No Bake Chocolate Cookies (Peanut Free)

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My sister and I have been making these delicious No Bake Chocolate Cookies for as long as I can remember!  Just a few simple ingredients (that you likely already have on hand) go into these chewy yummy cookies and the best part is that no baking is required!

These never last longer than a day in my house!

No Bake Chocolate Cookies (Peanut Free)

My sister and I have been making these delicious No Bake Chocolate Cookies for as long as I can remember!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine (squares, not the tub) or butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, coconut & cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, margarine, and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Let boil for 2 minutes (no longer). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour oat mixture into the hot margarine mixture and stir until well mixed. Drop by spoonfuls onto a pan and let cool completely.

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

26 comments on “No Bake Chocolate Cookies (Peanut Free)”

  1. Just answer my oatmeal question, as I saw in a couple of other comments that you said use another cup of oats if you don’t want to use oatmeal…..

    I should have read comments first lol..i

    • Quick oats cook more quickly than rolled oats. They may have a different texture but you could use them in place. Let us know how it turns out for you!

  2. No, haven’t made your recipe yet, but have questions…

    What are rolled oats, I use quick cook oats….can these be used ?

    Also, my SIL doesn’t like coconut, so what would I use instead  of the coconut ??

    Thank you,

    Kentuckylady717

    Can’t rate this recipe as I haven’t made it yet….

    I do make one similar to this one, but do not use coconut….

  3. Woah! 2 cups of sugar!! I made with half of that with just 1 cup and was delicious. Could probably even cut back on the 1 cup! I only imagine 2 cups would probably hurt! LoL!

  4. I love these cookies and they are easy for the family to make together

  5. I am looking for the peanut butter no bake cookie recipe

  6. No margarine, it is so bad for you. Please use butter, both of you asking why your cookies did not set up….Your sugar & butter must not have reached the hard stage (margarine has to much water & bad oils – Its fake).
    Good Luck Ladies & Gentleman.

  7. My grandma gave me her cookbook which has this exact same recipe from when she was growing up in it. About 15yrs I came across another one that makes it fun for kids and calls each ingredient fun names like muddy water or bones.

  8. You could try the sugar substitute that cooks like sugar, it isn’t hard to work with and seems to be just like sugar without the calories. Hope that helps John

  9. Is there a no bake chocolate cookies ( sugar free ) -spend with pennies [ … ]

  10. why is it the last two times we tried to make these they did not get hard?is it because theet mixture is not boild long enuft? how can I get this to set?thank you

  11. I am wondering if you could also put the recipe with peanuts up…. I love peanuts and chocolate

  12. Can I get these recipes sent to this e-mail as well as fb?

  13. I do not care for coconut, is there something else I could replace it with?

  14. I have a question about your ‘No Bake Chocolate Cookies (Peanut Free)’ I use to love the no bake ones with peanut butter and made them all the time. I was greatly appreciative that you posted one without peanuts as 2 of my grandchildren have peanut allergies. The question is; I made these cookies but they really never set up to firm and were very sticky. I even put them in the refrigerator to try and harden them more to no avail. Am I doing something wrong or is this the normal texture for these cookies? Thank you for your time.

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