Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

In this article you will find the most DELICIOUS Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe. It is so easy your kids could make it and so cheap there is no reason to not make these a part of your weekly meal plan!

No-Bake chocolate oatmeal cookies stacked.

…Unless you’re trying to cut down on sugar. These are not sugar free, but they are vegan and will sure your chocolate craving better than a candy bar!

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If you’re looking for a chocolatey goodness with oats and no refined sugar (just maple syrup to sweeten it up) then be sure to try this Baked Chocolate Oatmeal!

Ok, so this is the easiest way to get your kids to eat more oatmeal!

Yes, I’m here to tell you that IT IS OK to get your kids to eat healthy by adding a little sugar to it!

Just don’t do it all the time; moderation is key to anything with sugar in it, especially with kids.

But these vegan no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies are nice to make and then keep in the freezer for a little sweetness during the week!

With only 5, really cheap, ingredients, and the fact that everyone loves them; it’s a no-brainer, and one less meal I have to plan each week!

Not only is it easy to make (my 8 year old can make herself without any supervision *please note my 8 year old has been helping in the kitchen and making food with me since she was two and has complete confidence in the kitchen (with a bit of help from Kids Cook Real Food).

But all of the ingredients are easy to find at the store and affordable; no weird vegan or ‘healthy’ ingredients.

Keep reading to find which 5-6 cheap ingredients you need to make these.

Healthy(er) No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients

Ingredients for no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies on the counter before making it.

How to Make the Best Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

Alright, so I may be a little biased when I say they are the best, but what can I say!

They are so simple that my 8 year old will make them all by herself (though she’ll also randomly decide to make vegan cake by herself, too!)

Plus, they don’t have butter in them, not even vegan butter, like some no bake cookies do.

I’ve found a way to get them taste just like my moms old recipe, but without the saturated fat or hydrogenated oils that are found in margarines and some vegan butters.

*Hint- just because it’s vegan, does not mean it’s healthy! It took me a long time to realize this- the sooner you understand this and are able to implement it in your daily life; the better!

So, you’ll want to start this recipe by gathering all the ingredients.

Then grab a medium sized pot and set it on the stove, don’t turn it on til you start adding ingredients.

Add the ingredients for Vegan No Bake Cookies

Add in the sugar, peanut butter, non-dairy milk, and cocoa powder.

Turn the heat to medium and stir well. We want this mixture to melt together and become creamy.

Two images showing the process for making the chocolate mixture for no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Once everything is melted, go ahead and add in the optional vanilla and pinch of salt, and the oats. Don’t forget the oats!

2 images, first shows oatmeal poured on top of the chocolate mixture, the second is the mixture stirred before shaping the no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Then spoon them onto parchment paper or a plastic cutting board like I do and stick in the freezer to firm up.

Vegan no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies chilling on a cookie tray.

And just as I tell my daughters, it’s going to take a couple of hours til they are firm and can be eaten.

My oldest daughter doesn’t always listen and sometimes gets into them before ready and makes a mess! Lol, chocolate dripping or sticking to her fingers and a messy face.

Imagine if you had done this yourself…that’s what happens. And I can’t even really blame her, because they are delicious and being patient for them to firm up can be quite difficult!

Recipe Notes

You can use any non-dairy milk with this recipe, we use soymilk.

I’d recommend either old fashioned oats (what we use and what you see in the photos on this page) or quick cooking oats.

Old fashioned oats are more ‘whole’ and assumingly has less of it’s nutrients taken out during processing which is why I will usually opt for that kind for any recipe I make.

However, if all you have is quick cooking oats, those will work just as well in this recipe. (We’ve only tested this a couple dozen times!)

The brand of any ingredient does not matter- I usually get store brand of things when I can to save money on food; the price doesn’t determine the quality in most cases.

Holding a single healthy no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Why You Will LOVE These Cookies!!

You and your kids will love these no bake cookies because…

  • they are easy to make
  • can be made ahead of time and frozen
  • super quick to make (just have to wait for them to get firm)
  • peanut buttery
  • chocolatey
  • nutritious (mostly- there is sugar in them)
  • Rich and delicious!!
Vegan no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies stacked on top of each other with more cookies and milk behind the stacked cookies.

Vegan No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Shawna Clapper
Chocolatey and peanut buttery! Just like how mom used to make them, except without all the saturated fat from the butter! Vegan and kid friendly.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats


  • Melt the sugar, peanut butter, non-dairy milk, and cocoa powder in a pot on medium heat on the stove
  • Once mixture is creamy, add in salt, vanilla, and oats
  • Scoop out about 1 tbsp of mixture at a time and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet til all of mixture is on the parchment paper
  • Place in freezer for at least 2 hours to firm and enjoy!


*Store in freezer for best results!
*Can use any non-diary milk you have on hand.
*Works with brown sugar, cane sugar, and white sugar (vegan). I have not tested with powdered sugar yet.
Keyword chocolate, cookies, oats
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