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Healthy Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

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

Healthy Chocolate 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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  1. Janae @ Bring-Joy says

    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!

  2. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because says

    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. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says

    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. Cheri @ The Watering Mouth says

    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. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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….

  9. 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,

  10. 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!

    • 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.)

  14. 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 😛

  15. 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)?

    • 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! 🙂

    • 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.

  16. 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!!

  17. Shannon says

    These look great!!! but I must confess I have always loved oatmeal raisin cookies the most! even before I found out chocolate chips makes them even better 😉

  18. Rachel says

    Just made these without the instant coffee and they’re really great as no-bake chocolate cookies too. I’m going to try them next time with the coffee because my mom loves coffee-flavored things. 🙂 So easy and so good!

  19. katy sparrow says

    Great recipe! So perfect b/c of its no-bake-ness and I have all the ingredients here in my office kitchen. I am living here this week–temporarily homeless grad student. I know it will be so deelish with a glass of nondairy milk. My hands-down fav cookie is peanut butter oatmeal, zomg.

  20. kaycee says

    Holy yum! This looks so indulgent- will be making these soon with your 3 ingredient chocolate bars as chocolate chips because i just made some the other day!

  21. Sadie says

    Ugh, how can I choose just one favorite cookie?! I LOVE peanut butter cookies, stove-top no bake cookies, snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, and oreos (note to self: make vegan versions of these cookies ASAP)

  22. Heather says

    I was wondering if you could recommend a brand of dairy-free chocolate chips? I typically use a Baker’s German Chocolate baking bar chopped up because I’ve heard from friends that the brand sold at our local store in their limited section is absolutely flavorless, hence not worth the $.

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipes. I have a 2 1/2 year old son who cannot have dairy or egg, so it is a real help to find desserts that the whole family will actually eat rather than having to make 2 separate batches each time!!

    • Anna says

      I love Enjoy Life brand of chocolate chips and Whole Foods has their brand of vegan chocolate chips as well 🙂

    • Anonymous says

      I don’t know if they have one in your area, but Trader Joe’s chocolate chips are dairy free, are reasonably priced and taste great!

      • Heather says

        It is a bit of a drive, but there’s a town that has a Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s so I think next time I make my way in that direction I will pick up bags of each of the above kinds and then after sampling them I’ll know where to go back for more!! Thank you all!

    • Jan says

      I just bought a bag of the Ghiradelli semis sweet and now it says “may contain milk”. Ugh, this was my go to choc chip because local stores had it. Guess ill have to head to Whole Foods for Enjoy Life chips.

      • Shelby says

        Just a note on the “may contain milk” (or any other “may contain” ingredients). Usually that means it’s simply made on the same equipment as products that contain milk. For example, with the chips, it’s possible that Ghirardelli makes their milk chocolate chips on the machines, then when done they clean the machines, and the next batch is the semi-sweet (which is dairy-free). Or perhaps they are manufactured on equipment that is near to something made with milk and it’s possible that could splash or somehow get into the mixture. Because there is a small possibility that a small trace of milk may be left behind after cleaning they have to list this. However, the ingredients of the chips themselves do not contain milk. It just depends on either your strictness to being vegan, or if you are severely lactose intolerant. Otherwise, the chips are dairy-free. For me, “may contain” items are ok since it means they are not primarily made with the ingredient I am trying to avoid.

    • Jen H says

      Wegmans chocolate-chips are dairy-free. My kids are gluten and dairy-free so I use those often – much cheaper than the Enjoy Life ones!

  23. casey says

    My favorite has got to be our no bake cookie recipe! It melts together yummy peanut butter and delicious chocolate…sadly they r not exactly the healthiest. So excited to try these they look amazing!

  24. Moe Purple says

    Just made these for my daddy! They turned out great! I only needed 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, I subbed the rest for more water. Delicious, THANK YOU! (:

    • Debbie says

      newbie here, I made these tonight subbing 1 TBSP cocnut oil+ 3 TBSP applesauce for the oil. I added in more oatflour and unsweetened coconut to dry it up a bit and used a cookie scoop to make cute little mounds that I pressed an almond into like someone else mentioned. Sooooo fudgy good! I also used dark cocoa, this is a keeper, thank you for sharing!

  25. Sophia Basurto says

    LOVE these! I used coconut palm sugar and Illi espresso grounds – they came out perfect. Thanks for another great recipe!

  26. Danielle @ clean food creative fitness says

    These look great! I love that they are no bake too! Perfect for a quick treat 🙂

  27. Jacqueline says

    YUM! No-bake cookies are perfect for summer, too! These look awesome. Also, I loved your post about the gas station yesterday! In NC there’s one I love going to that’s a reconverted gas station – tons of vegan baked goods (always chocolate ones you would love), organic farm produce all around the store, and even lunch and dinner served out of there by a chef making daily creations from local ingredients. Don’t you wish every gas station were like these? Here’s a link to the one in NC in case you want to check it out.

