Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

by Chris on September 6, 2013

Can you believe I’ve been blogging all these years, and this is my very first recipe? I think it says a lot about how I cook. :) It’s so good, perhaps it was worth the wait. My grandmother was the BEST baker I’ve ever known, and this is her recipe. I basically grew up on chocolate no-bakes, but this peanut butter version is a show-stopper. Everytime I bring them to a party, someone asks for the recipe. Sooooo it’s worthy of a post.

Peanut butter no bakes


  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 Cups sugar

Bring ingredients to a boil over medium heat. Let it rolling boil for two minutes and remove from heat.

No bake cookie ingredients

Rolling boil–No bakes

As soon as you remove from heat, add the following ingredients and stir until mixed well:

  • 3 Cups oatmeal (old fashion oats tend to be too big for this recipe, so I use 1-minute)
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla

Cookie ingredients

Quickly spoon cookies onto foil or wax paper.

No bake cookies

If done correctly, they set up within a couple of minutes. Boil too long? They come out too hard. Boil too short? You’ll be eating them with a spoon. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Peanut butter no bake cookies

These are seriously a family favorite, and they are extremely easy to make! 

No bake cookie recipe

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies–


  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 Cups sugar
    • Bring mixture to boil over medium heat. Let boil (rolling) for two minutes and remove from heat
  • 3 Cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tsp. vanilla
    • Add remaining ingredients and quickly drop by spoonfuls onto foil. Let harden for a few minutes and enjoy!


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog September 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I seriously need one of these right. now! Love no bake cookies!!

Amy September 7, 2013 at 6:28 am

Could you use almond milk in place of cows milk?

Jean S. September 8, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Mmmmm! I made these yesterday and I quite agree that they are delish! And no chocolate, who knew?!? Thanks for sharing ;o)

Tam@to live to love to laugh September 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Thank you for the recipe! I just made a batch, waiting for my youngest to get off the bus :). They are delicious.

Bobbi Jean September 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Made these tonight. The ol’ hubster is a die-hard CHOC no-bake cookie fan, but this recipe blew them out of the water! Fantastic!

Erin September 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

I’ve tried to make no bake cookies before and they always end up a soupy mess, I had no idea I wasn’t cooking it long enough! I’ll be giving these a try my family is ga-ga over peanut butter anything! :)

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