These No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are the best for when you want a treat but don't have a lot of time. Made with cocoa, peanut butter, and old fashioned oats, they might even be considered healthy. This is a classic cookie recipe that kids absolutely love!
Measure the old fashioned oats with a measuring cup and place them in a large bowl. Take out a sheet pan and place parchment paper or a silicone mat on top of it. Set both aside.
Put a medium sauce pan on the stove over medium heat. Measure out the maple syrup, butter, cocoa powder, and creamy peanut butter and place them in the sauce pan. Stir with a whisk until heated through and well combined, then pour them oven the oats in the bowl. Use the spatula to combine the oats and chocolate mixture until all the oats are well covered.
Using a cookie scoop (or a large spoon), scoop out 3 to 4 tablespoons of the chocolate mixture and place it on the covered sheet pan. (You can also do smaller cookies of 1 to 2 tablespoons.) Gently form into a stack or ball if necessary (the mixture will only loosely hold together). Repeat until all of the mixture is gone, spacing the stacks at least half an inch apart. Measure out 1/2 teaspoon of flaky salt and sprinkle a pinch on to the top of each cookie.
Place the sheet pan with the cookies in the fridge or freezer to cool and set. For the fridge they need about 1 hour. For the freezer they need 20 to 30 minutes. Then eat and enjoy!