Chocolate-Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies [RECIPE]

Chocolate-Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Indulge your inner cookie monster without heating up the kitchen with these chocolate-peanut butter no-bake cookies. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Sometimes we just get a hankering for indulgent, chocolatey cookies. And because we are huge fans of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, pairing chocolate and peanut butter together in a cookie is just a no brainer. Yet when it is over 100 degrees outside, no one wants to turn on an oven. That doesn’t mean, however, that you need to turn to store-bought cookies. With these chocolate-peanut butter no-bake cookies, you can still whip up a batch of homemade cookie magic without even raising the temperature in your kitchen. You’re welcome!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes + 30 minutes cooling time


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract
  • Large pinch kosher sea salt


  1. Place a large sheet of wax paper or parchment on the counter.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Remove pan from heat and stir in oats, peanut butter, vanilla and salt.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the paper and let it sit at room temperature until it hardens, about 30 minutes. Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

YIELD: About 3 dozen cookies

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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