Are you looking for a yummy and easy no-bake cookie recipe?
If Mom isn’t making her famous chocolate chip cookies, one of us is probably whipping up a batch (or five) of these! These dreamy no-bake cookies melt in your mouth and are so easy to make! You may even already have all the ingredients on-hand.
No-bake cookies are our go-to treat for birthdays, Christmas parties, potlucks, and a quick-fix for chocolate cravings. They are “no-bake” cookies because you whip up a yummy concoction on the stove and then lay them out on wax paper to harden. No oven required!
We highly recommend making a double batch. Just trust us.
Mom’s No-Bake Cookies
Prep & Cook: 10 minutes
Total Time: ~45 min
Makes about 15 no-bake cookies.
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 1 stick of margarine
- ½ cup cocoa
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup of peanut butter
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- Mix the first four listed ingredients in a saucepan (on medium to medium-high to avoid burning) and bring to a boil (boil for 2 minutes)
- Remove the saucepan from the heat
- Add the last four listed ingredients
- Mix these ingredients in quickly to avoid the mixture hardening too fast
- Use an ice cream scoop to scoop dough out onto wax paper
- Shape the wet dough however you want! Some people like their no-bake cookies more ball or sphere shaped. Others want them flatter-like cookies. Use a spoon for flattening.
- Set out to harden
- Eat cookie after cookie until you hate yourself.
These cookies harden beautifully without becoming too dry if you boil the mixture for full 2 minutes. You can use a kitchen or stove timer to be sure to not over boil. We think you’ll love them!
Here are our other favorite dessert recipes or check out Madison’s tips for making the perfect cupcakes!
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Thank you for sharing your recipe!! I love how theses little peanut butter chocolatey goodnesses melt in your mouth!! I’ll definitely be making these again!! ?
We’re so glad you like them! They are definitely a family favorite. Thanks for commenting!
I’ve been looking for a recipe that does not call for peanut butter. My grandma and my mom never put peanut butter in theirs.