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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies – one of the easiest desserts you will ever make. No Bake Cookies with just a few ingredients that are ready in just minutes, with lots of peanut butter flavor!

This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Do you remember the Classic No Bake Cookies from when you were a kid? They were one of my favorites. So darn easy to make, just a few ingredients, and a few minutes is all you need!

My husband is one of those strange people who aren’t big fans of chocolate. So this version with just peanut butter is more his speed, and even this chocolate lover think they are delicious and addicting!

no bake peanut butter cookies on a white plate

 

You guys know that I am a big fan of peanut butter. It a family favorite, and you guys love it too! These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of the more popular recipes on the blog, and one of the softest and best cookies ever!

These are a no bake cookie that are ridiculously easy to make. Seriously just 6 ingredients and about 10 minutes is all it takes.

What You’ll Need

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  • Butter – I always use unsalted butter when baking
  • Sugar – I used Imperial Sugar for this recipe
  • Milk
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Old Fashioned Oats
no bake peanut butter cookie ingredients

How To Make No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. In a saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the sugar and milk.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat and add vanilla extract and peanut butter, mixing until it is smooth.
  4. Fold in the oats until they are well coated.
  5. Scoop rounded tablespoons full of batter onto a lined cookie sheet.
  6. Allow to cool completely before removing and storing in an airtight container.
scooping peanut butter cookies onto baking sheet

My Cookies Didn’t Set Up

This is really the only thing that can go wrong with this recipe. And it really comes down to letting the mixture boil long enough. You are basically making a candy, by melting the butter and sugar together. So you need to make sure it cooks long enough for the sugar to set up. Having the mixture come to a full boil, and then cooking for a full minute, is what it takes. Use a TIMER!!

Storage

Once the cookies have set up completely, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for a week. There are not any ingredients that actually require it to be in the fridge, I just think they last longer that way. Depending on the temperature of your house, the peanut butter can soften and be harder to eat.

You can also store them in the freezer for up to 5 months. Once the cookies are completely set, store in an airtight container. They are perfect to add to a lunch box or set on the counter and for an hour and then enjoy.

staked no bake peanut butter cookies on a white plate

What Kind of Oats To Use

The recipe calls for old fashioned oats and they are really my favorite. They really help the cookie set up and give it a chewy texture. You can use quick cooking oats, and the cookies will set up and work perfectly. I just don’t think they are quite as good. But if that is all you have, you can definitely still make them.

Can I Use Crunchy Peanut Butter

Yes, you absolutely can! We are a house divided when it comes to peanut butter, so I always have both creamy and crunchy on hand. I prefer creamy in this recipe because I like the texture better. But crunchy works and if you may even like the crunch it gives better!

More Tasty No Bake Dessert Recipes

Yield: 24

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies - one of the easiest desserts you will ever make. No Bake Cookies with just a few ingredients that are ready in just minutes, with lots of peanut butter flavor!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar and milk until well combined.
  2. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove mixture from heat and mix in vanilla extract and peanut butter, mixing until it is smooth.
  4. Add in oats and mix until they are well coated.
  5. Scoop rounded tablespoons full of batter onto a lined cookie sheet.
  6. Allow to cool completely before removing and storing in an airtight container.

Notes

I used Imperial Sugar in this recipe

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 204Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 11mgSodium 55mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 18gProtein 4g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Catalina

Sunday 17th of July 2022

A no bake cookies is exactly what I need right now! It's so hot right here, but who doesn't love a sweet treat?!

Sandra

Saturday 16th of July 2022

I love how you can make this in 10 minutes! Perfect when you had sudden cravings in the middle of the night!

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