No Bake Cookies

My Mother would have my ass for posting this…but I recieve so much from this site…I can’t resist giving something back! Especially something special…This is a great thing to do with kids…it’s quick, easy and fun to dollup! I’m sure there are other’s like it, but here’s my familie’s version of the “Top Secret” Recipe: “No Bake Cookies”…They melt in your mouth…Have fun…


  • 3 C. Quaker QUICK Oats, dry oatmeal (MUST be the QUICK cook kind)
  • 3 Tbls. Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 stick Butter
  • ½ C. Milk
  • ½ C. Peanut Butter (optional)


  • Saucepan
  • Parchment paper or Aluminum foil


  1. Combine Butter, Sugar, Hershey’s cocoa, and Milk in the saucepan above high heat. Bring to a roiling boil. Reduce heat. Stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the Oatmeal and peanut butter. Stir, stir, stir until all is combined.
  3. Drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper, and allow to dry.
  4. …Bon apetite!

What you should know

I once accidentaly used regular oats instead of the quick kind…they never dried. I ate them anyway but don’t tell anyone. If I am feeling like just more of a chocolate taste, I’ll only put a tablespoon of peanut butter. …and…when I am in love…I shape these into hearts with two teaspoons…and of course…give them to the oh so lucky guy…that’s what chocolate is for anyway in my book.

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These look great! With these there’s no excuse not to put something special in someone’s packed lunch. I am going to flatten them out a little between wax paper and try using them for ice cream sandwiches. I let you know the results.

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As promised, Nathalie, I tried your cookies in ice cream sandwich idea. It’s a keeper! I made your cookies and flattened them, roughly into circles, between wax paper. I then made some homemade French vanilla ice cream. I had to get creative as far as molds, so I used ramekins. I packed the ice cream into the ramekins, wrapped in plastic, and put in freezer to set. To unmold them, I simmered water and with tongs, dipped the ramekins in the warm water for a few seconds. I then removed the ramekins and inverted on cookie. Topped with another cookie and enjoyed. You should try it!

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O my. I am going to make those right when I get home!…

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aw, man, I havent had any of these since 1969 when my mom made them one day really quick to shut us kids up. I thought I had imagined them because I couldn’t locate a recipe anywhere. I now have a two year old who loves oatmeal and chocolate. this is gonna be a party!!! thanx

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sound delish….i’m definitely going to try these. maybe add some dried cranberries.

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