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Quick and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Sometimes you need a little something sweet, in a hurry and without an oven! These No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are a quick, easy family pleasing treat.

plate of peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies

     Have you ever had one of those nights where you just need a little something sweet but there’s nothing in the house? I have those all the time.  

My sweet tooth is always calling for a little something more.  And while you might not believe this from reading my blog, I do actually have a little bit of self control at the store.

    So I try not to buy too many easy sweet treats to have on hand.  If all it takes is grabbing something, it would be far too easy.  I like to make it a bit of a challenge.

   The problem is… I know my way to the kitchen.  And gosh darn it if I don’t know how to whip something up when it’s needed.

   So for better or for worse we are always just a few short minutes away from a treat.  So grab a few items from the pantry and get it going.

    I grew up only having no bake cookies that were chocolate and peanut butter.  I LOVE those things.

   But I also just love peanut butter, so I thought it would be fun to make some that focused on the peanut butter.  They were delicious!

tray of no bake peanut butter cookies cooling

    My husband isn’t the biggest fan of peanut butter, but even he went back for more and then a few more.  Which is a really good thing.  He and little man were the only thing that kept me from knocking back the whole batch by myself.

   They are so easy, so delicious, so peanut buttery and so melt in your mouth good.  In fact, I don’t know why you are still reading me yammering on about them.  Skip to the recipe and run to the kitchen as fast as you can!

    If you like peanut butter no bake treats, you may also like monster cookie bites or chocolaty no bake peanut butter bars. There are also great chunky monkey oatmeal balls and peanut butter maple snack mix. What are your favorite peanut butter treats?

Yield: 36 Servings

Quick and Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

plate full of peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

Sometimes you need a little something sweet, in a hurry and without an oven! These No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are a quick, easy family pleasing treat.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. 
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently and keep at a rolling boil for one minute.
  3. Turn off burner and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in flax, vanilla and oatmeal until combined.
  4. Working quickly, drop in desired sized mounds on wax paper. 
  5. Allow to cool and set and then serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Sometimes you need a little something sweet, in a hurry and without an oven! These No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are a quick, easy family pleasing treat.

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Friday 5th of May 2017

this is one of my favorite cookies love your added ingredient of flax seed come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Carlee

Sunday 7th of May 2017

I had only ever had the chocolate version before so the peanut butter ones were a fun change!

Carlee

Saturday 29th of April 2017

It is definitely handy to have a few things you can whip up at a moment's notice. I hope you give them a try!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 27th of April 2017

Yum!!! And finally, another one that our husband differ on. Peanut Butter. There are times I think mine could live on the stuff!

Carlee

Saturday 29th of April 2017

Then there's an instance where your husband and I definitely agree! Mine is a bit strange about peanut butter ;-)

Jessica Jarrell

Thursday 27th of April 2017

Ooh, I'm going to have to set this aside for the hubby. No bakes are his favorite :-)

Carlee

Saturday 29th of April 2017

There is just something so good about them and they are so quick and easy! I hope he enjoys them.

Two Chicks and a Mom

Thursday 27th of April 2017

This looks so good! My husband can't have wheat so these cookies will be great for him! Pinned!

Carlee

Saturday 29th of April 2017

These will be great then and you won't have to use the expensive alternative flours!

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