• Beth Kilgo

Grandma's no-bake cookie recipe

When I was younger, I always got excited when my grandma would cook her no-bake cookies and ask me to help. It was always trial-and-error and never turned out the same. It was always a family activity when we would make them.

One time that I remember the most was when my grandma first moved in with us. It was the holiday season, and we were getting used to the change. My brother gathered the ingredients while I found the pot, bowl, and sheet pan. After boiling the water and mixing the ingredients, we used tablespoons to put them on the pan to cool. One agonizingly long hour later, the wait was over. We ran in and grabbed a cookie, and something to drink. Grinning, we ate several cookies; of course, our parents complained that we ruined our dinner, but we didn’t mind.

Now for the recipe:

You will need a pot to boil some water and a bowl to melt the chocolate in, and a cookie sheet (for either bar cookies or round cookies)

Ingredients (alter as necessary):

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • Quaker oats

  • Chocolate chips

  • Peanut butter


  1. Bring the water to a boil, put the other bowl in it, and then add as many chocolate chips as you want.

  2. Add the butter to help the chocolate melt, and then add the peanut butter (or Nutella if you want to try it) and mix it well.

  3. Add the sugar, mix it in, and then add the oats.

  4. Let the mixture cool enough to put it on the cookie sheet to finish cooling. You can pour it into the pan and flatten it or form it into small balls or basically whatever you want.

  5. Finally, wait for them to cool completely. Enjoy!