Easy Caramel No Bake Cookies

Easy Homemade Caramel No Bake Cookies

Are any dessert lovers here? Buckle up, because we’re about to embark on a delicious adventure of making some super easy, no-bake caramel cookies that’ll blow your taste buds away. These cookies are like a peanut buttery, chocolatey, and caramel dream all wrapped up in one sweet bite. So let’s get this cookie party started!

Why would you like the recipe?

  • Peanut butter and oats provide a good dose of protein, fiber, and healthy fats for sustained energy.
  • You can adapt the recipe to use lower-sugar or sugar-free alternatives without compromising on taste.
  • No baking is required! Perfect for those moments when you want something sweet but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
  • These cookies make a fun addition to gatherings, potlucks, or as a surprise treat for friends and family.
  • Great for involving kids in the kitchen. They can help mix, shape, and enjoy the results.
  • An ideal go-to snack, whether you’re watching a movie, reading a book, or need an afternoon pick-me-up.

Ingredients For Caramel No Bake Cookies

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup caramel cubes or sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients Notes and Variations

  • Oats: The most recommended ones are the quick oats as you can grind them fine and they make soft cookies. However, you can use steel-cut oats, but the cookies might end up chewy.
  • Butter: I always use salted butter at room temperature for the recipe, because the flavor becomes a combination of nice sweet and salted. You can use unsalted butter too.
  • Peanut Butter: Peanut butter makes these cookies super rich in flavor, and gives them a thick and smooth consistency. If you like your cookies full of crunch, you can use the chunky peanut butter.
  • Cocoa Powder: You may see this as an optional ingredient in many recipes but for chocolate lovers, this one is a must. You can add melted dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder as well.
  • Caramel Cubes: It is best to find some prepared caramel cubes from a store. You can make them at home but it is a bit tricky.
  • Granulated Sugar: Use granulated sugar to sweeten up the cookies. To keep them low cal, you can also use stevia or sugar alternates.
  • Vanilla Extract: This is used to enhance the taste. You can also use almond essence to give it a nutty flavor.
  • Evaporated Milk: Milk forms the basis for mixing all the ingredients and gives the classic cookie taste. You can also use almond or soy milk to keep the lactose content down.

Things You’ll Need

How to make Easy Caramel No-Bake Cookies?

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes (no baking required)
  • Servings: Makes about 12 cookies

Step one: Mixing the ingredients

In a saucepan over medium heat, toss in the butter.

Once it’s melted, pour in the milk and granulated sugar. Add cocoa powder as well.

Give it a good stir until the sugar melts into the mix.

Once it is boiling, turn off the flame and remove it from the heat.

Time to add that peanut buttery goodness. Pop in the peanut butter and stir until it’s all combined and smooth. It’s like a nutty hug for your cookies!

Add the oats of your choice and mix them into this chocolatey mixture.

Return the pan to the flame and put it on low heat.

Now, let’s add the caramel sauce to the saucepan. Stir it until everything’s all cozy and blended.

Add that pinch of salt for a little extra oomph. Mix it all together until the oats are completely coated with the caramel-peanut butter-chocolate goodness.

Step two: Setting

On a parchment-lined tray or a plate, drop spoonful of the cookie mixture. You can make them as big or small as you like.

Pop those cookies into the fridge for about 20-30 minutes. This gives them time to set and become firm and delectable.

Caramel No Bake Cookies ready for serving

Once your cookies have chilled and are ready to rock, take them out and marvel at your delicious creation. Serve and Enjoy.

Storage and Freezing

Room Temperature:

  • You can keep these cookies at room temperature for about 2-3 days in an airtight container.


  •  For longer storage, put the cookies in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator.
  • They can stay good for up to 1-2 weeks.
  • Place the cookies in an airtight container with layers separated by parchment paper. This prevents sticking and keeps them fresh.

Freezing Easy No-Bake Caramel Cookies:

  • If you want to keep the cookies for a while, freezing is a great option.
  • Place cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for about an hour.
  • Once slightly firm, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag.
  • Put parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
  • Remember, the texture might change slightly after thawing, but the flavor should remain delicious.

What goes well with Easy Caramel No-Bake cookies?

  • Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Fondue
  • Fruit Salad
  • Whipped Cream Parfait.
  • Coffee or Hot Chocolate
  • Yogurt Parfait
  • Peanut Butter Dip
  • Cheesecake Bites
  • Banana Split
  • Caramel Apple Slices

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Easy Homemade Caramel No Bake Cookies

Easy Caramel No Bake Cookies

Adalynn Ward
These no bake caramel cookies are like a peanut buttery, chocolatey, and caramel dream all wrapped up in one sweet bite. So let’s get this cookie party started!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 12 Cookies


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • ½ cup caramel cubes or sauce store-bought or homemade
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make?

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and salt. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  • Add cocoa powder and give a good stir.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the caramel cubes and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the caramel mixture over the oats into the mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly to coat all the dry ingredients evenly.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. You can shape them into cookie shapes or keep them rustic.
  • Allow the cookies to cool and set at room temperature for about 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Once the cookies have been set, transfer them to an airtight container for storage. They can be stored at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.
  • Enjoy your Easy No-Bake Caramel Cookies as a sweet treat anytime!


Serving: 3cookiesCalories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 52.8gProtein: 2.2gFat: 13.6gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 377mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9.2gCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
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Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!