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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies – an Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe

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No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

Here is another tried and true old fashioned cookie recipe my family loves. These No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies are really fudgy with load of peanut butter flavour and coconut texture. Like most old fashioned recipes it uses simple ingredients you likely have on hand. They are a perfect quick snack on a warm day, kids especially love them, they keep well but often don’t last very long.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

The thing I love best about old fashioned classic recipes is the ingredients tend to be simple, and easily available.  Nothing fancy, just something yummy everyone enjoys.  If you like sweets, you should love these no bake cookies.

No Bake Cookie Ingredients

1/4 cup butter

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup canned milk (or cream)

1 cup peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups quick oats

1 cup unsweetened coconut

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

Measure the oatmeal and coconut and place in a bowl, set aside. 

In a large saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add the canned milk and white sugar. Stir constantly to completely dissolve the sugar. Cook until the mixture starts to boil, then continue to let it boil for ONE minute.

Boiling ingredients on the stove for no bake cookies.

Remove from heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla.  Stir until the peanut butter melts.

Add the oatmeal and the unsweetened coconut. 

A pan of peanut butter no bake cookies being cooked on the stove top in a large saucepan. There is a wooden spoon in the no bake cookie batter.

Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop the dough out onto the parchment paper. 

A tray of old fashioned no bake peanut butter cookies cooling on a parchment lined cookie sheet. There are 10 golden coloured cookies that resemble haystacks.

Place in fridge and let cool for 20 minutes.  

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A large farmhouse bowl lined with a black and grey plaid napkin and filled with soft and chewy light brown no bake cookies made with peanut butter and coconut.

These no bake cookies are so rich and delicious they tend to disappear right away. These cookies store very well in an seal container for two to three weeks. I often make them at Christmas time and toss them in the freezer without telling anyone.

Freezing No Bake Cookies  

To freeze the cookie place them in the fridge until very solid, about an hour. As they are so fudgy I like to wrap them in two bundles using parchment paper. Once wrapped place in a sealed freezer container or ziploc plastic bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. They can also be eaten frozen out of the freezer, and have a way of disappearing that way.

I am sure the cookie monsters in your home will love these. Let me know how they turn out for you.

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A tray of no bake peanut butter coconut cookies cooling on a tray. The front cookie is close up and you can see the chewy coconut fudgy layers inside the cookie.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies – an Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe

Super easy to make no bake peanut butter coconut cookies. Almost like fudge this cookie is sweet, chewy and moist. A favorite old fashioned no bake cookie recipe that using basic ingredients.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:35 mins

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup canned milk or cream
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  • Measure the quick oats and coconut into a bowl, and set aside.  
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add the canned milk and white sugar. Stir constantly to completely dissolve the sugar. Cook until the mixture starts to boil, then continue to let it boil for ONE minute.
  • Remove from heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla.  Stir until the peanut butter melts.
    Boiling ingredients on the stove for no bake cookies.
  • Add the oatmeal and the unsweetened coconut.  Work fast as the cookie mixture cools quickly.
    A pan of peanut butter no bake cookies being cooked on the stove top in a large saucepan. There is a wooden spoon in the no bake cookie batter.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop the dough out onto the parchment paper.  Place in fridge and let cool for 20 minutes.  
    A tray of old fashioned no bake peanut butter cookies cooling on a parchment lined cookie sheet. There are 10 golden coloured cookies that resemble haystacks.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies

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2 Comments

  1. They look sooo yummy! I can picture them dipped in chocolate too. Mmm.

    1. They would be amazing with dark bitter chocolate to cut down on the sweetness. I will try it, thanks for the idea.

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