are both fine to use. I prefer quick oats because I like the way they hold together. The cookies will be a little flatter if you use old fashioned oats, but they will still taste delicious! You can also use a mixture of half and half if you want.
Can i make these with almond butter?
Almond butter should be fine. I have never used it myself but you are really just going for an added fat and a nutty flavor which you can get from almond butter or peanut butter. The flavor will be slightly different using the almond butter.
do i need to use parchment paper or is wax paper or Tin foil ok?
Any of those three options will be fine. You’re really just wanting to put the cookies down onto a non-stick surface so they’re easy to remove when cooled. Do not spray whichever option you choose with cooking spray, it is not necessary.
can you freeze no-bake cookies?
Yes you can! Just make sure they are in a tightly sealed container or Ziploc bag. Properly stored, they can stay good in the freezer for up to two or three months.
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Prepare a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.
- In a medium sized sauce pan, combine butter, milk, sugar, and coca.
- Stir frequently over medium heat and bring to a boil.
- Once mixture comes to a full boil, start a timer and boil for exactly one and half minutes.
- Remove from heat and add peanut butter, oatmeal, and vanilla.
- Stir until well combined. (I like to have the peanut butter and oatmeal measured out so I can add it quickly. You don't want the chocolaty mixture to over cook).
- Once the mixture is well combined, use a cookie scoop or two spoons to scoop the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet, making sure to space at least one inch apart.
- Let cool and enjoy!
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