No oven, no problem: No-bake chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe

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Sometimes you just want to bake, but you have no access to an oven. And who wants to bake in the dirty kitchens at the units? No one. Thank God no-bake cookies exist! But these cookies do involve the use of a stove. These no-bake chocolate almond butter oatmeal cookies are the next best thing. It’s all your favorite kinds of cookies in one! It’s chewy, and with every bite, your taste buds get a hit of the rich chocolate, the sweet flavors of almond and the crispy oatmeal. We’re calling all the mediocre “bakers” out there because this recipe is extremely easy to make and you’ll definitely be begging for more after your first bite!


1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup butter (1/2 stick)

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup crunchy almond butter

3 cups quick-cooking oats  

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine the sugar, almond milk, butter and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture reaches a full rolling boil, cook for only 1 1/2 minutes. This is a crucial step for successful cookies! If you cook it for too long or too little, you’ll end up with cookies that are too soft or crumbly.


After 1 1/2 minutes of cooking, remove the mixture from heat and pour in the almond butter, oats and vanilla extract. Mix until it’s well combined.  


Using an ice cream scooper, scoop about 1-2 tablespoons (around half an ice cream scoop) onto a baking sheet. Let it sit for an hour, or until it solidifies, and you’re done!


Yep, it was that easy! And you don’t even need to worry about your cookies burning. Enjoy your delicious, stress-free cookies with a cold glass of milk. Happy baking, Golden Bears.

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