Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

When I was a child, there were four types of cookies that my mom made: chocolate chip (from the recipe on the Nestle Tollhouse Morsels bag), oatmeal-raisin, spice cookies for Christmas decorating, and these chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies.  So even though this recipe isn’t anything new or challenging, and most of you have probably made a version of it at some point, I think these cookies are worth a post because of the feelings of nostalgia they elicit from me.  I have a lot of fond memories of watching these cook up in a saucepan and then waiting impatiently for them to get cool enough to eat (and to be honest, some of them were always consumed long before that point).  This is a fun recipe to make when you’re in the mood for something sweet, and since it’s chock full of oatmeal, you can even pretend they’re good for you.

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal

In a saucepan, bring the milk, butter, sugar, and cocoa to a boil, gently stirring.  Boil for one minute.  Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal and mix until well-blended.  Drop batter onto waxed paper in spoonfuls and let cool until hardened.  Enjoy!


6 thoughts on “Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

  1. I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about with nostalgia. These cookies were darn near my favorite thing in the whole world in my childhood, and my mother’s recipe is almost identical. Thanks for taking me back to 1988 for about 2 seconds, guys.

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