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Classic No-Bake Cookies

  • Author: anita | wild thistle kitchen
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 50-60 cookies 1x


Sweet and chewy and no oven required. Give these Classic No-Bake Cookies a try!


  • 1 stick butter (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped white or dark chocolate (or use chips/chunks)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats




  1. Add butter, sugars, chocolate, and milk to saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until combined.
  3. Next, add vanilla, salt, and oats and mix thoroughly.
  4. Drop by tablespoons onto parchment or wax paper, sprinkle with sea salt (optional), and let cool to room temperature.
  5. store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, refrigerated they will last longer.


Use creamy or chunky peanut butter for this

I always use salted butter, but unsalted will work just fine here.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: cookie, dessert
  • Method: stovetop

Keywords: classic no bake cookies, no bake cookies, no bake cookie recipe