My Treasured No Bake Candy-Cookies Recipe

Food Kitchen Baking Pixibay Image Showing Cocoa Powder
My No Bake Candy-Cookies uses unsweetened cocoa powder.


This recipe for my No Bake Candy-Cookies  holds a special place in my heart every time I make it.  A few years ago, I was a bake sale and spotted these particular gems.  The lady behind the counter was thrilled that I was admiring her donation with those gleaming dark tops.  What she did not know was that these cookies looked like the ones I used to make until I lost my recipe.

I had tried other recipes, but they were not up to par compared to my old one.  These No Bake Candy-Cookies need to firm up to become hard or they will fall apart when held.

We started talking.  Anyway, she was kind enough to give me her recipe and I got to take home two treats that day–her wonderful candy-cookies and that excellent recipe.

A few months later, I learned that this thoughtful young woman died.  Now every time that I make this recipe for No Bake Candy-Cookies, I think of her and that unexpected bit of extra kindness she shared with me, a stranger.

And now, dear readers, I am forwarding that kindness of her delicious candy-cookies to you!  As you drop your cookies to the waxed paper, I hope you will think of her as well and remember that even the smallest act of kindness can have a rippling effect and spread, keeping a memory such as hers, alive forever.


No Bake Candy-Cookies


1/2 cup of margarine or 1 stick (not spread)
1/2 cup of milk
2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup of peanut butter
3-1/2 cups of rolled old-fashioned oats (not the minute/quick oats)
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Boil the margarine, milk and sugar together for one minute to dissolve the sugar crystals.  Add the remaining ingredients to the margarine mixture.  Drop onto waxed paper.  Let it stand for about 45 minutes to harden completely.


1 Comment

  1. Robin Quick
    April 2, 2012 / 1:05 am

    This recipe holds a special place in my heart! These are the cookies my beloved grandmother use to make for us every holiday season. Ive made them several time myself & it brings back sweet memories of her being in the kitchen making them! I love these cookies & I love & miss my "Nanny!" Thanks for sharing!

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