What happens when you're baking, but you find that you have run out of a staple ingredient in the recipe? Well, if you're like me, then you sit and ponder just how much this dessert meant to you. Once you have figured out that you still need to curb that sweet tooth craving, you get creative.

A recent recipe debacle turned out to be the only way to make No-Bake cookies from here on out. While attempting to make no-bake cookies last night, I found that I had every ingredient needed aside from Cocoa power, which is a must-have to get that chocolatey peanut buttery goodness you expect out of these famous cookies.

As I searched and searched for cocoa power, I found a container of hot cocoa, and the light bulb went off. "Why can't I substitute hot cocoa powder for cocoa powder"? I said to myself. Without skipping a beat or waiting for an answer from the peanut gallery, I decided to get to work.

Let's say they were the BEST no-bake cookies I have ever made, and I will NEVER go back to the traditional recipe.

Check out the recipe below...


  • 1/2 Cup of Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 3 Cups of Quick Oats
  • 2/3 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Hot Cocoa Mix


  • Mix Butter, Milk, Sugar, and Hot Cocoa mix in a pan and cook until sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add in Peanut Butter and Vanilla (mix well)
  • Add in Oats and mix till fully coated.
  • Place cookies on a cookie sheet and let firm.

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