No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies


I can remember the first time I had these Chocolate No Bake Cookies. I LOVE fudge, but it can be tricky to make. These cookies satisfy me every bit as much as fudge, but with much less work! I haven’t made them for a while, so a big thanks to Beth, at Snoodle, for reminding me about them and for sharing the recipe. Although we don’t have a pic, you can imagine that they would be a lumpy-bumpy glob of brown, adding a fun color and texture to a holiday Christmas tray. BTW… they are yummy year round and are a PERFECT cookie to make with children. Remember to pay Beth a visit at Snoodle!
My family, like so many others, are very nostalgic. My siblings and I have all started our own families, but we all cherish the same items that we had to share during our childhood. My sister gave each of us a copy of our beloved Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book (as you’ve found: reissued) for Christmas a couple of years ago so that mom could keep hers! Apparently, it didn’t actually come oily, penciled-in, and scorched!
There’s always a discussion about who will make the Chocolate Crinkles p. 23 and the Candy Cane Cookies p.37. There’s never a doubt that Grandma will make the Sugar Cookies. We all know that dad likes to help decorate them with the Grandkids!
Those are my favorite Christmas cookies, but my favorite cookies are the No-bake Cookies that used to sit on my lunch tray in Elementary school. My daughter is now a Kindergartener at the same school, and the current lunch lady was happy to share the recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

No Bake Cookies
1/2 cup milk
2 t. cocoa powder
2 c. sugar
1/2 stick butter
1 t. vanilla
3 c. oats
1/2 c. oats
1/2 c. peanut butter

In a saucepan, melt butter, add cocoa, sugar and milk. Stir, bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Add the peanut butter. Mix well. Add oats. Drop on wax paper and cool.




  1. Greetings,
    I, too, remember these and first made them when I was still in grade school. Your recipe seemed a little light on the cocoa (maybe 2 Tablespoons?) and the oats, so I looked it up. This is more like what I remember, which recipe you can always cut in half. We carried our lunch, back then. The only ‘lunch lady’ was Mom until she handed the job to us kids, that is.


    2 cups sugar
    4 tablespoons cocoa
    1 stick butter
    1/2 cup milk
    1 cup peanut butter
    1 tablespoon vanilla
    3 cups oatmeal
    Waxed paper


    In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your recipe. The one above was shared by a reader, and since I already had our own family recipe, I never made these. I looked at my recipe, and it too had more cocoa, being closer to yours. Yum!

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