No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe adapted from: Sally’s Baking Addiction

What’s more low-maintenance for the bake-to-school season than a no-bake recipe?! Worry not, they are full of flavor and are a great energy boost. 

Prep Time

45 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


2 Dozen


3 cups oats
1⁄4 cup butter
1 1⁄2 cups sugar, granulated
2 tablespoons sugar, brown
1⁄2 cup milk
1⁄4 cup cocoa powder (optional)
1 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
2⁄3 cup chocolate chips (optional)


Line a baking sheet that fits in your refrigerator with parchment paper and set aside. Melt butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Let cool slightly and add milk, whisking to combine. Add all other ingredients besides the oats (and chocolate chips if using) and mix well to combine. Add oats and chocolate chips last, stirring well to evenly distribute.


Drop 1 Tbsp. of dough at a time onto the lined baking sheets and press down on each slightly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and then enjoy! Keep refrigerated until ready to eat. They also keep well in the freezer.