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.
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!
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?
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- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups rolled oats
- Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- 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.
- Turn off burner and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in vanilla and oatmeal until combined.
- Working quickly, drop in desired sized mounds on wax paper.
- Allow to cool and set and then serve.
Sometimes I like to stir in a few Tablespoons of ground flax seed with the oatmeal.
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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.
This recipe was originally posted on Cooking With Carlee in April of 2017. The pictures and video were updated in 2021.