  28. Leah says

    Hi Katie! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, but just recently went gluten free. I’ve been seriously craving some baked good action but I’m kind of scared to adjust my tried and true recipes to make them gf. These look too amazing to pass up, and I was wondering if you had suggestions to make them gf without losing their integrity. i.e. any particular flowers taste least gf? Also, how to make your lemon squares gf would never hurt either.
    Love the blog!!

    • Helen says

      These cookies are gluten free, since they use oat flour. Just make sure to buy certified gluten free oat flour.

  29. Melissa (Better Fit) says

    YUM! Wow, those look great. I love the little chocolate chips artfully lying around the cookies.

    Hmm… the first thing that came to my mind when you asked about our favourite cookies, was my grandmother’s peanut butter cookies. She used to make raisin cookies for everyone, but I didn’t like raisins, so she made a special batch of peanut butter cookies just for me! That actually kind of makes me sad to think I’ll never get to try them again- sorry, I didn’t mean for that to be a downer… it’s really a happy memory!

  30. Cinnamon says

    Hmm, I’d say my favourite cookie is a Scandinavian Christmas no-bake cookie like thing called something very creative like ‘chocolate ball’. It’s essentially oats, butter, sugar, cocoa powder and milk, and most often rolled in coconut flakes. I have my own (slightly healthier version) that I’ll sometimes make, but I never bother to roll the dough into balls! This recipe is somewhat similar to mine, but I’ve never tried using any kind of flour.

  31. Working Girl @ Caffeinated Contentment says

    I’m old-school too, and love me some chocolate-chip cookies. Like Tollhouse status. And I’m a HUGE snickerdoodle fan too – I have a theory that cinnamon makes everything taste better….

  32. Maggie says

    This is a tough one for substituting the oil but I tried with almond butter, milk, agave (instead of some sugar), and applesauce. The texture was pretty different and it didnt form into much of a cookie so I froze them and theyre great frozen treats! I think substituting half the oil would be more effective.

    I also tried adding sprinkles and coconut extract with great results!

  33. Tanya says

    It’s weird… but I’ve never been a big fan of cookies! I love the dough though… so no bake cookies sound good to me!
    In order to make me eat a cookie, you really have to give me a tea to have with it 😉

  34. April says

    Thank you for these easy, quick and delicious recipes! I go through phases, but chocolate chip is probably on top for me most of the time! I made these no-bakes (they’re so fun to make with my toddler son, too!), and they were the perfect pick-me-up for our mid-morning outing to the park! 🙂

  35. sarah@thesweetlife says

    I’m kinda going crazy with the chocolate/coffee combination in my kitchen these days. I think it’s because my new daughter makes me a bit sleep deprived. These will be a nice addition to my growing coffee related snacks.

    favorite cookie…a while back I took the chocolate chip tollhouse cookie recipe and veganized it, making it as true to the original as possible. turned out to be the best cookie i had ever eaten.

    here’s what i did:

  36. Suzanne Perazzini says

    This takes me back to my grandmother’s farmhouse on a Saturday morning when she did the baking for the week. We were allowed to help and got to scrape out the bowls afterwards, which is the hope of any small child watching all the deliciousness that goes into a cake or cookies. Your cookies are an adult version of that child’s love of raw baking mix.

  37. Sophie says

    These look delicious, and it’s great that they’re no-bake because of the summer weather. I was also so glad to see that they didn’t require nuts because i have an allergy in my family. These are definitely going on my to-bake (to-not-bake?) list!

  38. Lila says

    Oh. My. Goodness. These are SO good. THESE are my favorite cookie now. (Previously, my own pecan choc. chip cookie recipe was my favorite). Addictive, crazy good–and very rich, which is good, because that makes them sort of self-limiting that way–I *wanted* to eat the entire bowl, but was plenty satisfied with 2 li’l cookies. Family definitely approves. I think I’ll add some toasted pecans next time ’cause I love pecans and chocolate together, but they’re amazing as is, too.

    Stuck to the recipe pretty closely, but was out of xylitol, so used 1/4 c. organic cane sugar plus 1 Tbs. Stevia in the Raw instead of all sugar (was afraid to use only stevia, but will try that another time, ’cause I think it might work). I also used Hershey dark cocoa and Hershey sugar-free choc. chips (maltitol sweetened).

    These are going to the top of my “favorites” list of treats, and even better to not have to heat up the kitchen to make them. Thanks!!!

  39. Lila says

    Okay, couldn’t wait. Made another batch–experimental this time. Subbed unsweetened applesauce for coconut oil, and subbed Stevia in the Raw for all of the xylitol/sugar. Verdict? Taste just as fabulous, but they’re just a little bit less decadent without the fat from the coconut oil. This version is going to be happening regularly around here, since omitting coconut oil lowers the cost, making it more budget friendly. My kids said you are AWESOME and thank you as well 🙂 Thanks again!

  40. cindy says

    They sort of remind me of the chocolate crinkle cookies ^^ Must try later on, I have all the ingredients on hand but must go get more coconut oil 😉
    I”m taking the entire stock of coconut oil and coconut butter at Whole Foods later on!

