Fast, easy, oven-free! Not three words you typically associate with making cookies, but I assure you that you will from now on. Whether you're making a sweet treat on a hot day or you are building out an epic holiday cookie platter, you will be thrilled with how easy and delicious it is to make our Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies.
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookie is naturally egg-free and flour-free with just a few common pantry ingredients!
While making this recipe is pretty straightforward there are a few things that are important for the cook to note.
Which type of oatmeal is best for oatmeal no-bake cookies?
First and foremost, it is important to use oats that are certified gluten-free, more on this in a moment.
As far as which type of oatmeal is best for making this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookie recipe, I suggest using gluten-free quick-cooking oats, because they yield a chewier, more compact cookie; however, you can use the same amount of gluten-free old fashioned or gluten-free rolled oats if that’s what you have on hand. The end result will be a more toothsome oatmeal no-bake cookie.
Are Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake cookies gluten-free?
The only difference between standard oatmeal no-bake cookies and gluten-free oatmeal no-bake cookies is that you must use certified gluten-free oats to ensure that your cookies are indeed gluten-free.
Oats are commonly grown and processed at the same factories as gluten-containing grains, so oats are frequently contaminated with gluten even though they do not contain any gluten at all.
More oatmeal no-bake cookie recipes and no-cook dessert recipes:
Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
If you like this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies you will absolutely love our peanut butter version. It's just as easy and every bit as decadent!
Click here for this peanut butter no-bake cookie recipe.
2-Ingredient Easy Fudge Recipe
I photographed a recipe for KC the GFree Foodie's site for this 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge and it changed my life forever!
Her recipe was fast, easy, and required minimal dishes while yielding over 60 bite-sized pieces of fudge that was not only delicious, it was beautiful! Dare I say, artisanal?! I dare.
Click here for this no-cook dessert recipe!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
This egg-free cookie dough is great on its own, but it's also incredible mixed into a batch of homemade vanilla ice cream.
Click here for this no-bake cookie recipe!
If you’ve made this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookie I would be so grateful if you would rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookie
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Time to set: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 3 dozen 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stove top
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
3 cups gluten-free quick-cooking oats
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
8 tablespoons butter
½ cup whole milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper and set aside.
In a heavy saucepan bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk to a boil over medium-high heat. Let boil for 1 minute add the peanut butter, vanilla extract, and oatmeal stirring well to combine.
Remove from the heat and drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls onto the wax paper. Allow to cool and harden for about 30 minutes, then store in an airtight container.
You can speed up the setting process slightly by placing the sheet pans of cookies into the refrigerator to chill instead of letting them set at room temperature.
- Serving Size: 2 cookies
- Calories: 274
- Sugar: 24.1 g
- Sodium: 65.1 mg
- Fat: 12.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 35.5 g
- Protein: 5.3 g
- Cholesterol: 13.7 mg
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literally just made these cookies and i have to say i feel like your recipes just about saved my life ...i feel like im allergic to the world almonds, bannanas, milk, soy everythinggggg ..just the simple fact that you use coconut milk is amazing bc thats the only kind i can have ..i cant wait to try all of the other things that i pinned on my board from your page your great ! keep the recipes coming please and thank you 😀
Brittany, thank you so much for your kind comment! I am so glad that you have found things here that you can enjoy, I am working on new recipes using coconut milk/oil to include on the site soon and I hope you love them too. 🙂
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
I love this recipe too! I could easily make it with sunbutter!
I LOVE sunbutter! I might have to make that version too:)
Meg, these look amazing! I'm just curious if you think a kid who is not a fan of peanut butter (sigh, it's sad but true) would still like these (and not notice a strong PB taste). Either way, I could always make them for myself!
Thanks Dana! These are pretty peanut buttery. I would try almond butter or sunflower butter and see what happens. Let me know how they turn out
Thanks for a great recipe! Have you ever frozen these? I've never made "no-bake" cookies but I'd love to make them for the kid's school lunch and I'm wondering if I could make a up a big batch and freeze some. Thanks!
I have never frozen them so I am not sure how they will turn out. I would love to know how they work out for you if you freeze them. Thanks for stopping by!
I made the original version of this with my mom all the time as a kid. Now I'm vegan and will probably make these all the time for myself. no sharing!
Beard + Bonnet says
I hope that you enjoy them!! I have a hard time sharing them when I make them.:)
Eric Shupps says
Good post. Very helpful. Thanks for the info.
Helen LeBrett says
Just 4 days ago we received the results that my daughter is dairy, egg, gluten and corn sensitive. I spent 2 1/2 hours at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods looking for things for her to eat and arrived home exhausted!! So this morning I started on the internet looking for recipes for her, and yours was the second blog I looked at, and there in your posts was our absolute favorite cookie!! Bless you!!! I was thinking of how to experiment with my recipe so I could make it for her, but you have done all the work: Thank you, thank you!!! i'll be visiting you more often!! Helen from Healdsburg, Ca
Beard + Bonnet says
What an awesome mom you are! I promise that grocery shopping will get easier as you learn what products work best for your daughter's new diet. I was so overwhelmed at first and our only restrictions were gluten, dairy and had to be vegetarian. I am glad that you have a TJ's and a Whole Foods close to you, I know they were a lifesaver for us. I hope that you keep in touch because we would love to hear how you and your daughter are doing. I hope you enjoy the cookies!