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What do you see in the picture below?

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Homemade Oreo cookies?!

Ah, your eyes are playing tricks on you. What you really see is even better than an Oreo. These sandwich cookies look like Oreos, but they’re softer and chewier… imagine a cross between an Oreo and a candy bar.

That sounds fun, right?

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Even more fun:

You don’t need an oven. These cookies are no-bake. :)

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No-Bake Oreo Cookies

Makes 30-34 sandwich cookies

(No refined sugar!)

  • 1 cup walnuts (see nutrition link below, for substitutions) (120g)
  • 1 and 1/3 cup pitted dates (I highly recommend Sunmaid, which are softer) (200g)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp regular cocoa powder (or Dutch-processed for more of a “cookie” taste)
  • coconut butter or raw cashew butter (see nutrition link below, for substitutions)
  • optional: sweetener of choice, if a sweeter filling is desired

Combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor, and process until the dates are completely broken up. (I used a Cuisinart. For best texture results, don’t use a blender.) Transfer the dough to a ziploc-type bag, seal, and smush it into one tight ball. Then roll out onto a sheet of wax or parchment paper, and use cookie cutters to make circles (or other shapes!). Fridge or freeze the circles for a few minutes, so they’re firmer and therefore easier to frost. Once firm, spread the filling on 1/2 the circles and then top with remaining circles.

These are best stored in the fridge or freezer, as coconut butter melts at room temperature. (P.S. coconut butter really doesn’t have a coconutty flavor, if you were worried about that. Its flavor is more like shortbread. However, feel free to use one of the other options if you’d prefer.)

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Question of the Day:

When was the last time you had an Oreo?

I don’t like hard cookies, so I was never really big on Oreos. But I love the cookies ‘n cream flavor. Cookies ‘n cream ice cream, cookies ‘n cream cupcakes, cookies ‘n cream lip balm… yes, they do make such a thing!

Do you remember the game where two people twist the Oreo, and the person with the cream side will supposedly have good luck? In elementary school, I think we played that game every single day at lunch. It never got old.

Link of the Day:

.chocolate pumpkin cookies

…./…Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Side note: As I wrote earlier, today’s recipe isn’t supposed to be an exact copycat for Oreos. I’m still working on that… I have the cookie part down, but I’m stuck for filling ideas since I’m trying not to use coconut butter or tofu (since so many people ask for substitutions when I make recipes with those ingredients. Y’all are a tough bunch to please! 😉

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Chelsea says:

    Oh my gosh! You just made my morning! I adore cookies and cream, but like you, am not crazy for hard cookies. Ahhh! This is going to be a good day. :-)

  2. I prefer soft, homemade cookies as well. Like you though, I love cookies n’ cream flavour and Oreo ice cream is a definite winner in my books!

  3. Ellie says:

    Ohh my goodness! Katie, you. are. amazing! (:
    This might be a silly question, but the only kind of cocoa powder I have on hand right now is unsweetened, is that the same as regular or will the cookies have a different taste to them?

    1. That’s exactly what you want to use! :)

  4. Geneva says:

    I’m not a big oreo eater, because I also prefer soft cookies, but I love lara bars and these cookies are similar so I think they would be great. Would your vegan cool whip work as the creme for your copy cat oreo?

    1. I bet that would be awesome! You might have to freeze it to get it hard. I’ve actually been meaning to try freezing that stuff anyway. People keep telling me how good it is frozen. And then you could use cookie cutters on it…

  5. Suzie says:

    Oh I definitely want to try these! Yesterday I was craving an oreo shake, too funny that this was today’s post :)

  6. Unbelievable! Those look so amazing and then I looked at the ingredients and they are even more amazing! You are a genius!

  7. KATIE!! it’s only 9am and you’ve got me craving cookies!!! :) haha these look delicious! thanks for sharing!

  8. Jackie says:

    I was never a big fan of Oreos, probably because I also prefer chewy cookies to crunchy ones. However, these I think I would really enjoy!

  9. Doroteia says:

    Do you think they would be good if I used almonds and put almond butter for the filling (it probably wont be like oreo cookies anymore, but I think it’ll still be delicious.) ?

    1. Edible experiments are always fun. I don’t see why it wouldn’t be yummy :).

  10. Samantha says:

    Oh. Wow.

    It is about 8am right now…not too early in my opinion and I eat some form of no-bake/fudge babies/larabar cookies every day right now.

    Your link of the day is still on my list to make…

    Oreos. I would say probably over a year? Comes and goes for me. When I do eat them it is the peanut butter filling ones. And I get sick every single time which is probably why I am finally getting wise and not eating them. :) Besides, these days I have SO many better options thanks to you!

  11. Debbie says:

    I prefer soft and chewy rather than hard/ crunchy. When I was younger I used to lick the filling out of the oreos and put the cookie part back.
    Could I leave out the salt? I have a family member on a very low salt diet.

    1. Dr. Rebekah says:

      Is an 1/8 of a teaspoon to 30 cookies too much salt for someone!??!?! (Sorry, that’s the Dr. coming out in me…very very low salt can get dangerous!)

  12. Yum! Those look amazing!

    I’m not the biggest fan of Oreos but my husband loves them! I like them more in milk to make them a bit softer :)

  13. Jennifer says:

    I only like Oreo’s if they are frozen (i.e. extra hard). I was pretty excited when I found out that they are vegan, but still, I try to stay away…

  14. I’m gonna make these and then do something really wrong .. I’m gonna stick some sugary frosting in the middle.. so they’ll be half healthy. LOL

  15. Aurelie says:


    So delicious, yet sooo sinful! Definitely trying out your recipe asap! Thanks! ((((((((:

    (I don’t usually exaggerate so much on emotes, because I personally find it pretty annoying, but this is a worthy cause for celebration & many-mouthed smileys! ;D)

  16. Janice Hernandez says:

    can you use raisins?

