No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


I had no intention of making these cookies.  For the last two months it has been torture around here trying to shed the ten pounds  I have gained since starting this food blog.  Five pounds have been lost, but Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are not my friend!

I’m so ready to throw these mounds of melt in your mouth goodness in the trash because chocolate and peanut butter are my all time favorites!!  These little bites are just the same as eating this Best Ever Chocolate Sheet Cake frosting.   They are hard to resist.  Why did I even make them you ask?  My plans changed because our schedule last week at school was crazy.  First block was cut to sixty minutes on Wednesday so I had to find something quick.   Looking through files I found this cookie recipe that my friend Ann made last year for my class.  Why not try them?  These cookies seemed to be a perfect choice. They looked simple and easy enough to throw together and eat in less than an hour.   No problem!  Not so fast!

These little cookies are not really cookies.  They are candy and I have I told you that I am a very poor candy maker!!!  Twice I made them  and both times they were a gooey mess.  So back to the drawing board I went.  Thank goodness I found some help here .   The syrup has to come to a full boil.  My mistake was starting the timer as soon as the mixture started to simmer.  Don’t make the same mistake !  If you love chocolate and peanut butter as much as I do you’re going to love these.  It’s like eating the best fudge you have ever had without all the stress.  A few ingredients and a little of your time is all you need.  Head to the kitchen and get things rolling.  Your family will love you!   

The No Bake Cookies should NOT look like this:

This is all wrong!

Here are some tips:

  1. Use quick cooking oats.
  2. Stir together sugar, butter,and milk just until the mixture starts to bubble,  then STOP stirring.
  3. Let the mixture come to a FULL boil.  Cook for 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Take mixture off the heat and stir in vanilla, peanut butter, and oats.
  5. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper. 
  6. Give away to your friends or you will eat them all.

No Bake Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups of quick cooking oats
  1. In a 2 quart saucepan stir together sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa.  Stir just until butter melts and sugar is mixed in. Do not stir anymore.
  2. When mixture comes to a Full boil cook for 1 1/2 minutes. 
  3. Take off heat.
  4. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and oats.
  5. Drop by teaspoon on to wax paper.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks



Filed under Cookies

59 responses to “No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

  1. kristin 1st

    I learned that you didn’t have to put them in the oven.

  2. megan w

    I didn’t know you could make cookies without baking them.

  3. Jessica Turner

    They were still pretty good even though we messed up and they were a mess haha so weird how just one little mistake and can make a whole difference.

  4. Haley V.

    I thought these cookies were so awesome! I had no idea that you could make cookies without putting them in the oven!

  5. avery r

    I had no clue that the cocoa powder didnt have any sweetener but when you put the sugar with it it tastes just like regular chocolate.

  6. heather

    I didnt eat these cookies because i dont like chocolate but they look fun and easy to make.

  7. Linda Stagner

    This reminds me of a recipe I used years ago from the gas company home economist. I had forgotten all about it, but now I remember they didn’t turn out too well. I’ll have to try again using your suggestions. Thanks!

  8. ladd morgan

    i learned that if they are shiny and glisten in the sunlight then they are WRONG!

  9. bethanie

    These were really good, i have never had them before.

  10. Alexis D.

    These cookies were really good and easy to make. I learned that you have to let them cool for a long time before you can eat them or they will just fall apart.

  11. Kamron Munch

    I learned that you have to let the mix come to a full boil or else they wont have the correct texture.

  12. Mandi 1st period.

    I learned that if you don’t cook them long enough then they will just fall apart!

  13. Nicole

    I learned that you have to let the syrup come to a full boil or it will be too gooey.

  14. Brett

    i like how you dont have to bake them.

  15. Rachel Carvalho

    These were so good! Id never heard of this recipe before, but I really enjoyed these cookies 🙂

  16. KatyB1stBlock

    We make these cookies at home all the time and they tasted just as good when you made them! It makes me want to go home and make some for myself!

  17. KhaMaria Jones

    Even though the cookies didnt turn out the way you planned, they where still delicious, the syrup should have cooked longer to make the cookies harder.

  18. Jonathan1st

    Can you take out the oats

  19. Jessica Headen

    I didn’t know there was such thing as making cookies on the stove.

