No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

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No-Bake Chocolate Cookies is a favorite recipe from my childhood. Especially nice when you don’t want to heat up the house with the oven.

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

They are so delicious. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Coconut. Oats. And Peanuts. So yummy!

 

Kid-Friendly Recipe

This recipe is also very simple to make, perfect for summer vacation when the kids are home from school, or when grandchildren come to visit. It’s also a great cookie to make for any first-year 4-H’ers in the cooking project looking for recipes to make for the county fair.  See more Winning 4-H Recipes Here. 

 

Ingredients to Make No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

  • butter
  • whole milk
  • granulated sugar
  • baking cocoa
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • creamy peanut butter
  • sweetened coconut
  • roasted peanuts (optional)
  • old-fashioned oats

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Lay our a sheet of waxed paper about 24 inches long.

Prepare your ingredients: If using peanuts, you may want to chop them using a sharp knife or nut chopper.

Bringing Mixture to a Rolling Boil

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, stir in the whole milk, granulated sugar, baking cocoa and salt. Bring to a rolling boil and continue cooking for one minute.

A rolling boil is one that doesn’t stop boiling even when you stir it.

Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract, and the creamy peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter liquifies.

When it comes to peanut butter and peanuts, you may use whatever you prefer. Use creamy peanut butter with or without peanuts. Or maybe chunky peanut butter and no peanuts. You decide.

Stirring in the Old-Fashioned Oats Mixture

Add the sweetened coconut flakes, roasted peanuts, and old-fashioned oats. Stir well with a wooden spoon until all of the ingredients are incorporated.

Stirring this mixture can be a little more difficult, so you may need to help your little ones with this part.

Making Mounds of Cookies

Drop from teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper as quickly as you can. Let the cookies set until firm, about 30 minutes. This recipe will make 38-44 cookies, depending on the size.

When spooning the cookie drops onto the waxed paper, try to work quickly, as the mixture will set-up and become crumbly as it cools. Allow cookies to cool before eating.

Store cookies in a covered container up to seven days. But I’m sure they will not last that long. I hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

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Recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

Here's another favorite recipe from my childhood. Especially nice when you don't want to heat up the house with the oven.
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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Creamy Peanut Butter, No-Bake, Old-Fashioned Oatmeal, Peanuts, Summer Food
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 44 Cookies

Equipment

Mauviel Copper Pans
Measuring Tools
Wooden Spoon
Waxed Paper

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter or crunchy
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts chopped, optional
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients. Using a knife or nut chopper, chop the roasted peanuts, if desired.
    For this recipe, I like to premeasure the ingredients to make the process go more quickly and smooth.
    Place a piece of waxed paper on the counter or table, about 24 inches long.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Once melted stir in the whole milk, granulated sugar, baking cocoa, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil and continue to cook for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and creamy peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter is incorporated.
  • Add the sweetened coconut flakes, chopped dry-roasted peanuts, and old-fashioned oats. Mix well with a long-handled wooden spoon.
  • As quickly as possible, drop mixture from teaspoonfuls into small mounds onto the prepared waxed paper. Let set until firm, about 30 minutes. Makes up to 44 cookies.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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