  41. Maddie says

    These were an absolute hit at my place! I made them for an afternoon tea I was hosting. Fabulous! I 2 Tbls. of coconut oil instead of the veggie oil and added freshly brewed coffee. Fantastic!

  42. ruby costa says

    i’m going to make these right now! i’m super pumped! i was going to make some oatmeal but checked to see if a new recipe was added and i was greeted with this lovely sight 🙂 i think i’ll bake half and leave the others as no bakes and see which i like better !

  43. Suzanne says

    I subbed 50/50 coconut oil and unsweetened vanilla soy milk – so good! They turned out a little wet so I put them in the freezer to harden or maybe next time I will omit the water. Way too impatient to roll up all those balls – just made into bars instead. Thanks Katie!

  44. Marianne says

    Confession: just made the recipe and couldn’t wait to put them into cookie form so I just ate it from the bowl–DELICIOUS. Will eat the rest in cookie form another day 🙂 Thanks, Katie!

  45. Sharon says

    I made these, with an addition of 100g chopped up dates and rolled them in coconut and the kids devoured them in 2 seconds flat.Yummo! Thanks for your ever awesome recipes!

  46. Alanna says

    Holy cow, these were AMAZING!! I used the 1/4 cup coconut oil and mine were just a bit too soft/liquidy to hold together, so I put the dough in the fridge to firm up for about an hour. Based on what I tried off the spoon I already knew I was hooked, but wow, am I in trouble. It took so much willpower to even roll them into balls and not just eat the whole batch by the spoonful. I had to leave the kitchen after eating three right away! I think I agree with Lila; chocolate chip used to be my favorite, but these are now in the top spot. I knew there was a reason I’d been saving my quick oats. 😉 Thank you, Katie!

  47. Avery @ Texas Teen Keeps Lean says

    Oh my gosh, these will be made very, VERY soon. I love mocha, and they look delicious! Great recipe!

  48. Caroline says

    Ha! I needed a recipe to use up my quick oats too:) Thanks!! I skipped the chocolate chips — they were amazing without! I made them when I was hungry, right before supper (oops!) and am not sure how much I ate as I rolled them into balls. I put in an extra handful of oatmeal because they were a bit too moist. Maybe I’ve been eating less sugar lately, but they were a bit sweet. But I still loved them! Next time I’ll try with agave and more oats.

    • Allie says

      I know this post was a long time ago, but you really left out the choc chips and they were OK? Cuz that was what I was going to try, since we don’t have choc chips in this part of the world, but I was afraid to try it….hopefully you see this!!! 🙂

  49. Kirsten says

    my fave cookie is peanut butter chocolate chip so I added peanut butter chips to these instead of plain chips. My 3 fave things in one cookie, coffee, PB and chocolate!
    I think they are really good I just wish to get 26 cookies they werent so small because at 50 calories per cookie that is going to add up fast when I eat half the batch tonight!!
    I wish they were healthier and lower in calories not just sugar and carbs.
    I liked someones idea to put protein powder, then they would be great breakfast bites!

  50. JacquelineW says

    I just made these except I used mashed banana instead of the vegetable oil and I baked them. They turned out pretty good! Thanks for the recipe!

  51. marika says

    Hi Katie, I love your site. It’s joyous. Question: why put baking soda in no-bake goodies? I’ve seen this in a few of your. (Of course it makes sense if you’re gonna bake, but why in no-bakes?)
    And one more comment/question: when you call for garbanzos in other no-bake recipes, do you think it would work to use ‘banzo flour, probably cooked up with moo (what I call all non-dairy milk) first. It would be quite smooth and creamy and not require a blender to make some of the mixes. Just wondered your thoughts. I like to stay away from canned goods when possible, and flour is easier than cooking up batches of beans… thx.

  52. Chelsea @ Chelsea's Lovelys says

    These look too good to be true! My kitchen is calling and I can’t wait to test these out! Yay!

  53. Em says

    I made these last night and they were DELICIOUS! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe. I measured all of the ingredients perfectly and even double and triple checked to make sure I followed the recipe exactly. However, I have no idea how you made 26 cookies. I tried doing that and mine were so tiny they were even smaller than normal “bite-sized” pieces. I ended up making about 6-8 small cookies and that seemed to work out well. I was wondering how small they are supposed to be? Did I do something wrong? Thanks again for such awesome recipes, though! 😀

      • Alanna says

        I ended up with 22 cookie balls, so it must just depend on how big you make them. If you go for something closer to a standard cookie size I’m sure you’d get less, but I like the mini-size because it feels like they last longer! 🙂

  54. Kristine says

    My favorite cookies are oatmeal with dark chocolate chips and shredded coconut. So delicious. I might try adding a bit of coconut extract to this delightful looking recipe (I have love for chocolate and coconut)! Thanks lady; blessings!

  55. Sandy Frederick says

    I sent my husband to the store the other day to buy coconut oil and he came back with an organic version that tasted like coconut. I used that oil and left off the coffee granules. Tastes like a Mounds bar! Add an almond on top and you have Almond Joy! I live in a health food challenged area so not sure if I can find that brand of oil again. If not, I plan to add coconut flavoring.

