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Ingredients for No Bake Cookies

Simple ingredients for no bake cookies you can make right now! Chocolate oat dessert that doesn’t need an oven, great dessert for baking with kids.

Ingredients for No Bake Cookies 2

The ingredients for no bake cookies are quite simple. I bet you have most of them in your pantry right now! These are rich chocolate and oatmeal which kids love and will only need a little help from you to make them. A great baking activity to do together on the weekend or during the holidays. (originally published 6/19, affiliate links present)

No bake Christmas Cookies

Here’s the part you’ll have to help with. The ingredients need to be melted in a saucepan over medium heat and stir together just until a rolling boil occurs.

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  • Quickly remove from heat when sugar crystals have melted. Then stir in the oats until coated.

So no there is no baking required, but some “cooking” is needed for these to turn out right. They take about 30 minutes to make start to finish. Kids just love these as it doesn’t take quite as long and they can form them into shapes when they cool down just a bit.

no bake christmas cookies

5 Ingredient No Bake Cookies

Yep, 5 items is just about it. You use oats too which adds fiber into the mix so it is kinda’ a hidden healthy item that you kids will actually love too. Cocoa can be bought regular or dark if you love that which we do.

  1. Quick oats
    1. NOT regular baked oatmeal like old fashioned oats
  2. Butter
  3. Cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 cup Milk
  5. Sugar
  6. Small saucepan
  7. Baking sheet
  8. Parchment paper

Dairy Free No Bake Cookies

If you need these to be dairy free no bake cookies just use vegan plant based alternatives, Country Crock has a great one now sold in sticks and in a tub. I use it all the time for my husband for these and our dairy free banana bread recipe too.

Can you put no bake cookies on aluminum foil?

I suppose so, but I prefer parchment myself. I rarely use foil.

How long can you store no bake cookies?

First off I suggest you always refrigerate them. You can store them in an airtight container with pieces of parchment paper in between layers so they don’t stick together. That way they’ll last for about 2 weeks.

chocolate no bake cookies

Once they’re scooped on to your baking sheet refrigerate them for at least an hour so they can solidify. You can tell they’re setting up properly when you pick one up and it stays together.

No bake cookies too dry or gooey?

  • This may be because you boiled the mixture for too long. If you overcook sugar in a recipe like this it turns into a crumbly mess sometimes, or is too sticky.

What makes no bake cookies harden?

  • The sugar recrystalizes after it cools back down to room temperature which causes it to harden. If they aren’t doing so then you didn’t cook your sugar mixture enough.

No bake dessert recipes

Let’s start with our favorite lunch lady chocolate and peanut butter no bake bars here. We have a few different no bake fudge recipe ideas too that you can try out.

  1. This is how to make chia seed pudding
  2. Rainbow rice krispy treats are always fun but if you want chocolate try peanut butter oatmeal bars
  3. No bake cheesecake and rocky road bars are great too
  4. Then use your microwave to make our chocolate chip cookie in a mug
    1. and our no bake pumpkin cheesecake is incredible
no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Yes there are a lot of fancy no bake desserts out there but we love things like EASY banana chocolate chip cookies when we’re craving sweets.

How to Make No Bake Cookies

We love chocolate no bake desserts like this one because it uses simple ingredients like unsweetened cocoa powder, butter and milk I already have at home. So when I have a sweet tooth I can whip these together in NO time.

  • Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. In a bowl put in your oats.
  • In a pan over low heat melt your sugar and butter, add your milk and cocoa powder then until ingredients have come to a boil.
  • Add sugar and chocolate mixture into your bowl of oats, stir until oats are coated.
  • With a tablespoon scoop your mixture on to your cookie sheet, will make about 24. Refrigerate for an hour, enjoy!

Recipe for classic no bake chocolate cookies below, then try our air fryer chocolate chip cookies next.

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Ingredients for No Bake Cookies

Simple ingredients for no bake cookies you can make right now! Chocolate oat dessert that doesn't need an oven, great dessert for baking with kids.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, christmas, cookies, easy, no bake, oatmeal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 143kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  • In a bowl put in your oats.
  • In a pan over low heat melt your sugar and butter, add your milk and cocoa powder then until ingredients have come to a boil.
  • Add sugar and chocolate mixture into your bowl of oats, stir until oats are coated.
  • With a tablespoon scoop your mixture on to your cookie sheet, will make about 24. Refrigerate for an hour, enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Ingredients for No Bake Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jill Brown

Thursday 24th of December 2020

Will I totally missed the recipe up if I put the milk with the butter and sugar before it melts? I did that by accident not sure if I should toss the whole thing ??? Guess I’ll give it a shot!

Kath

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Grew up with these! Always Good!!! Thanks!

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