You’re looking for a delicious chocolate no bake cookies recipe, right?
Then you’ve definitely come to the right place!
I’m going to show you how to make the most amazing chocolate no bake cookies, just like my mom and grandma used to make.
Growing up, it was a family tradition that we made no bake cookies every Sunday night, along with a big blender full of our homemade orange julius. YUM!
I love that this tradition of making our chocolate no bake cookie recipe still lives on in my family. My daughter now loves making them for the family too, which makes four generations that still make these cookies.
These are the best no bake cookies, hands down.
Would you like to start your own tradition and learn how easy it is to make no bake cookies?
Before You Start Making the Chocolate No Bake Cookies
While these chocolate no bake cookies are really easy to make, sometimes people mess them up.
There are a few simple things that you can do before you even start making the cookies that will streamline the process and give you more success.
FIRST- Cut a long sheet of waxed paper, parchment paper, or foil, and place on the counter so that it’s ready to go. When the cookies are hot and ready, you need to be ready to, and this is one step that will get those cookies scooped faster if you do it beforehand.
SECOND- Get out a couple hot pads and oven mitts. The pan will be HOT when you move it over to the counter, so if you have a couple hot pads already sitting there next to the waxed paper, you will avoid burning your counter top.
Get out an oven mitt or two as well, so you have them ready to carry the hot pot over so you don’t burn yourself.
How to Make No Bake Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Before you start making the cookies, place the oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla all in a medium-sized bowl. You don’t have to mix it or stir it- just put it all in the bowl and set aside.
This simple trick will save you time and make the cookie-making process simpler.
Now let’s make some no bake cookies!
STEP 1. Stir the butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk together in a saucepan, and cook on medium heat until it boils.
Turn down the heat to low so that mixture is at a LOW boil. Boil at a LOW BOIL for about 3 minutes.
STEP 2. Remove from heat and add the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla that you put into a bowl. Stir quickly until thoroughly mixed.
STEP 3. Drop cookies by spoonful onto the waxed paper you prepared. Be careful not to burn yourself on the hot pan!
I told you it was easy!
Can you believe that these yummy no bake cookies took just 10 minutes to make, using basic ingredients you probably already had?
This no bake cookie recipe is my go to recipe when I need some chocolate to satisfy my sweet tooth, or when I need a quick treat to take to a party.
These are the best no bake cookies and are the perfect treat to make when you don’t have a lot of time and don’t want to buy new ingredients.
My other go to treat is my Special K Bars. These are so rich and are a hit with everyone I share them with!
I hope you enjoy this chocolate no bake cookie recipe as much as our family does.