    1. anon says:

      Hi Janice,
      See CCKs “nutrition facts” link on this post.

  17. Oh my gosh thaaank you for posting this! I’ve been combing the internet all over for homemade oreos…I wasn’t even looking for healthy! And these are, so cool!

  18. D'Arcy says:

    Hi Katie! I love your blog. It’s mouthwatering. What about using red palm oil in an oreo filling? It’s semi-solid at room temp and very good for you. Or what about….MACADAMIA NUT BUTTER, the most delicioso thang eva! Or cashew?

    1. I love macadamia butter, too! I wish it weren’t so expensive or hard to find. I should probably try making my own!

  19. I haven’t had an oreo in ages– probably 5+ years actually. BUT, I do want me one of your oreos! :)

  20. I am just like you-I preferred soft cookies! Hard and crunchy? No thanks. I’ll take soft and chewy!

  21. Kierston says:

    These look amazing! I had an Oreo Blizzard a couple of months ago! :)

  22. Mariel says:

    OH katie. we think too alike. is it just me? LOOK AT MY LAST BLOG POST

    1. lol I bet we were making them at the same time! Love how you snuck zucchini into yours!

  23. Molly Alice says:

    I can’t have regular oreos — I’m allergic to chocolate! But I do love me some golden oreos.
    Any idea what I could sub for the cocoa powder so I could make these chocolate-free?

    1. Stella says:

      what about carob powder? it’s even healthier than cocoa! the taste is a little sweeter than (unsweetened) cocoa, so I’d think you wouldn’t need another sweetener. Not everyone loves carob, but I think it’s delicious and goes very well with lots of recipes that call for cocoa/chocolate.

      1. Molly Alice says:

        Hmm, I’m not a huge fan of carob, but I can certainly give it a try. There’s no flavor that enough sugar can’t disguise, I’m sure!
        Thanks for the idea!

    2. Samantha says:

      Goodness! A chocolate allergy!

      Anyway, I think if you just leave the chocolate out you will kind of have vanilla oreos? :)

      1. Molly Alice says:

        I’m afraid that if I just omit the cocoa powder, I’ll end up with some sort of paste. Maybe I could try subbing all-purpose flour, as long as it’s something powdery that will hold the cookies together?

        1. Or sub ground nuts in, maybe almonds, or flax seed – or peanut flour? I think as long as you’ve got the same dry-to-wet ratio, it should be fine :-)

  24. Kat says:

    I haven’t had an oreo since I went gluten free. But I have had similar sandwich cookies that were gluten free.

  25. I might try to turn these into frosted bars…

  26. Grace says:

    Oh my gosh, this made my life. Im wondering if u could use these and cover them in chocolate for a healthy alternative to Oreo balls… Hmm… :)

    1. Covered in chocolate is always a good thing!

  27. Emily says:

    Question on coconut butter- I made some and put it into a jelly jar in the fridge, but now I can’t figure out how to get it out to measure it! Should I microwave the jar until it’s smooshy? Or should I have not put it into a jar? It’s a really hard texture right out of the fridge, and it can kind of be scraped at with a knife, but not well enough to measure.

    These cookies look pretty good – I’m going to try them and bring them to work and see if I can convince the people on my team to try them!

    1. Stella says:

      I don’t think you need to put coconut butter in the fridge, I never do anyway. At room temp. it’s supposed to be spreadable, but mine is always kinda hard except when the weather outside is really hot (which doesn’t happen that often around here). You could wait till it’s a little softer at room temp., then scoop out some spoonfulls and melt them on the stove/in the microwave. that’s what I always do. Or you could put the jar in a waterbath and heat the water till the butter gets soft. I don’t have a microwave, so no idea if you can put a whole jar in there…

      1. Samantha says:

        I fully admit that I am not patient enough for a water bath and put the entire jar (minus the lid) in the microwave. In WA state I am sure I am going to be lucky if mine is soft maybe one month out of the year sitting on the shelf.

        1. You can also put it in a warm oven that’s already turned off but is cooling down, just for 5 minutes or so.

  28. Ellen says:

    So this might be a silly question….but I don’t see the recipe for the filling. Is that just the coconut butter?

    1. Sorry for the confusion! Yes, oddly enough I thought just the coconut butter alone was shortbread-y enough to stand as the filling. It doesn’t taste coconutty! (You can also mix some sweetener into the coconut butter if you’d prefer a sweeter filling.)

  29. Even though regular oreos are about the worst thing you can eat, I still am tempted to eat them! This recipe looks delicious and sounds like the perfect healthy substitution! I love they are no bake! I will for sure make these the next time I get confronted with a real oreo! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Samantha says:

      LOL. I totally hear you. They are kind of the poster child for “junk vegan.”

  30. Shelly says:

    I LOVE soft cookies, so much nicer than hard ones!! The only way to have a hard cookie is with a cup of tea!

    The oreo filling you are stuck on …. how about something like quark (do you guys have it?) … its a low fat soft cheese – with something like vanilla and ground almonds it might give you a good consistency?

    Thanks for the great recipes :)


  31. My mom was a big oreo fan so I grew up on them! I haven’t had one in a while though since I can’t have gluten anymore!

  32. Natalie says:


    all i got to do is wait til you come up with the filling idea.
    I haven’t a good blender to make my own and local stores don’t sell coconut butter :(

    til then i suppose we’ll just live on “crust” (of cookie) and water 😛

    1. Samantha says:

      The coconut butter is the filling!

  33. Rachel says:

    These look great! But, can you clarify the steps? Which ingrdients are for the filling? Do you just mix them together? Thanks!

    1. Sorry for the confusion! Oddly enough I thought just the coconut butter alone was shortbread-y enough to stand as the filling. It doesn’t taste coconutty! (You can also mix some sweetener into the coconut butter if you’d prefer a sweeter filling.)

