Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

I played around with my family's No Bake Cookie recipe and produced a single portion of this cookie that I feel is healthy enough to eat as a meal. They’re still very good but are much healthier. I keep getting asked for the recipe, so I finally decided to measure out the exact portions and post the recipe. THIS RECIPE IS VERY FLEXIBLE! When I make them I NEVER measure out anything and I often add more or less of ingredients and they still taste great. I sometimes leave out the wheat germ and flax seeds and just add more oatmeal. I have made these replacing the sugar with about 3 tablespoons of honey. I have changed the recipe from 1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. of cocoa powder.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk, sugar and cocoa powder over high heat until boiling, stirring constantly.
  2. Take off heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter; stir until peanut butter has melted completely.
  3. Stir in wheat germ and oatmeal.
  4. Drop by large spoonfuls onto wax paper or eat immediately.
  5. *As I noted above, this recipe is VERY flexible. If you don't have wheat germ or flax seed, just use more oatmeal. The recipe above should work out just perfectly and does most of the time, but if your cookies come out crumbly, use less oatmeal next time. If they never set, use more oatmeal next time.
Most Helpful

5 5

These were great! so quick and easy and flexible. And for those of you with kids with nut allergies I made this with sunflower seed butter and they are yummy! Also - I didn't have quick cooking oats so I used "old fashioned" and they still were good! (didn't use wheat germ b/c we didn't have any but did use flaxseed meal). Easier and probably more nutritious than homemade granola bars!

5 5

I just whipped these out in five minutes, and I can tell they are going to become one of my favorites to make and eat. I used creamy all-natural peanut butter, and skipped the flax. I didn't measure anything and they've come out perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

5 5

So, I've been making these cookies about 3x a week since I came across it a few months ago. I have tinkered with the recipe to ease up the calorie count and have made some decisions regarding this recipe...

First, I know other reviewers have subbed old-fashioned oats for quick-cooking but I've done it several times and it always leads to a gross, cardboard texture so I make a point to stick with quick-cooking or instant. Secondly, I've tried using Splenda for the cookies but it makes for a salty & unedible cookie so I use regular sugar. I have subbed reduced fat pb for regular pb with no problems, and also have used Nutella in place of the peanut butter (or by using half pb, half Nutella.) I prefer dutched-cocoa powder (better chocolate-y taste) to natural cocoa (almost no chocolate flavor.) And I almost always put them in the freezer for 10 minutes to set up quickly because I am in a hurry to eat them :) I've shared this with friends who are also trying to watch their weight so thanks for a great recipe!