Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Submitted by Chris Fowler
Originally in the 1991 cookbook

A funny thing happened last month. My wonderful sister Patty decided since Mom’s time is limited here on earth, it might be cool to get her to write out recipe card’s of each person’s favorite childhood recipe. The hands down winner turned out to be Chocolate No-Bake cookies. It is my favorite because:

1) It is quick (abt 5 minutes from beginning to end)
2) It hits my 2 favorite addictions–chocolate, and sugar
3) The ingredients can usually be found in my cupboard (or else there will be a midnight run to the store, pronto!)
4) I have memories of my childhood when these were a staple. Mmmmmmm.


2 cups sugar
1 cube margarine
1/2 cup milk
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 to 1 cup peanut butter
3 cups oats
1 tsp vanilla


  1. Bring sugar, margarine, milk and chocolate to boil.
  2. Boil for 1-3 minutes (or until at soft ball stage)
  3. Add rest of ingredients and stir until blended. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a sheet of wax paper.

Note: My daughters can’t even wait to drop by spoonfuls. They dump the cookie into the center of the sheet of waxed paper and hand out spoons to the family gathered around drooling. Makes it tough to pack for lunches, thoough


One thought on “Chocolate No Bake Cookies

  1. you can do this in 5 min? wow, I'm a slow poke. it takes me abt 15-20 min from start to finish. That's cuz I cook it on medium and stir it constantly. But that 15-20 min is a wonderful time as I contemplate how good they will be.

    I took these to work for a potluck once and now they are an expected staple. Friends from work have made them and they say theirs just don't taste the same.

    I have learned that if if put them in a air tight container, ie a ziplock bag, etc., they taste better the next day. That's because they stay moist and really melt in your mouth…

    Dang, I have a hankering for CNBCs now!!!


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