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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quick and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you need a little something sweet, in a hurry and without an oven! These No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are a quick, easy family pleasing treat.

plate of peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies

     Have you ever had one of those nights where you just need a little something sweet but there's nothing in the house? I have those all the time.  My sweet tooth is always calling for a little something more.  And while you might not believe this from reading my blog, I do actually have a little bit of self control at the store.

    So I try not to buy too many easy sweet treats to have on hand.  If all it takes is grabbing something, it would be far too easy.  I like to make it a bit of a challenge.

   The problem is... I know my way to the kitchen.  And gosh darn it if I don't know how to whip something up when it's needed.

   So for better or for worse we are always just a few short minutes away from a treat.  So grab a few items from the pantry and get it going.

    I grew up only having no bake cookies that were chocolate and peanut butter.  I LOVE those things.

   But I also just love peanut butter, so I thought it would be fun to make some that focused on the peanut butter.  They were delicious!

tray of no bake peanut butter cookies cooling

    My husband isn't the biggest fan of peanut butter, but even he went back for more and then a few more.  Which is a really good thing.  He and little man were the only thing that kept me from knocking back the whole batch by myself.

   They are so easy, so delicious, so peanut buttery and so melt in your mouth good.  In fact, I don't know why you are still reading me yammering on about them.  Skip to the recipe and run to the kitchen as fast as you can!

    If you like peanut butter no bake treats, you may also like monster cookie bites or chocolaty no bake peanut butter bars. There are also great chunky monkey oatmeal balls and peanut butter maple snack mix. What are your favorite peanut butter treats?

Yield: 36 servings

Quick and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Quick and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you need a little something sweet, in a hurry and without an oven! These No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are a quick, easy family pleasing treat.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups rolled oats


How to cook Quick and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. 
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently and keep at a rolling boil for one minute.
  3. Turn off burner and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in flax, vanilla and oatmeal until combined.
  4. Working quickly, drop in desired sized mounds on wax paper. 
  5. Allow to cool and set and then serve.
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Creamy, sweet, gooey goodness isn't that hard to make. With a little patience and 4 ingredients you can have homemade dulce de leche!


  1. This makes me so happy, my husband even happier, well, when they are actually in his mouth, lol. We always make the ones with cocoa but I think I'd prefer these and love the flax seeds hidden in there! Brilliant!! ;-)

    1. Be warned, they are definitely a bit addictive! I hope you guys love them!

  2. I love the chocolate peanut butter version but WHOA! Plain peanut butter? SO MUCH YES! These sound incredible. And totally dangerous. . .

    1. Why does peanut butter have to be so dang good?!

  3. It's always great to have a no-bake cookie recipe in your collection. I think I'd love these!

    1. It is definitely handy to have a few things you can whip up at a moment's notice. I hope you give them a try!

  4. This looks so good! My husband can't have wheat so these cookies will be great for him! Pinned!

    1. These will be great then and you won't have to use the expensive alternative flours!

  5. Ooh, I'm going to have to set this aside for the hubby. No bakes are his favorite :-)

    1. There is just something so good about them and they are so quick and easy! I hope he enjoys them.

  6. Yum!!! And finally, another one that our husband differ on. Peanut Butter. There are times I think mine could live on the stuff!

    1. Then there's an instance where your husband and I definitely agree! Mine is a bit strange about peanut butter ;-)

  7. this is one of my favorite cookies love your added ingredient of flax seed
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    1. I had only ever had the chocolate version before so the peanut butter ones were a fun change!


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