  34. lita says:

    hi katie! those look sooo good :)
    i saw this and thought it looked really cool. wanted to share, in case you were interested in making your own vegan butter:

    1. Wow, that’s awesome! It’s crazy how they can make anything vegan these days. :)

  35. You have seriously outdone yourself! I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but keep returning to your blog and drooling every time. These look amazing.

  36. Dawn says:

    I just made a batch – amazing! I used almonds because I had no walnuts on hand. I used natural p.b. for the filling (choco & p.b. is my favorited flavor combo!!).
    These are great – just hoping there will be some left when hubby gets home!

    What is it about a sandwich cookie….they bring me back to my childhood days….yum

    1. I’m so excited you tried them. I think you were first! :)

      1. Dawn says:

        Yay! I love being first! lol
        Oh and there were 4 left for hubby who devoured them!

  37. Dr. Rebekah says:

    I know you suggest Sunmaid dates…have you made anything with Medjool dates instead? Just wondering if those could be subbed b/c I picked some up at Costco the other day 😀

    Also…palm shortening is a great sub for I’m wondering about making a filling with that like a whoopie pie filling recipe I have. I’ll openly admit I love sweet sweet stuff lol!!! And I love the Coconut Cream Concentrate from Tropical Traditions…is that basically the same thing as your coconut butter?

    Love your site and your recipes (even tho I’m not a vegan!!)

    1. No, coconut cream and coconut butter aren’t the same. As for the dates… My food processor doesn’t like the Medjools as much because they’re not as soft. But maybe if you soak them a little first… Or if you have a really powerful food processor, they could work!

  38. Wow!! Those look tasty! I love the reduced fat Oreos!!

  39. Fantastic!! I’m adding this recipe to “My Favorite Things” recipe book! Looooove that they’re raw vegan btw!! My 7 year old is gonna love this!! Thx Katie :))

  40. fantastic idea! I love the ingredients involved. I still buy oreos every once in awhile and have a hard time not eating waaaaay to many. next time I have the craving, I’ll make yours and not feel to bad about eating the whole batch.

  41. Love no bake sweets! Can’t wait to try. It’s benen a few years since be had Oreos. I love the flavors, but hate the ingredients. This is the perfect substitute!

  42. Nichole says:

    Is the filling just cashew butter or coconut butter and sweetener?

    1. Samantha says:

      I think it is your choice…I will say that my version today I processed some date with the cashew butter. I do eat coconut butter straight without a problem. :)

  43. Kerry says:

    These look amazing! I haven’t had an oreo in years! I try to stay away from processed foods, and I don’t like really sweet things anymore. I just end up feeling sick if I eat them. I do like desserts though, especially chocolate ones! I just discovered your fudge babies, and I love them. These cookies sound similar, so I know I’ll love them too!

  44. Yum!!! These are super cute and delicious, I bet! Definitely going to make ’em. PS. How do people not like coconut butter?!?!? Insanity.

  45. Laura says:

    Instead of plain coconut butter, I bet your vanilla fudge frosting would be fabulous on this…

    1. Laura says:

      Or I might make your “healthier pb” as a filling… So many choices! Now if I had an actually good blender or food processor… (we are buying a new one, and I keep saying that we need to just get a food processor, but my dad keeps saying no). This just means I have to work harder in my quest to save up for a vitamix!

  46. Joanna says:

    Last time I had an Oreo was probably a couple months ago. My mom offered me some when I came to see her but, since I’m recovering from a cold, I had to refuse the sugar.
    But it’s great that these are sugar-free! I always opt to using stevia whenever possible. 😉

  47. Moni Meals says:

    Katie, these rock. I’m just like you, i love cookies that are more on the soft side.
    I used to eat so many Oreos as a kid but only super soggy, from being dipped in Milk. I hope to make these!

  48. Kayla says:

    Katie these are amazing, your AMAZING!

    Love your blog and all the recipes, keep up the great work. :)

    P.S: June 16th is… wait for it…. National FUDGE DAY!! (Omg, tears of joy, right?)
    Hope you have something special for us planned hehe

    1. I will have to celebrate by eating as much fudge as possible :). Not sure I can get a blog post up in time for the day… But I’ll try!!

  49. I love the idea of a healthy Oreo recipe only because so many healthified recipes – like Cookies’n’Cream ice cream or pie, for example – still require Oreos as a base. That’s because people are usually most concerned with calories, which I get, but I would still like to have the whole recipe be healthified – even the Oreos! So if you can help out with that bit, I’d love it. Because, of course, for pies and ice cream you only NEED the cookie part – the filling part is negated by the ice cream! So you could post that! :) :) :)

  50. Sarah Spann says:

    Hey Katie! I love the coconut butter filling, but if people are asking for something else maybe you could try to make a homemade icing filling with just homemade sugar free powdered sugar and a couple of teaspoons of milk?

  51. What about using palm shortening as part of the filling for a copycat filling?

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. I’ll have to go searching at Whole Foods!

  52. Caroline says:

    You are amazing thank you for your quick response!!!!! Just might have to have an Oreo milkshake for dessert tonight! :)

  53. merry says:

    I’m surprised you don’t like Oreos! They’re vegan, aren’t they?

    1. anon says:

      They are!

  54. mnkygirl says:

    Is there something I should know about coconut butter that people would be asking for subs? I just started using it instead of butter. Can’t wait to try these.

    1. It’s just more expensive… But I love it. A little goes a long way, so I think it’s well worth the money! :)

      1. Anonymous says:

        Oh good! Thanks :)

  55. Oh my this sounds good, but I still need to work on getting coconut butter! Is the “crust” based on your fudge babies?

  56. j3nn says:

    Cross between an Oreo and a candy bar… I like that :) Sounds chewy and fun to eat!

