No-Bake Cookies {Dairy-Free & Peanut-Free }

Original Post 6-29-11

These cookies are one of the first things I made when Graham outgrew his oat allergy. I had been aching to share this childhood favorite with them, and I was so glad the day had finally come. Needless to say, my kids love them as much as I do.

No-bake cookies are wonderful in so many ways. One, they don't require expensive dairy-free chocolate, just cocoa powder. Two, they are quick, easy and affordable to make in large batches. Three, guests who aren't even allergy-free like them. And four, these don't require baking or heating up your house. A perfect potluck treat! Heck, even let your kids help. It's so fun to watch the cookies "magically bake" on the counter. 

You can make these peanut-free by using your favorite nut or seed butter. Bonus!


1/2 cup dairy-free butter (Earth Balance)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup dairy-free milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup creamy Sunbutter (peanut butter is an option for those not allergic)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 -3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats (gluten-free is an option)  

Add the first four ingredients into a sauce pan.
Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Add sunbutter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.
Add in vanilla.
Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
Let cool until set.

Store in refrigerator.

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Mandy said...

yum! i love no bake cookies...i need to make some of these!

Erin said...

I have always loved the traditional ones, so I tweeked my normal recipe with similar allergy friendly substitutions, except I used almond butter instead of the peanut butter.

Alisa said...

Yum! these look delicious - I'm a sucker for anything no bake!

RachelD said...

Wow, I want to eat one right now. :D Those look yummy!!

becomingbianca said...

Those are beautiful and they sound delish!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Thank you! You are always so sweet. :)

kelly taveira said...

These look yummy. What brand oats do you use? I dont have much experience cooking with them so not sure what to buy.

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Hi Kelly. We have used Quaker, Mom's Best, and Aldi brand. :) Hope that help!