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A stack of 5 Dark Chocolate No-Bake Cookies on a small piece of parchment paper on a wood board with a white mug in the background
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5 from 4 votes

Dark Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Dark Chocolate No Bake Cookies are richer and more indulgent than the traditional recipe, but just as easy to make. You and your family will love these sweet, chewy treats!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 127kcal



  • Add the sugar, milk, butter and dark cocoa powder to a saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts and the mixture is very hot.
    For gooey cookies do not let the it boil. 
    For dryer cookies that will harden or set, bring the mixture to a boil for one minute.
  • Add the peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir until the peanut butter is blended into the chocolate mixture.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups of the oats. Gradually add the fourth cup of oats until the mixture is a nice thick consistency. You may not need the entire fourth cup.
  • Drop by tablespoons onto wax or parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
  • Let set at room temperature or in the refrigerator.



Tips and Techniques

  • For gooey cookies, do not let the mixture boil. For dryer, more “set” cookies, boil the mixture in the first step of the recipe for just 1 minute. Do not boil longer than that or the cookies may turn out very dry.
  • You can use either rolled oats or quick oats in this recipe. Rolled outs will give you a chewier texture.
  • Store cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Use within 4-5 days if stored at room temperature and up to 2 weeks if stored in the refrigerator.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg