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. If you’re not a fan of chocolate, try these Blondie No Bake Cookies.
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 a 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 almond butter.
do I need to use parchment paper or is wax paper or Tinfoil 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 saucepan, 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 overcook).
- 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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