|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 32 to 36|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 12g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you love the ease of no-bake cookies, you will love this variation using coconut for added flavor and texture. The coconut adds an additional layer of sweetness and texture in addition to the oats.
No-bake cookies are great to make on days where you want a treat, but don't want to heat up the kitchen. The dessert is ready in a snap because the cookies start to firm up at room temperature in about 30 minutes. If you just can't wait that long, simply pop them in the refrigerator to harden quicker.
These are great to make with kids since they can assist with less supervision than cookies that require the oven. They are perfect for a casual weekday when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.
"No-bake cookies are a great treat for when you just can’t get yourself to turn on the oven. Coconut in the mix provides wonderful flavor and chew. If you’re like me and like things less sweet, consider a sprinkling of flaky salt on top for extra crunch and saltiness." —Kayla Hoang
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
Gather the ingredients.
Line 3 large baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, milk, cocoa powder, and salt.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for 3 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the oats and coconut.
Drop by slightly rounded tablespoonfuls on to the prepared baking sheets (about 12 per sheet). Press down lightly to form a cookie shape. The cookies will harden at room temperature after about 30 minutes, or they can be placed in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm.
If your no-bake cookies do not seem to be setting right away, try the refrigerator method instead. If your kitchen is particularly warm it might take longer than usual for the cookies to set. Popping them in the refrigerator for a few minutes is an easy fix.
If you prefer a vegan and dairy-free version of these cookies, it is possible to use the equivalent amount of coconut oil instead of butter. Follow the directions but allow the cookies to harden in the refrigerator instead of room temperature. This will help the coconut oil firm up.
No bake cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. They can also be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. If you choose to freeze the cookies, make sure they are tightly wrapped to prevent freezer burn. They will keep up to 6 months in the freezer. To defrost, place the cookies in the refrigerator overnight to thaw.
Can you use quick oats instead of old-fashioned oats?
With these no-bake cookies, both quick cooking oats and old-fashioned oats will work. The old-fashioned oats will have a coarser, chewier texture than the quick cooking oats. It is a matter of preference as to what to use in this recipe.