No need to heat up the oven, these No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies come together in minutes, and are so delicious. Just a few simple ingredients, and you have amazing little candy cookies of deliciousness.
You might want to call these No bake chocolate oatmeal cookies without peanut butter as well. I’ve also heard that they are called frogs, fiddle diddles, or chocolate macaroons. The names are so interesting to me!
But I love these cookies because they are delicious, and no peanut butter needed!
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!
Try all my No Bake Candy Cookie Recipes
I love these candy cookies so much I experimented with different flavor combinations. Give them all a try!
And if you’re looking for the recipe that has peanut butter, check these no bake peanut butter cookies out.
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.
Cookies for kid’s cancer
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!
Your support means so much
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.
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! These three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine, and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000! Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal.
You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!
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 have a whole board dedicated to cookies over on Pinterest. Find it here.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
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
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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.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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Hi Debi , this fits perfectly with the themes for Food on Friday: February. Please bring it on over to share it with everyone. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter
I love anything chocolate so you know I’ll be making these! Happy to be part of this great fundraiser with you!
Anything with chocolate makes my heart happy and another thing that makes me happy is Cookies for Kid’s Cancer foundation.
What a great cause to support! Im going to try these cookies for our valentine box for the neighbors! Love everything about them!
Wonderful sweet treat for a great cause! Thank you so much for sharing your Mom’s tried and true recipe. This looks absolutely delicious!!
These cookies sound like a great sweet treat! They’d be the perfect little treat for Valentine’s Day!
These came out at the right time because as usual I learn about Valentine’s for my son’s class way too late! What an easy recipe that everyone loves!
You had me at no bake my friend!!! I love the sound of these cookies! The heartiness and chew that oatmeal adds to cookies is so awesome and then covered in chocolate…. yes!!!
That looks like one delicious cookie to me! I prefer the old-fashioned oats too and have everything on hand to whip out a batch of these beauties!
These look so fun to make! These sound amazing, I can’t wait to try making them!
I love these little cookies!! and NO BAKE?! Even better!!
These look FAB! I love the no bake part perfect when wanting something now don’t want wait on the oven lol!!
These cookies would be such a hit at my house! I have to make a batch!
Thank you for a beautiful recipe for such a worthy cause!
Your Mediavine swag is on the way and should be to you soon. It’s just a small token of our appreciation for your time and efforts to wipe out pediatric cancer.
~Jenny, Mediavine Marketing Associate
It really looks delicious, I must try it out with my daughter , thanks a lot.
These are always a hit! They are so easy to make and are gone in a snap!!
My mom used to make these when I was a kid!!! They are SO DELICIOUS and EASY! So glad I found this recipe.
Made these this past weekend and they were gone so fast I only got one!! Making them again today!!
I am ALL about these no bake cookies! They are so good, and I love that they’re easy, too!
These are a favorite and love them with the dark chocolate!! It’s gives them such a rich flavor!