  56. Vanessa says

    One of my all time favorites are chocolate covered cherry cookies.

    I love this mocha recipe. I was just think about coffee flavor while making your chocolate chip pancake recipe on Monday. For liquid of choice, what about some coffee? Anyways, made me wonder if you had ever tried that…or if you would consider coming up with other mocha related recipes!

    Thanks! Also, by the way, your blog is like crack. Healthy crack, of course. Haha I am addicted to it, and when I set out to look at one recipe, I get sucked in and end up reading like 20. I look forward to every new blog post!

  57. Shelly Hawes-Smith says

    Hi Katie .. I just made these and since I don’t like coffee, i subbed in 1 tsp on cinnamon for the coffee granules and they are so good. I loved this recipe because often a ‘no-bake’ cookie still involves stove top cooking so it was a nice change to have a raw cookie when it was too hot to turn the oven on! I only got 16 cookies but maybe mine are bigger.

    oh, and.. chocolate chips are ‘optional’? .. Katie! Please! Chips are never, ever optional.

  58. Taylor says

    Mine didn’t stay together very well and I followed the recipe exactly. But, you are right, these are like crack. The flavor is really good with the coffee. I will refrigerate these for a while and then try baking them.

    • Taylor says

      I also wanted to add that I love when you use oats in your no bake recipes instead of nuts! Not that I don’t like nuts, but they are soo expensive! Oats are super cheap. Thanks! 🙂

  59. Carol says

    I had to try these – and then I had to blog about them. Here is the link to my post: ://

  60. Hannah says

    Hi Katie!
    I just made these cookies and put them in the fridge. I know already that they’ll be wonderful because I kept eating some of the dough :3
    However, is there anyway to make these cookies so that the dough will be more “sticky”, if that makes sense? After adding all the ingredients and stirring, it was still a very powdery/oaty consistency, and I don’t think they’ll hold their shape once I shape them into balls. Is it possible to add more oil or water or something?

    • Alanna says

      I actually had the opposite problem (slightly too much liquid)… are you sure you measured everything correctly? If so you could always add another 1 T of water (or oil, or brewed coffee!) at a time until it’s sticky enough to hold together.

  61. Cakewhiz says

    I am soooo gonna make these! I am trying to lose my last few pretnancy pounds but it’s hard to control myself when i have my sweet cravings… These mocha delights will take care of my cravings 😉

  62. LessSugarNaturally says

    I would have to say before going low-sugar my favourite cookie was a good old chocolate chip cookie with soft dough….my favourite now is a healthy double chocolate chip cookie I make with part whole wheat and part hazelnut meal. Cookies have to taste good, but my mind and body love it even more when it has fiber and protein.

  63. Amanda says

    Hey Katie!

    These were DELICIOUS. So yummy. Thank you for the recipe! Although, I found them to be a bit oily/crumbly. Any ideas about what I might be doing wrong?

    Thank you!

    Amanda 🙂

  64. Kate says

    Hi Katie

    These were yum and super-easy – thanks! I did the substitution with spelt instead of oat flour and left out the coffee (just because coffee gives me headaches). I think next time I would cut down the sugar – it probably doesn’t need so much without the coffee. The spelt worked fine and there was a lovely texture to them.

  65. kendra says

    I made these last night but they were too oily to hold together. I may substitute half almond butter fir half the coconut oil next time- but on the upside they tasted fab.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hi Kendra,

      Did you put the dough in a plastic bag and form the giant ball while inside the bag? Then chill? If you chill the dough, it shouldn’t be even the slightest bit oily with coconut oil, because coconut oil hardens when cold.

  66. Jenny D says

    I made these but I don’t know what I did since they look nothing like yours! I measured my coconut oil solid and then melted so I wonder if I should have measured again after I melted. They wouldn’t hold together. I did manage to stop scooping the raw dough into my mouth and bake some. Those turned out really well! There’s no way I would have gotten 20 cookies out of the batch either, I got maybe 11 small cookies. The raw dough was so stupid-ridiculously good I can’t say how much I actually ate before I baked (I baked 8 cookies). So basically, even if you screw it up somehow these cookies are still worth eating the entire batch yourself. I will definitely try making these again to try and get them to look like they are suppose to! I baked at 350F for about 8 minutes

    • Jenny D says

      I just read some of your replies about storing it in the fridge. I didn’t do this either so I definitely will next time. I guess the way that I read it was the fridge step was optional, not that I actually needed to do that step before they would hold together. But like I said, they were still so delicious!

  67. Elyce says


    I got 27 cookies on this recipe, so I don’t think you got it wrong 🙂 I think some people are just used to big cookies! Happy baking!!


  68. Marina Patrice Van Gossen says

    I made these Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies before work this morning. They are amazing. I substiuted teeccino for the coffee and used coconut sugar. I was able to get 16 small cookie out of the recipe. They’d have to have been quarter sized to get any more. These are spectactular!

  69. Rebecca says

    Made these last night and had one right after my workout today. Yummy! Cinnamon works well in place of the coffee in case you don’t want the caffeine and don’t have decaf on hand like me. I got 15 cookies out of my batch.

