No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Craving a quick, homemade chocolate treat? These delicious cookies have been my go-to recipe since I learned to make them in Girl Scouts. The ingredients are all items most people have on hand, so you don't even need to make a trip to the store. 10 minutes and they're done! My teenage daughter seems to have inherited my love of making sweets, and whenever she asks, "what can I make," the answer is usually No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 dozen
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick cooking or rolled oats quick cooking oats do seem to hold together better
Mix together sugar, milk, cocoa and butter in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir constantly for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add peanut butter, vanilla, salt. Stir until peanut butter melts and mixture is smooth.
Stir in oats.
On a sheet of wax paper, drop by tablespoon size scoops. Your cookies will likely flatten out, but they can also be little mounds...it doesn't really matter.
Let cool and harden - about 20 minutes.