No Bake Cookies…AKA …

This is yet another “Monkey” Themed food we served at my daughters party.”Gorilla Poops” :)Once again, this is a recipe I previously posted, but its always fun to relive and redo recipes!Growing up, we always called them Gorilla Poops. I know it’s a strange name, but that is what I know them as!


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 T. cocoa
2-1/2 cups oats
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter or nutella

Cook sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa over moderate heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.  Once mixture is a full rolling boil, cook for 1 minute.  Remove from heat  Add oats, vanilla, and peanut butter (or nutella).  Mix until well blended.  Spoon onto waxed paper and let cool.  


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  1. I use this recipe quite often (especially in the summer when I don't want to turn the stove on). They are delicious. :) I usually try to under cook mine just a little so they stay a little moist in the center.

  2. hahaha that is the funniest name ever! I practically grew up on no bake cookies (LOVE THEM) and I think it is just hilarious how you call them Gorilla Poops. I just might have to make some soon just so I can call them that. haha Thanks for sharing!Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  3. I still have fond memories of covering every available surface with wax paper and making dozens and dozens of these as a teenager. Usually I even put a couple in the freezer so I could eat them faster! Yum.

  4. Love no bakes. But using the quick oats tends to make them dry tasting. I have used regular old fashioned oats and they have a better taste, texture, and seem to stay moist and yummy.

  5. I found this recipe via Pinterest and omg…soooo good! They're slightly addictive! The pb to chocolate ratio is perfection in this recipe! They were perfect when I was craving something chocolatey but I didn't want to have to wait for anything to bake :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll definitely make them again and again!

  6. Mario

    They are great! Growing up we called them dinosaur poop. I think everyone has a name for them.i never thought of useing biscoff with them.

  7. Momto2

    We grew up calling them Cow Patties and I love them. I have also heard them called Dooky Wads. However bad the names, I still would like to have some right now. I definitely can’t eat just one.

  8. holly

    I made a double batch of this great recipe and it was a hit!!!! Every piece of poop got gobbled up!

    It was easy. Clear directions (which I needed) and great truthful comments!

    Thanks for your website…will be trying more recipes for sure!

  9. I just tried this recipe for the first time and would like to try cutting back on the sugar. I REALLY like sweets but these are a little too sweet for me. JMO

    I am going to try it again with less sugar and will revisit.

    I too thought about coconut being an excellent addition.

  10. Scott G

    My Mom always made these when we were kids, but she poured the mixture into a 9×13 aluminum pan with a sliding lid. we sliced them into squares, and we called them “poop turds” . hahaha. poop turds.

  11. Mickey

    I used to eat these all the time as a kid and a loved them! I made them last night for my friends and they were blown away at how good they tasted. I added an extra half cup of oats because I prefer them that way, but everything else I followed to a T! Thanks for posting this, I’ve been looking for this recipe for years.