These classic no-bake cookies are the perfect treat. Chocolate and peanut butter combine to make the best cookie ever! I know, you may not think this is a very special recipe, but it really is.
These come together really quick and you most likely have all the ingredients in your pantry already. Make sure you measure the oats out first so you’re not rushing to do that while the chocolate is hot. Also, make sure you have a clear counter and put out wax paper to drop the cookies on.
I use a greased cookie scoop to portion these out onto wax paper because it makes them more consistent in size than using a spoon. That’s definitely not necessary though. Use what you have.
These may be simple, but it’s a cookie I will never stop making. The peanut butter and chocolate work so well together and the oats give it the perfect texture.
3 cups oats old fashioned or quick
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
Measure oats into a large bowl and set aside.
In a large skillet, combine butter, milk, sugar, peanut butter, and cocoa.
Stir together over medium heat (no higher) until fully combined. Don't quit stirring.
Once it is boiling while you stir (not just small bubbles around the edge, but a rolling boil) set the timer for 4 minutes.
Continue stirring constantly making sure to scrap the sides of the pan as needed.
When the timer goes off, turn off the heat and add vanilla. This will cause the mixture to bubble up. Stir to incorporate.
Add the oats and mix until completely covered. Try to work fast as the start to harden as they cool.
Scoop onto wax paper, using a greased cookie scoop if you have one.