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No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

The best No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies are quick to prepare with this easy recipe. Enjoy these classic chocolaty treats for an afternoon snack or after-dinner dessert!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 175 kcal


  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar light, packed
  • ½ cup milk regular, oat, or cashew
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder regular or dark
  • cup peanut butter creamy
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  1. Add butter to a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Once butter has melted, add sugars, milk, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil and let boil for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Pour sauce over the oats in a large bowl and mix to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes before scooping out into 1 ½ tablespoon-sized balls.
  5. Place balls evenly spaced on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, pressing down slightly to flatten them out. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight for the best results.

Recipe Notes

  • To Store: Seal the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Place parchment or wax paper between layers to prevent them from sticking together.
  • To Freeze: Place the cookies in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 86IU2%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.