  20. Mariama

    Those cookies were mindblowing! I never knew there was a type of cookie that could be made without baking, something I will most definitely try. Thanks for the new idea Ms. Lupo.

  21. Ethan Way 1st

    When Mrs. Lupo was making this cookie i always thought you put in the oat meal and stir it up while its still boiling but i learned that you don’t.

  22. Kayla Daniels

    I learn how to stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and oats all together.

  23. Kateca F

    I wonder what made the cookies come out very sticky.

  24. Lucinda H.

    These are delicious but really sweet. I’ve eaten these before but they’ve always been gooey and without a cookie texture. I know now that you have to follow the instructions exactly in order for them to turn out right.

  25. brittany m. 1st block

    looked so easy to make, didn’t even realize you could make cookies without baking them and can’t wait to try them for myself at home

  26. Le'Keitha 2nd

    These cookies were very good. They had a lot of sugar but to me they turned out well

  27. Brittanyj

    I have never thought you could make a cookie without it being cooked in the oven, They were very gooey! They were still good although they weren’t fully cooked.

  28. Kaytlyn 2nd

    I learned that putting water in the measure cup before you put the peanut butter its easier to scoop out!

  29. Jenna Hanson 2nd block

    I learned that the syrup has to come to a full boil.

  30. william

    I did not realize how hard it actually was to make these at first but it was fun making them what you do always makes you stronger.

  31. Myah Edwards (:*

    I learned that the chocolate will be a dull color when they are ready and not to stir it when they start to boil.(:*

  32. miya dixon

    These cookies was really good and simple and fun to watch cooking

  33. Abigail Kremer

    These cookies were so good! I never knew that you could not bake cookies and they would still end up hard in the end.

  34. Chase DuCharme

    I learned that how we cooked these cookies is alot like how you are suppose to cook candy.

  35. Thomas Harris

    I learned that you dont always have to bake cookies

  36. olivia jarriel

    i learned that the these cookies are like making candy.

  37. Adam

    Even though I was not there to taste them, they do look very delicious. I think it’s amazing that you can make candy cookies and not bake them.

  38. Denisse 2nd

    i learned that when i recipe tells you to boil something for a certain amount of time you do not start your timer till after it starts to boil!.

  39. anissagbeason2

    i didn`t know that you didn`t have bake cookies

  40. Jamal 2ndpd.

    i learned you can make cookies without baking them

  41. liz 2nd

    i learned not cooking them the right amount time can make a hugh difference!
    but they were still really good! 🙂

  42. Daniel Vinson

    i didnt know you could boil chocolate and it would form into a cookie

  43. shiya hargrow

    i really think the no bake cookies werent that bad because i like chewy stuff and you didnt bake them so you cant expect for them to rock hard.

  44. kelsey 2nd

    i learned you could make these without cooking them & they would be good.

  45. sir ladio cakenhugger

    mrs lupo this was an awesome demo and i learned that you dont need heat to make things great tasting!

  46. jasmine mccoy

    i learned that you can put quick cooking oats and some chocolate together to make some candy.

  47. ronda

    the cookies were good and i love the way you made them without using the oven ..

  48. alaina blackstock

    i leanred that these cookies were alot like candy.

  49. sethyyy

    i learned you can burn chocolate thats crazy!

  50. alaina blackstock

    i learned that cooking these cookies was very fast and easy, and they taste alot like candy!

  51. Austin Whiteley

    i learned that if they are a dull color, they are perfect!

  52. Leka Labat

    I learned that you can make cookies without baking them !

  53. Savoi

    I did not know that you could make cookies without baking them, it was very interesting to watch!

  54. jermaine love

    i thought you always had to bake cookies

  55. Tell me about those 10 pounds, Wanda. Good for you for losing half of it!! I can’t seem to get going…and these cookies are NOT going to help!
    I’ve made no-bake cookies before, but nothing like these. YUM.

  56. Never heard of no bake cookies! I will have to try them! They look wonderful!

  57. Dana Fountain

    My mother made them when I was little (30 some odd years ago) . She added pecans and walnuts. Great for taking to a cook out or to a school birthday party!!

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