No Bake Cookies…AKA Gorilla Poops

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. Lisa

    Looks yummy even with the funny name. :)

  2. Shasta

    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.

  3. Brie

    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

  4. The Mom

    That's funny! We called them Goose poops in our family, not really sure why! Nice to know we are not alone in our crazy names for these.

  5. Lisa

    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.

  6. SSzem

    oh my gosh! thank you for posting these!!I LOVED these as a kid!ShannonSweet Stella's

  7. Michael Ann

    I think I do have this recipe already, but somehow they are more enticing with the new name :-)

  8. Sparticus

    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.

  9. Raychel

    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!

  10. Dawn

    Hi, We always use 1 cup of coconut instead of nutella or peanut butter. Thanks for the variation-will defnitely give it a try! Regards Dawn

  11. Anonymous

    My favorite cookies, I always add 1/2 cup coconut as well.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Lilly

    do you have to put peaut butter or nutella

  15. 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!

  16. Brad

    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.

  17. Scott G

    My Mom always made these when we were kids, but she poured the mixture into a 9x13 aluminum pan with a sliding lid. we sliced them into squares, and we called them "poop turds" . hahaha. poop turds.

  18. 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.

  19. Annika

    usually when I try recipes they don't work but this one came out beautifully and it was delish :)