Thursday, November 7, 2013

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I never knew it was possible to make cookies without baking them. 

I just remembered seeing a recipe for no-bake goodies before because of the past Halloween season, and I thought, I needed something quick, healthy, and delicious for my daughter's school snacks tomorrow.

So browsing the web I went.

Thanks to Betty Crocker's inspiration, I now have my own no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe with less sugar and more coconut oil goodness.

I don't like my cookies too sweet so I made changes in her recipe. I used only a cup of brown sugar, instead of two. 

I also used coconut oil because it tastes good with chocolate and I love it for its health benefits. It also replaces the need for butter. But I know there's a grass-fed butter revolution going on, so you can use butter as you wish.

I also know that 1/4 cup of butter (in usual no-bake oatmeal recipes) means 8 tablespoons of butter or oil, but 4 tablespoons of coconut oil worked fine for me. You can make it 8 tablespoons of oil if you want. 


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal


1) Combine sugar, cocoa, oil and milk in a saucepan. Boil for a minute in medium heat or until everything is fully dissolved.

2) Remove from heat and add oatmeal and vanilla. Stir well.

3) Put spoonfuls on a plate and let it cool. 

No-Bake Deliciousness

Easy, practical, delicious no-bake cookies! Healthy too!

They're not just as solid as other baked cookies though. 

They're more like soft, chewy cookie goodness.

My kids and husband love these No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and I make them regularly nowadays. I can't wait to try other no-bake goodies. 

Practicality is simplicity after all, and no-bake is pretty and sweetly simple enough for me.

What's your idea of a healthy no-bake cookie?