No-Bake Chocolate-Oat Cookies

Serving size:
 50 Cookies


    • 2 c
    • granulated sugar
    • 8 T
    • butter (unsalted, see note)
    • 1⁄2 c
    • milk (see note)
    • 1 t
    • vanilla extract
    • 3 c
    • oats (quick-cooking )
    • 1 c
    • walnuts (finely chopped)
20 minutes
Ready in
20 minutes


Cooked entirely on the stovetop, these chewy cookies are a nice, easy treat. These are very easy to make vegan, too (see note)!

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Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside.

Combine the sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and fold in the vanilla extract, oats, and walnuts. Use a 1-ounce scoop or 2 tablespoons to drop cookies onto the prepared cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, until firm. Enjoy!


Make these vegan by using margarine or coconut oil instead of butter, and non-dairy milk instead of milk.


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