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Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

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What kid hasn’t had a Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookie!  Although many of us have made these quick and easy 10 minute cookies, some of my friends say that they come out dry and crumbly when they make them.  Therefore, I thought I’d take a minute to tell ya how to make these all time favorite cookies perfect!  It’s actually quite simple…it’s all in the timing.  In our house, my daughter Christin renamed these cookies years ago to Cow Plops…oh well, as long as the name change doesn’t change the taste to something else.  Lol.  Oh yes, these are the perfect lunch box or after school snack for kids.

Here’s how I made them…

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First I placed some real butter, sugar, cocoa and milk in a large pan over medium heat and mixed it together with a wooden spoon…

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Then I continued stirring it, until the mixture began to bubble on top….At that very second…I started timing it.  I always push the timer on my microwave or use the second-hand on my watch…

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I let the mixture boil for exactly 1 1/2 minutes….no more…and immediately removed it from the heat…

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Next, I added some peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal…

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And mixed it all together really well…

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Then I dropped the mixture by large spoonfuls onto a foil lined cookie sheet…I let them set for about five minutes and they were ready to eat.  How quick and easy is that…

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cowplops - 25Make some of these for the kids in your life…


Cindy @ My Country Table


Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 1 1/2 Minutes
  • Total Time: 6 1/2 Minutes
  • Yield: 12


Chocolate, fudgy, oatmeal no bakes, that take 10 minutes to make and kids love!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick real butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 2 cups quick 1 minute oats


  1. Mix the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa together in a large pan over medium heat. Stir to mix together and bring to a bubbling boil.
  2. Boil for exactly 1 1/2 minutes from the time mixture starts to boil, and remove from heat.
  3. Add the oats, peanut butter and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Drop mixture by large spoonfuls onto a foil lined cookie sheet. Let set for 5 minutes to set up and cool.
  5. Store in an airtight container. Cookies will stay fresh for 3-4 days.


  • The less time you cook these, the more fudgy they will be. If you want extra fudgy, cook for 1 minute and 20 seconds instead of 1 1/2 minutes. They will be runny when dropped onto a cookie sheet but will set up very fudgy.

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