No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Granola Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cookies....and they are PHENOMENAL!

These are Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cookies….and they are PHENOMENAL! They are made with oats, granola (for some crunch), peanut butter and cocoa powder

(plus a few other little extras). These are a huge weakness for me!

I wrote this post back in 2012 right in the middle of a week with no power, due to Hurricane Sandy. It was a rough week for sure…no power for 12 days makes one a little nutty.

Anyhow, while trying to keep life as normal as possible I made a few sweet treats, but had to get creative…no power means no oven. So, I melted chocolate on the grill, and was rewarded with some delicious no bake cookies.

I decided, since the pictures I took back in 2012 in the midst of a hurricane weren’t some of my best work I would update things, while keeping the recipe intact. It sure is a good one!

Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cookies....and they are PHENOMENAL!

These little clusters are outstanding. The idea is based on a classic “no-bake cookie”. But I put my own twist on it.

You very simply melt butter, sugar, cocoa powder and cream together. Let that boil for just a minute to make sure all the sugar is dissolved. Then stir in some peanut butter and your extra yummies.

I added some oats and also some granola for a little extra crunchy texture…

Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cookies....and they are PHENOMENAL!

…and some peanut butter cups, because that is always the right thing to do.

Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cookies....and they are PHENOMENAL!

I got my mini peanut butter cups at Trader Joe’s, but you can use any mini cups you want! OR if you can’t find the minis, just chop up some larger sized ones. If you do chop up the larger, I do suggest freezing them before you mix them into the warm chocolate mixture, as they will melt quicker than the minis. You will get a little melting either way, which is totally fine!

Then drop them on a parchment sheet and let them set up.

Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cookies....and they are PHENOMENAL!

These might not be pretty, but they are good.

Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cookies....and they are PHENOMENAL!

I can’t make these cookies very often, because like I said before I can’t stop eating them!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Granola Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Description:

makes 36 cookies


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granola (I used Honey Granola with no raisins)
  • 1 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Oatmeal
  • 1 (8 oz package) Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  1. Line counter with parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan combine sugars, cocoa powder, butter and cream. Heat over medium until mixture comes to a boil and then boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in peanut butter, oats and granola until combined. Let it sit for about 2 minutes.
  4. Mix in the peanut butter cups.
  5. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto parchment paper and press down, if desired. Let harden, approx 30 minutes before eating.

Notes:

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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MaryEllen
January 23, 2017 6:14 pm

Can these be frozen? Thanks!

November 12, 2012 10:28 pm

I love no-bake cookies. I love the addition of granola and peanut butter. Great recipe!

November 12, 2012 2:44 pm

I just made these this weekend. They are so good! All my friends loved them. I actually poured the dough on top of a pb cup and then formed the cookie. It was a nice variation on the recipe. 🙂

Susan
November 6, 2012 11:28 am

Hope you have power soon. In the midwest we have had storms that take out our power also and our grill has become very necessary to hot meals. Hats off to your coping as well as you are.

November 6, 2012 11:06 am

You made these on your grill? Hats off to you for thinking outside the box when there is no power. I am totally going to remember this one!! And no bakes with granola and pb cups? Yeah, I would eat the whole glorious batch if I had to go 8 days without power!!!

November 6, 2012 12:50 am

Love that you made treats on the grill. Know what I love more? That you used Staples internet, the office supply store that charges a gajillion dollars for crayons. You rock!

Carla @ Carla's Confections
November 5, 2012 9:15 pm

I can’t believe you are still without power! I really hope it comes on soon for you. These look fantastic!

Ashley P
November 5, 2012 9:13 pm

Hope they’re able to get your power back on soon! So glad you and your family and your house are unharmed.

Those cookies look really chocolate-y and yummy!

November 5, 2012 8:36 pm

Great idea to throw the peanut butter cups in the cookies!

November 5, 2012 5:00 pm

Ack! Stop using your gas!!! 😉 Thanks for posting and trying to keep things normal. If you need a kitchen and an oven, come on over to Astoria. 🙂

Teresa V
November 5, 2012 4:38 pm

I am impressed with your ingenunity and your determination! Thanks for sharing.

November 5, 2012 4:32 pm

Love that these are no-bake! They look beautiful and scrumptious!

November 5, 2012 2:12 pm

such a PRO. even with no power you’re rockin it.

November 5, 2012 1:23 pm

I love your tenacity! The picture of the grill is terrific. Sorry for your loss of electricity–but its amazing what you can make on a grill!

Erica
November 5, 2012 11:02 am

Your determination to make dessert even facing such dire odds is nothing less than inspiring!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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