  57. Gracie says:

    hey girlie!
    I was thinking maybe you would wanna try an avocado base for the middle of the oreos… I know I know, you don’t like avocados and all, but if you mix them with other things, they go chameleon, and tend to take on other flavors. I just made the avocado butter cream frosting, which is what made me think that you might take a shot at that. It tastes a bit more like kiwi when you add sugar to them. I haven’t tried stevia, as I’m not sure how to mix it in or anything. Anyhoo, I’m sure there’s inspiration for you somewhere!

    Take care missy,

    1. I still need to try avocado chocolate mousse! I just can’t get past that mushy green texture for some reason :-?. Maybe if someone else made it for me and didn’t tell me…

  58. Oh my goodness these look to die for! Gorgeous pics, too! For the base, maybe you could do something with a cocoa butter- like the Artisina Raw Cocoa Butter- and add vanilla to it

  59. I am not a huge Oreo fan but these look divine!!! My daughter LOVES Oreos though so I am going to make these and see whats he thinks of them. If I can get her to eat these instead of the regular ones I will be thrilled!!!

  60. Brin says:

    How do you substitute dates? thare very expensive to use by the cup full.
    P.s you take the best photos!

    1. Samantha says:

      Hi Brin –

      I used to do the majority of her no-bake with prunes instead of dates (I can get huge bags of prunes at Costco and go through a lot of them). One day I bought dates and did a bit of a recipe show-down between a couple of recipes I know well to compare dates versus prunes.

      I like prunes and they work fine, but there is no denying that dates are sweeter and less “fruit-juice” sweetened in final flavor.

      Not sure if this helps or not, but in my opinion prunes are a cheaper option although not a superior one.

    2. Lisa B says:

      You can actually find dates already in a paste form and they are super cheap. I get them at the middle eastern market for only $1.99…that was enough to make one batch of these.

  61. CanadianMama says:

    Hi! I’m SO glad I found your blog. I have been addicted to trying your recipes since I found your blog two weeks ago. I blogged about you today

    1. Aw thanks for including me!! Sorry about your can… sometimes it just happens that you get a bad can. It’s happened to me as well, and it’s annoying but there’s no real way to tell until you open it :-?.

  62. l says:

    call me crazy, but i also have used artisana coconut butter many, many times and it most DEFINITELY has a strong “coconutty” taste. it tastes like pure unsweetened coconut, which is what it is. when i add it to chocolate or on top of brownies, it definitely tastes like coconut.

    that being said, i wish there were more recipes that did not include coconut as the filling/frosting/glaze/etc. i love coconut, but i don’t want it in every treat, if that makes sense.

  63. Jenny says:

    Honestly… I’m kind of… idk.. disappointed in this.. it seems like all your recipes are made out of the same ingredients, just different shapes… you used to have so much creativity!! i’m sad :( they look pretty but i just can’t justify that a date and a little coconut is going to make it taste annnnyyything like a oreo… they look wonderful, though!!

    1. anon says:

      Honestly… I’m kind of… idk.. disappointed that people like you exist, to think it’s ok to put people down who obviously work really hard. What exactly do you want? Most recipes use the same ingredients. I can even think of entire cookbooks called “1 mix, 100 cookies” or something like that. Many of us appreciate that CCK uses easy to find ingredients so we don’t have to spend a fortune buying new ingredients for every recipe. The creativity is finding new ways to use the same ingredients, not forcing readers to shell out money most of us don’t have to waste on an entire bag of some new ingredient we’re only going to use for one recipe.

      How about this: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

      1. Sara says:

        I agree with anon that one of the best things about CCK’s blog (ok, one of the many best things) is how she doesn’t call for obscure ingredients. It helps save money, and it also helps for people like me who want to make whatever good looking thing she posts ASAP! 😉

        Also, Jenny, maybe if you read this post, it’ll clear a few things up for you as to where CCK is keeping some of her best new recipes:

      2. Jane says:

        Look, I personally don’t think that Jenny’s original comment was mean or unkind. It is true that there is a limit to how many ingredients there are that are super-healthy that taste good in a dessert, so yes, most of her recipes have similar ingredients. I agree with her in that a regular Oreo probably tastes better. That’s not to say that Katie doesn’t work hard or have creativity, because she has a talent for baking healthily (and making it taste good! although coconut butter on a date cookie does not totally appeal to me, but I do love some good junk food treats every now and then), but it is true that the only real substitutes for butter are coconut butter/oil, etc.

        1. L. says:

          I’d agree that her comment probably wasn’t meant to be rude, if only this part were taken out of her comment “you used to have so much creativity.” That’s pretty much a put-down, implying her blog’s gone downhill (when the opposite is true) and it’s uncalled for. If someone thinks they can do it better, by all means go ahead and try. But don’t put down someone else if you haven’t tried yourself. I am constantly amazed at how Katie can put so much creativity into her blog on such a regular basis. I would’ve run out of fun ideas a long time ago. Remember that if you could do it better, you would!

          My favorite Aaron Sorkin quote: “If you were the inventors of facebook, you would’ve invevnted facebook.”

          Katie, I am so excited for your book and to see what other recipes you’ve been hiding from us. (If you could post those cinnamon rolls ahead of time…….. ;))

      3. @Stella: If you email me, I’ll explain. It was NOT personal ;).

    2. Anonymous says:

      if you read the post katie says its not supposed to be a copycat recipe for oreos, they just look similar.

  64. Beth says:

    I think you might be trying to kill us…in a good way. 😉 But the question is, do these really taste anything like Oreos?

    1. Lisa C. says:

      Ok this is gonna sound weird, but I thought they did! I didn’t think they would, so I made sure to use the Dutch cocoa to give them a better chance. I also added a little bit of stevia (nu naturals brand) to my coconut butter. The “cookie” part actually did remind me of an oreo, and the filling was even better than oreo filling! I think the only “un oreo” thing about them was the texture. Maybe if you had a dehydrator it would be more oreo like?

