No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

(from mellinger3’s recipe box)

Source: RecipeThing user a764709

Categories: COOKIES


  • 4 ounces butter or margarine (8 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons peanut butter, optional
  • 3 cups quick oatmeal or rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place chocolate chips, peanut butter (if used), oats, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Combine the margarine, milk, and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 full minute. Combine the hot mixture with the oatmeal and chocolate chip mixture; stir well. working quickly, drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment paper.

  2. Makes about 30 22-inch cookies, or more if you make them smaller.

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