No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies
I’m really excited to share today’s recipe for No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies with you, for many reasons!
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My favorite treats!
First, this recipe for No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies is one of my favorite dessert treats, and has been since I was a kid.
My mom used to make these No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies, so this is another of her recipes. I remember being a kid and coming downstairs sometimes on Sunday mornings and there would be lots of cooled chocolate candy cookies that she had made the night before. Oh that was such a special treat.
These No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies are like a chocolate praline. More candy than cookie, I’d say. But, with that oatmeal, oh my. And, yes, I ate them for breakfast, and still will!
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Good Cookie Food Bloggers Valentine’s Event
And, the second reason I’m so excited to share these No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies with you is that I’m helping to support a great cause! It’s the Good Cookie Food Bloggers Valentine’s Event. Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the other blogs and recipes involved in this great cause.
Food bloggers have been good cookies for several years showing their support for Cookies for Kid’s Cancer and I’m helping to continue that! I’m excited to support C4KC in their tenth anniversary year.
This is the second year for this Good Cookie Food Bloggers Valentine’s Event, and my first year participating in the fun! A bunch of bloggers have gotten together because we want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!
Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.
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No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies ingredient notes:
This was one of the first recipes I learned how to make. And, I remember asking my mom what the ingredient for “cocoa” was; if it was the unsweetened cocoa, or did it mean like the drink mix, like Nesquik. She told me that either was fine.
And, yes, I’ve made these No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies with either unsweetened cocoa or sweetened chocolaty drink mix. And, you know, it comes out either way; it’s just sweeter with the drink mix!
I decided to write the recipe as the unsweetened stuff because I think it’s better that way. Also, I used Hershey’s Special Dark cacao for the cookies you see in these pictures (isn’t that a pretty color!).
Want to read more about cocoa? I have a nice quick post about Dutch process cocoa and natural cocoa – Take a look here.
My mom’s original recipe calls for quick cooking (instant) oatmeal. I generally stock Old-fashioned oatmeal in my cupboard, and I prefer the Old-fashioned oatmeal. So, I call for that in my version. If you only have instant oatmeal, go ahead and use that. Instant oatmeal will have a little softer texture, whereas old-fashioned will be a little more toothsome.
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I’m testing Pinterest’s new pincodes. The circle image you see below is their pincode for my Cookies board. If you open the camera within your Pinterest app on your phone and aim it at the circle, it’ll take you to my Cookies board. So, as long as Pinterest supports this technology, it should work. I also made it so you can simply click the image to get the the board.
All the amazing bloggers involved in this project:
Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Steak with Pink Peppercorn Sauce from Sonja of Ginger & Toasted Sesame
Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
S’mores Brown Butter Panbanging Cookies from Marybeth of babysavers
Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine’s Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Love Cake from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Meringue Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen
Rose White Hot Chocolate from Susannah of Feast + West
Gluten Free Lavendar Shortbread Cookies from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Fruit Filled Chocolate Waffle Cones from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Chocolate and Vanilla Sweetheart Cookies from Sheila of Life, Love, and Good Food
Raspberry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Nancy of The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chai Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies from Ashley of Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Heart Happy Valentine Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake from TammyJo of The Chocolate Cult
Persian rice cookies from Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking
Chocolate Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies from Julianne of Beyond Frosting
Fudgy Chocolate Sixlets Cookies from Barbara of Barbara Bakes
No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies Recipe:
No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
- 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal uncooked
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter. Add sugar, milk, and cocoa. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add oatmeal and vanilla. Stir to combine. Drop by large spoonfuls onto aluminum foil or use a cookie dough scoop to form mounds. Allow cookies to cool.