Ahhh…what beats the original, and classic, no bake cookie? Nothing! Because if mixing together sugar, butter, cocoa powder, peanut butter and oats is wrong, then I don’t want to be right! I used my no bake cookie SECRET to make these too. So if you want to know how to make the best no bake cookies ever, then read on!!
I am good at keeping secrets–like you can trust me with stuff. But if it’s some kitchen magic, or secret that I have discovered, then I feel the need to share it with everyone. Because why waste calories on dry, crumbly cookies or desserts? It’s like eating something and describing it as “not bad.” Really?? Sorry, but I don’t ever want to eat anything that I would describe as “not bad.” So here I am with another no bake cookie recipe that will knock your socks off, because of the “secrets” I have discovered that make these cookies the best!
Remember when I made my Nutella No Bake Cookies? Yeahhhhh….so my mom left a comment on my blog after I posted those, asking where hers were. Long gone! Sorry mom! But I totally think I made up for that, by making these to give to her. And I took it back old school to the original no bake cookie recipe, because I know mom loves those ones the best. These cookies are made every year as part of our Annual Family Holiday Bake Day. But no bake cookies are good any time, any day. If you missed my Nutella No Bake Cookie post, then click HERE to read about my preferred time to eat these no bake cookies 😉
I kept this recipe mostly classic, but besides my secrets, I also used a new kind of peanut butter. Well new to me anyways…and I have to say I am impressed. I guess this whole time I just thought peanut butter was peanut butter. Boy was I wrong. Go try Peanut Butter & Co peanut butter. It’s a game changer. Trust me. I had seen Peanut Butter & Co peanut butter before, but had never tried it, until meeting the folks at Peanut Butter & Co while attending the Winter Fancy Food Show. After talking with their people at the show, they agreed to send me some free peanut butter to develop recipes with. So for these no bake cookies, I used Peanut Butter & Co Crunch Time Peanut Butter. It’s the best peanut butter I have ever had!! Ummm…but really….a picture is worth a thousand words:
If you go on the Peanut Butter & Co website, they have coupons too! I want to try all their flavors of peanut butter and chocolate spreads that they sell…oh my! I looked at EVERY store in Modesto for their Mighty Maple Peanut Butter and The Heat Is On Peanut Butter, and couldn’t find it! I am so bummed. I was hoping to use those peanut butters in one of my crazy dessert concoctions. I’m still on the hunt though…don’t worry!
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter CookiesPrint Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons VAIN Ugandan Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co Crunch Time Peanut Butter
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
Place a long strip of wax paper, foil or parchment paper on the counter to drop your cookies on.
In a medium sized pot, add the butter, almond milk, sugar and cocoa powder to the pot. Put the pot on the stovetop over medium heat. Stir mixture occasionally as you measure out the peanut butter and get the oats ready. Once the mixture on the stove starts to bubble on top and boil, start the timer and boil for exactly 1-minute. Do not boil any longer. During that minute, stir the mixture constantly as it comes to a full, rolling boil. Once the minute is up, remove the pot from the stove. Immediately stir in the vanilla extract to the mixture. Add the peanut butter to the hot mixture and stir until almost combined. Stir in oats, one cup at a time, making sure each cup is completely mixed into the chocolate mixture, before adding the next cup of oats. Use a small-medium sized cookie scoop to drop cookies onto the wax paper.
Let the cookies set completely and cool on the wax paper.
While the cookies are still hot, you can take your fingers and form the cookies into even shapes, if you want. Store cookies in an airtight container, at room temperature. Cookies are best eaten within a day or two of making, but will stay fresh for 3-4 days.
I used my smaller cookie scoop to make these cookies…they are quite rich and decadent.
If there’s oats in them, does it count as oatmeal, therefore we can call this a cookie you can eat for breakfast??? I think so!
Stacks on stacks on stacks…
And then this guy….always stealing my cookies!
Cookies for mom…because I love you 🙂 And forewarning: I have an obsession with no bake cookies….so I am going to try and come up with every variation possible. So go buy some quick cooking oats to have on hand, and put your stretchy pants on y’all, because there are more no bake recipes to come! And just in case you missed my very first no bake cookie recipe here on the blog, click HERE for my Sugar Cookie Butter No Bake Cookies recipe. It’s legit.
You can find this recipe linked up at the following link parties: Meal Plan Monday, Weekend Potluck, Friday Frenzy, The Pin Junkie, The Weekend Potluck #264, Pretty Pintastic Party, Sugar and Spice. Click on the links to check out a ton of amazing recipes!