  65. Lilly says:

    You are officially an angel. Healthy Oreos? Who ever dreamed it would be possible?

  66. I made my own coconut butter for the first time today! So good I pretty much at the whole batch plain in one sitting…whoops! On the topic of coconut…I can’t get myself to like coconut flour…everytime I use it I think it has a funny taste. Do you think I could have gotten bad flour? It tastes really wheaty or grainy or something I am not sure.

    1. Lisa C. says:

      It just has a very different flavor. Some people like it, some people not.

  67. I last ate an oreo …. 5 seconds ago when your first photo made me run into the kitchen and grab one >.<

  68. Ohh amazing! And no refined sugar as well!

  69. Sarah says:

    I was surprised when I found out that Oreo Cookies are vegan (I used to nanny for a child who had a milk allergy and learned this then). Then I realized they are probably vegan because they are made with mostly chemicals. Now I don’t eat them at all. Which is sad because they were delicious in a chemical-ly kind of way. :)

    1. Sara says:

      What about Newman Os? I traded my Oreos for Newman Os. Better company, too, because the profits go to charity :).

      1. Sarah says:

        Good idea! If I wasn’t already on a low-calorie diet, I probably would!

  70. Nikki says:

    Marzipan, Katie! I’ll bet that marzipan would make a good filling that would be similar to the original! Maybe if you mixed with your powdered sugar substitute recipe to give it a shorter, more crumbly consistency like the real Oreo has but still keep the sugar low?

  71. Jaime says:

    Wait I’m confused. Is the filling just coconut butter?

  72. Sarah S. says:

    These are sooo cute! I’m a baked cookie girl, though.

  73. Oh my gosh!!!! I have to make these! You are a genius!!!!

  74. Susan Langford says:

    I made these last night! My boyfriend saw me perusing the recipe and started asking what time I was going to make “Katie’s oreos.” :) Added a few cashews because I didn’t have quite enough walnuts. Also upped the vanilla (I LOVE vanilla) and added vanilla and a little bit of agave to the filling. These were really good! I might have had one with my breakfast this morning… Thank you Katie, you are a rockstar!

    1. Nichole says:

      if there was a ‘like’ button, i’d ‘like’ your comment! I always refer to Katie’s recipes, as ‘Katie’s _____”! vanilla and agave in the filling sounds delish!

  75. Sarah says:

    These taste absolutely NOTHING like oreos. A nice no bake “cookie” recipe though.

  76. This is BEYOND creative! Probably why nobody else is the author of ‘Chocolate-Covered Katie’… :-)

  77. sara u says:

    So I was thinking. . you should make healthy slutty brownies- use your healthy chocolate cookie, healthy brownie and put it together with healthier fudge sauce and vegan ice cream!

  78. Sunnie says:


    As an idea for an Oreo cookie filling, what about using powdered xylitol as the base? Or even powdered erythritol? I bet you could either add water or almond/soy milk to it to make a creme filling. 😀

    1. I love your idea! I’ll definitely have to experiment with the powdered sugar recipe. Just trying to figure out how to make it thick and hard like oreo filling!

  79. Jane says:

    Honestly, I buy the coconut butter from Trader Joe’s, and it definitely has somewhat of a coconut flavor (not strong, but it’s there). From someone who loves and knows about all things buttery treats, coconut butter doesn’t taste like shortbread with its glorious butter flavor in the slightest. To me, plain coconut butter as a filling sounds sort of gross. Coconut butter is also quite solid after being refrigerated, so the filling would likely be fairly hard and unpleasant. I love healthy treats, but plain coconut butter is not something I would eat.

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Jane,
      I think you’re confusing coconut butter and coconut oil, because TJ’s doesn’t sell coconut butter (at least, all the ones I’ve ever been in don’t!). Try Artisana coconut butter. It really is delicious, yes even plain!

      1. Jane says:

        The TJ’s near me (I live in PA) does indeed sell Coconut Butter near their baking section. I believe it is a new or trial item, because I only noticed it twice. I honestly was not a huge fan, but then again I don’t really like Biscoff spread or Nutella either, which are really popular and loved by about 99% of bloggers. I’ve had coconut oil as well, cooked in things, and from personal experience (I made the mistake of melting it over popcorn-yuck!) I know that that really is not good on its own! I guess it’s a matter of taste. I know some people love coconut butter though. For me, I would have to mix it with powdered sugar and vanilla to somewhat enjoy it. The flavor is just too strange in my opinion. But Katie, and Sara, if you like it, good for you! It’s healthy.

        1. Alanna says:

          II like it better as coconut banana butter ( than plain, but not everyone likes coconut or coconut butter, which is fine. That just means you get to experiment with a different filling! I think I heard canned frosting is vegan, so if you weren’t worried about added sugars that would certainly work.

  80. Dawn says:

    I know you listed it in the nutrition facts tab, but I can’t even imagine how good these would be with some peanut or almond butter between the “cookies.”

    Mmmm chocolate and peanut butter together is always a great combination, especially when it’s this healthy!!

  81. These look delicious – and I’m intrigued at the combination of ingredients and love that these are no-bake. And I wondered how you kept them together without baking, but the dates and coconut oil makes sense… Love these…

    1. Alanna says:

      There’s actually no coconut oil in the “crust” — just the dates and walnuts when processed can be pressed into shapes! And the filling, which is separate, is coconut butter rather than oil. This post has a pic of the “dough” after processing:

      Mine often looks drier than this, but it can still be smooshed together to form bars and the like.