  70. Tara says

    Hey Katie, I love your website. I just made the no bake mocha chocolate chip cookies and they are sooo good. I am not a coffee drinker though so i left that out and i used applesauce instead of the oil and honey for the sweetner. I didn’t put any chocolate chips in either. My 3 boys love them too. Thanks so much.

  71. Elissa says

    Katie, these are AMAZING. Just made them. It’s HOT here in Boston, and these are the perfect no-bake treat. Thank you, yet again, for an amazing, healthy, vegan dessert. Your cookbook cannot come soon enough!

  72. Anna Banana says

    Hey Katie! I just made these for some people at work. (We have rotations we switch up every 2 weeks in this training program and I always reward the people I work with by giving them cookies on the last day if they were pleasant to work with.) I just used regular oil because of the pricing on coconut oil and they came out too liquidy to be no-bake. I’m sure they’ll come out gloriously baked, but just a head’s up that some sort of nut butter might sub in for half the oil and make the texture more formed. 🙂 The batter was absolutely delish, though!

    My favorite cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip.

  73. Laura says

    These are awesomely addictive!! So rich and chocolatey. I used 1 tablespoon canola oil and 3 tablespoons applesauce. The dough was still pretty moist so I just added a little more oat flour and it came out perfect (I didn’t chill the dough). I got about 20 bite-size cookies from the recipe but then I ate about four while I was making them! I made them into little balls and then pressed a chocolate chip into the top of each one so they look like mini chocolate thumbprint cookies.

    Thanks for another great recipe. Everyone in my family is a chocoholic so they all love you now. 😀

  74. Jen says

    Hi Katie,

    I just found your website and have just started using coconut oil. I made your lemon bars and they turned out fantastic. I would like to make these cookies as well but was wondering if you melted the coconut oil for this recipe or used it in its solid form.

    • Lauren says

      You should melt it so that when mixed with the water and vanilla extract you have the liquid part that you can pour into the dry and combine. If you don’t melt it first it won’t get evenly distributed throughout the dry ingredients it will just be a big lump in your dry stuff.

      I can seriously recommend you to make them having just whipped up an amazingly good batch in all of about 3.5 minutes!

  75. Lauren says

    I just made these cookies and they are absolutely delicious! The ratios are perfect love the slight saltiness and rich chocolate-mocha flavour. They literally took less than 5 mins to make too. I didn’t bake and used veg oil because I was out of coconut. Highly recommended.

  76. christine says

    I just made these in hopes that the kids will eat them. I don’t think they will (too much texture), but I WILL! They are awesome! I didn’t have “non-stinky” baking soda so i omitted it, and I left out the coffee -in the hopes the kids would eat them-, and I subbed Splenda for the sugar. I baked a few in hopes that the smell would entice them (it didn’t)- they came out great and I think I will bake the rest later.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  77. Hoda says

    Excellent! Using dark chocolate chips, xylitol and coconut oil allow this recipe to conform to our Cancer Prevention diet! I will try these and may reblog! Cheers!

  78. Heather says

    My co-worker, Kathryn, made this for me as a thank you…and they were DELISH! I shared them with my boyfriend who enjoyed them, but has trouble with the fact it was cookie that didn’t require any baking (men are so silly). Another YUMMMMMMY recipe!

  79. Donna says

    I made them with almond flour to send to my sister in Afghanisgtan, but they didn’t last! So yummy! I thought I made them small, but only got about 15. I’m going to try them again with the almond flour and hemp seeds instead of oatmeal (grain free!).

  80. Veronica says

    These look amazing!! I can’t wait to try them!

    Thanks to you, my favorite cookies are now your Peanut-Butter Cookie Dough Cookies! I love those things! Oh and raw cookie dough is ALWAYS wonderful!

  81. Kathryn Shaffer says

    These are amazing~! I’m a mom of 4 and I’ve tried several of your recipes for healthy treats for my kids. These and your larabars are my favorite!

    It would be great if you added how many servings the recipe makes; then I would know how many times to double it! I quadrupled this recipe and it made a 9×13 pan…. a perfect amount to last as treats for my kids for a few days.

    Thanks for all your great recipes!

  82. jenn says

    Just made these (without the coffee) with my boys, and they are delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! Love your blog!

  83. Adrienne says

    These are amazing! I have to say I had no chocolate chips in the house or instant coffee but had the rest of the ingredients. I added sweetened coconut flakes and they are just delicious! I got about 18 cookies from the recipe. This recipe is a keeper! Thank you!

  84. Elli says

    DELICIOUS. I made these with coconut oil and omitted the instant coffee because I didn’t have any but wanted to try the recipe anyway. 🙂 Very good.

  85. Jess says

    Oh god these are good! I used almond flour instead of oat flour.. Tastes great! LOVE this recipe 🙂 thank you Katie!

