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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Drops

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Drops

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Drops

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Drops
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: No-bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy



The classic quick and easy no-bake chocolate, peanut butter and oat cookie that we all grew up with. Nothing fancy about this, folks, but they are homemade cookies that take us back to a simpler day. Simple goodness, with their chewy, fudgy texture! If you want to dress them up for Christmas, throw some sprinkles on them before they harden. The peanut-free version with coconut are called “Frogs” and you can find that recipe here.


  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1/2 cup milk (or evaporated milk)

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats


  • Line two baking sheets with waxed paper. In a large heavy saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar, milk, and salt. Bring mixture to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Without stirring, let mixture boil for exactly 3 minutes. Immediately remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until peanut butter has melted. Quickly stir in the oats, mix well. Working fast, drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Allow to cool and become firm, about 30 minutes.


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Chewy & delicious!
- A Baker
I have done recently. It was delicious! I like it very much! The first, it's easer to cook without baking, it takes about 10 minutes and delicious cookies are before you:)
- A Baker
Better make a 2x! They go to fast around here.
- Mrs. Noel in Yoi know
Great and easy recipe! Take no time to complete... Will be making them again!
- Angie
Great recipe! Kids were excited to help and try new Peanut Butter No Bakes.
- Family in Webster New York in NY
I make no bakes at least 2-3 times a month for my family. Ive been looking for something diffrent that the normal chocolate & peanut butter no bakes I usualy make. This was great thought I would say to add another 1/4 C peanut butter & 1/4 to 1/2 C oats to give it a little more of a peanut flavor
- A Baker
we made these at school thought thy were ok got home and made them thought they tasted even better
- A Baker
It'a a yummy-for-the-tummy receipe! I made these drop cookies when I was little, and now I get to make it for my kids! A Keeper!
- Joyce
In case you are having trouble with these badboys not getting firm enough or just simply falling apart, try sticking them in the fridge when they set, that seems to do the trick. Even some freezer time can make them a bit crispy almost if you like that texture. Very delicious anyway you eat them!
- Joe in Alaska
quick and easy, I make them every Christmas. Definitely a favorite of mine!
- A Baker
I will make these again. They were a hit with my friends. 5 stars
- Therese in Indiana
Fabulous! When my dessert failed for Thanksgiving, I mixed a batch of these up literally in minutes and was able to save face! Men love these, I've discovered.
- A Baker
This recipe was a HUGE hit with my family. It has replaced a favorite no bake cookie recipe that we have made for years! Delicious!
- barb hurf in Kansas
I love making this! Their delicious! Somtimes they don't even make it all the way to the refrigeration stage! so yummy!
- Psirena
omg!!!!!!!!!!These cookies totally rock i would totally make them again!
- A Baker
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