Healthier No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a healthier version of the no-bake cookies we all know and love. Lots of cocoa, more oatmeal (we use regular instead of the quick-cook kind for even more oaty texture), and less sugar and butter make us feel a little less guilty for indulging!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, cocoa, milk and salt in saucepan; boil for one minute.
  2. Add peanut butter, butter, and vanilla to hot mixture; stir until combined.
  3. Stir in oats thoroughly and drop by spoonfuls (I use a small cookie scoop) onto waxed paper. Cool thoroughly before removing from paper.
  4. (Note: the new nasty-tasting flaxseed peanut butters taste just fine in this recipe; add that and increase the healthiness even more!).
Most Helpful

4 5

No bake cookies were the first cookies I learned to make. But due to allergies I could no longer have peanut butter. I followed the recipe but substituted mashed sweet potato for the peanut butter due to allergies. I've also successfully substituted pureed black bean with equal success. Yummy. Thank you

5 5

Great chocolate flavor, beautiful sheen. After boiling for 1 minute and adding the peanut butter and margarine the mixture seemed too thin, so I boiled again for 2 minutes. The cookies set beautifully after about 15 minutes. Good recipe!

5 5

These are delicious! I followed the exact recipe and they turned out exactly as I hoped they would. I was able to eat just one and it hit my sweet tooth perfectly. Great recipe.