No Bake Cookies (Without Peanut Butter)

No Bake Cookies (Without Peanut Butter)

This quick, summertime dessert is the perfect treat when you don't want to crank up the oven and don't want to use peanut butter.
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  • Serves: 36 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Line baking sheets with waxed paper and set aside. ( Parchment paper or non-stick foil also work instead of waxed paper for no bake cookies.)
  3. Step 3

    In a large saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, unsalted butter, milk, cocoa powder, and salt.
  4. Step 4

    Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  5. Step 5

    Continue to boil for three minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the oats.
  7. Step 7

    Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Allow to sit at room temperature to firm up.
  8. Step 8

    It takes about 45 minutes for no bake cookies to set up at room temperature. No bake cookies can also be placed in the fridge and will firm up in about 15 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Once firm, peel the set cookies from the waxed paper and store in an airtight container.