"No-Bake" Cookies!

'No-Bake' Cookies! Activity

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Budding bakers can explore the excitement of the kitchen without fear of cuts or hot ovens by making these super simple and tasty cookies. She’ll hone her culinary skills and learn more about the wonders of baking!

What You Need:

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • ½ c butter
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • ½ c milk
  • 1 c peanut butter
  • 5 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 c oats
  • Small saucepan
  • Sheet pan
  • Aluminum foil


What You Do:

  1. Invite your child to measure and add the butter, sugar, and milk to a small saucepan and begin heating over low heat. She can use a spatula to stir things together as needed.
  2. While the butter is melting, your child can measure and add the oats to a large bowl. Along with exploring cooking techniques she’s learning more about math concepts!
  3. Now she can measure and add the peanut butter and cocoa powder to the melted butter, along with turning the heat up to medium. She can keep stirring the ingredients until they begin to boil lightly. Offer adult assistance as needed.
  4. Invite your child to turn off the heat and let the hot mixture cool for about 5 minutes before moving on to the next step.
  5. Now your child can add the warm mixture to the oats and stir together using the spatula. Offer adult assistance as needed.
  6. Encourage her to let the mixture cool while covering the sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  7. Offer your child a spoon and encourage her to scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the sheet pans and then placing in the fridge to set up for at least an hour.

These chocolaty no-bake cookies should be kept in the fridge for maximum tastiness.  

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

Updated on Aug 16, 2012
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