Easy No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies


Easy No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

I haven´t posted a recipe for a while, but I´ve got a delicious treat to share with you today. It´s not a Spanish creation, but you do get to see a photograph of some Spanish ingredients – does that count?

These cookies are quick and easy to make, using just one pan.  Waiting for them to set is the hardest part!

It´s a good job the oatmeal needs chewing or otherwise you could just inhale these little beauties!

Although I´d heard of no-bake cookies I´d never made them, but when I saw these chewy, sticky bundles of goodness at Sweet Dreaming I just knew I had to make them straight away!

They take only a few minutes to prepare and are great to make with kids if you have any little hands eager to help in the kitchen.   I’m sure they’ll love scraping the saucepan afterwards, (which is quite safe  as there are no raw eggs to worry about)!

I´ve photographed the whole process, so if you just click on each of the photos in the gallery you can follow, step-by-step.

Easy No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies  (Galletas de avena con chocolate y crema de cacahuete)

½ cup (1 stick) butter
1½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats

1. Add the first four ingredients (including the cocoa powder) to a large saucepan.

2. Stir, whilst bringing to the boil, then let the mixture simmer for 1 minute only.

3. Remove from heat.

4. Add the peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.

5. Add the oats and stir until coated.

6. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper-lined baking sheets.

7. Use the back of the spoon to smooth them out and flatten into more of a “cookie” shape.

8. Set aside to cool until set, which takes about 45 minutes.   I usually pop the trays into the fridge because they don´t set so well if it´s hot in the kitchen – and I do live in Spain!

This mixture will make around 25-30 cookies depending on how big you make each of them.

Easy No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

What are you waiting for?  Go and make some and tell me what you think!

You might also like to look at some of my other recipes:

Andalucían sizzling hot spicy prawns

Patatas a lo pobre: Poor man´s potatoes

Let’s talk about tapas!


71 thoughts on “Easy No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

  1. It looks like you have the mix for Spanish hot chocolate, did you use that, or plain cocoa powder? These look amazing! I will have to hide them from my son however, as he’s a bit young for so much sugar! Btw, I find the best peanut butter from the Moroccan butchers!

    • Hi Melissa – Yes, I used the Spanish hot chocolate mix (from Mercadona). Thanks for the tip – I didn’t know about the peanut butter from the Moroccan butchers! 😉

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    • Oh yes, you must. I have yet to give one of these cookies to anyone who didn´t absolutely LOVE them 🙂

      What a thoughtful gift to give baked goods to family and friends. It´s always a problem to know what to give because everyone already has so much, don´t they?

      • Thank you – as soon as I make a batch I will leave a comment about them. It will be awhile until Christmas …. hahaha – or maybe not.
        I was thinking of taking them to my artists meeting October. Thanks, again.
        P.S. People love homemade and home baked things as gifts. It’s how you present them. I go to flea markets or yard sales and pick up baskets old or new and make creative baskets. I line the basket with a colorful kitchen towel then line the towel with wax paper and add my treats in there. I use clear wrap and pretty ribbons to finish the packaging. I haven’t had any complaints except for complaints about weight gain. Hahahaha …

  4. Going to have to try this one…printing the pics and trying to eat them is not the same as the real thing I’m afraid. Then we have have a plate ful we sit back, read and go bananas – is that a plan or is that a plan?

    • Hmmm … coconut milk might make it too runny – unless you substitute the ordinary milk and then maybe add some dried coconut too. If you like them really chocolately, you could maybe try Nutella instead of peanut butter 🙂

      • Oh wow these were so tasty! And I did use Nutella instead of peanut butter, it worked great. However you are right that these will NOT work in a Spanish kitchen! Unless you have air con, of course. You have to put them in the fridge for a whole hour, and even then when you take them out and put them on the table, so the kids can take some whenever they like, they soon turn runny again! 🙂 However in the end I have decided to wrap each cookie individually in plastic wrap when I take it out of the fridge, then store them in the fridge again in a little stack, and the kids can take each one out when they want to eat it. It’s the only way, here, I’m afraid hehe!

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  6. My aunt is the queen of no-bake but I’ve never seen these. Anything with peaut butter is yummy, and oats are great for cholesterol absortption! Will add them to my ‘repertoire’ as I always have these ingedients to hand. Yum.

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