Recipe By MakeItHealthy
Published Jun 19th
Healthier No Bake Cookies I
Prep 10m Cook - Additional 35m Ready In 45m
Servings 3 dozen Calories 107.8

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa in a saucepan
  2. 2 Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves, about 1 1/2 minutes
  3. 3 Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats, coconut, and vanilla extract
  4. 4 Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on waxed paper
  5. 5 Let cool until hardened.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 107.8
  • Carbohydrate 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol 6.9 mg
  • Fat 5.7 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 2.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sodium 38.1 mg
  • Sugar 7.6 g

Chef'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.


  1. I made these with my two children just as the recipes calls for except the coconut. We didn’t have any, so I added a 1/4 cup of flax seeds to add a crunch to it. Oh and we used creamy peanut butter because that’s what I had. My kids had a blast making them and - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 - Read more ...
  7. It flies in the face of the recipe name...but we added mini marshmallows before rolling. The kids loved them!
  8. I love these!! They are great. I love the coconut and chocolate together. I will be emailing this to everyone I know!!!!
  9. like that these had less sugar.