|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||17%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 18g|
|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 to the cookies and adds more interest to the texture of the cookie alongside 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 stove. They are perfect for a casual weekday when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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 sweetened coconut
Gather the ingredients.
Line baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper and set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, unsalted butter, milk, cocoa powder, and salt.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Continue to boil for three minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the oats and coconut.
Drop by tablespoonfuls on to the prepared baking sheets. Pressing down lightly to form the 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. Once set, enjoy!
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.
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 as listed but allow the cookies to harden in the refrigerator instead of room temperature. This will help the coconut oil firm up.
If your no-bake cookies don't seem to be setting right away, try the refrigerator method instead of allowing them to firm up at room temperature. 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.
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.