Ironically, when it comes to bake sales, a no-bake option can often be your best bet—especially if you’re pressed for time. These no-bake cookies are quick and easy and use some household staples that you just might have on hand already.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 34

Serving Size: 1 cookie

  • Calories: 107
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15g


  • 1½ cups sugar OR 1½ cups sucralose (nutrition facts calculated with sugar)
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ to ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups quick oats

How To Make It

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa. Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  3. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Once melted, remove from heat. Add oats and mix well.
  4. Using a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop, drop mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon to flatten each cookie.
  5. Do not bake; simply allow the cookies to cool completely before consuming or wrapping for a bake sale.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.