These No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are easy to make and the perfect healthy dessert! They are great for meal prep during the week and make amazing lactation cookies for new moms!
Looking for more delicious no bake desserts? We are big fans of these crunchy no bake peanut butter balls and these no bake protein thumbprint cookies.
Why No Bake Cookies are Amazing
We are big fans of no bake desserts on Fit Foodie Finds. We have a variety of no bake energy balls, no bake cookies, and no bake dessert bars that are perfect if you aren’t in the mood to turn on the oven! Do you need more convincing of why these no bake cookies are the bomb?
- These no bake oatmeal cookies take 20 minutes to make (from start to finish). You can have dessert ready in under 30 minutes.
- There are 4 grams of protein per cookie so you get a healthy serving for protein-packed snack!
- You can keep these cookies in the freezer for up to 3 months so they are perfect for a meal prep snack or a great snack to meal prep for a friend who’s had a baby or another major life event!
Everything You’ll Need
The ingredient list for these cookies is pretty dang short. You only need 8 ingredients for these bad boys and I bet you have everything you need for these cookies already in your pantry.
Rolled oats – Looking for a fiber rich ingredient for cookies? Oats are a 100% whole grain, rich in antioxidants, and are vegan and gluten free (make sure to buy certified gluten free oats!).
Peanut butter – We love peanut butter because it is a great source or protein and nut butter adds an amazing consistency to cookies! For this recipe, be sure you are using drippy peanut butter!
Brown rice syrup- The brown rice syrup in this recipe acts as a binder and a sweetener in this recipe. It adds a little bit of sweetness while helping to hold the cookies together.
Honey- We decided to use honey as the sweetener in this recipe because it is an all natural sweetener, but also works with the brown rice syrup as a great binding agent. If you don’t have honey feel free to substitute maple syrup!
Cocoa powder- Who doesn’t like a chocolate chocolate cookie? We used unsweetened cocoa powder to make these cookies chocolatey and delicious! We used unsweetened cocoa powder because sweet cocoa powder tends to have a bit of white sugar and added ingredients.
Mini chocolate chips- What is a cookie without chocolate chips? We chose mini chocolate chips as an add-in for these cookies, buy if you are out or what another add-in, go for it! Nuts, raisins, or craisins would also be tasty!
Sea salt- A little sea salt goes a long way in cookies! We like to sprinkle a little coarse sea salt onto these cookies for a salty kick. Feel free to leave it out.
Water- You need a little water in order to mold these cookies! You may not need water if you have extra drippy peanut butter or you may need more than a tablespoon if your cookie dough is a little dry. Add a little bit at a time until the cookie dough is malleable.
How to Roll No Bake Cookies
When your cookie dough is all mixed together and ready to be made it’s time to make the cookies!
To start off, prepare your work space by setting out parchment paper or a small cookie sheet.
Next, you’ll need a tablespoon cookie scoop. We suggest spraying the cookie scoop with no stick cooking spray so the cookie dough does not stick too much when you are scooping.
Scoop a spoonful of dough into the cookie scoop and place the dough into your hands. Use your hands to roll the dough into a ball and then flatten the cookie ball down with your fingers into a round circle.
Place them on parchment paper or a plate to set. If you are planning on meal prepping the cookies, place them in to the freezer on a plate and when they are frozen, transfer them to a reusable bag and keep them in the freezer.
If your cookies are wet- Add a tablespoon or so of rolled outs to the cookie dough until the dough reaches a malleable consistency.
If your cookies are dry- Add a teaspoon of water to your cookie dough at a time, and mix. Add a teaspoon at a time until the dough reaches a malleable consistency.
No Bake Cookies Qs
Are No Bake Cookies Healthy?
Not only are no bake cookies an easy dessert to make for the week, but these no bake oatmeal cookies are packed with healthy nutrients to keep you alert all day long!
Do you have to bake oats before eating them?
You do not have to bake oats before eating them! Like anything, eat oats in moderation. Too much of anything can sometimes cause discomfort.
How long do no bake cookies last?
We suggest serving no bake cookies immediately or storing them in the freezer until you are ready to eat them. To freeze these no bake cookies, place them into the freezer on a plate and when they are frozen, transfer them to a reusable bag and keep them in the freezer.
The no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies can last for up to 3 months in the freezer!
More No Bake Desserts
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- 1.5 cups rolled oatmeal
- 1/2 cup peanut butter drippy
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- sea salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon water*
- Place all ingredients into a large bowl.
- Use a wooden spoon to mix and eventually switch to your hands to make sure everything is thoroughly combined.
- Depending on how drippy your peanut butter is, you may need to add more water by the teaspoon until you're able to form a pliable dough.
- Next, wash your hands to make sure you're starting clean. Then, using a 1.5-tablespoon cookie scoop, spoon dough into your palms. Roll into a pall and then slightly flatten.
- Repeat until all of the dough is gone.
- Eat immediately or freeze for later!
Thumbprint cookie is not linked properly up top! 🙂
Any substitute for brown rice syrup?
You can use 3/4 amount of honey or maple syrup, that’s what I did and it turned out great!