  86. Megan says

    OMG! Words dont describe how fabulous these were! I made acouple substitutions you should try. Instead of mocha, i put peanut butter in, it was fantastic!!! my chocolate was from a godiva bar i got for my birthday, HALLELUJAH! i thought i died and went to heaven! i used palm sugar because that what i had in my house, and you couldnt taste the difference! I love you Chocolate covered katie!!!!!!!!! i will always be a fan 🙂

  87. Edna says

    Thank you so much Katie for the recipe!! I made them tonight and I COULD NOT stop at one bite. Not even two (well I’m still tracking my calorie count, so it is a huge plus that you also have the nutrition facts posted, or the approximation). These are delicious, and even better, without the guilt! Love your recipes 😀

  88. Kerri says

    I had to make these as soon as I saw them. No instant coffee, so I added brewed coffee in place of the water, and I used regular white flour. I made what I considered to be super-mini cookies, but still only ended up with 14- I guess that just means I didn’t make them as teeny-tiny as you!

    These are incredible. I don’t want to share. 🙂

  89. vicki says

    Mine taste divine, but look way more “oaty” than yours. To deal w/the serving size issue, I rolled my dough into a log in plastic wrap and refrigerated it. Then I sliced off cookies. When at room temperature my dough completely fell apart, just crumbled. Any ideas?

  90. Vanessa says

    Hi! I just came across your blog and I love it! So many yummy recipes! I was just wondering if instead of quick oats I could use whole grain oats? Also, instead of oat flour, could I use oat bran? Thank you! 🙂

  91. annabel lee says

    I’ve made this recipe several times now and it is a hit every time. But just when I thought that these delicious no-bakes cookies couldn’t possibly get any better, I baked them, and the delicious factor has shot up to beyond amazing! The warm crispiness of the oats combined with the melty chocolate chips… Yum! Perfect for these early autumn days. 😛

  92. Lindsey says

    I’ve been making transition to healthier eating this summer & I don’t know if I could have survived those nasty sugar withdrawals w/o this recipe – pinned & made like at least a dozen times for me & to share. Sometimes I had zucchini (have to sneak in those greens whenever I can) or flax seeds for extra crunchiness. Hands down best no-bake cookie recipe I’ve EVER tried ! Thanks!

  93. Carlie says

    Everyone, stop what you’re doing and make these! I just made these and WOW they are amazing! I used 1/4 cup sugar and I think if I make them again I will reduce by another tablespoon. They are really sweet for my taste. They would be sooo delicious with peanut butter, too! 🙂 I didn’t have baking soda and they were fine without.

  94. Ally says

    These are so quick! It probably took me longer to read the ingredients and recipe through to make sure I had everything in, I started to think I had missed something out. They taste amazing, thank you

  95. violet says

    i love this, i have been look for a no bake cookie that didn’t involve peanuts and it has been tough! but i really wanna try these! thank you!

  96. Abby Hagen says

    These cookies are MUCH better baked. I followed the no-bake recipe, and the dough would not even hold together if rolled into a ball, so I baked them at 350 F for around 8-10 minutes and they came out great.

  97. Louise says

    Wow, these are divine. I’m on a calorie restricted diet at the moment so trying to find satisfying yet healthy desserts is difficult.
    These are exactly what I need. I’ve tweaked it for what I’ve got at home, got 12 cookies at 92 calories each.

  98. Aja says

    I haven’t been on here for a while. Stupid college. JK. I need to get back to it though! These look awesome and a lot of your recipes are college friendly which is good because I really miss making my own stuff.

  99. Melissa says

    These are amazing! I tweaked it just a little – I only used 2 tbsp of sugar, and I used applesauce instead of oil. Worked perfectly!

  100. Mina says

    I don’t have a food processor or special flours so I use white flour to make this (I wouldn’t even have that but a friend left some at my apartment once haha).Instant coffee is expensive so I don’t use tht either an sub peppermint extract. Nevertheless, these are great! I make small batches for myself using a food scale so I can eat it all at once 😀

  101. Casey says

    Made these yesterday, and as it was only 20 degrees outside, I baked them. Soooo good. Try them baked. Right out of the oven. I literally hid them from my kids so they could be all mine.

  102. Chelle says

    Hi, I tried these cookie bites today and I think they came out so so good ….I did how ever sub a few things,omit an ingredient and added an ingredient as well lol … I used a 5 calorie stevia-sugar blend (8 tsp) as the sweetner and used apple sauce instead of oil. I also left out the coffee bc I was giving it to my young kids.. And I added 1/4 cup slice chopped almonds. I got 17 bite size balls … Yum yum yum! Thank you

  103. jamie says

    I just want to say YOU ARE MY HERO! 😉 I love this recipe! I baked them at 350. They were great but would like to make them a little thicker maybe, they were a tad runny and thin when I made them. Would I add more oat flour do you think? or? And what are the benefits of using oat flour? Is it just that it’s gluten-free, are there other things about it?

    • Angie says

      Hi, Jamie, did you chill them long enough? I made them twice, and the first time I chilled them for the exact amount of time that the recipe said, and they came out perfect. The second time, I cut the chill time by a little, and then they ran a little too much during the baking. It definitely made a difference!

  104. Michelle says

    I LOVE these! I made them today exactly as recipe is written, I am only sorry that I didn’t make them sooner! These will be my new go to snack when craving chocolate. Chocolate Covered Kate, thank you so much for introducing these to me!

