Thursday, January 27, 2011

No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies (Cow Patties)

I am a huge fan of no bake cookies, the first one I mentioned were the Swedish Chocolate Balls that I used to make as a kid.  This batch I got from The Brown Eyed Baker who recommended this for those moments when you are desperately craving something sweet and chocolaty but don’t have a lot of patience.  I can tell you that this will solve that craving and warning these are addictive.

I even had a few spoonfuls before they could set, so that is a warning to you, you will eat some out of the bowl.

And if you have kids I am sure they will love to make this with you, just like the Swedish Chocolate balls.

These could not be easier to make and the original name of these are Cow Patties, I don’t think I have to tell you why.

What kind of no-bake cookies do you make?

Print Recipe

No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies (Cow Patties)

Yield: 2 to 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
4 tbsp cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned cooking oats



Add the first four ingredients, butter, sugar, milk and coco powder to a 4-quart saucepan.

Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth, then stir in the oats.

Drop by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper-lined baking sheets.

Let cool until set.

Adapted from: The Brown Eyed Baker


Other Similar Recipes:
Swedish Chocolate Balls
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars
Oatmeal Wafers “Havreflarn” with Nutella
Swedish Brownie “Kladdkaka”

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27 Responses to “No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies (Cow Patties)”

  1. 1

    MaryMoh — January 28, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    These look really delicious. I don’t think I can stop at one. Best of all, it’s no bake.

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    Shelby — January 28, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    These are one of my favorites! Its better than candy!

  3. 3

    Splendid Willow — January 28, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    Oh my! Great photos! I just want to grab that first image and eat it!

    Happy weekend to you dear friend!


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    Kate — January 28, 2011 @ 8:27 am

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — January 28, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    Anything with “no-bake” in the first paragraph always catches my attention 🙂 Love all the flavors and textures you have going on in this cookie. Definitely on the must-do list.

  6. 6

    IslandEAT — January 28, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    Hi, Ewa. Yes, these do look good, but I think I’d skip the bovine name!



  7. 7

    Joanne — January 29, 2011 @ 5:04 am

    I’ve never made no-bake cookies before but they would definitely be perfect for those nights where I need a cookie and I NEED IT NOW! But don’t feel like baking.


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    Megan — January 29, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    These are one of my daughters favorite cookies to make. So easy and addicting!

  9. 9

    Magdalena — January 29, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    This is something for me. Actually, I do not like to bake cakes, but I like quite a lot all desserts and cakes that do not require oven and baking 🙂 my daughter would love them, too. Have a nice weekend 🙂

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    Carrie — January 31, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    I love these no-bake cookies, my mom always made them. They’re a really satisfying snack, Diva Espresso on 85th and Greenwood sells them. I find myself in that area regularly so I sometimes stop for one. 🙂

  11. 11

    Forkandpencil — February 2, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    We made these at my family’s annual cookie baking party last Christmas. Chocolate and peanut butter has to be the best combination ever!!

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    Eliana — February 10, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Can’t believe how delicious these look and how easy they are to make.

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    Connie — April 24, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Our favorite babysitter used to make these for us back in the 60’s. We loved them because they were delicious, but we also loved that we were eating Cow Patties!

    Thanks for reminding me of those days.

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    mrbrown — April 15, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    An even easier twist on these is to simply put one regular sized bag of dark chocolate chips (melted) in with half a regular jar of peanut butter and two-hand cupped handful of oats in a bowl and mix. You simply cant get easier than that.

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    Jeri — October 28, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    The school district I went to as a kid occasionally served these as a treat at lunchtime. We all called them “Doo Doo Drops”. That was 40 years ago, and they are still a favorite, and they are still called Doo Doo Drops in my neck o’ the woods!

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    Carla — March 4, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    Why is it that all these people commented on a recipe that is’t even complete.
    I assume the 1/2 cup , should be peanut butter since they are No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal cookies and there is not peanut butter in sight (or on site).
    Help, please!

    • Delishhh replied: — March 9th, 2014 @ 2:56 pm


      Not sure were you are looking the recipe says 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Please send me a screen shot what you are looking at.


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    how long will these last in the fridge? im having a farm party for my sons bday and looking at making as much as i can in the days leading up to it

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