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No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

 These No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, crunchy and chewy all at the same time! The sweet peanut butter flavor will have you reaching for another!

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!

These 5 ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are soft and crunchy and chewy all at the same time! The sweet peanut butter flavor will have you reaching for another!

Confession. I botched the first batch of these No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies.

It takes a certain kind of special to mess up no-bake cookies.

There are 5 ingredients. Five.

These 5 ingredient 0No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are soft and crunchy and chewy all at the same time! The sweet peanut butter flavor will have you reaching for another!

But I managed.

To my credit the recipe didn’t come with instructions and I didn’t want to ask because what self-respecting pastry chef needs to ask for directions on a 5 ingredient, no bake cookie? Ummm. None.

The answer is none.

Do I cream the ingredients? Heat them in a pot and then stir in the cereal? I don’t know because I am my Mother’s daughter and also a Taurus. (Read: stubborn AF)

These 5 ingredient 0No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are soft and crunchy and chewy all at the same time! The sweet peanut butter flavor will have you reaching for another!

I tried beating them together then stirring in the cereal…nope.

I tried just using a wooden spoon. Better. But then I popped them in the fridge to see if they would “set”. Ding, ding, ding!

Phew. That was complex.

(Sidebar: The photos were taken after 8 hours of refrigeration. They had the best texture after a full 24)

These 5 ingredient 0No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are soft and crunchy and chewy all at the same time! The sweet peanut butter flavor will have you reaching for another!

Let’s back it up. I recently went to Elmira, NY for my grandfather’s funeral and my grandma was charmingly concerned that I wouldn’t like any of the food being a professional cook.

 

She needn’t have worried because:

  1. I am happy when anyone cooks for me.
  2. These peanut butter cookies were addictive. I actually ate nothing but these no bake peanut butter cookies the entire evening. And then I took some back to my hotel room because that is what everyone needs at 1AM lol!

Positively obsessed.

So when I sent out an APB for family cookie recipes in anticipation of the annual 12 Days, and Grandma Farr wrote back with this recipe, I was elated!

These 5 ingredient 0No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are soft and crunchy and chewy all at the same time! The sweet peanut butter flavor will have you reaching for another!

You need these cookies in your life. Not just at Christmas, but ALL THE TIME.

And they are easy (with instructions) and don’t require any precious oven real estate. Xox. From my Grandma to you.

These No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! You won’t want to miss my Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from yesterday, Butterscotch Chews, or Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies from Day 1!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 24 Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

These 5 ingredient 0No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are soft and crunchy and chewy all at the same time! The sweet peanut butter flavor will have you reaching for another!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups cereal flakes (I used Wheaties because I have a random obsession)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl mix the brown sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and vanilla together until homogenous. Add the cereal and mix to distribute.
  2. Roll into balls and press down with a fork if you wish. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. They were definitely better the next day.
  3. They keep refrigerated for 10 days or really indefinitely but they won’t stick around that long, I promise!
https://www.cheflindseyfarr.com/2016/12/no-bake-peanut-butter-cookies/

8 Comments

  • Barbara
    December 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Hey wait-I didn’t see these or taste any! Guess I will try making them myself.

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      December 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Haha! They were by the pumpkin bread 🙂 Orrr maybe I ate them ALL! Good thing they are easy to whip up

      Reply
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  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    December 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    it is SO hard to make sense of those family recipes with no instructions lol-BUT I’m glad you figured it out because these cookies look crazy delicious!!!

    Reply
  • Texas Jen
    January 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I can’t wait to try these but one question… I buy a “fancier”, organic, no stir peanut butter for my kiddos that is fantastic on PB&Js but when I used it for Christmas Chex Muddy Buddies this year, the result was not the same as good ole’ Jiff. Do you have a peanut butter brand preference?

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      January 8, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Jiff! hahah. I always bake with Jiff and I eat the fancy stuff 😉

      Reply
  • Rachel
    March 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Could granola be used instead of cereal?

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      May 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      You could certainly try! It sounds like it would be delicious!

      Reply

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