These peanut butter no bake cookies will quickly satisfy your craving for a delicious peanut butter treat! They are literally packed with rich peanut butter goodness as well as a soft texture and just the right amount of chewiness thanks to the quick oats! With only 5 minutes of cooking time, you'll be ready to enjoy these in no time!
Best Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
These peanut butter no bake cookies are practically effortless to make and are super tasty! Everything is boiled together in a pot and then left out to set!
They use simple ingredients and are always a fan-favorite!
🥘 Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie Ingredients
These easy-to-make cookies use very common ingredients that any beginner baker probably already has!
- Sugar - 2 cups of granulated sugar.
- Butter - ½ cup of salted butter (one stick).
- Milk - ½ cup of milk.
- Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Peanut Butter - 1 cup of peanut butter.
- Quick Oats - 3 cups of quick oats (do not use old-fashioned or steel-cut oats).
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredients, amounts, & instructions!*
🔪 How To Make Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
My peanut butter no bake cookies are a snap to make! All you need for these easy cookies is a saucepan!
This recipe will make 30 cookies, so it is perfect for gift baskets or for a get-together!
- Heat pan. Heat a medium saucepan with ½ cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, and ½ cup of milk over medium-high to high (enough to bring the syrup to a boil). Stir frequently to prevent burning!
- Boil. Once the butter is melted and the syrup has reached a full rolling boil, cook at a boil for 1 full minute and then remove from heat.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 cup of peanut butter and then stir to combine with the syrup. Next, add 3 cups of quick oats and stir until mixed thoroughly and the oats are evenly coated.
- Set. Finally, drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and allow to cool and set up for at least one hour.
If you are a peanut butter enthusiast, check out more of my peanut butter recipes! Try out my peanut butter mug cake and top it off with some peanut butter buttercream frosting for an extra sweet treat!
💭 Angela's Tips & Recipe Notes
- Make sure your mixture is at a full rolling boil for a full minute. Set a timer!
- I usually make my no-bake cookies in the evening to allow the peanut butter oatmeal no-bake cookies to set up completely overnight.
- To Store: Place your cookies into an airtight container and store at room temperature for 1 week or refrigerated for 2 weeks.
- To Freeze: Peanut butter no bake cookies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to six months. Let thaw before eating.
❓ Why Are My No Bake Cookies Gooey?
If your peanut butter no bake cookies are turning out gooey, you most likely aren't boiling the mixture long enough!
❓ How Long Does It Take For No Bake Cookies To Set?
You need to let your cookies set for at least 30 minutes, but I prefer to let them set out overnight to ensure that they are completely set!
❓ Can You Put No Bake Cookies In The Freezer To Set?
Your no bake cookies need to be set up properly to make sure they don't end up with an off texture. Technically, you could put these into the freezer, but they will come out still gooey. I don't recommend using the freezer to set them.
🍪 More Great No-Bake Cookies!
- Butterscotch Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate No Bake Cookies
- Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Crisps
Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies
- Heat a medium saucepan with the butter, sugar and milk over medium high to high (enough to bring the syrup to a boil). Stir frequently to prevent burning!
- Once the butter is melted and the syrup has reached a full rolling boil, cook at a boil for 1 full minute then remove from heat.
- Add the vanilla and peanut butter and stir to combine with the syrup. Then add the quick oats and stir until mixed thoroughly and the oats are evenly coated.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and allow to cool and set up for at least one hour. I usually make my no bake cookies in the evening to allow the peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies to set up completely overnight.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!