Peanut Butter No-Bakes #CreativeCookieExchange

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

I joined a new group called the creative cookie exchange in hopes that I post more cookie recipes. I love cookies, but I always seem to by pass the thought of making them. This months theme was “back to school cookie exchange.” I choose peanut butter no-bake cookies because kids love them and they’re easy to make. I had to put a rush on the picture taking since the husband was anxious to bite into one of these fudgy cookies.

My son isn’t at school age yet, but if he was, this would be the perfect cookie. I’m always the busiest in August and September due to all the gardening and canning. So, I can actually see this as what I would make him for a snack. Peanut butter no-bake cookies are just the cookie to make you the best mom ever. It’s a fact. When my mom made these for me as a kid, I took them to school and kids begged for me. They did the same thing for my rock candy, but that’s because candy was in its name. I think it’s just natural for young kids to beg for anything considered candy.

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Peanut Butter No-Bakes
Serves: 12-18 cookies
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 2 + ¾ cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Measure out the quick cooking oats and peanut butter
  2. Lay down wax paper on the counter
  3. In a large saucepan, add granulated sugar, butter, and milk.
  4. Turn on medium to high heat and let the butter melt. Stir often.
  5. Stir the ingredients until it comes to a boil. When it comes to a boil, time it for two minutes.
  6. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla, peanut butter, and quick cooking oats. Stir until everything is incorporated
  7. Spoon the mixture onto the wax paper with two spoons and let cool completely.

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  1. says

    A no-bake cookie would also be great in the hot summer months when no one wants to turn the oven on! Great idea, Miranda! They remind me of a peanut butter “fudge” my grandmother used to make but I don’t think hers had oatmeal. Which makes yours healthier, right? ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. says

    I absolutely love peanut butter cookies! Believe it or not, I’ve never made no bake ones before, but they seem so easy! I must try them. Definitely a great snack for kids, and totally easy enough to have them help! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. says

    I will have to try these soon, because who wouldn’t love the idea of a no-bake cookie and the convenience it provides? These look delicious and peanut butter is always a winner in my house. I can’t wait to look through your blog for some canning tips. It is something I would like to be good at, but it just hasn’t happened as yet.
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  4. Linda says

    I have a recipe similiar to this but it includes adding coconut to the mixture. So delicious! I’m going to make some tonight.

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