This gooey, rich Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe is the very best cookie to make when you don’t want to heat up the oven.

When it comes to baking cookies, I have two favorite kinds. Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Cookies. But in the spring and summer months, we love NO BAKE cookies!

For spring, try these No Bake Chocolate Easter Egg Cookies or this No-Bake Berry Cream Cheese Bars for Easter!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe

The no-bake kind is so easy, where you whip up the dough, place scoops on a cookie sheet, and place in the fridge to harden up. Like this easy recipe today, ready to enjoy in only 30 minutes with no heating up the oven.

Then there were my mom’s “refrigerator cookies,” the kind where the dough was shaped into a nice long log, wrapped in wax paper, and stored in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Are you a cookie dough lover like I am?

Since I was a young teen, my girlfriends (Lisa, Karen, Rhonda, Kristin) and I would make the dough, fill a coffee mug half-way with dough, and nuke it for 30 seconds. We considered it our own little method of taking the flavor up a notch … we called it “mushing” the dough. :)

Busted! Another easy way to enjoy of a slice of sweet, tantalizing goodness!

No-Bake Cookies Recipe

A few weeks ago on a very hot summer night, our family wanted cookies, but I didn’t want to heat up the oven. I pulled out mom’s recipe and whipped up a batch of no-bake cookies. Mom had so many cookie recipes. This recipe is not new, it’s been around for years, but it’s still a summer favorite!

Add a chunk of chocolate to the center, refrigerate and ENJOY!

Oh, and did you know these cookies freeze well, too?

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe

More No-Bake Cookie recipes

Brown Eyed Baker: No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe Girl: Rocky Road No-Bake Cookies

Our Best Bites: Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars (No-Bake)

Smitten Kitchen: Slice and Bake Cookies

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe

These cookies FREEZE well, too!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chunks
  • Waxed paper


  • In a saucepan bring to a boil the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk.
  • Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. Mix well.
  • On a sheet of parchment paper, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough; add a chunk of chocolate to each cookie. Refrigerate for at least one hour; ENJOY!
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