No Bake Cookies

This No Bake Cookies recipe has been in my husband's family for the last 50 years! You only need one pot and ten minutes to make them. A sweet dessert everyone loves!

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make No Bake Cookies, No Bake Cookie Recipe, no bake cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 176 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder I used dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a large pot, bring butter, milk, and sugar to boil. Stir while boiling 1 minute. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in remaining ingredients until combined. Immediately scoop into cookies and place on waxed paper or aluminum foil. Allow 5-10 minutes to set and cool.
  2. **Its a good idea to have all the ingredients you stir into the boiled mixture pre-measured, so the process is quick and the cookie 'batter' comes together properly.
Nutrition Facts
No Bake Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.