No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Time for Baked Sunday Mornings!  Only today, it’s a No Bake Sunday Morning!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies | From My Sweet Heart

Do you have any quirky things about food, what kind of food you like, or how you will eat it?  For instance, I LOVE peanut butter!  And I like peanuts!  But I hate chunky peanut butter!  What?!?  Weird, I know!  But that’s me!  I am really not a huge fan of ‘no-bake’ sweets, unless we are talking about ice cream.  So I can’t even say I am familiar with the classic form of a peanut butter no bake cookie.  But the ingredients for this one intrigued me.  Crunchy peanut butter and cocoa and oatmeal all mixed up with milk and sugar and butter!  How did I work around that pesky crunchy peanut butter? . . . . .


No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies | From My Sweet Heart


I decided to keep the same 1 cup of peanut butter; but I just used creamy peanut butter and added a cup of chopped peanuts!  (And no!  It is NOT the same thing!)  Though I’ve never had a no baked peanut butter cookie before, I liked the big crunchy peanuts and the addition of oatmeal!  I used Valrhona cocoa.  And while these look very chocolatey, the peanut butter really is the predominant flavor in these no bake cookies.


No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies | From My Sweet Heart

SweetChewySaltyCrunchyChocolatey.  And Peanutty!  There’s a lot going on here in one bite!  On a scale of 1-5, I think I’d give it 4 whisks.  Good for a no bake cookie.  But for me, nothing beats a warm peanut butter cookie right out of the oven!

Baked Sunday Mornings is a group of bakers who love baking from the cookbooks of Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.  We are currently baking from Baked Explorations and Baked Elements.  Head on over for the recipe for these No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies; and to see what my colleagues thought of these easy, no bake treats!  And maybe next Sunday you will join in the fun?!


  1. says

    I like creamy peanut butter in my PB and J sandwiches. My husband likes crunchy… how do we compromise? I buy both. :) I buy a big jar of creamy (because the kids prefer it too) and a small jar just for him with crunchy. I have seen cookies like this before… but never made them. I’m a no bake gal (LOL) so these are perfect for me. Good project to do with the kids too. :) Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. ~ Ramona

    • Anne says

      Thanks Ramona….and I am thinking of baking a batch of your cinnamon crescents tomorrow! They look absolutely fabulous! Hope you’ve been having a good weekend, too! : )

  2. says

    Creamy vs. chunky! Kinda like Hellman’s vs. Miracle Whip. 😉 I’m a chunky person, although I enjoy creamy too. I like your idea of adding chopped peanuts to creamy peanut butter. Logically, one would think it would be the same, but I believe you when you say the taste is different. I wonder with the peanut chunks if one gets a bit more of a salt hit? Anyway, really nice recipe – thanks.

    • Anne says

      Thanks John! I’m enjoying your cocktail series. Would love to be sipping on a Brandy Alexander while nibbling one of your coconut macaroons! Both look so amazing! : )

  3. says

    Great post and I love your beautiful photos! What a good idea– yes, I bet the peanuts totally change it up. I’ve never made no-bake cookies either– I love all the little “experiments” that we get to do for BSM! :)

  4. says

    I love crunchy and creamy. The idea of a no bake cookie sounds like immediate gratification and over the top temptation. And yes, you are tempting me.

    • Anne says

      Thanks Sandra….and you’ve got me thinking and planning my Christmas table for this year! You are such an inspiration! : )

  5. says

    As usual you came up with a great solution for your dilemma of wanting peanut butter and peanuts but avoiding the dreading chunky PB. I’m a chunky lover myself and even use it when the recipe calls creamy. Now for these cookies – Sweet. Chewy. Salty. Crunchy. Chocolatey. And Peanutty – how could anyone not love a cookie that has such a description? Your pictures really make me want to eat a whole jar of them! But I do agree with you on the love of a warn, straight from the oven PB cookie!

    • Anne says

      Thanks MJ! And I am just blown back by your gorgeous brandied orange marmalade quick bread…..Baker Street is definitely one of the best blogs out there! Can’t wait to give it a try! : )

    • Anne says

      What’s better than peanut butter? How about a big scoop of your vegan peppermint stick ice cream?! That stuff look luscious! : )

  6. says

    Sounds like these cookies are perfect for your liking, and they look so good! I’m more attracted to “no bake” part. 😉 As I’m not known for a baker, this is very tempting to me. I even haven’t baked anything for Christmas. It’s typical of me, but I guess not so much for bakers. Hehee. Thanks for the delicious idea!

    • Anne says

      Thanks Roxana! You know, if you made me something with crunchy peanut butter, I am SURE I would love it! Your chocolate peppermint cake looks outstanding! : )

    • Anne says

      Thanks Natalie and I love quick and beautiful smoothies like your very berry smoothie! That looks so luscious! : )

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