Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

This peanut butter no bake cookies recipe really takes me back. No bake cookies were a staple at our house growing up, and we always seemed to prefer the peanut butter version over their chocolate counterpart. But, don’t get me wrong, chocolate no bake cookies are amazing too!

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe

While most no-bake cookie recipes are similar, the small differences in each recipe can really affect the outcome of the cookie. You really have to play around a bit to figure out the boil times to suit your preference. This recipe works really well for to create the perfect no bake peanut butter cookies.

Here’s what’ you’ll need:

  1. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  2. 1  stick of butter
  3. 1/2 cup milk
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. 1 cup peanut butter
  6. 2 1/2 cups quick oats

Classic No Bakes

So, did you adore no bakes as much as I did as a kid? I can always remember no bake cookies being on the tables at school or church bake sales. It’s why I love these scrumptious peanut butter no bake cookies so much. These tasty cookies are sweet, but not toothache sweet.

They also have just the right amount of peanut butter. Honestly, I could eat these cookies all day. Even though this is an old recipe, it’s one that never gets old for my family.

If you prefer classic, chocolate no-bake cookies, you can click here to grab that recipe.

I also have a really sweet version of these no-bake peanut butter cookies that include chocolate eggs. These nest cookies are perfect for Easter.

Oh, and if you LOVE peanut butter, you might also enjoy my peanut butter Corn Flake cookies!

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies - So simple, just like mom used to make them! These easy peanut butter no-bake cookies are a fantastic and quick treat that the whole family will adore.

Tips for Success

  • Be sure you’re using QUICK OATS for this recipe.
  • You’ll want to bring your ingredients to a RAPID BOIL before starting the timer, and then be sure to boil for the exact time mentioned in the instructions below.
  • In conclusion, allow the cookies to cool for a full 30 minutes before picking them up. Honestly, they really need an extended period of time to set up properly and to produce a chewy, well-formed cookie.

Sometimes it’s just good to revisit a tried-and-true dessert recipe. These yummy little peanut butter no bake cookies will bring a smile to your face with every single bite.

You can also check out our wonderful tutorial video below to see exactly how to make your own batch of these delightful peanut butter no bakes.

Are you a huge fan of peanut butter desserts? My easy peanut butter pie is a family favorite that you won’t want to miss! :)

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Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Our chewy, classic peanut butter no bake cookies are totally addictive!


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1  stick of butter (this is 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups quick oats


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugar, butter, and milk.
  2. Bring to a rapid boil and boil for 2 minutes and 30 seconds (SET A TIMER!) stirring continuously.*
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and the peanut butter. Stir in the oats until well blended then immediately drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Let cool until set. This takes a while, so hands-off for about 30 minutes! :)


If you boil these cookies for exactly 2 minutes and 30 seconds, they should turn out wonderfully, however, please note that this type of no-bake cookie is not an exact science and there are many atmospheric factors that could vary your results.

For instance, the last time I made these cookies it was a humid, rainy day and they took much longer to set. I’ve made these cookies MANY TIMES, and there are those fluke days when they turn out too dry or too moist, but generally, I have excellent results.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe