Vanilla No Bake Cookies

l and vanilla. I just don't remember the amounts. This recipe doesn't have cocoa or peanut butter in it. Thank you in advance. Toni

JoAnn - May 6, 2011


3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup nuts
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
2 tsp. vanilla

Cook sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes till good soft ball stage. Add the vanilla. Pour over all other ingredients and stir until well mixed. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper to cool.

amanda - May 30, 2011

I just wanted to thank Toni for posting this recipe!! My one son is a pretty picky eater and chocolate is not his favorite thing. He does like peanut butter and so I’ve been making no-bakes but without the cocoa for him. I saw this recipe and knew I had to make them for him! He doesn’t like coconut or nuts so I replaced the coconut with additional oatmeal and left out the nuts. They were excellent! He took them to school along side traditional no-bakes for his homeroom class on his birthday and the kids were begging him to get the recipe so their moms could make them too! Thanks again!!

hungry mama - June 2, 2011

I make No-bakes without peanut butter because of allergies, but I bet you could leave out the cocoa powder and have vanilla cookies…

Mix and boil 2 minutes:
2 cups sugar
(1/3 cup cocoa)
½ cup milk
¼ cup butter

Remove from heat and stir in:
3 cups oatmeal
2 teaspoons vanilla

Optional stir-ins:
½ cup raisins
½ cup coconut

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.

Maggie the Cat - September 11, 2012

I have one:

2/3 c milk
2 c sugar
1/2 c butter
1 pkg INSTANT vanilla pudding powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 c quick oats

combine milk, butter, sugar in saucepan. Cook on medium until comes to full boil. Boil 2 minutes*. Turn off heat. Add vanilla, pudding mix, & oats. Let sit for 5 minutes. Drop onto waxed paper.

* I never, ever have gotten these to fully set up like the photos in the original recipe, and the original recipe says boil 2 minutes. I boil 4-5 minutes and they set up, but are still somewhat gooey and sticky, not fully solid like a correct no-bake should. But they taste so good that I let it slide, lol. I live in a humid area of the country so a 2 minute boil is guaranteed saucy goo. My regular no-bakes (the chocolate kind w/peabut butter and cocoa) always need about 4 minutes. Also, the pudding flavor can be whatever kind you like as long as it’s instant.

Maggie the Cat - September 12, 2012

Okay, I fiddled with the recipe today and have adjusted it so that it DOES set up for me.

1 1/2 c sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 c milk

1 pkg INSTANT pudding (any flavor)
3 1/2 c oats
1/2 tsp vanilla

Heat sugar, butter, milk on medium to full boil and let boil for 4-5 minutes (or less if you live in a dry climate, it’s always humid here so I always have to boil no bakes for around 4 minutes). Add pudding mix, oats, vanilla and drop onto waxed paper to cool and set up. (I skipped the 5 minute wait time that my previous recipe had). With the lower amounts of milk & sugar they set up completely solid like they ought to! Success!

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