No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies {Nut & Gluten Free}

No bake cookies ROCK, plain and simple! Most no bake cookies have peanut butter in them to bind them, these don’t. Perfect for a family with nut allergies! Made with delicious coconut butter, honey and rolled oats. it’s a perfect way to make a quick cookie for company or the family on any day without heating the oven in warm weather.

They take some time to set up in the fridge so freezing is a quicker way to get to eat these up when you don’t have patience to wait. Below you’ll find some notes on substitutions and linked within the ingredients the place to purchase some of the products I use.


The first time I made these they were dry but the taste was outstanding! So I adjusted and decided to moisten them with the use of dairy butter. My family loved them even the picky hubby.

If you don’t make cookies often in your house, these will be the ones to make when you do. Super easy and no baking required!

Some Notes:

  • I have tried this recipe using a full cup of coconut butter and no dairy butter and they were tasty but dry. You could try replacing the butter used for coconut oil.
  • You can use whatever milk you like to replace the 1%.
  • You could eliminate the vanilla stevia but they will be only mildly sweet.
  • Left on counter they will start to soften to the touch. They won’t fall apart, but they will be slightly sticky. I suggest keeping them refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • You could try replacing the coconut butter used for peanut butter but since my boys are allergic I have not tried this so I can not say for sure they will hold together.
  • If you are gluten free, make sure your oats are certified and labeled gluten free.


4.3 from 3 reviews
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies {Nut & Gluten Free}
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 20
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 139
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  1. Melt coconut butter in microwave for 30 seconds intervals until it is soft enough to spoon amount into a bowl.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, combine coconut butter, butter and honey and microwave 1 minute until mixture is soft enough to be combined well when stirred. [You can also just melt mixture over low heat in a pot on the stove.]
  3. In another bowl whisk milk and cocoa powder together until smooth.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract and stevia to chocolate mixture.
  5. Mix both wet ingredients together until combined well then add the oats and stir to coat them well.
  6. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment. Freeze or refrigerate until set. Keep refrigerated.
Weight Watchers Points+: 4*


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    • xealia says

      I too would like to sub honey since I’m not too sold on stevia nor can I find any in this tiny hick town. Not too keen on driving 150+ miles one way to whole foods for ingredients either! 😉 Do quick oats work and can I sub vegan margarine instead of the dairy butter and the coconut butter because we are allergic to dairy and treenuts but not peanuts!

      • says

        This website may give you more options and many of the ingredients will be cheaper = Hope this is a good helper for you, it’s been great for me and my family!

  1. Sharon S says

    Can I just leave out the stevia? I can’t handle the aftertaste (and don’t like using it in general for the kiddos.)

    I am thrilled – beyond thrilled – to find a no bake recipe like this without nut butter!! With nut allergies in our house, all those no bakes were out, unless we subbed in sunflower seed butter, but that made the taste and texture all wonky.


    • Brenda says

      My boys hate the sunflower seed butter and my oldest is allergic to soy so we can’t do sunbutter either so coconut butter works. You could simply leave out the stevia if you like, may be less sweet but still good.

  2. Holly says

    I use Smuckers all natural PB and it can be thin (oily at times if not stirred through to the bottom). If I omit the dairy butter, would I know before it’s too late to add the butter in, that the cookies were going to be too dry w/out it?

  3. Kirsten says

    If I just use regular liquid Stevia, could I up the amount of vanilla to make them sweeter? I am having a hard time finding vanilla Stevia and want to make them sooner rather than later.

    • says

      You might try some almond butter…or cashew butter…many other options at…if you let them know I referred you, I’d be thankful…I have a large family and trying to do things in a healthy way is very expensive. :)

  4. bridget says

    What is the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil. I have coconut oil. Can I use that? And if so, would I need to change anything? Thanks! -B

    • Brenda says

      The coconut butter is more the consistency of peanut butter whereas the coconut oil is oily and not spreadable, but I heard someone say they used peanut butter in place of the coconut butter and it worked well.

  5. Rachel says

    When I go to the “printer friendly” button it brings you to another page but doesn’t have any of the directions on it. :-/

  6. Charlotte Clanton says

    Have you found a good option to replace the milk. I wonder about water but wondered how it would affect the richness? I love what you to help us get rid of sugar!

  7. Cheryl Crady says

    Have you tried Sunbutter to replace peanut butter. I have a gluten sensitivity, most nuts, and corn. I thought I would have to give up the peanut butter totally until I found the sunbutter. I noticed no difference.

  8. Brenda says

    Can you use SF honey or SF syrup? I know you don’t artificial sweeteners but wonder if anyone tried those?

    • Brenda says

      I guess if the consistency is the same as regular honey you could. I’ve never even seen sugar free honey.

  9. Sharon says

    I just tried this and they came out perfect! Thank you so much! The only changes I made were coconut oil instead of butter. My biggest fear was that they wouldn’t set up, but the did!

  10. says

    Have you tried Sunbutter to replace peanut butter. I have a gluten sensitivity, most nuts, and corn. I thought I would have to give up the peanut butter totally until I found the sunbutter. I noticed no difference. :))


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