The Best No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

"I've been experimenting with several versions of this recipe and I think I've found the best variation. The others I've tried are either too juicy and you have to keep them cool to keep their shape, or they're just too crumbly and don't stay together well. This combination has (in MY opinion) the best consistency."
photo by QueenJellyBean photo by QueenJellyBean
photo by QueenJellyBean
photo by QueenJellyBean photo by QueenJellyBean
Ready In:
30 cookies




  • Add milk and butter to a medium or large sauce pan and heat over medium heat until butter is melted.
  • Add sugar and cocoa powder and stir until well blended.
  • Turn heat to high and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Take off of heat and add marshmallows.
  • Once marshmallows are well blended, add vanilla.
  • Add coconut and oats and mix well.

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  1. SmallButMighty
    Love these cookies and will definitely make them again! My daughter specifically asked for chocolate oatmeal cookies and these surpassed my expectations. It shows that a recipe doesn't have to be difficult to be great!
  2. perogyproject
    These were great: quick, easy, could find all ingredients in my kitchen, and chewy when ready to eat! I omitted the cup of sugar and instead added 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips along with the marshmallows to melt together. Near the end i added an additional cup of marshmallows with the oats and coconut, as well as 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds, another pantry staple to kick up the nutritional value a notch.
  3. lilypads
    I have been making these cookies for years and years. I thought I would try this recipe for a change. They are still delicious, but they taste the same to me as the original recipe. I paid close attention to the texture when I was eating them and they still have that nice grainy, fudgy texture I love. Great recipe, and I will make them again with marshmallows. Thank you for the different version.
  4. QueenJellyBean
    These taste wonderful and they are definitely not crumbly. The marshmallows must be the "secret". Since there were no instructions as to what to do after you added all ingredients, I guessed. I dropped with a medium Pampered Chef scoop onto waxed paper and let them cool. I did flatten them slightly with my fingers. Any no bake cookie I make I never had to worry about how to store them because they never last that long! My hubby and kids LOVE these kind of cookies! I got 21 cookies.



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