Small-Batch Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

no bake chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies

I love no-bake cookies.

I’m pretty sure I make them at least once a month, in addition to all the other sweet things I make regularly.

This particular no-bake cookie recipe is my favorite. I know I say so many other things are my favorite, but this one definitely qualifies. After all, I’ve had this recipe written down on a little piece of paper for years. It’s crumpled and has food stains all over it – and that’s how you know it’s a good one.

The secret to making this recipe just right is how long you boil it for. If you boil for too long, your cookies will end up dry and crumbly. If you don’t boil it long enough, your cookies will stay goopy and won’t set at all, even if you refrigerate them.

chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies

I have perfected this recipe and found that 30 seconds of boiling time is that sweet spot. I know it’s tricky to time it just right, but this recipe is worth making again and again.

no bake chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies

Small-Batch Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

The most perfect no-bake cookie recipe of all time
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 186 kcal


  • 150 Grams White Granulated Sugar (3/4 Cup)
  • 60 Grams Milk (1/4 Cup)
  • 56 Grams Butter (1/4 Cup)
  • 15 Grams Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (2 Tablespoons)
  • 120 Grams Peanut Butter (1/2 Cup)
  • 120 Grams Old-Fashioned Oats (1 1/2 Cups)


  • In a medium-sized pan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, and stir constantly.
  • After 30 seconds of boiling, take off the heat and stir in the peanut butter and old fashioned oats.
  • Spoon onto a plate and refrigerate for an hour to set.


For drier, crumbly cookies – boil for up to a minute. For wetter, gooey cookies – boil less than 30 seconds. 
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Did You Try It?

I know this is my favorite no-bake cookie recipe, but is it yours too? I’m pretty sure just about everyone has a favorite no-bake, and they’re all a bit different. What do you do differently? Do you prefer drier or wetter cookies? With or without peanut butter? Let me know in the comments below!

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