  105. Alicia says

    These are sooo goood!!!! I’m pregnant and I crave sweets constantly. I will be living off these and many of your other desserts from now on. I love that I could eat them all up and have no guilt about it. lol

  106. Danielle Bradshaw says

    My roommate and I made these last night. The flavor was delicious but we couldn’t get a cookie-like consistency (too soft- probably our wacky weather). So we pressed them into a pan and coated them with a layer of melted chocolate chips to hold everything together. Tada- best mocha bars ever!!

  107. Penny says

    I’m usually a very nervous substituter (is that a word?), to the point that if I don’t have the ingredients for a recipe, I just don’t make it. But I have a lot of oats to use up, I really wanted chocolate, and I had a chance to read through the comments while nursing my daughter to sleep. I used rolled oats and raw cacao powder, subbed hemp seeds for the oat flour (couldn’t risk waking the babies with the blender), date syrup for the sweetener, coffee in place of water and left out the instant coffee (didn’t have it), and applesauce for the oil (coconut oil is expensive!).
    They turned out delicious! Thank you, Katie!

  108. Saylor says

    I made these for my dad and brother last night and they were a huge hit! I subbed almond meal for the oat flour, but added extra oats for a bit of an extra crunch (GF certified of course!). The espresso powder (I used full strength) added a delicious coffee kick and the crunch from the oats and the mini chocolate chips ( Enjoy Life brand) is divine, according to my test subjects. Thank you so much for a delicious no bake recipe!

    (I also put the mixture in a big ziplock bag in the freezer overnight to let it all harden together before cutting it and putting the chunks in a Tupperware container and sticking it back in the fridge to keep it all cool and fudgy)

  109. Liz says

    ummm can you say YUMMMMMMM… wow these are soooo delicious.. i don’t drink coffee, but love the coffee flavor, love the coconut flavor and of course the chocolate… YUMMMMY these will be gone by today. by me.

  110. Tasha says

    I subbed 20g of Coconut, 10g of pea protein and 30g of maize meal for the oat flour. Added an extra 10g of cocoa, and split the sugar 30g brown and 30g Fruisana fruit sugar, and add nuts and sultanas instead of the choc chips. It comes out like cookie crumble, but tastes AMAZING

  111. Lisa @bitesforbabies says

    These look delicious! I call myself the “raw cookie queen!” I started a while back with ONE recipe and now switch it up every time I make them…lemon and coconut, goji berry and hazelnut, chocolate almond..the list goes on and on! They are SO quick and easy to make…and so much better than store bought stuff, don’t you think?!

  112. Margaret says

    These are so good! and much appreciated in the hot climate here in Nicaragua…I miss fall! I made these yesterday without the coffee or chocolate chips and ended up eating them all….not so healthy. I felt horrible thinking of 1/4 cup of coconut oil rolling around in my veins. Today, I still had a chocolate craving, and ended up making these again with some changes. I doubled the recipe (still omitted instant coffee and chocolate chips) and used 3/8 cup honey, 1/8 cup coconut oil, replaced the water with coffee, and only used about 2 tbsp of sugar. I added a little more coffee until the consistency was perfect. They were really tasty! My family preferred today’s, although they would have preferred a touch more sugar. Just suggesting this to anyone trying…cut the fat! It turns out just as well. Thanks for another great recipe!

  113. Patty Marks says

    Oh my! I have always been leery of no-bake cookies, but these are wonderful! But,mi did make some minor changes, I used a rounded Tbsp of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder and a rounded Tbsp of regular cocoa powder and replaced the 2Tbsp of oat flour with vanilla whey protein powder. Plus, I just used a plastic bag to mix it all up. AmAzInG!
    Now to try those pumpkin cookies! 🙂

  114. Tisha says

    OMGoodness! I kept feeling guilty for eating these and then had to remind myself that I didn’t need to!!! I used almond flour instead of oat flour (cuz that’s what I had) and brewed coffee instead of water (cuz I didn’t have instant). Also used coconut sugar and coconut oil. Amazing! Thank you for this chocolate heaven in my mouth!

  115. M says

    I doubled the recipe and found them very salty. I think the baking soda amount should have stayed the same, maybe the salt too. This might be common knowledge for more experienced bakers! Also texture-wise I suspect mini chocolate chips would have worked better.

    Honestly the healthy deep-dish cookie is my favourite, it might even be my favourite food!

  116. Jess Fowler says

    I just made these cookies and they are freaking delicious.My housemates love them too 😀
    I used rice bran oil and a granulated stevia product in place of sugar. As I was making the mixture into balls and flattening them prior to baking, I thought hmmm that crumby mixture looks like a kind of chocolate granola of sorts…what would happen if I spread the mixture across a baking tray and toasted it as if it were granola? What a decadent breakfast that would be…
    Very glad to have come across your blog, I look forward to trying out more of your recipes soon.

