No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Close up of no bake cookies on parchment paper

5 from 2 reviews

These easy chocolate not bake oatmeal cookies are made with simple ingredients! You can sub peanut butter for the almond butter if you want to make chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 3 cups quick oats (not old fashioned oats)


Prep your tools. Set out a cookie sheet and line it with 18 cupcake liners. Set aside.

Make the cocoa mixture. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, milk and salt. Set the temperature to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches a boil. Cook for another minute, stirring constantly, then remove from the heat.

Add almond butter and vanilla. Immediately add in the almond butter and vanilla. Stir to incorporate the almond butter. This will take a few minutes as the butter warms up.

Add the oats. Stir until well combined.

Make the cookies. With a tablespoon measure, spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into each cupcake liner. The liner will help your cookies keep their shape.

Set. Allow the cookies to cool at room temperature for about an hour.

Chill. Transfer the cookies in their liners to the fridge to finish setting and harden up. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Remove from liners. Peel away the cupcake liners. Your cookies are now ready to eat!



Storage. Transfer the set cookies to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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