Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies, and who doesn’t love cookies that you do not have to bake, right? If that is the case, these are the cookies you might be looking for. I grew up with these and recall my Dad making them for us. They might have been the only dessert that my Dad ever made, I could be wrong on that front, but I’m fairly certain. I made this recipe only due to the fact that it is that time of year when we need to make cookies as the kids are getting excited for Christmas, and my wife, who isn’t really ready to spend hours in the kitchen making and decorating cookies with the kids. That is her annual baking with the kids, not mine, I’m out on that project as I have no patience. Believe me.

These cookies are quick, super yummy, and pretty darn feeling.

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Let’s get started.


  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Parchment or Wax Paper

In a sauce pan, add the sugar, cocoa powder, milk and butter, and melt that down and bring to a boil.

How to make chocolate oatmeal cookies

During this time, line a baking sheet with the paper. Once it boils, reduce the heat to medium, and then add in your peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla and oatmeal. Mix well, then drop a tablespoon of the mixture onto the baking sheet.

Let them cool, then dig in.

These cookies are so worthy of a super cold glass of milk as well. They are rich, thick, and hearty, and are a perfect grab and go cookie. One or two per day will do you just right.

I hope you enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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