Watch how to make no-bake chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal cookies

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Cookie and milk are a favorite treat for kids and adults alike. If you've ever tried to tackle no-bake cookies, you know the recipe can be a bit finicky. Sometimes they're perfect, sometimes they're too dry, sometimes they're too wet... it can feel like a hit or miss dessert.
Surprisingly, this delicious dish is simple to make and not as hard to master and past experiences might have led you to believe. Check out the recipe below (and don't forget to watch Simply Baking's video at the end) to see how you can get these cookies perfect every single time.
No-bake chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal cookies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes to an hour
Serves: Makes about 30 cookies
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk (almond or regular)
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup nuts (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1. In a saucepan, melt one stick of butter on medium low. Add sugar, milk, cocoa powder, and peanut butter. Bring mixture to a boil.
2. Remove from heat. Add nuts and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Then add oatmeal. Mix well.
3. With the help of a large spoon or an ice cream scooper, scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax or parchment paper.
4. Place the cookies in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
Pro tip: You can allow the cookies to cool on the cupboard if you don't have room in the freezer. Make sure to allow your mixture to boil on the stove for one minute before removing from the heat. This helps the ingredients combine properly so they set. ​
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