No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
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Serves: 24
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, or mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk (I used 2%)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Line a 9 X 13 pan baking dish with parchment paper or foil.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the old fashioned oats, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stirring peanut butter into oats is a good workout. Set the oat mixture aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, butter, and salt. Stir frequently and bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the hot sugary butter mixture over the oatmeal mixture and stir until the oats are moistened completely. The chocolate will melt.
  5. Dump the whole sticky wonderful mess into the prepared baking dish and press it out evenly with the back of a wooden spoon.
  6. Press in the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Let it cool completely. It needs to set up for at least an hour before slicing.
  8. I cut these into 1 X 2 bars and wrapped them individually. We stored them in the fridge and had them in lunches and for snack all week!
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at