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Healthy No Bake Cookies


  • 3tablespoons skim milk
  • 1⁄3cup sugar
  • 1tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1⁄2teaspoons vanilla
  • 1⁄3cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1⁄8cup wheat germ (heaping)
  • 1 1⁄2teaspoons ground flax seeds (optional)
  • 1cup quick oatmeal


  • Heat milk, sugar and cocoa powder over high heat until boiling, stirring constantly.
  • Take off heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter; stir until peanut butter has melted completely.
  • Stir in wheat germ and oatmeal.
  • Drop by large spoonfuls onto wax paper or eat immediately.
  • *As I noted above, this recipe is VERY flexible. If you don’t have wheat germ or flax seed, just use more oatmeal. The recipe above should work out just perfectly and does most of the time, but if your cookies come out crumbly, use less oatmeal next time. If they never set, use more oatmeal next time.


  • nesbitt929

    Thanks so much for this recipe,it is just what I needed.I am on a low calorie,low fat diet and had a sweet craving that this satisfied.I did change it tho,omitted the wheat germ and flax.I only used 1 tsp cocoa,in place of sugar I used 3 packets sweet n low.I added 1/4 c dried cranberry’s and used 2 packets of instant oatmeal along with the milk and p’nut butter.These are great.I made only 6 medium size cookies and with changes I have no idea of calories or fat.Can’t be too much.I will use this one over and over adding what is on hand probably but sticking to the main ingredients.Thanks!

  • perennialtiles

    I just whipped these out in five minutes, and I can tell they are going to become one of my favorites to make and eat. I used creamy all-natural peanut butter, and skipped the flax. I didn’t measure anything and they’ve come out perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

  • AJ_Seattle

    So, I’ve been making these cookies about 3x a week since I came across it a few months ago. I have tinkered with the recipe to ease up the calorie count and have made some decisions regarding this recipe…

    First, I know other reviewers have subbed old-fashioned oats for quick-cooking but I’ve done it several times and it always leads to a gross, cardboard texture so I make a point to stick with quick-cooking or instant. Secondly, I’ve tried using Splenda for the cookies but it makes for a salty & unedible cookie so I use regular sugar. I have subbed reduced fat pb for regular pb with no problems, and also have used Nutella in place of the peanut butter (or by using half pb, half Nutella.) I prefer dutched-cocoa powder (better chocolate-y taste) to natural cocoa (almost no chocolate flavor.) And I almost always put them in the freezer for 10 minutes to set up quickly because I am in a hurry to eat them 🙂 I’ve shared this with friends who are also trying to watch their weight so thanks for a great recipe!

  • KM from Boston

    These were great! so quick and easy and flexible. And for those of you with kids with nut allergies I made this with sunflower seed butter and they are yummy! Also – I didn’t have quick cooking oats so I used “old fashioned” and they still were good! (didn’t use wheat germ b/c we didn’t have any but did use flaxseed meal). Easier and probably more nutritious than homemade granola bars!

  • kcyr18

    Quick and delicious! I am lactose intolerant so made with soy milk instead of skim, came out great!

  • SAHS

    Made as written and was extremely disappointed. You can really taste the bitterness of the cocoa powder and I probably would have liked the original that only had a teaspoon of it. Will not bother trying again.

  • michelleschneck

    OMG!! I never write reviews but I had to on this one. IT IS AWESOME!! Followed it to the T, and they came out amazing! My easy, healthy, cookie for life!

  • David Healthy Eating

    Out standing cookies!!! I made a slight adjustment and used almond milk and smuckers peanut butter and Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal…….great!!!! Thanks…..

  • HollyGolightly

    These are very good. I’m one of those people who likes a little something sweet after a meal and these healthy, flavorful little gems are perfect. The whole family likes them, though some aren’t huge fans of the texture. Thanks for posting. I plan on making these regularly.

  • amandamarievth

    i made a double batch, did 1/3c sugar and 3tbs honey. i used flax but didnt have any wheat germ.
    they are delicious! i subbed soy milk as well. good hearty healthy snack that curbs my sweet cravings. Thank you!