Peanut Butter And Coconut No Bake Cookies

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These deliciously sweet Peanut Butter and Coconut No Bake Cookies are a super easy dessert recipe that’ll have all the peanut butter lovers craving more! The best part? You can whip up a batch in just 20 minutes!

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Peanut Butter and Coconut No Bake Cookies stacked

I love baking but I also love a good no bake recipe! A couple of my favorite recipes are these No Bake Cheesecake Bites and these No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. They are always my go-to for parties or just when we want a quick and easy treat. However, this peanut butter no bake cookies recipe is moving pretty fast up my favorites list.

How can anyone not love a no bake cookie that has peanut butter, coconut and chocolate? Throw in a little caramel and you pretty much have the trifecta of dessert ingredients!

I’m not sure if I love these fudgy peanut butter cookies because they taste so good or because they’re so simple to make. They definitely make a deliciously sweet treat for the family, a party or even a fun gift to show someone you’re thinking of them.

  • Great for beginners: If you have aspiring little cooks in your house this is a perfect treat to get them started. The recipe calls for simple ingredients, and it doesn’t require any type of special equipment and they come together in minutes.
  • Amazing combination of flavors: Peanut butter recipes are always great. But when you add chocolate, oatmeal, coconut and them CARAMEL to the mix, they become these rich and decadent treats everyone will flip over!
  • Quick and easy: Because these no bake cookies can be made in just 20 minutes, they are a great recipe for a last minute after school snack, weeknight dessert or just for those times when a sweet tooth hits.

What’s Needed to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients for peanut butter and coconut no bake cookies
  • Unsalted butter– Cut into pieces for easier melting.
  • Whole milk- You’ll need to use whole milk for this recipe. The added fat in the milk helps create a creamy texture.
  • White sugar and brown sugar– Sweetens the cookies and gives them a rich flavor.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder-This is where the chocolate comes from.
  • Peanut butter– Gives this delicious recipe its wonderful peanut butter flavor. It also helps hold the cookies together. We used regular creamy peanut butter, but you can use all natural peanut butter if you prefer.
  • Vanilla extract-Gives them additional flavor.
  • Salt– Helps balance out the sweet.
  • Quick oats- Quick oats (not to be confused with instant oats or old-fashioned oats) give the cookies their signature texture and chewiness.
  • Coconut- Adds additional texture, chewiness and yummy coconut flavor.
  • Caramel- We used the little square wrapped caramel pieces (optional).

How to Make No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Step 1. In a saucepan, combine butter, milk, white sugar, brown sugar, salt.

Milk, butter, sugar and salt in bowl

Step 2. Add in cocoa powder and stir over low heat until the butter is melted.

Step 3. Once butter melts completely, turn it to medium heat and bring to a rolling boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 1 1/2 minutes.

Cocoa powder combined with sugar mixture

Step 4. Remove from heat, then stir in peanut butter and vanilla.

Vanilla and peanut butter being added to other ingredients

Step 5. Add oats and coconut and mix well.

Coconut and oats stirred in to cookie mixture

Step 6. Spoon one tablespoon of cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

No bake peanut butter cookies on parchment paper

Step 7. Sprinkle tops with coconut flakes.

No baked cookies topped with shredded coconut

Step 8. Melt caramel at 50% power in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and continue to heat in 30 second increments until caramel is completely melted.

Step 9. Drizzle caramel over cookies and let cool.

Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container.

Peanut Butter and Coconut No Bake Cookies drizzled with caramel
Why Are My No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Not Hardening up?

The most common reason your cookies aren’t firming up is because you aren’t boiling the butter and sugar mixture long enough. Be sure it’s a full rolling boil before you start the timer.

No Bake Peanut Butter and Coconut Cookies with red and white string

Can I Freeze These Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies?

You sure can! Remove the cooled cookies from the cookie sheet, wrap them in plastic wrap and then slip them into a freezer bag.

Keep some on hand for when you’re craving a great snack. Just let them sit out on the counter for about 30 minutes and they will be thawed and ready to eat.

Peanut Butter and Coconut No Bake Cookies from above

Variations Coconut No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Peanut butter: Instead of smooth peanut butter, you can use the crunchy kind, or you can even use almond butter if you prefer.
  • Chocolate chips: Want to take these no bake treats to a whole new level? Add a handful of chocolate chips after you have added the oats. They will melt slightly, but you’ll still bite into a little bit of chocolate chip with each cookie.
  • Rice cereal: Not a fan of oatmeal? I’ve got you! Just replace the oats with rice cereal!
Peanut Butter and Coconut No Bake Cookies on counter

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Peanut Butter and Coconut No Bake Cookies


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Take chocolate and peanut butter, throw in a little coconut and drizzle with caramel and you've got delicious no bake cookies that are perfect for any occasion!

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut with a little extra for garnish
  • 8-12 pieces caramel optional

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, combine butter, milk, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cocoa powder.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/2 cup whole milk, 3/4 cup white sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Stir over low heat until the butter is melted.
  • Once butter melts completely, turn heat to medium and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, then stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
    3/4 cup peanut butter, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add oats and coconut and mix well.
    3 cups quick oats, 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • Spoon one tablespoon of cookie batter onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle with coconut.
  • Melt caramel at 50% power in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and continue to heat in 30 second increments until caramel is completely melted.
  • Drizzle caramel over cookies and let cool.
    8-12 pieces caramel

Notes

To freeze for later, wrap cooled cookies in plastic wrap and then slip them into a freezer bag. When you’re ready to eat them, just let them sit on the counter for about 30 minutes to thaw.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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