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No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

on July 28, 2014

The recipe for today is one that we all remember from childhood. These No-Bake Chocolate Cookies were made by everyone back in the day. This is another recipe that I thought was lost and then I found it in one of those old church cookbooks that my mom gave me. Hot summer days call for more treats that we can make without heating up the house and this is just one more for our no-bake repertoire.

This is a summer photo of me at 6 months old. As you can see by the chubby cheeks, I was destined to be a cook and a baker! I hope I had just had a bath and the hair is not slicked down because I was sweating in the heat. I don’t really care for heat OR humidity even now.

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

There were also comments made by my dad (and others) about the shape of my round head and a bowling ball. But that’s another story for another time! So . . . on to the recipe. These cookies are a classic and you’ll remember them, I’m sure.

No Bake Chocolate Cookies

I LOVE these cookies and I think that both of my grandmas made these.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

Mix together:

2 cups white sugar

6 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup butter

Bring to a full boil for one minute.

Remove from heat and add:

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (I used smooth – it was all I had)

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups regular oatmeal (not the quick kind)

Drop onto waxed paper and cool.

Mixture hardens quickly work fast.


They aren’t kidding about mixing it fast. It does firm up pretty quickly.


I got about 3 dozen cookies making them the size I did.


These are so tasty and they really do remind me of childhood.

Summers were so much fun back then.

Let’s make summers fun now, too, and make a batch of these classic summer no-bake treats!


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