Do you ever find yourself needing a quick dessert or cookie snack for the next day? If you do, no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies are my go to recipe when I want to make something quick but delicious.
I first made these cookies in Mrs. Eickstead’s second grade class. I remember sitting in the gym, copying the recipe down into my pink spiral notebook. She called them Dinosaur Bones. It was a memorable kid’s kitchen activity resulting in a fun cookie treat.
Even though I now call them by a different name of No-Bake Cookies, these cookies are still good.
No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies only have a handful of ingredients and steps.
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 cup quick oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt margarine in pan on stove. Add cocoa, sugar and milk. Cook until bubbles form around sides. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients. Drop by spoonful on waxed paper. Cool.
This recipe (when using a medium-sized Pampered Chef cookie scoop, as I do) makes 30 cookies.
Store the cookies in the refrigerator. I recommend layering waxed paper between the layers so the cookies do not stick to one another.
Enjoy your cookies…and just see how long they last!