No Bake Cookies

I have never baked or cooked with peanut butter as I was quite late in my liking of the substance. So perusing the internet I noticed that there were a lot of peanut butter cookies out there and decided that the Zero Baking Required challenge being hosted by Sarah Trivuncic at Maison Cupcake was a good excuse to try out one of these recipes. With my daughter’s help I adapted slighty a recipe for Famous No-Bake Cookies from Diana’s Desserts with a recipe submitted by Ashlee. I think these cookies would be ideal for a picnic or kids party (check for allergies first) as they are like little miniature chocolate flapjacks!

First you add sugar, cocoa, butter and milk to a pan.

Melt the ingredients and then boil for 3 minutes.

Add the peanut butter, oats and vanilla extract.

Put spoonfuls of mixture onto greaseproof paper and allow to cool and harden.


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No Bake Cookies
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Little chocolaty, peanutty cookies which are very similar to flapjacks!
Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: Makes 32
  • 375g Granulated or castor sugar
  • 4 tblsp Cocoa
  • 113g Butter
  • 125ml Milk
  • 120g Peanut butter
  • 310g Oats
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  1. To a medium sized saucepan add the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk.
  2. Melt the ingredients together and then boil for 3 minutes exactly.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla extract and oats.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto greaseproof paper. You can make balls or flat cookies as you wish.
  5. Allow to cool and harden, about ½ and hour to an hour.

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  1. Paul Wilson

    I love these type of biscuits.

  2. Marion Weir

    Will be trying these out with the Grandkids 😀

    1. Camilla


  3. Ursula Hunt

    Made these with my granddaughter and she really enjoyed the fruits of her labour

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous Ursula:-)

  4. Maddy

    One to bookmark for when the grandchildren are here

  5. Geoff Clark

    good an easy fun one

  6. Anne Dalzell

    I love peanut butter yet i’m not a fan of reeces peanut butter cups, i think you can have too much of a good thing. I like the idea of the oats with this though.

    1. Camilla

      I detest those Reese things, I was a late comer to peanut butter as I grew up with Sunpat and found that revolting. I like the more natural peanut butters around these day that don’t look golden yellow LOL.

  7. Jane Middleton

    Looks easy to make and I bet they are delicious

  8. Paul Wilson

    Extremely nice.

  9. Geoff Clark

    These do look delicious, something new to try with peanut butter

  10. Heather Haigh

    Oh, this will be really useful for those times when the oven is tied up and I want to knock out something for me sweet tooth. Yum.

  11. Ursula Hunt

    I havent cooked with peanut butter either, but this is an idea

  12. Carolyn Clapham

    What a lovely sounding, simple recipe!
    I will try making these instead of going to the cupboard for a spoonful (or three) of peanut butter next time I get a sweet craving when the biscuit tin is empty.

  13. Beverley

    These look remarkably easy and quick to knock up! The times I’ve fancied a home made cookie 20 minutes or so before a film starts and of course not had time to bake any. Bookmarked and going to try tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, hope you enjoy them:-)

  14. Paul Wilson

    Peanut butter is underrated as an ingredient imo.

  15. Maya Russell

    Would love to make these with the kids this half-term. I might make them with both Nutella and peanut butter.

  16. prwilson

    Oo, these look delicious!

  17. Jayne T

    What a great recipe, perfect for when time is short.

  18. Joanne Blunt

    My children would love these. I’ll have to give them a go.

  19. bakingaddict

    Great minds do think alike 🙂 I was late to the peanut butter party too but absolutely love it now. Never did as a child though. These look great and are definitely perfect for a picnic or party.

    1. Camilla

      They do indeed! I love crunchy peanut butter now too but would still turn my nose up at Sunpat!

  20. Jacqueline

    Mmmmmmm, tasty. I will have to make these with Cooper.

    1. Camilla

      Hi Jacs, unless you’re having a tea party, do halve the quantity as I think American portion sizes are more generous! Thanks for stopping by:-D

  21. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Hi Camilla – I left a comment a couple of days ago – but it looks like it has fallen into the abyss so I’ll try again 🙂
    All the contents of a Snickers bar and no baking = a winner. I don’t think I would be disciplined enough to stop at 1.

    1. Camilla

      Hi Jacqueline – don’t know what happened there then, the wonders of technology! You can make yourself quite sick after the 3rd one, so have to ration myself to 1 a day!

  22. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    These look like a great idea and a great way to pass the time with the children! Love oats and always enjoy new ways of using them :0)

    1. Camilla

      Hi Laura, thank you and yes they are great for children to make!

  23. Nicola

    They look wonderful and so quick and easy to make. I’m going to have to give them a try soon 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Took some to my mum and dad’s today and we still have plenty. Next time I think I would make a half portion!

  24. Mich - Piece of Cake

    Peanut butter and oats sound like a great combination. Love the fact its so easy to make.

    1. Camilla

      Yes they are childs play to make and when you’re bored of peanut butter you can make them with Nutella instead.

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