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How To Make No-Bake Cookies ~ Cheap, Fast, and Easy!

Updated on February 9, 2012

No-bake Cookies!


Chocolatey, peanut buttery no-bake cookies!

First off, I'd like to apologize for the title of this hub. I'd like to apologize to the cookies! They seemed to be a bit ticked because I called them cheap. I guess the "fast and easy" was okay!

Yes, in my world cookies talk!

Moving on...these cookies are a favorite in my family. My mother used to make these without the peanut butter, and most of the time, the cookies wouldn't set. We'd put them in the freezer for a bit and just scrape the cookies off the waxed paper with spoons! Adding the peanut butter definitely helps them harden up more like cookies.

Make a batch of no-bake cookies tonight, but try not to eat them all in one sitting. They're not as pretty coming back up! Enjoy!

Simple Ingredients

The recipe calls for peanut butter, but I use soy butter because I'm allergic to peanuts. Wowbutter is awesome!
The recipe calls for peanut butter, but I use soy butter because I'm allergic to peanuts. Wowbutter is awesome! | Source

Gooey goodness!

Trust me, it'll work!
Trust me, it'll work! | Source



The Most Excellent Recipe


  • 8 tablespoons(1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter(soy butter or almond butter will also work)


  1. Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Add sugar and cocoa. Mix well.
  4. Bring to a boil stirring frequently.
  5. Once boiling, cook for 3 minutes stirring frequently.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add oats and peanut butter.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper.
  10. Let cool and enjoy!

Applause! Applause!

I've already had 3 while writing this hub!
I've already had 3 while writing this hub! | Source


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      6 years ago

      About how many does this make?

    • EclecticFusion profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Michele, I hope you enjoy them! They are very easy to make!

    • EclecticFusion profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      ImKarn23, I know what you mean! They're good right from the pan!

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      Michele Travis 

      7 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      That looks good, I am going print this out and try it. I love cookies. Easier to make and tasty sounds very nice.

    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 

      7 years ago

      Hmmm..i'll have to try that. I have always gone with the other recipe for 'no-bake' cookies: Eat the batter! lol

    • EclecticFusion profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Christin, thanks for the comment! I hope they work out for you. They are delicious!

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      Christin Sander 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      yummy and I could do these in a gluten free manner too since there is no flour. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I remember something similar when I was a kid too but had forgotten about it.

    • EclecticFusion profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      NightFlower, thanks for the comment! They are fast and easy to make!

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      7 years ago

      These are so delicious...I remembering having the for desert at the high school lunches. This recipe is good for a quickie and a memory -smile. Thanks for this.

    • EclecticFusion profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      dkm27, be kind to your cookies and they'll return the favor! =)

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      7 years ago from Chicago

      I do not cook. These are perfect for me. I am a vegetarian, so cooking is the microwave. Thanks for the recipe, and I will talk to the cookies and say really nice things.


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