Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Protein-packed natural peanut butter and oats form the base of these chewy retro treats drizzled with dark chocolate. They're delicious, gluten-free, and best of all, super easy to make.


  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar

  • ¼ cup whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats

  • ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter, such as Justin's

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • Melted dark chocolate, slightly cooled but still pourable


  1. Bring brown sugar, milk, and butter to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute, then remove from heat. Stir in oats, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt until well combined. Transfer dough to a small heatproof bowl.

  2. Drop level tablespoons of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, pressing down slightly. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature until cool and set, at least 1 hour. Drizzle with chocolate; refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 5 minutes. Cookies can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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    Bryan Gardner
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