How to Make No-Bake Cookies




Introduction: How to Make No-Bake Cookies

Have you ever wanted to make cookies in a jiffy without the hassle of dozens of ingredients, an oven, and a big cleanup? Your answer is right here. These no-bake cookies are easy to make without the need for many appliances and ingredients, meaning that you can easily make these delicious cookies without having to search for complicated ingredients. With the holidays right around the corner, this is an easy treat that you can bring to holiday events to share!

This recipe is brought to you by culinary experts, Audrey Belancin and Nicolas Villacis.

Step 1: What You'll Need


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbs of cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups of quick cooking oats
  • ¼-½ cup of candy of your choice (optional)
    • M&Ms
    • Mini Reese’s
    • Crushed Oreo’s
    • Sprinkles


  • Large microwave-safe bowl
  • Large spoon
  • Microwave
  • Cookie Sheets/Large Tray
  • Wax Paper
  • Fridge
  • Measuring cups (optional)
  • Measuring spoons (optional)
  • Plastic wrap/paper plate or anything else on hand to cover bowl (optional)

Step 2: Heating

  • Measure milk and butter and add these ingredients to the large, microwave-safe bowl.

  • Melt the two previous ingredients together for 1-3 minutes, depending on microwave strength. Ensure that you cover the bowl before microwaving.

  • After the milk and butter have melted, mix in sugar, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt. Ensure to recover the bowl.

  • Insert the bowl with the mixed ingredients and microwave for 1 minute.

  • After a minute has passed, stir the mix so that the consistency is even. Microwave for an additional minute until the mixture begins to boil.

  • After heating the ingredients, ensure to stir the mixture so that it has the same consistency throughout.

Step 3: Add More Ingredients

  • Measure the peanut butter and vanilla and add to the melted mixture of butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk. Ensure that these are mixed completely.

Step 4: Add Final Ingredients

  • Slowly add in and stir a cup of oats to the mixture.

  • After adding only a cup of oats, add the candy of your choice to the bowl and mix.

  • Add the remaining oats to the bowl and stir. The mixture should be mixed completely so that it is an even consistency The mixture should be moist enough to stick to itself, but not too liquidy where it cannot form balls.

**Note: if the cookies are too dry/crumbly, add additional milk or peanut butter. If they are too moist/runny, add additional oats until the mixture is solid enough to form balls for the cookies.**

Step 5: Shape the Cookies

  • Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet that is lined with waxed paper.

  • After all of the cookies are placed on the sheet, you can add some personal touch by sprinkling additional candy or sprinkles on top.

Step 6: Cool the Cookies

  • Place the cookie sheets in the fridge for at least one hour before enjoying!

Step 7: Enjoy!

  • Eat and enjoy the cookies that you worked so hard to make!

  • Make sure that you share!




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    3 years ago

    Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing your cookies!