Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Heather says:

Don’t let their humble appearance fool you, these chocolate no bake cookies are amazing. There’s something about their texture that makes me come back for thirds and sometimes fourths. Be very careful if preparing this recipe with children, the melted sugar mixture is extremely hot.

These chocolate no bake cookies are amazing. There's something about their texture that makes me come back for thirds and sometimes fourths.

Chocolate – Peanut Butter No Bake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

[There is a printable recipe after this one.]

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 TBSP creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups oatmeal (rolled oats)

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In a large mixing bowl stir together the oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.

chocoat2.jpgchocoat3.jpgIn a medium sauce pan heat the butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla over medium low heat. Stir often and be sure to use the spoon or spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan to prevent scorching. Bring the mixture to a full boil, to do this you will need to slowly increase the heat. Be patient, don’t just crank it up to high.

You may notice a distinct change in the feel of the mixture just before it begins to boil, this is normal. Allow the mixture to boil for one minute, then pour over the oats and stir.

chocoat4.jpgThe heat from the butter and sugar will melt the peanut butter and chocolate chips. Be sure to continue stirring until the oats are thoroughly coated.

chocoat5.jpgSpoon by rounded tablespoon onto a sheet of wax paper and allow to cool. The chocolate will become much firmer as the cookies cool. You can speed the process by placing in the refrigerator, but it is not necessary.

This yields 3 dozen cookies.a quick round up of all the cookie, biscotti, and other treat recipes here on Home-Ec 101.

Enjoy.

Here are more no bake treats you can try:

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Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Yields 3
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Oats combine for an easy and yummy treat.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 1/2 cup milk
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 4 TBSP creamy peanut butter
  6. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  7. 3 cups oatmeal (rolled oats)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl stir together the oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
  2. In a medium sauce pan heat the butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla over medium low heat.
  3. Stir often and be sure to use the spoon or spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan to prevent scorching.
  4. Bring the mixture to a full boil, to do this you will need to slowly increase the heat. Be patient, don't just crank it up to high.
  5. You may notice a distinct change in the feel of the mixture just before it begins to boil, this is normal.
  6. Allow the mixture to boil for one minute, then pour over the oats and stir.
  7. The heat from the butter and sugar will melt the peanut butter and chocolate chips.
  8. Be sure to continue stirring until the oats are thoroughly coated.
  9. Spoon by rounded tablespoon onto a sheet of wax paper and allow to cool.
  10. The chocolate will become much firmer as the cookies cool.
  11. You can speed the process by placing in the refrigerator, but it is not necessary.
Adapted from by Home-Ec101.com
Adapted from by Home-Ec101.com
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14 Comments

  1. RJ Lewis on August 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    My mom made these for us too as kids, and then we made them ourselves as teenagers. YUM! The best way I have found to make these “set up” as they should in humid weather, is to put them in the refridgerator. Minnesota and North Dakota are notorious in the summer months for their humidty. And yes, finding gluten free rolled oats helps out my situation too! Nice to find another recipe I can add to my gluten free recipe list.

  2. amama on December 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    You can also try honey or agave syrup as an alternative to hot sugar…I love these cookies!

  3. Catherine on December 9, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    We always make these on tree trimming day, and since we are snowed in here in northern Michigan, I guess today is the day! Glad to know about the humidity thing – I always wondered why SOMETIMES they go wrong.

  4. Go Jen Go on December 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I am so glad you posted this recipe!! My mom used to make them all the time. Now I'm going to give it a whirl!!!!!!! Thank you

  5. Stacy on December 6, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    These look good, but dangerous. I'm afraid I'd make them then eat them all…well, I might give a few to my husband and son…just a few. I know it's another thread, but I recently made your royal icing and it was pretty good. I say "pretty good" because, like you, I'm just not a big fan of that type of thing–that is, most icing. Too sweet. But of the types I've had, I'd say it was one of the tastiest, for sure. The lemon and vanilla flavors are very nice.

  6. jop on December 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    We use a variation of these "Preacher Cookies" (called that because they contain ingredients that you are likely to have on hand and are fast enough to make so that if you see the preacher coming down the road you have time to make them before he rings the bell) for our son with severe food allergies. We sub in soy milk, soy butter substitute and cocoa powder and leave out the peanut butter — they still work great!

  7. knitaddict on December 6, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Oooo! Thanks for the reminder about these! Now that I've found gluten free rolled oats, I'm gonna make some!!! My family always called these "Hobknobs." My dad used to make them ALL the time! (Dad was the cookie/brownie person…Mom never had the patience…LOL)

    • RJ Lewis on August 9, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      I also have to use gluten free ingredients- and for rolled oats, gluten free, the best and cheapest I've found are Bob's Red Mill. They make ALOT of gluten free stuff and its all YUMMY! (a change from alot of it-blech!) I'm so glad a childhood favorite recipe isn't lost on the gluten free changeover. YAY!

  8. stacy on December 6, 2009 at 4:37 am

    This is one of my favorite recipes that my grandmother used to make. Always a hit with any crowd – and I'm not even a fan of oats!

  9. @csr320 on December 6, 2009 at 12:11 am

    My husband LOVES these cookies…his grandmother used to make them all the time. What's odd, though, is that the weather in our area affects the consistency of the outcome of the cookies (they don't firm). When it is raining, the humidity makes a difference. It took a couple of batches for me to realize this, and his grandmother confirmed this. Have you come across this issue, too? Or, are my skills as lacking as I believe they are? 🙂 Can't wait for more no-bake recipes!

  10. Andre Pope on December 6, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Ha, my wife calls them Poo Cookies! Now if I can get her to make me some.

    • HeatherSolos on December 6, 2009 at 2:08 am

      I will refrain from a, "What are your arms broken?" reply. Oh? Nevermind. 😉

  11. @csr320 on December 6, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Well, that's good to know! I will definitely make sure the sugar boils next time. We ate the blobs off the wax paper, too 🙂

  12. HeatherSolos on December 6, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Humidity definitely makes a difference in their texture, but as long as the sugar mixture boils I've never had them not set enough to at least pretend to retain their shape. I love the stupid things so much I'd eat them as blobs out of a bowl. 🙂

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