Kim’s No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Last night I found myself craving the yummy goodness that is a chocolate crinkle cookie, so I decided to whip up a batch only to find that I was too low on flour to make them! Unbelievable. If you know anything about my kitchen, you would know that I’m usually overstocked on 6 things: sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, butter, coffee…and flour. I couldn’t believe that I was so low on flour!

Stumped and kicking myself over my purchasing snafu and a wee bit cranky that I hadn’t been able to satiate my chocolate craving, I returned to my computer to find a twitter message from my good friend Kim from about the No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies she had just made. I clicked on the link to her recipe and bingo! No flour necessary!

These cookies were easy to make, took very little time and only one saucepan to heat everything up. They are a little sticky, but other than that, they are incredibly rich and chewy and I would definitely recommend pairing them with a tall glass of milk!

Here’s Kim’s recipe:

Kim’s Incredible No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
2 Cups white sugar
3 TBSP Unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Ghirardelli’s Unsweetened Cocoa. Yum!)
1/2 Cup butter (you could use margarine if you like that sort of thing)
1/2 Cup milk
1 pinch salt
3 Cups quick cooking oats
1/2 Cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a saucepan, bring sugar, cocoa, butter milk and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute over medium high heat for 1 minute while stirring constantly. Remove from heat and working quickly add oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir with a spatula or spoon until well combined and drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment. Let cool and consume!


  1. Aren't they good? I always make a double batch as the kids chow them down quite quickly. But I'm a cheapskate and use Nestle cocoa and margarine. Glad you liked them!

  2. They were so simple! Well, I didn't make them, but they clearly looked easy. And they were soft and rich like a good brownie even. It's too bad that I may have to wait until we run out of flour again before Karen makes more.

  3. I just love the ingredients. I am going to try this and get back to you all as soon as I finish making them. I am going to see my grandkids this weekend, so I think I am going to surprise them with the cookies.

  4. What do you do in the case of allergies to peanuts/peanut butter? Is there a substitute for the 1/2 cup peanut butter? Thanks.

  5. Are you allergic to other nuts? I've had almond, cashew, macadamia, and sesame seed butter.

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