Tasty, chocolaty, healthier no-bake cookies are made with oatmeal and unsweetened coconut for added fiber, natural fats and essential minerals.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats, coconut, and vanilla extract. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on waxed paper. Let cool until hardened.

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Editor's Notes:

Denise's Tip: Start timing when mixture reaches a full rolling boil; this is the trick to successful cookies! If you boil too long the cookies will be dry and crumbly. If you don't boil long enough, the cookies won't form properly.

This recipe is a healthier version of No Bake Cookies I.

Nutrition Facts

107.8 calories; 2.1 g protein; 13.1 g carbohydrates; 6.9 mg cholesterol; 38.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2014
I decreased sugar to 3/4 c and decreased butter to 1/4 c (I will try substituting coconut oil next time) and increased the peanut butter to 1 c. I also added flax meal (approx 1/4 c) and was generous with the coconut. Fairly "healthy" by the time I was through and they turned out delicious but soft. Will be making again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2013
Having a problem getting them to harden properly... even stuck them in the fridge hoping to give them a hand. I was thinking maybe I used the wrong peanut butter? Ive heard that the natural peanut butter is no good for some recipes so could this be one of them? The mixture tastes great. Just more like sticky goo than actual cookies. -_- Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2014
I decreased sugar to 3/4 c and decreased butter to 1/4 c (I will try substituting coconut oil next time) and increased the peanut butter to 1 c. I also added flax meal (approx 1/4 c) and was generous with the coconut. Fairly "healthy" by the time I was through and they turned out delicious but soft. Will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2012
like that these had less sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2012
I love these!! They are great. I love the coconut and chocolate together. I will be emailing this to everyone I know!!!! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2014
These were really sweet! I am not sure these can really be called healthy with all of the sugar. I remember the regular version from when I was a kid but didn't compare. These haven't set up yet but they did seem a tad oily and softer than I remember. I made 1/2 recipe which yielded 20 cookies with a cookie scoop. I followed the recipe except when I cut it in half I subbed 2 of the tablespoons of sugar with maple syrup for a little added flavor. I used Jiff creamy natural instead of chunky. I didn't think coconut would be good in these nor remember it so I left it out. The filling still seemed plenty thick. I also added a small pinch of salt. 20 cookies made as written above came to 89.2 calories each. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2012
It flies in the face of the recipe name...but we added mini marshmallows before rolling. The kids loved them! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2014
I have made these twice now. The first time they didn't set up like I had hoped for. This time I boiled the sugar milk butter and cocoa for about 2 minutes. When I added the oatmeal I used rounded cups vs leveled cups (to make sure they set up this time). I also used coconut extract instead of vanilla. They turned out wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2014
Delicious! I substituted Splenda for the sugar and I didn't put as much butter - only about 1.5 tbsp. I added honey to help it stay together and let them sit overnight. Only yields about 15 cookies though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2014
yummy Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2013
Having a problem getting them to harden properly... even stuck them in the fridge hoping to give them a hand. I was thinking maybe I used the wrong peanut butter? Ive heard that the natural peanut butter is no good for some recipes so could this be one of them? The mixture tastes great. Just more like sticky goo than actual cookies. -_- Read More
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