These No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are a classic no bake cookie recipe made with chocolate, peanut butter, and oats. No oven required!

easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies every kid loves

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been making these easy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies since I was a kid. They are a gluten-free cookie recipe with no eggs, and they are made on the stove top so there is no oven required. They are quick and easy to make and the sweet chocolate no bake cookie has a little bit of chew from the oatmeal and the chocolate and peanut butter kind of melts in your mouth. It’s totally delicious!

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This is a pretty straightforward no bake cookie recipe. I think the only thing I do differently than some version is mix quick cooking oats and old fashioned oats. When I made it as a kid it was quick cooking oats only, but I like a little more texture so I mix the two types of oats together. You’ll have to tell me what you think.

What is in No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies?

  • Sugar – this no bake cookie recipe uses a blend of white sugar and brown sugar.
  • Milk – I used 2% milk because that’s what I had in the refrigerator but you can use whatever you have (growing up we always used skim milk).
  • Butter
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Oats – I use a combination of quick oats and old fashioned rolled oats. If you prefer you can just use quick oats.
Ingredients and step-by-step process for making no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies

How to Make No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies:

  1. In a saucepan combine the white sugar, brown sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil in the saucepan over medium heat. Once it reaches a boil continue to cook for 60 seconds, stirring continuously.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until the peanut butter is completely melted.
    Add both types of oats and stir until fully combined.
  3. Drop the cookie mixture by the tablespoon onto a parchment paper, or wax paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Let the cookies cool to room temperature, approximately 60 minutes, and enjoy!
easy make ahead No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Tips for Making No Bake Cookies:

  • The number 1 tip I have for making these no bake cookies is to have all of your ingredients measured out and ready to go. This recipe doesn’t take long to make and everything moves quickly.
  • Watch your time! When it says 60 seconds it means 60 seconds. If you cook the chocolate mixture too long it will dry out and if you don’t cook it long enough it won’t hold it’s shape. This is one recipe where I trust the clock instead of the look of the recipe.
perfect holiday No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These no bake cookies are super chocolaty and kind of remind me of homemade fudge…with oatmeal. It’s a simple recipe with ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now. If you go grab them you could have your own batch of No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies in no time!

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Servings: 30
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Cooling Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are a classic no bake cookie recipe made with chocolate, peanut butter, and oats. No oven required!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

Instructions

  • In a saucepan combine the white sugar, brown sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once the mixture begins to bubble continue to cook for 60 seconds, stirring continuously.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until the peanut butter is completely melted.
  • Add both types of oats and stir until fully combined.
  • Drop the cookie mixture by the heaping tablespoon onto a parchment paper, or wax paper lined baking sheet.
  • Let the cookies cool completely, approximately 60 minutes, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 59mg, Potassium: 91mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 0.6mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic cookie, no bake chocolate cookies, no bake cookies, peanut butter cookie

This recipe was originally published on September 24, 2018. It was republished on August 28, 2019 with updated photos and a slightly updated recipe.