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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Cookies take 5 minutes and they're filled with so much more nutrition than most no-bake cookies!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup oats (I prefer quick cooking oats for texture but old fashioned whole oats work as well), use GF if desired
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 cup raw creamy unsalted almond butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter (or melted coconut oil)*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together all dry ingredients (oats, cocoa powder and salt) in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Add the wet ingredients (almond butter, maple syrup, melted vegan butter [or coconut oil] and vanilla) and stir until well incorporated.
  3. Use a 2 tablespoon retractable cookie scoop to form the 8 cookies.  Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours to set.  Enjoy straight from the freezer.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container in your freezer for up to three months.


You can use any nut or seed butter but I prefer the taste of almond butter here.

You can use old fashioned oats if you do not have quick cooking oats.  I prefer the texture of quick cooking oats but either will work fine!  You can also pulse old fashioned oats a couple of times in a blender or food processor to get a texture more similar to quick cooking oats.

*I prefer the flavor with the vegan butter over the coconut oil.  If you want to avoid the coconut flavor you could use refined coconut oil.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer

Keywords: easy no-bake chocolate cookies