      1. Interesting – I know I’ve seen coconut oil in stores, but I’m not sure I’ve seen coconut butter I had assumed they were the same thing. I’m going to have to look for it the next time I’m out shopping. And it’s amazing that the dates and walnuts hold together like that…

        Anyway, I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday series (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and it’s so much fun following your creations…

        1. Alanna says:

          I’m actually not Katie, but I’m sure she appreciates your comment. :) The labels (especially for Artisana brand) look REALLY similar, and a lot of sites use the terms interchangeably, but coconut butter contains coconut meat, where the oil does not:

          If you can’t find it locally, you can order both through Amazon. Good luck!

  82. Nichole says:

    tried these… so good! today, thanks to the cck theory, i ran my first 5k in NINETEEN MINUTES!! i was so proud of myself! thank you for helping me! :)

    1. Wow, congrats!! You’re awesome, girl! :)

  83. Looks awesome! Every so often I get a craving for Oreos and eat a ton of them :) But maybe I will eat these next time instead!

  84. jacque says:

    ok, i’m assuming the “filling” is the coconut butter & sweetener mixed together? that’s the only 2 ingredients I don’t see mentioned (what to do with them) in the recipe.

    1. Yes, sorry for the confusion!

  85. CCK, these are puuuuuuuuuuuure genius! Love love love. How good would adding mint extract to the coconut butter be? Like a thin mint cookie of sorts! :)

    1. Cassie J says:

      Genius! I love fellow chocolate mint lovers :)

  86. Ashley says:

    Funny that you posted an Oreo recipe. I was wanting to ask if you’ve ever done a healthy version of “mud”‘or “dirt” which is a classic kids dessert made from vanilla pudding, cream cheese and crushed Oreos. It’s one of my all time fave desserts but I don’t make it any more for obvious reasons.

    1. Alanna says:

      Ooh, that gave me an idea… The crust (fudge baby) portion always looks kind of like dirt to me when it comes out of the food processor… I’ll bet it’d be good just sprinkled over pudding or ice cream as-is!

      1. Samantha says:

        It is. I do it all the time. It takes the “no bake” ease and goes one step lazier. :)

        1. Alanna says:

          I must try this! :)

          1. I was thinking of using my Fudge Daddies as the dirt layer. I’m still working on the “worms” part. I tried doing agar jello with straws, but it tasted pasty. Needs more work!

          2. Ashley says:

            Thanks Katie! I actually could do without the worms; I was hoping for a yummy alternate to the pudding/cream cheese part. Maybe vanilla flavored coconut yogurt? They make a Greek style that’s pretty thick, creamy and delicious. Might go great with the fudge daddies.

          3. Alanna says:

            By agar jello, do you mean this:
            or something else? I haven’t tried that one yet, but I was going to suggest it might work as the pudding substitute. It certainly looks creamy!

          4. Anonymous says:

            Hmmm, you know that pudding cream part? I wonder if you could make a bavarian type cream with the agar base. ENTER KATIE, you should do this!:). I miss boston/bavarian cream sooo much!!

  87. Lisa C. says:

    Ok this is gonna sound weird, but I thought they tasted like oreos! I didn’t think they would, so I made sure to use the Dutch cocoa to give them a better chance. I also added a little bit of stevia (nu naturals brand) to my coconut butter. The “cookie” part actually did remind me of an oreo, and the filling was even better than oreo filling! I think the only “un oreo” thing about them was the texture. Maybe if you had a dehydrator it would be even more oreo like?

  88. Holli says:

    I have been using it in recipes for awhile but just recently realized it is amazing all on its own. DANGEROUS discovery

    1. Alanna says:

      Butter, coconut butter, lol. I doubt oil would work here since it’d need to be melted to use as filling and then it’d probably just soak in and make the crust oily (eew).

  89. Lisa B says:

    I made a batch of these tonight and am excited to try! The kids loved them. Was not clear on how much coconut butter to use though – especially since there were nutrition stats. I’m sure it was supposed to be a set amount…was I missing something?

    1. Alanna says:

      No set amount… It just depends on how big you make your cookies and how thick you want the filling to be!

      1. Right, as much as you want :). But as stated, the nutritional info is for 1/2 tsp filling per oreo. I didn’t really measure when I made mine. I just spread it on!

  90. Kasey Shuler says:

    It was 9:30pm and Mattox (husband) asks me, what’s for dessert? Good question…I turned to Chocolate Covered Katie and wasn’t disappointed! I made these (half batch) and our lunches in 15 minutes. I didn’t add the nuts and used marshmallow creme for the filling and we both loved them! Thanks for the emergency dessert idea :)

    1. Thank YOU for trying them! It’s my favorite part of blogging… when someone actually tries one of the things I’ve posted!

  91. Kathy says:

    The last time I’ve had an Oreo was probably a few months ago. I’m with you — I’m not a fan of hard cookies, but I love cookies ‘n cream! I remember when I was little, I told my dad that I wanted a cookies ‘n cream candy bar (without even knowing they existed!). I was totally surprised when my dad brought me home a cookies ‘n cream candy bar~

  92. Kelly Mc says:

    I just made these, and they were a perfect option for my wheat and dairy allergies! Thank you so much!

  93. Bergen says:

    I was very skeptical about this recipe. But it was yummy. I LOVED the dark Oreo part because it really DOES remind you of an Oreo but I didn’t care for the filling. Wish there was a healthy recipe that was dead on for the Oreo filling part. If there was, I’d be selling these for like $5 a piece at work. I would make again! Continue to love love love your posts… I’m a happy blog follower.

  94. Oh my gosh. RAW Oreos?!?!?! I love you. <3 <3 <3

  95. Jessasaurus says:

    AAH! I was reading your recipes a few days ago and theorizing that an oreo-like creation must be possible. you read my mind! (actually you probably were experimenting with it before I even thought of it…but you are still amazing!) I cannot wait to try these.

