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No bake peanut butter cookies with oatmeal in a serving bowl.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies with oatmeal are the perfect treat when a late night craving hits. They're quick and easy to make and satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. 
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 42 cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 3 cups oats quick cooking - gluten-free oats are fine to use
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Measure oats and add to large bowl
  • 2. Measure peanut butter and vanilla extract , set aside
  • 3. In a small saucepan, whisk together sugar, milk and butter and stir to combine
  • 4. Heat the sugar mixture on stove over medium heat, stirring constantly
  • 5. When mixture begins to boil slightly, set the timer for 2 minutes
  • 6. Continue to stir until the timer goes off
  • 7. Immediately add mixture to oats, stir slightly
  • 8. Add peanut butter and vanilla, stir just until combined
  • 9. Working quickly, scoop cookies onto cookie sheet or parchment paper
  • 10. Let cool. Store in airtight container.


Serving: 1cookie · Calories: 97kcal · Carbohydrates: 14g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 4g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g · Cholesterol: 6mg · Sodium: 17mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 9g
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