Easy No Bake Cookies are simple, oatmeal chocolate cookies that don’t require baking time! I’ve tried many & this peanut butter no bake cookies recipe is the absolute BEST.
We can’t stop eating these easy No Bake Cookies. They are better than any unbaked oatmeal cookie I’ve ever had! Seven ingredients, 20 minutes prep time, and NO BAKING TIME! These cookies seriously couldn’t be easier, and they couldn’t be tastier.
What are No Bake Cookies?
No-bake cookies are an amazing, addictive cookie recipe. My recipe has chocolate chips, peanut butter, oats, and best of all, no baking!
Although there are many variations of these cookies, these really are the best tasting. The chocolate chips add incredible flavor and the oats and coconut combine for great texture.
What’s in No Bake Cookies recipe?
Here’s what you need to make our No Bake Cookies:
— Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
— Quick Oats
How to make No Bake Cookies recipe:
This is how to make Easy No Bake Cookies ~
First, prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with wax paper or parchment paper.
Next, combine the butter, sugar and milk in a pan. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it boil for 1 minute.
Make sure you only let it boil for 1 minute, or else your cookies might be too dry and crumbly.
Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips to the pan. Stir the chocolate chips until they have melted completely.
Then, add the coconut, walnuts, oats and vanilla. Mix everything until it’s all thoroughly combined.
Scoop mixture in balls onto the cookie sheet. Let cool.
What to do when No Bake Cookies recipe won’t set?
Putting your cookies in the fridge or freezer will help them firm up a bit.
To avoid your cookies not setting, make sure you boil the cookies for as close to a minute as possible.
Quick Oats or Old Fashioned Oats?
I use quick oats in this recipe. Using other kinds of oats will change the consistency of the cookie. Old Fashioned Oats are larger, so the cookie texture would be drier and likely more crumbly.
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Can peanut butter No Bake Cookies be frozen?
Yes, these cookies can absolutely be frozen. It will help them firm up, and in my opinion, taste better! Especially in the summer. Although, mine are always eaten before I even open the freezer!
Which oats are best for No Bake Cookie Recipe?
Different recipes will call for different kinds of oats, but to make the best No Bake Cookies, you should use quick oats. Using different kinds of oats will change the texture of the cookies, and you risk them not setting up right. Being the main ingredient in this recipe, it’s important to get the right kind of oats.
Will Chocolate Unbaked Cookies stick to foil?
I’ve seen these cookies stick to aluminum foil before, but it doesn’t always. To avoid the hassle and the risk I would recommend using wax paper or parchment paper as that’s what’s always worked for me!
Do No Bake Cookies need to be refrigerated?
Putting No Bakes in the fridge will help the cookies to hold a firmer shape. They also will last longer if you keep them in the fridge.
However, they technically don’t need to be refrigerated. You can store them in an airtight container in room temperature and they will be fine.
How long does it take for no bake cookies to set up?
These cookies only take about 15-20 minutes to cool and set up at room temperature, but you can reduce that time by at least half if you let them set up in the refrigerator. If you prefer the taste and texture of these cookies at room temperature just make sure to remove them from the refrigerator once set. You can definitely eat them while cold though too! I think they somehow taste better cold 🙂
What kind of peanut butter to use in no bake peanut butter cookies?
The recipe calls for creamy peanut butter but you can use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer. Any type of peanut butter, even the more natural varieties will work just fine in this recipe.
The easiest way to measure out peanut butter in a recipe is with a measuring cup like this one. You can measure the peanut butter and push it out so easily without trying to scrape it all out of a regular measuring cup! These measuring cups work so well for peanut butter, honey, shortening…I use mine all the time!
It’s July and it’s HOT. Hence the no-bake cookies! Had to share this fun pic of my kids with their Aunt Raz. She really is the COOL aunt; something I’m never going to be. I’m so grateful that she’s a good influence in my kid’s life. It really does take a village!
Best Ever No Bake Cookies are simple, oatmeal chocolate cookies that don’t require baking time! I’ve tried many & this peanut butter no bake cookies recipe is the absolute BEST. Perfect flavor and texture for no bake cookies.