Dark Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Dark chocolate no bake cookies taste like chocolate peanut butter fudge packed into a homemade oatmeal cookie. This no bake cookies recipe is so addictive, you can't eat just one!

stack of 4 Chocolate no bake cookies on a piece of burlap


Dark Cocoa Cookies

This month the chocolate party's theme was you family's favorite chocolate dessert. I know I've made this recipe before, but it's so great why not do it twice. I picked this recipe for dark chocolate no bake cookies because it was my family's favorite chocolate dessert while I was growing up. Now that I have my own family, it's still everyone's favorite. This easy no bake cookie recipe just can't be passed up by anyone. Since I love all my chocolate desserts to have a deep rich chocolate color, I love using Hershey's special dark cocoa powder. It just appeals to me. You can easily just use regular cocoa powder and it will be just as great.

I'm so thankful that my mom and grandmother introduced me to cooking and especially baking. I remember as a young teenager making this recipe. It's all in timing that two minutes perfectly. I was not aware of that at the time, but learned it after the first batch of cookies were done. My family is definitely a family of cooks. I only wish that my grandmother wrote down her recipes, because now all the great foods that I relate to her are gone too. For me, food and memories go hand in hand. This recipe was not a recipe from my gram, but from my mom.

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stack of no bake dark chocolate cookies on a weathered wooden table top

She's long since left the baking up to me. It's really fine with me. I love baking and sometimes find that I've made too much for my poor husband to handle. On the weekends we go to my parents, I take them treats and they curse me. My father is an avid dieter and can't resist my sweets. He always forgives me when I leave, but surely cracks down on eating for the next two weeks I'm gone. Sorry dad! 😀

batch of chocolate no bake cookies in a wooden crate

Dark Chocolate No Bakes #chocolateparty

These are like chocolate peanut butter fudge with some oatmeal thrown into the mix to make it healthy. Forget the 2 cups of sugar in these cookies, it has healthy rolled oats. I'm digging it.

How to Make Chocolate No-Bake Cookies:

A stack of chocolate no bake cookies on a rustic wooden table.

Dark Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 268 kcal


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cubed
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 T. Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 ¾ cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Measure out the quick cooking oats and peanut butter
  • Lay down wax paper on the counter
  • In a large saucepan, add granulated sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa powder.
  • Turn on medium to high heat and let the butter melt. Stir often.
  • Stir the ingredients until it comes to a boil. When it comes to a boil, time it for two minutes.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla, peanut butter, and quick cooking oats. Stir until everything is incorporated
  • Spoon the mixture onto the wax paper with two spoons and let cool completely.


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 44mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 200IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.9mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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  1. This post came at the perfect time! I was JUST saying to my husband that I was craving sweets and was thinking about making no-bake cookies, then I saw this on a photo sharing site...obviously it's meant to be! Love how chocolatey these look.

      1. I made it last night with monk fruit sweetener. They set up but they were a bit grainy. I haven't made it with any sugar substitutes though.

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