Introduction: No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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In this instructable I will show you how to make no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. This recipe for no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies is really easy to make using everyday ingredients. They don't take super long at all to make either. These chocolate cookies are incredible and they are gluten-free! Time to mix things up a bit and make some no bake cookies. If I can make them, you can make them. Let's get started! :)

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both! :)

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools


  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (113g)
  • 1/2 cup of milk (whole, 2%, 1%, etc.) (125mL)
  • 1 1/2 cups of white granulated sugar (340g)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (25g)
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt (1g)
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar (light or dark) (100g)
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract (10mL)
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (125g)
  • 3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned) (270g)


  • Pot
  • Bowl
  • spatula
  • spoon
  • parchment paper, wax paper, or silicon baking mat
  • large sheet pan or cookie sheet

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Step 2: Pot Those Ingredients

First let's add our butter, milk, white granulated sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and brown sugar to a large sauce pot.

Step 3: Heat, Stir, Stir, Stir

Now let's turn out stovetop burner to medium heat and place our pot on it. Stir the mixture until everything melts down, and the mixture starts a rolling boil. After it starts to boil let it boil for 1 minute, then remove it from the heat. Make sure to stir constantly especially during the last few minutes. During the early stages you can stir occasionally. Heating it up allows the sugars to melt down and mix in nicely with our cocoa powder and milk and butter.

Step 4: Vanilla and Peanut Butter

Now we pour the mixture in another bowl and add in our vanilla extract and peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter melts.

Step 5: Mixing Oats

Now let's add in most of our oats and stir until well blended in. If it is too runny add in the rest of the oats. 3 cups usually is perfect so that is what I always use. It should be a nice thick almost like an oatmeal consistency.

Step 6: Place, Set, Eat

Now place spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a silicone mat, parchment paper, or wax paper lined cookie sheet or sheet pan. I usually use a big tablespoon for this. You can place them fairly close to each other, they won't spread that much. Then let them cool at room temperature or in the fridge until they set. You will know when they are done when they aren't sticky to the touch, and they lose their glossy look, and of course you will be able to pick them up without them falling apart, haha. This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies. Now enjoy! :)

Step 7: Video Tutorial

Now check out those steps in action by watching the video tutorial. :)

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