No need to heat up the oven for these classic Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies!  They are quick, easy, and a super tasty treat that is one of the first recipes I learned to make when I was a kid.

I made so many batches of no bake cookies when I was growing up!  We always had the ingredients on hand and they were just so darn simple to whip up that they were sort of my go-to recipe.  Especially since I didn’t need my mom to help me get pans into and out of a hot oven.

Truthfully, anything involving peanut butter and chocolate is pretty much a slam-dunk in my book.  Which is why I wanted to share these on National Peanut Butter Day.

But it’s the addition of quick oats that completes the trifecta of chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal in these classic no bake cookies.

I am a huge fan of oatmeal cookies in all their delicious varieties.  It’s that wonderful chewy texture and oat-y flavor that just speaks to me.

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If you have the same feelings about oats as me, then you need to go make these oatmeal rolled sugar cookies and toffee oatmeal chocolate chip cookies soon!  But unlike those options, these chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies are naturally gluten-free, so long as you make sure you are cooking with gluten-free oats.

CAN YOU PUT NO BAKE COOKIES IN THE FRIDGE TO HARDEN?

You shouldn’t need to put your no bake cookies in the fridge to firm up.  They will do that on their own within about 20-30 minutes of dropping the cookies onto a cookie sheet as the oats soak up additional moisture and the chocolate peanut butter mixture cools.

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