No Bake Cookies – ‘Healthified’


Recently, I had an intense craving for the classic no bake cookies. Chocolate, peanut butter, oats….yum! However, I wanted to see if I could give the recipe a little makeover, to make it a tiny bit healthier. I was able to reduce the sugar, sub out the butter for healthier fats and still have the delicious flavor I remember. I love when my ‘experiments’ work out! Of course, don’t get me wrong, this is still a treat and not a health food, but with all those oats and protein from the peanut butter…I just might have justified eating them for breakfast.  Okay, I totally ate them for breakfast!

No Bake Cookies – ‘Healthified’
  • 1 cup white sugar*
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 4 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup peanut butter*
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *Notes – I used ½ cup sugar and ½ cup Stevia in the Raw – just depends on your preference. Any nut butter, or peanut butter replacement, such as WowButter or SunButter could be used in the place of peanut butter. A combination of quick cooking and old fashioned oats, or all quick cooking can be used if you prefer.
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, coconut oil, and cocoa.
  2. Bring to a boil, and cook for about a minute.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
  5. Place in fridge to cool and set.
  6. {store in refrigerator since coconut oil melts above 76 degrees F}

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  1. When did coconut oil become healthier than butter? I thought coconut was on the list of bad for you oils. Educate me please. Thanks.

  2. Thank you! Thank you! I love the ‘subs’ you’ve made in this special treat. Using coconut oil is just brilliant. I AM making these soon!

  3. Hey, I just made these are they’re delicious. I added my leftover shredded coconut and it tastes great. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Bethany Jensen says:

    Can use one cup of the stevia and leave out the white sugar all together?

    • Yes, you could replace all of the sugar with a sugar substitute but in my experience, different brands of stevia vary in sweetness, so you may have to adjust the amounts a little.

  5. I can’t get the print button to work but really wanna make these cookies! Any chance you can investigate and possibly send me the recipe? Thanks in advance!

    • Kelly, I’ve contacted easy recipe, who does the plugin for the printable recipes. They are having a glitch with the print button. You can copy/paste the recipe into a word doc though.

  6. Linda Critz says:

    Every time I make these they are still sticking what am I doing wrong

  7. Betsy Andjelich says:

    Do you think you can replace milk with almond milk? Just wondering?

  8. I can’t get the recipe to come up! Where did it go? I was hoping to make these today.

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