No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


1/2 cup butter (1 stick, salted - real butter, do not substitute)

1/2 cup milk (skim, 1%, 2% or whole)

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup cocoa (I use Hershey's Natural Unsweetened Cocoa)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3 cups Quick Oats (quick-cooking oatmeal) or Old-Fashioned Oats


In a medium to large size sauce pan, heat butter, milk, sugar and cocoa over medium heat, blending well and stirring continuously.  Bring to a rapid boil. Once boiling, allow to boil (while continuing to stir) for 1 1/2 minutes then remove from heat. Next add vanilla and peanut butter and blend well, then add oats, blend well.  Drop large spoonfuls of batter on wax paper.  Allow to cool/set for 25 to 30 minutes on counter.   Enjoy with a ol' big glass of cold milk!


Use an ice cream scoop for the batter - so simple and no mess.  I use the medium size scoop from Pampered Chef.  I take heaping size scoops and drop them on the wax paper.  

Use a timer for the 1 1/2 minute boiling time.  Under and over cooking may result in cookies that do not set.