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6-Ingredient No-Bake Cookies

6-Ingredient No-Bake Cookies made with oats, almond butter, cocoa powder and honey. These gluten-free oat cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and require no baking!

6-Ingredient No-Bake Cookies on a baking sheet

When you have a hankering for something sweet and cookie-like, but have zero desire to bake…

THESE.

These easy no-bake cookies call for only whole food ingredients, zero baking, and come together in less than 15-minutes.

I made them for a camping trip and kept them in an ice chest to share with all the happy campers. 

Do you have children or are you an all-star aunt / uncle / godparent / babysitter / child at heart who does rad projects with your kidlets? 

These are an awesome kitchen project to do with kids. No-bake cookies are simple enough to prepare that kids can feel as though they are a pivotal part of the process, and they are quick enough the kidlets won’t loose their attention span to the nearest cartoon or meme.

Plus, the recipe needs no eggs so finger licking is encouraged.

Let’s conquer these!

No-Bake Cookies top down photo on a cookie sheet

How to Make No-Bake Cookies:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (don’t freak out…we aren’t baking, we’re just creating a safe space for the no-bake cookies to dwell).

Add everything except the oats to a saucepan and heat over medium. 

Whisk constantly until everything is smooth and combined. Remove from heat and add in the rolled oats. Stir well until all of the oats are coated in the almond butter and chocolate mixture. The mixture should be thick and sticky but not stick to your hands when you’re making the cookies.

Drop a large spoonful of the cookie “dough” on the parchment paper and mold them however you’d wish. You can leave them as haystack style drop cookies or form them into discs the way I did. 

Note: If you have cookie cutter, feel free to use cookie cutters as molds to make fun shapes like stars or hearts or unicorns or mermaids…most definitely mermaids!

Transfer the whole cookie sheet of cookies to the refrigerator and refrigerate until set up, about 1 hour. Serve and enjoy!

Hand holding a no-bake cookie

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Add chopped nuts and/or dried fruit for a trail mix approach
  • Use butter or ghee instead of coconut oil (Note: don’t replace the coconut oil with any oil that is liquid at room temperature, such as avocado oil. You need a fat that will turn solid when refrigerated).
  • Use peanut butter instead of almond butter (or really any nut butter…just be sure to stir it very well first).
  • Swap pure maple syrup or rice syrup for the honey to make vegan.

Cookie sheet with no-bake cookies

How to Store No-Bake Cookies:

If you keep your house cooler (less than say 70 degrees), the cookies can be kept on the counter. I keep mine in a sealed container in the refrigerator because my house stays pretty warm. Err on the side of caution and keep these puppies cool. You don’t want your no-bake cookies to melt, meow!

No-Bake Cookies all summer long!

More No-Bake Dessert Recipes:

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If you make this recipe, please feel free to share a photo and tag @TheRoastedRoot on Instagram!

Cookie sheet with no-bake cookies

6-Ingredient No-Bake Cookies

Yield: 15 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Healthy No-Bake Cookies made with almond butter, oats, cocoa and honey

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add everything except the oats to a saucepan and heat over medium. Whisk constantly until everything is smooth and combined. Note: avoid bringing the mixture to a boil...it only needs to be heated to combine the ingredients but does not need to be hot.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the rolled oats. Stir well until all of the oats are coated in the almond butter and chocolate mixture. The mixture should be thick and sticky but not stick to your hands when you’re making the cookies.
  4. Drop large spoonfuls of the cookie “dough” on the parchment paper and mold them however you’d wish. Place the sheet of cookies in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour or until cookies have set up.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1 of 18
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 14gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 5g

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Maria

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Can you freeze these?

Julia

Friday 27th of November 2020

Hi Maria!

Absolutely! In fact, that's how I store my leftovers. Hope you enjoy! xoxox

Maclean Nash

Monday 24th of August 2020

As much as I love a no-bake cookie with banana, it's very nice to have a great recipe that doesn't include bananas (too many dont agree with me). I love this recipe, it's super delish and who doesn't love a recipe that comes together so quickly and in one pot!? Thank you for another recipe rolodex worthy recipe!

Julia

Monday 24th of August 2020

I'm so happy you like the cookies, Maclean! I hear ya on the banana situation...too much messes with me too! Enjoy! :D xoxo

Jolina Esorena

Friday 10th of July 2020

I really love cookies. With this tip I can make new cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing this.

Julia

Friday 10th of July 2020

My pleasure! Let me know what changes you end up making! I'd love to know! xoxo

Shirley

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Nice! These bring back memories. I first had an old fashioned recipe of these when I was in elementary school. this is a great recipe to share with the grand kids, and much healthier than the ones we made 50 years ago.

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