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Healthy Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

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Easy #nobake chocolate cookies - VERY addictive - We couldn't stop eating them! @choccoveredkt

These no bake cookies will make you forget what time it is, what day it is, and basically everything else that was once important in your life.

While eating these cookies, you will think about one thing, and one thing only:

These cookies.

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Mocha “No Bake” Cookies

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  • 2/3 cup quick oats (60g)
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp oat flour (or make your own by blending oats in a food processor until they become powder. Measure after blending.) (60g)
  • 2 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder (10g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp xylitol or sugar (60g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules (I used decaf Mt. Hagen)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


No Bake Cookies Recipe: In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir very well. In a cup, combine liquid ingredients, then pour wet into dry and stir until incorporated fully. Transfer to a plastic bag and smush into a ball. Now you can roll into smaller balls or fridge until a little firmer. (If you use coconut oil, these cookies will harden when chilled, but they go back to being soft if left out.) You could also bake these if you wish. For gluten-free no bake cookies: be sure to use certified-gf oats and oat flour.

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What’s your favorite type of cookie?

My favorite is chocolate chip, and no bake cookies come in as a close second. I’m one of those people who likes to eat the raw cookie dough (doesn’t everyone?) and impatiently watches the oven as cookies slowly bake. I’d initially planned on baking these mocha chocolate no bake cookies… but the dough was entirely too good to wait that long!

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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. I second your favorites. Chocolate chip, followed by a good no-bake peanut butter chocolate cookie.

    Fortunately, since being vegan & going gluten free, I haven’t had to give up either one, thank heavens!

    1. Tasha says:

      we need to be friends, Im a GF vegan too 🙂

  2. I LOVE your no-bake recipes and that they’re also “no heat.” Often, when searching for “no bake” recipes, they still require you to melt things on the stovetop. It’s summer! I don’t want to stand by a hot burner.

    Just made the Cake Batter Energy Bars and they were awesome. Thanks for the great recipes 🙂

  3. Katie! You just read my mind! I was just wishing for a no bake healthy treat without the dates since I can’t have the sugar in date due to my training. This is perfect! I may even try some protein powder in place of some of the oat flour. Thank you!!!

  4. Oh crap. Just what I need – “crack” cookies lying around my house! 😀 Worst part of this is I actually have all of those ingredients in my kitchen right now. Just calling me from the pantry…..

    …my favorite cookies in the world are oatmeal chocolate chip. Hands down. These are close enough AND they’re no bake. Thanks for fueling my addictions, Katie!! 😀


  5. marti says:

    these look awesome! my 2 favorite things … coffee & chocolate – in one! i have all the ingredients and will be making these soon! 🙂 i’ll let you know how it goes! thanks for another yummy, tempting recipe!

  6. i love chocolate chip cookies and soft snicker doodles. i’m with you on the dough though… i’m all about it!

  7. Good ol chocolate chip are my favorite too – probably because I have so many memories of sitting on the kitchen counter “helping” mom make cookies. My contribution was more as the official ‘beater licker’. 🙂

    I love everything ‘no bake’ right now because it’s been way too hot of a summer to turn on the oven!

  8. Suzie says:

    These look so yummy! I’m all about the cookie dough too, but sometimes that freshly baked warm gooey cookie just put me in a daze! 🙂 Great recipe, will definitely try soon!

  9. Sarah says:

    My favorite in the whole world is your Flourless Chocolate Chip cookies. I’ve said it a million times but they are the best thing ever. I do love coffee in my food (especially ice cream!) so maybe they are the best thing ever until I try these! They would be pretty hard to top though….

  10. Anna A says:

    Dear Katie,
    Thank you for posting another recipe that doesn’t need a food processor/blender!! And the no-bake option is much appreciated because it is HOT overhere in Amman:).

    My favorite cookie…. tough too chose, but anything with coconut and chocolate or your PB-chocolate chip cookie for one!
    hugs from a fan in jordan,

  11. Mary says:

    Hi Katie! I love your recipes soooooooo much & I’m not even vegan but your food blog is my favorite! I was just wondering, do these cookies have the “baking soda kick” that you sometimes talk about? I don’t really like that strong baking soda taste in cookies so I was just wondering if I should scale down the amount in these cookies. Also, I think it would be useful if from now on you would include baking soda measurements in cookies for both people who do like a baking soda kick, and those who don’t (i don’t know if that makes sense??). Just an idea! Anyways keep those amazing recipes coming Katie!

    1. Julia says:

      I made these and did not notice a baking soda taste at all. I think you could cut the amount of baking soda in half or just leave it out and these cookies would still be great.

      1. Mary says:

        Ok, thanks for letting me know!! 🙂

  12. Lauren says:

    My favorite has to be oatmeal cookies! For some reason, I find oatmeal cookies to be very polarizing…either you really like them or you really don’t! Chocolate chip is a close second!

  13. Anneh says:

    I’m curious…why use baking soda if you don’t bake the cookies?

    In other news, I love chocolate chocolate chip. Frankly, the more chocolate the better. Or coconut chocolate chip. Or those macademia and white chocolate cookies from Tim Hortons, even though they aren’t vegan…I cheat for them!

    1. Rachel says:

      In previous no bake recipes, it has been said that the baking soda adds flavor. Go figure… 🙂

  14. Teresa says:

    Oh, that’s a tough one. Cookies are probably my favorite type of desert, so choosing just one is difficult. Texture is more important to me than flavor, so I’d have to say a really dense and chewy ginger/molasses type cookie. Though a close second would be monster cookies (flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and M&Ms in them.)

  15. Sofia says:

    Mmmm, these look fantastic! I may try them this weekend. My favorite kind of cookie? I used to make oatmeal honey cookies when I was a kid and they were HEAVENLY, but I can’t find the recipe anywhere! I’ve tried a million different ones but none of them taste like the ones I made as a kid. I’ll just have to keep on trying 😛

  16. Debbie says:

    chocolate chocolate chip. I also like the vegan everything cookies from whole foods.

  17. Natalie says:

    I love snickerdoodles (if i have to buy them, and i buy cookies like once every two years)
    but chocolate chip are amazing – i usually make those at home for the kids (that includes hubby they’re his favorite and kids don’t care)
    oatmeal cookies are pretty yum too. mother in law makes them bit dry – which is perfect for my tea addiction (russians I think are born with tea cup in hand) but those i get like once a year as well.
    I dare say I love cookies about three times a year basically 🙂 🙂 🙂
    but i am going to make these mochas. They look delic.
    I had a question about your future book Katie, will it include all the recipes that you have on your website (at least up to that moment of publishing)?

    1. Alanna says:

      She’s mentioned before that the publisher wants primarily new content, so some recipes will be from the blog but most will not. I just can’t believe Katie has so many amazing recipes that she can keep posting on the blog AND be saving some for the cookbook! 🙂

    2. Helen says:

      I think I remember that Katie said that the book would be mostly new recipes. I’d buy the book even if it was only her blog recipes.

  18. i’m all for a 5 minute cookie! these look terrific!

  19. Abby says:

    Wowza, those look awesome. Question: could I use Canola oil in place of the veg/coconut oil? That’s all I have at home and I want to make them tonight!!

    1. Alanna says:

      I’m sure you could!

    2. Anonymous says:

      Is there a difference between canola and vegetable oil?

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