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Finished No Bake Cookies

No-Bake Cookies – The Easy Way

  • Author: Brook Hagen
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 - 36 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


No bake cookies are perfect for a chocolate fix, without the oven! The recipe has just six ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes. And – bonus – there’s no stove involved.


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • unsweetened coconut flakes for rolling (optional)


  1. Grab a cookie sheet and line it with either wax paper or parchment paper. You’ll put the shaped cookies on this non-stick surface for cooling.
  2. In a medium or large microwavable mixing bowl, melt the coconut oil. If it’s really hot outside, just set the bowl outside (covered) for 15 minutes.
  3. To the melted oil, add the cocoa powder and syrup. Stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix until well-combined.
  5. Using a spoon – or clean hands (my preference) – roll the dough into golf ball-sized (or marble, or baseball – it’s up to you).
  6. Place each ball on the prepared pan directly, or roll each one in flaked coconut and then put it on the pan.
  7. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, if you can wait that long, and then enjoy.


Ingredient notes:

  • If you don’t have maple syrup – honey, brown rice syrup, agave, and other liquid sweeteners will work. If you want to use granulated sugar, that will work too – just melt it with the oil in step 2.
  • My cocoa powder is super dark, so our cookies are almost black. If your powder is lighter in color, so will your cookies be.
  • Chunky or creamy peanut butter, natural or not – they will all work. If you don’t want added sugar (other than what you add), watch the label of your PB.

Nutrition information is based on a batch of 24 cookies.

  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Category: Desserts, Snacks
  • Method: No Cook


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: 7.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

Keywords: chocolate, dessert, no bake