No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

6 Reviews
From:, November 2017

We gave no-bake cookies a healthy makeover, bumping up the peanut butter and cutting back on added sugar and butter. The result is a chewy, peanut buttery, oat-packed delicious cookie. It's easy to whip up a batch of these—only a few simple ingredients are needed to make these chewy peanut butter cookies and there's no baking required.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • ¾ cup natural peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk
  • 1¾ cups rolled oats (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Heat peanut butter, brown sugar, butter and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring, until the butter and sugar have melted. Stir in oats and vanilla. If using chocolate chips, let the mixture cool to room temperature before stirring them in.
  2. Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press into 2-inch circles. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Keep refrigerated.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Per serving: 105 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 64 IU vitamin A; 0 vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 28 mg sodium; 31 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, ½ other carbohydrate, ½ starch

Reviews 6

September 22, 2018
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By: Melissa Sleight
I taught my young daughters to make these in the microwave. Just 30 seconds at a time and stir until it's all melted. I melted the chocolate chips as well. I love that they are whole grain. They still have the same yummy taste as the traditional recipe but better for you.
August 23, 2018
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By: Andrea Burns
Love these make them all the time. I tweek the recipe by adding raisins with the oats, melting the chocolate chips in with the peanut butter mixture and using whole grain oats and dark chocolate chips to make them healthier!
July 11, 2018
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By: Nancy Morgan
I added a tsp of cinnamon and a tbsp of Cocoa, no chocolate chips, yummy!
June 27, 2018
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By: mamamia28
Made as written minus the chocolate chips plus a pinch of salt. Very good! Not too sweet, but sweet enough. Next time I will try a tad less butter only to try to make it less fat. I used a natural peanut butter (the kind you have to stir the oil into), unsalted butter, and quick cooking oats.
November 15, 2017
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By: Devon O'Brien
Hi Razzle Dee, Thanks for that catch! We've added the milk ingredient and can't wait to hear what you think of this recipe. I'm totally in love with how easy and addictively delicious they are!
November 13, 2017
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By: razzle dee
I haven't made these yet, but I'd like to! I'm confused, though, because the directions say to add milk, but it's not listed under ingredients.
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