No-Bake Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Chocolate Cookies

This classic family recipe, also known as boiled cookies, uses only the stovetop to make the cookies! Best of all, they are a cinch to prepare, taste delicious, and freeze wonderfully.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 1⁄4 cup cocoa
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal


  • In a large saucepan, boil the sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal. Mix well.
  • Drop by full teaspoons on wax paper and let cool.