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several no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies piled on a white pedestal
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5 from 18 votes

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I love chocolate and oatmeal and cookies. Combine those ingredients altogether and you have one amazing no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookie. These cookies are incredibly easy to make and perfect for a day when you don't feel like turning on the oven, or maybe you don't have an oven.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, easy, peanut butter, quick
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 202kcal
Author: In the Kitchen with Matt


  • pot
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • spoon
  • parchment paper, wax paper, or silicon baking mat
  • large sheet pan or cookie sheet


  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter 113g
  • 1/2 cup of milk whole, 2%, 1%, etc. (118mL)
  • 1 1/2 cups of white granulated sugar 300g
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder 30g
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt 1g
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar light or dark (100g)
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract 10mL
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter 125g
  • 3 cups oats quick or old fashioned (240g)


  • In a medium saucepot, add the butter, milk, white granulated sugar, salt, brown sugar, and cocoa powder.
  • Set the heat on your stovetop or hot plate to medium. Heat the ingredients until everything melts together and you get a rolling boil. Make sure to stir continuously. Once it starts to boil, allow it to cook for 1 more minute then remove it from the heat.
  • Pour the mixture into a large bowl and add in the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Stir to combine until the peanut butter melts.
  • Mix in the oats. You should wind up with a nice thick oatmeal consistency.
  • Add parchment paper or silicone mat to a cookie sheet then drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the baking sheet. They don't have to be the same size, make them whatever size you want. They can be close together as well they won't spread very much. I usually do 12 on one cookie sheet and 12 on the other. Let the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies cool at room temp or place them in the fridge to set.
  • The cookies are done with they are no longer glossy looking and they aren't sticky to the touch. Enjoy!



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