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Peanut Butter No Bakes

Peanut butter in all its glory. If you love that perfect no bake cookie with the perfect amount of peanut butter and oats, with that perfect bite.....well, you get the idea. Perfect!


For 15 Serving(s)


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick(1/2 cup)butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Peanut Butter No Bakes Directions

  1. Place milk, butter and sugar in a large saucepan, over medium high heat, and bring to a boil. Stir for a couple of seconds to thoroughly blend and then leave it alone for 8 minutes, or until it reaches 240-degrees F(if using a candy thermometer), which would be the upper end of the soft ball stage. See NOTE if you don't have a candy thermomteter. While still on the heat, add the peanut butter and quickly blend in until completely smooth. Remove pot from heat and quickly stir in the oats. Drop by the ice cream scoop-full onto prepared pan and let cool in refrigerator until thoroughly chilled, about an hour. You can also use a large spoon or 1/4-cup measuring cup as well.
  2. Makes about 15 cookies.
  3. NOTE: This stage is easily obtained and worked with by simply keeping an eye out at the 7 minute mark. When the mixture starts turning syrupy and is a light brown color, it is ready. You can also dip a spoon into the mixture and drop the sugary syrup into a glass of ice cold water, If it forms a ball by the time it reaches the bottom of the glass, it has reached the soft ball stage. It doesn't need to be a perfectly formed orb, just slightly round, as long as it keeps its shape all the way to the bottom of the cold water.