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Chocolate No Bake Cookies

This Chocolate No Bake Cookies Recipe makes a quick irresistible chocolaty treat.  

Chocolate no bake cookies stacked on a table

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

I grew up eating these decadent cookies at school. My sister and I loved them, but unfortunately, we never asked for the recipe. 

Then years later, while my sister was volunteering at her son’s school like a miracle, they served those amazing no bake cookies. She got the recipe that day. She called me with the good news and shared the recipe with me. 

Today I am sharing that same recipe with you. 

Chocolate No Bake Cookie Recipe

You are going to want to add these cookies to your Christmas cookie baking list. 

These delicious cookies only take minutes to make. So if you have a chocolate craving, make a batch of these cookies and enjoy.

You might want to make a double batch since everyone will be begging for more. 

How to Make No Bake Cookies

You cook these cookies on the stovetop for just a few minutes, then scooped them out onto parchment paper to cool.

Since these cookies do not require making baking, they are perfect for a camping dessert. 

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Ingredients for No Bake Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa 
  • 2 cups granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups of quick oats

**Note this recipe does not contain peanut butter. 

Cookie Making Supplies

You probably have the supplies or tools for making these simple cookies on hand. 

  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Cookie scoop
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Baking sheet
Chocolate no bake cookies stacked on a table

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

This Chocolate No Bake Cookie Recipe makes a quick irresistible chocolaty treat.
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate no bake cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 81kcal


  • ¾ cup Butter (cut into pieces)
  • ½ cup Cocoa
  • 2 cup Sugar (granulated)
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • Add butter, cocoa, sugar, and milk to a saucepan over med heat. Stirring often.
  • Heat until boiling. Boil for one minute.
  • Remove saucepan from heat, then add vanilla, salt, and 3 cups quick-cook oatmeal to the cocoa mixture.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes then drop by cookie scoops
  • Drop by cookie scoop fulls onto parchment paper. Cool completely before storing. Place wax paper between the row of cookies.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Chocolate No Bake Cookie Directions 

First, add butter, sugar, milk, and 1/2 cup of cocoa to a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir.

Then, bring to a boil for 1 minute (rolling boil). 

Next, remove the saucepan from heat and immediately mix in vanilla, salt, and oatmeal.    

Allow the cookie dough to rest for 5 minutes. 

Drop the cookie dough (using a cookie scoop) onto a cookie sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 

Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes or until they are room temperature before serving.

Use a spatula to transfer cookies to a serving tray

How to Store Cookies

I like to store my chocolate no bakes in an airtight container with wax paper between the rows of cookies.

My favorite Christmas Cookie Gift idea is to add stacks of no bakes in jars, complete with bakers twine and a tag. 

Who could resist homemade cookies?

My peanut butter cookies are the perfect fit for wide-mouth mason jars. 



Chocolate no bakes in a d mason jar with a tag for Chiristmas

A jar filled with no bake cookies


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Thursday 14th of October 2021

These look yummy!!


Tuesday 12th of October 2021

I’ve never had these but definitely want to try them!

Kate Rodgers

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Definitely pinning this one because my family loves chocolate and oatmeal. And this looks so easy and delicious!!


Tuesday 12th of October 2021

I love chocolate cookies! These look so quick and easy to make...just my style! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pinned!

Leslie Watkins

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Always brings back memories of childhood! Such a great favorite…and your jars? Wonderful!

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