  117. Lyssa says

    I love that these are truly no bake and no stove, or absolutely any actual cooking required lol. I did add about two teaspoons of peanut butter to give it that nutty taste traditional no bake cookies have and also found it helped the dough to stick together better. Totally addicted to your recipes! Seems like I’m trying a new one every other day lol 🙂

  118. Nathalie says

    I absolutely love these cookies – I’ve made them several times now and they’re so simple and delicious, I could eat them every day. I’ve subbed the water and coffee granules for brewed espresso and it worked just fine. I always make them with coconut oil and Stevia, and I have tried them with applesauce, but I didn’t really like the way they came out. Yet another fantastic creation, Katie, thank you!

  119. Abigail says

    SOOO making these today!!! YUM!! Thanks Katie! 🙂 Btw…has anyone ever told you that you look JUST like Natalie Portman??? 😀

  120. cotton says

    I plan to use stevia in place of sugar (I bought the bag specifically for baking); I also plan to use coconut oil (unrefined). Considering this information, what would estimate be on hardening in the fridge?

  121. Courtney says

    What would baking directions be?
    I’m not sure consuming raw flour of any sort or baking soda is a great idea. Has that been a concern to anyone else?

  122. Aliece Dice says

    You mentioned baking these…any idea how hot the oven should be and for how long should I cook them? I’m thinking 375 for 10 minutes??

  123. Jessica says

    I’m not vegan but i have my vegetarian and vegan days every week. Sometimes more then once. I used to be a strict vegetarian like no milk bc of how cows were treated and no cheese bc of the enzymes. And buying horizan organic milk wasnt an option until recently (by now i’ve been drinking soy or almon milk vanilla or chocolate for so long i just stick with that) my food could not be cooked in the same pan and if i didnt know ifu cheese had enzymes when we went out i didnt eat pizza. Wouldnt eat french fries (it was cooked in the same oilnas chicken nuggets). Now i dont eat anything by a product that tests on animals. Been cruelty free for years. So i love this website bc i often find recipes that cater to that need and for my healthy journey. I havent had these cookies yet but i have all the ingrediants. Blondies first though.

  124. Ally Knight says

    oh my goodness, I made these for breakfast this morning! I omitted the coffee, and added peanut butter. My mom always makes the original recipe with peanut butter. I used coconut oil too, froze them, and they came out with that signature crunchiness that normal no bakes have, sooo good! thanks for an awesome recipe Katie (: I had 3 in a row..

  125. Amy says

    My husband loves the chocolate peanut butter chip cookies on the back of the Reese’s peanut butter chips bag. I make them once a year on his birthday. It would be great to have a healthy version that we could enjoy more often. I think I might try these with peanut butter chips instead (although there’s not really a healthy version of the peanut butter chips).

  126. Amanda says

    Came across your recipe today while searching for a gf vegan no bake cookie. These are great! I subbed coconut flour for oat flour (since I didn’t want to wake my sleeping toddler with the food processor) it worked fine, though, I do think the texture will be better with oat flour. I look forward to making them again!

  127. Kristen says

    This is one of the first recipes I made when discovering your blog a few years ago and it is one of my favorites! My mom is always requesting that I make more Mocha cookies. ?

  128. van says

    Would it be terrible to use regular coffee grinds instead of instant? At first I thought it would be grainy… but if it’s blended into a cookie mixture maybe it’ll be okay?

  129. Danielle says

    Finally tried this and added some coconut flakes and used coconut coffee powder since I didn’t have instant coffee! (I’m a little coconut obsessed..) So so so delicious. I ate half the batch already unfortunately!

  130. Dolly says

    Hi! Thanks for the recipe. You have written these could also be baked. If so for how much time, and what temperature. Also can I use maple syrup or honey instead of sugar? Thanks!

  131. Laura says

    These didn’t work for me as no bake cookies. Not sure where I went wrong. Dough was very sticky/oily and couldn’t roll it into cookies shapes even after putting in fridge. Iused olive oil as that’s all I had which gave it a very strong taste! However, I did end up baking them and have added a bit of chocolate icing on top and they are very yummy. Turned out like a healthier version of Afghans.

  132. Ida says

    These were delicious! However, they were quite dry and crumbly and wouldn’t stick together so I added more oil… Still not great so I baked them for about 15m. Still a bit crumbly but not falling apart anymore. I also only got 12, to get 26 I would have had to make them really small, like thumb size.

    I used coconut oil, 90% cocoa chocolate bits, ground coffee and sugar. Yum yum!

  133. Jen says

    Yes!!!! these are now my new go-to for gluten free choc chip cookies. I’ve been searching for so long and these are absolutely perfect!

  134. Jess says

    Too much coffee for me. Also didn’t use baking soda at all. I put mine in the microwave then put on top of strawberries to make the coffee tase less intense.

  135. a.e. says

    I made them. They are delicious. My kids really liked them, and no-bake is a lovely way to make a cookie ball. I will make again. Thanks for sharing!

  136. Selene says

    I substituted the oil for applesauce (which cut the amount of calories and fat significantly!) and 1.5 tbsp of flour for 1.5tbsp of protein powder (chocolate and hazelnut flavor) and they turned out amazing. I’ll definitely repeat a million times!

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