Anyone have an obsession with peanut butter? In college I ate a full jar of Adams chunky peanut butter with a side of apples… in one sitting!! I think my peanut butter obsession comes from my favorite childhood cookies- no bakes! My mom would always make these when my family wanted something sweet and quick!
The melt in you mouth tastiness of sweet chocolate and peanut butter with oats, makes these cookies oh so desireable. Other than the yummy taste, the best part of this recipe is the simplicity of ingredients- you probably have all the ingredients on hand! It takes about 5 minutes to mix together ingredients, and the rest of the time is waiting for them to cool and firm up!
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp cocoa
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups quick oats
- In a medium sauce pan, mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk- bring to boil. Boil for 1 minute, (if boiled longer than a minute, cookies will turn out very dry and crumbly!)
- Take pan off heat and add salt, vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until melted and then add oats. Mixture may look a little wet, that’s ok!
- Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, drop cookies onto wax paper to cool. If 30 minutes have passed and cookies aren’t setting up properly, place in refrigerator to firm up. Store cookies in airtight container or ziploc baggies.
To make the baking process go more smoothly, have all your ingredients out and measured before starting!
If you want to lower the amount of sugar in the recipe, do so! I’ve made it with 1 cup instead of 2 cups, and it was still delicious, and personally I thought it was better to have less sweetness!