  96. I can’t wait to try these frozen in homemade ice cream.

  97. Erin says:

    I don’t remember the last time I had an actual oreo. I much prefer them IN things, like you said: cookies and cream stuff :)

  98. Jen says:

    Delicious. I ate all but 2 (13 yr old son ate those). Afraid to make again for fear of eating them ALL! The coconut butter as a filling was scrumptious! Wish I were as creative as you, keep the yummy recipes coming cute girl!

  99. These are amazing! They taste like a brownie and cakey. an absolute winner with my family and they couldn’t believe they are vegan :)
    Thanks Katie

  100. Elizabeth says:

    Just a thought…maybe do a combo of your chickpea “cookie dough” and some cacao butter (to harden it up a bit) as an alternate filling that doesn’t use tofu or coconut butter?

  101. Linnet says:

    so i made these today and were not so good. Couldn’t figure out what went wrong-how anyone could think they taste even close to oreos. Checked the recipe…checked the recipe…checked again. OH NO! I used prunes!!! A for effort?…sigh.

  102. Susie says:

    I made these today and they were delish! I added a little agave and a drop of vanilla to the coconut butter “frosting” and it really was better than that goop they call “Stuf”. Call ’em Oreos, call ’em Larabar Cookies with Frosting, call ’em Icky Garbage Cookies if ya want… they will taste good no matter what the name 😉 Thank you for another winning recipe!

  103. Summer says:

    I heard about your blog while shopping at a grocery store recently. A lady exclaimed, “Oh you are going to love her. She makes her own flours and butters.” I now see it is more than flours and butters. Yum!!!! I am so excited to try these. I don’t know if I can wait for the store to open to go get dates to start this recipe. :)

  104. Janelle says:

    Katie first off I love your recipes and website! I made the cookies and I agree that they are quite good. However for my filling I used a banana and then added vanilla, sweet almond extact, a touch of maple syrup, and rice flour, it still needs some tweeking but I think it is a very nice touch with the chocolate cookie!

  105. marla says:

    These are genius!!!! Must try soon :)

  106. Cindi says:

    I’m confused by the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil. Are they the same? I have coconut oil and love it!! Could I use coconut oil for these Oreos?

    1. Sorry, I haven’t tried these with coconut oil. Think pb to peanut oil.

    2. Alanna says:

      Not the same — coconut oil doesn’t contain any of the meat:
      Both good, though!

  107. Oh my gosh, with raw cocoa powder these would be RAW OREOS.

    You are, as always, a genius. <3

  108. Hannah says:

    Oh my gosh looks delicious!!! Lots of your recipes are paleo friendly too! Thanks so much!!!

  109. RockinLady says:

    Where is the info for making the filling??

  110. Karen Nicholas says:

    First time I have ever left a comment. I agree with people who do not like hard cookies but I am a big Oreo’s fan when they are dunked in milk. Makes them soft and ooohhh so yummy. As for oreos made from dates, not a bad idea but I like dates so well that I just eat them as they are.
    And the pictures are good photographs.

  111. Amy says:

    I love Oreos and Oreo flavored treats! I had real Oreos on the ice cream cake the I made for myself (yes, I made it for myself), but generally I don’t tend to eat/buy them since they are pretty bad for you. I can’t wait to try your version – sounds delicious!

  112. Dawn says:

    I love these! Just made my own chocolate filling: 1 can black beans, one banana, 1 pkt nunaturals stevia, 1 squirt agave and 3/4 cocoa powder. Processed very well. YUM!!!!

  113. Lila says:

    Made these today, and they were a hit! And yes, my family all agreed they tasted remarkably similar in flavor to Oreos–I did use the dutch cocoa, and I’m positive that is what makes the difference between just chocolate and Oreo-cookie flavored chocolate. For filling I used homemade coconut butter mixed with xylitol “powdered sugar” and it tasted very much like real Oreo filling, right down to the texture. I may be biased because I prefer soft Oreos to crunchy ones (a slice of apple put into the package overnight makes ’em perfectly soft the next day, lol!) so I think these are a PERFECT healthier substitute and I don’t even have to wait a day for them to soften up–instant gratification :)

  114. Summer says:

    These are insanely good! I couldn’t get the coconut butter to work and substituted plain cream cheese. In know cream cheese isn’t vegan, but my family went nuts – asking for 2nds, 3rds etc.
    Hope you don’t mind I shared my love for these in my latest blog post (and linked to your site numerous times of course!)
    Have a fabulous day!

  115. Kriss says:

    Thank you so much for this! I was looking for a nice pudding for someone who’s allergic to dairy. This worked really well and was so tasty. I made the ‘dough’ mix a bit softer with cherry brandy and sandwiched it wit chocolate nut spread – couldn’t find coconut. Result – one very happy dinner guest.

  116. these look positively spectacular. i cannot wait to try this one out. you are so inventive :)

  117. natalie says:

    Hi katie i think these look amazing. I know what I’m doing today!!!!!!!! :)

  118. Jenny says:

    I need troubleshooting. I have made this recipe for my boys numerous times, but now the ‘dough’ it coming out greasy. 2 things have changed: I burned out my 300 watt processor and bought a bigger one. I am now using a 600 watt motor (14 cup capacity). The other difference is that it is summer -but the house is cool. I should add that ‘no’ I am not doubling the recipe and the dates are not greasy to touch. The mixture does feel warm to me right away when I get it out, but I can’t say it didn’t with the other appliance, I just didn’t notice until now as I try to figure out why this is happening. Ideas? I would love some suggestions.

  119. Makenna says:

    I want to make these so badly! My Dad is diabetic and he LOVES oreos so these/all of your recipes are perfect for us! I have a huge bag of pistachios so I would want to make the filling with those! Yum!!!

  120. Roya says:

    I love your recipe,, so creative I will try a few

  121. Hope Henchey says:

    I made these today and they were amazing!!! I added some milk to my coconut butter (about 1.5 tbsps) because it was too dry and it was perfect! Thanks for this recipe Katie!!!

