These Classic No-Bake Cookies are loaded with peanut butter, oats, and cocoa powder, and perfect for an easy dessert or treat! Add the oats, peanut butter, vanilla and salt, and stir to combine. Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and let sit at room temperature …
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick butter, cubed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter, optional
Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa powder in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Bring mixture to a boil and book for 3-4 minutes.
Stir in oats, vanilla and salt (and peanut butter, if using) and stir vigorously until everything is thoroughly combined and coated.
Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to drop equal amounts of “batter” onto parchment paper.
Let cool and set for 10-15 minutes. Refrigerate to speed up the process.
Serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for 7-10 days.