These chocolate no bake cookies are so easy and quick to make and are the perfect treat to have on hand during the holidays and beyond! Made with chocolate, peanut butter and oats, these no bake cookies really are the best!
Christmas is the season for cookies, but I don’t always have the time to be watching the oven. That’s where these no bake cookies come in. So easy to make, the whole family will love these chocolate treats!
How to Make Chocolate No Bake Cookies
In a large saucepan, bring the butter, sugar, milk, cocoa powder and salt to the boil for a minute and then remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla and mix well before combining the oats.
Drop the mixture, a tablespoon at a time, on to a parchment lined baking sheet, and let cool completely before storing or serving.
How long do no chocolate no bake cookies keep?
The beauty of chocolate no bake cookies, is that they have a long shelf life compared to baked cookies. Once they have fully set, transfer them to an airtight container, with the layers separated by parchment, and they will keep at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
You can also freeze the cookies in ziplock bags and they will be good for about 2 months.
How long does it take for no bake cookies to fully set?
These chocolate no bake cookies don’t need to be refrigerated to set, and they will take about 30 minutes to fully harden. They really don’t take long to make at all, so they are a great option if guests are arriving on little notice! I love to make a double batch of these as the shelf life is so long, and they will last throughout the holidays.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie Recipe
This recipe is for all of my chocolate and peanut butter fans out there – and I know there are a lot of you! They aren’t overly sweet and have that perfect salty bite to them. Be sure to check out my Mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe if you fancy some baked treats!
Top Tips To Make This Recipe
- Be sure to line your baking trays with parchment so that the chocolate no bake cookies are easily removed.
- The milk mixture only needs to boil for one minute. Don’t boil it any longer or it can affect the texture of the cookies.
- Mix the dough really well, everything should be incorporated and you can easily do this by hand.
- The cookies will take about 30 minutes to fully set, so be patient!
For more cookie recipes:
- Best M&M Cookies Recipe
- Snickers Cookies Bars Recipe
- Easy Lemon Meringue Cookies
- Chocolate Mint Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
perfect recipe for no bakes. Don’t change a thing.
Thanks for sharing, Lee!
Craving cow pies.. Used 1/4 less sugar, light cream w little water no milk) and old fashioned oats.. If they fall apart they’ll go into the tral mix..
I am sure they’ll be delicious!
Great quick cookie. I used less than half the sugar since there was peanut butter in it. I also used rolled oats.
Yum! I’ll have to try it that way next time!
Can’t wait to make these but have a quick question. Do they have to be quick oats? Can they be old fashioned oats? I have those in supply!
Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!
Yes, absolutely! I can’t wait for you to try it!
This is not a review but a question.
Do the oats need to be cooked or raw?
Would love to try the recipe and wanna make sure i make them correctly.
Love your story and recipes.
You can add them in raw!
These are the best cookies to make especially if you need something quick and easy!
Thanks Ashley! I’m glad you enjoyed them!
I loved how easy this is to make! Yummy!
Thanks Toni! I’m so happy to hear you love them!
They were so good! Everyone loved it!
Yay! Always a good thing when the whole house approves!
This recipe is a keeper! My teenager loved making and eating them!
Teen approved is always the best compliment!
I grew up eating these cookies! It’s the first thing I ever learned to make. We made it pretty much the same way but my grandmother use to add chopped pecans and switched up between crunchy peanut butter and creamy. Good stuff!!!!
Yum! That sounds delicious, I’ll have to try it!