  122. Sophie says:

    Awww, these looks so good! Unfortunately, someone in my family has a nut allergy, so making them isn’t exactly an option.

    However, I was wondering if maybe you could share the recipe for the cookie part of an oreo (the one you said you had down)? I’ve been searching everywhere for a healthy oreo recipe, and the cookie part is something I just can’t find. With that being said, it’s totally fine if you don’t want to share the recipe, too, because your saving it for your cookbook (so excited for that, by the way), or don’t want to give it out early for some other reason. I’d totally understand.

    Thanks for taking the time to read my really long comment, and I hope you reply!

    P.S. Have you tried (vegan) yogurt for the oreo filling? It seems like it should work.

  123. Hope Henchey says:

    This recipe was awesome! I made it in my Blendtec. The coconut butter worked too (after I added some milk.) I LOVE your blog and I feel totally justified in eating these yummy desserts because there is very little un-health in them. I am SO picky now about what desserts I will make and consume. “It asks for a whole cup of sugar? Umm no thanks!!!” Before your blog, I thought that’s just how dessert has to be!
    Thank you so much! God’s creativity is seen through your creativity!
    -Hope Henchey

  124. Nikita Lenzo says:

    Hey! I think it would be awesome if you posted a vegan recipe for cookies’n’cream chocolate bars. They’re so tasty and I bet your genius mind could figure out some coconut butter/ crunchy cereal concoction. Just a suggestion! Thanks Katie, you are incredible =)

  125. RZC says:

    No-Bake Oreo Cookies:

    You note that these should be kept in fridge or freezer due to coconut butter. I am doing a construction theme party for my son’s second birthday party. Initially I thought I’d make Oreo balls & put them in a dump truck (in place of a cake), but I was concerned about the cream cheese being outdoors in June if it’s a hot day. Then I learned that my 1 yr old nephew tested positive for peanut allergy a couple of days ago. I’m concerned about Oreos possibly sharing manufacturing lines with products that do have peanuts. So here I am looking for other alternatives…are there any substitutions for coconut butter that will work in this recipe & make it safer to have outside in possible heat? We can store them in fridge until we set up for the party, but it needs to safely be able to stay in warmth for at least an hour or 2. Thanks for advice!

  126. Janelle says:

    Im not sure if anyone will get to read this!
    But dont eat OREOS ever!!!!!!!!! (the real commercial oreos)
    I have been living a healthy lifestyle all along, with minimal processed and junk foods,
    and just that day i picked up a pack of oreo (who doesnt like cookie and cream once in a while right), and omg i was outrageously sugar high, and one led to another and made me crave for even more biscuits and sugary junk! If you were to look at the ingredients list, not only the first ingredient is sugar, there is HFCS. There is really nothing good about it so dont feed that to yourself or your kids! Just a two cents here :)

  127. Chrissy says:

    I made these again last night… I don’t bother with the filling part because the ‘chocolate wafer’ part is so darn good on its own! Katie, I have to say this is my absolute favorite of your recipes that I’ve tried!

  128. Roopali says:

    Hi! I recently made your copycat vitamuffins and found them to be a bit high on cocoa, not a big fan of the bitter taste, same is also true for my 2 yr old daughter. Now I am not sure on whether I should reduce the cocoa powder or increase the sweetener in your recipes to get a ‘sweeter’ taste. I really want to try these Oreos, can I skip the cocoa powder here and use lots of chocolate chips instead? It would be easier for me to control the chocolate ‘bitterness’ in that case and also have a little crunch in the cookies. I know you are busy (all the best for your book btw) but could you please answer my query, thanks a ton!

  129. Andrea says:

    So I was a little hesitate at first that this would taste good…but WOW!! It tastes great. I am a but of a sugar addict and this was so good that I couldn’t stop. I have to admit I didn’t really care for the coconut butter and didn’t have any other butter to substitue but regardless I am enjoying just the ‘cookie’ part.

  130. Joy says:

    I never liked oreos, but since my fiancé does, I wanted to make him a healthier version. I put truwhip for the filling, and yum! Let’s hope he likes them as much as I do!

  131. Jennifer says:

    These look so good. I will use cacao powder and see how they come out.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  132. Deb G says:

    Sounds amazing, but do you have any suggestions for a substitute for the dates. We have fruit intolerances in this house so most fruits are off limits. Pineapple & coconut are ok. Maybe dried pineapple &/or coconut in place of the dates? Might there be a non-fruit alternative?

      1. Deb G says:

        Thanks, but now I need a grain free & (mostly) fruit-free (pineapple & coconut are ok) version. We don’t to well with grains here, so I do try to avoid them.

  133. Amie says:

    I made these this weekend, and they are awesome! I didn’t bother cutting them out but just made a giant “slab” sandwich and cut them into squares. Still cute though! Thanks for this post!

  134. Kim says:

    Hi! You mention a filling to spread on the cookies? What filling?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      The filling is included in the recipe ingredients in this post.

  135. Linda says:

    Is the filling just plain coconut butter?

  136. Dania says:

    Hi im 14 yrs old ,, i actually from Egypt and i love your blog because i am little overweight and i’ve been trying to lose it but still i dont want to get tortured by bad diets so thats why i love ur recipes they’re awsome and healthy .. have a great day :)

  137. Sarah says:

    The recipe makes 30 to 34 cookies. Do You mean individual cookies or sandwich cookies ?

  138. Izzie says:

    hello :)
    I made delicious mistake whilst making these and resulted in ultra rich fudgey cookies instead ….mmmm.
    I thought I’d halve the recipe because I didn’t have enough walnuts but I forgot to halve the amount of cocoa and vanilla, at first I didn’t realise but they tasted so sinful I thought I’d done something wrong!

  139. Andy says:

    Very good recipe

  140. caitlyn says:

    looks good