Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe

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These classic chocolate no-bake cookies are fudgy with a crunch from added peanuts and peanut butter. A quick and easy way to satisfy a chocolate craving.


Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

At church on Sunday we had a potluck and someone (thanks Sydny) brought no bake cookies.  They were good.  So, I have been thinking about them ever since…not so good since I started working out yesterday… but oh well, I still thought it would be fun to share with you the recipe I like to make. 

 I should explain that I did not grow up with no bake cookies, so this recipe has been a pretty new addition to our dessert repertoire.  But I think they are a fun alternative to having to actually do any baking.  And I am starting to like them more and more.  I am going to have to play around a bit with the recipe to see what other madness I can make out of it.  For example, this time I added whole salted peanuts.  I haven’t done this before, but I honestly don’t think I EVER will make them again without peanuts it was such a welcome addition. 

 It is important to boil the chocolate mixture for at least a minute and maybe closer to two.  This makes the sauce more fudge-like and I promise, it is just better that way!  Happy cooking!   Let me know if you try them!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe

Makes 25-30 (medium sized scoop) cookies
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 – 4 cups oatmeal I like to do have quick oats and half regular oatmeal


  • In a medium sized heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk.
  • Let boil for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly but be careful not to burn it.
  • Add the peanut butter and vanilla mix until combined.
  • Add the peanuts and oatmeal to the pan and mix together till completely coated in chocolate.  (Add oatmeal if necessary.)
  • On a rimmed cookie sheet covered with waxed paper, drop mixture by the medium cookie scoop size, allow to cool ( I usually throw mine in the fridge!).


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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. I am already salivating while looking at the pictures! How much more when I ask my wife to do a batch (or two) for the whole family tonight? Thanks for the lovely recipe. Shoutout from!

  2. I love no bake cookies! I always make mine with crunchy peanut butter and coconut oil substituted for the butter. Yours look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I tried these and they taste great! A little crumbly do you think I added to much oatmeal or over cooked them.

    1. Probably a little too much oatmeal. I usually add the minimum amount of oatmeal, stir until combined and test it. They are yummy though.

  4. These look so yummy!! We will definitely be trying this delicious treat! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It’s so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters