Gluten Free No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
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These No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are perfect for when you have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying immediately. It's also a great first recipe for getting kids involved in the kitchen, since you don't even have to turn on the stove.
Serves: 16
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups certified gluten free quick-cooking oats (start with 3 cups, add more if necessary)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring regularly. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, and once it is boiling, continue to boil for 1 1/2 minutes. If you do not boil it long enough, your cookies will not hold together.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the next 3 ingredients, starting with 3 cups of rolled oats. If the mixture still seems too wet, add another 1/4 cup, and stir again. The mixture shouldn't have too much syrup left, and all the oats should be coated.
  5. Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Let cool until set. Store in an air-tight container.
Recipe by Faithfully Gluten Free at