No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

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A no bake cookie recipe with oatmeal, peanut butter and cocoa made in the microwave for a quick dessert or treat

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons fat free milk
  • 2 tablespoons Peter Pan® Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

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  1. Stir together sugar, cocoa and milk in 4-cup glass measure or medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1-1/4 minutes or until boiling, stirring once.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in oats until combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined plate to make 6 cookies. Cool in freezer 10 minutes before serving.
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Caroline January 21, 2016

This is a terrible recipe. I use the same recipe as Chauncey except I use Almond Butter instead of peanut butter and I use Coconut Creamer instead of milk.

Angie December 30, 2015

I've used the orig recipe from the Hershey's cookbook for two decades, microwave does not produce the same results. the fridge is fine to help cool down. two other tips- use a foil lined sheet , and do not cook on a humid rainy day as the cookies will be gooey and not set up. I've always added more peanut butter to mine because it helps set up in a more humid environment. CHOCOLATE OATMEAL NO-BAKE COOKIES 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 1 stick butter 1/2 cup milk 3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use 3/4 cup) Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a saucepan. On medium heat, bring liquid to a boil, always stirring, continue after it starts to boil for one full minute IMMEDIATELY Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until well blended, then add oatmeal one cup at a time. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper (I use foil). Let cool for at least 30 minutes (in fridge)

Chauncey Mabe December 29, 2015

This is a horrible version of this recipe. Should be cooked in a pan on the stove, for one thing. Should use old-fashioned oats for another. Also whole milk. And finally, should call for a peanut butter containing nothing but peanuts and salt. Here's an authentic recipe, just like Mom used to make. 1 stick butter 1/4 cup cocoa 1/2 cup milk 2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 cup peanut butter 3 cups quick cook oats Boil butter, cocoa, sugar, vanilla and peanut butter together in a pot for 1 minute. Add oats and mix well. Spoon out into the size you want on wax paper or aluminum foil on the counter or table. Cookies will harden/set while they cool

Amanda December 25, 2015

I was hoping this was the old recipe bc I lost mine. After reading reviews idk if I wanna try or not. Instead of using FF milk I'm going to use whole, an use reg pb not crunchy and def do on stove an not in microwave

Barbara Jordan December 21, 2015

ok but I prefer the old recipe I have been using for years, won't make them again

kay December 18, 2015

very good I try with apple sauce