These no-bake cookies are full of chewy oats and delicious chocolatey flavor. These cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free. If you’re looking for a no-bake cookie recipe without peanut butter, this is your answer!

No-bake cookies were one of my favorite treats to make as a kid. I loved watching the melty chocolate harden and seeing them transform into cookies before my eyes. Plus, I loved that these were quick to make which meant dessert wasn’t far behind! These gluten-free no-bake cookies are like little drops of chewy, chocolatey, fudge-y deliciousness.

Do No Bake Cookies Contain Gluten?

Sometimes no bake cookies will contain gluten, if the oats aren’t gluten-free. To be sure, check the oats package and look for the certified gluten-free label if you have an allergy. Most oats are naturally gluten free, but they may be processed on equipment that is shared with gluten products. It’s always best to check the package to be sure.

How to Make No Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter

Many no-bake cookie recipes call for peanut butter, but these no-bake cookies are made without any nuts or nut butter. The coconut oil adds plenty of creaminess and holds these cookies together without the need for peanut butter.

How to Make No Bake Cookies Without Milk

These no-bake cookies are made with soy milk, so they’re vegan and nut-free. If you prefer to use a different type of milk, you can make these with skim milk or almond milk.

How to Store No Bake Cookies

Keep these cookies chilled in the refrigerator before enjoying them. Coconut oil melts quickly in warm temperatures so keeping them chilled prevents a mess!

Tips & Troubleshooting

What if my no bake cookies are too soft? – If the cookies don’t set properly, it’s possible you didn’t boil the sugar long enough or at a hot enough temperature. But you can keep the cookies in the fridge, to ensure they don’t melt or crumble.

What if my no bake cookies are dry and crumbly?– It’s possible the sugar mixture was boiled too long, making the mixture too dry and crumbly. Try sprinkling crumbly cookies on top of ice cream as a topping, instead!

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Gluten Free No Bake Cookies

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 11 mins
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These no-bake cookies are full of chewy oats and delicious chocolatey flavor. These cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free. If you’re looking for a no-bake cookie recipe without peanut butter, this is your answer!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Bring the sugar, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and almond milk to a boil. Whisk frequently so the sugar doesn’t burn. Boil for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the salt and oats until well combined.
  3. Spread out a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper and scoop the cookies out 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Let sit overnight, then store in the fridge. They can be a little sticky, so keep them cold before eating!

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