No-Bake Chocolate Cookies – #GayLeaMom

Even though summer is almost over, we are heading into another week of hot, sticky weather. We haven’t had too much of it this summer, so I am not complaining (especially since it will be cold enough very soon). But the hot weather is not great for baking. I love finding “no-bake” options for snacks and treats. The recipe for these No-Bake Chocolate Cookies has been changed over the years, adjusting the amounts of items, and substituting others. It is so versatile, always works, and is great for kids to help with!

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are made with Gay Lea Spreadable Butter, made with canola oil, making baking even easier! The butter is already soft enough to work with, straight from the fridge! Not hard as a rock, like most butter. Just imagine how much easier it is to butter toast with that! 

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies
A delicious no-bake cookie
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  1. 1 1/2 c. sugar
  2. 1/2 c. Gay Lea Spreadable Butter
  3. 1/2 c. milk
  4. 3 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  5. 6 Tbsp. cocoa
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. In a large saucepan, bring butter, sugar and milk to a boil. Allow to boil for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Add oats, and remove from heat when it starts to bubble again.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Drop by spoonful on wax-lined cookie sheets.
  5. Refrigerate for about 6 hours.
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 Here are some variations we’ve done:

  • substitute 1 c. of coconut for 1 c. of the oats
  • add some peanut butter 
  • add a few Tbsp. of coconut oil
  • add some flaxeed, hemp hearts, or wheat germ
  • decrease the sugar by 1/4 c. or so

 These are perfect for after-school snacks!  Just use your imagination!

These not-bake chocolate cookies are perfect for an after-school snack! #GayLeaMom

 Gay Lea’s Spreadables also comes in Regular, Light, and my favourite,  Cinnamon Brown Sugar. Head to their website for product information and more great recipes!

Gay Lea Spreadables

 Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are  always my own.


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Marya R

I live in Bowmanville, and am a mom to four young boys - it can get a little loud in my house. I am a Christian, a part-time French teacher, a piano teacher and former homeschooler. I love finding the best deals, which will come in handy when our boys become hungry teenagers! We just moved to a house with more outdoor space, and I'm still getting used to life in the country (a walk around the block is a lot longer here!).

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  1. YUM!! No bake and chocolate? I’m in!! Pinning these to try for my family!! :)

  2. We love no bake cookies and I love how you’ve made them healthy! I will be trying out this recipe for sure!

  3. Those look very interesting. Might have to give them a try.

  4. Yup sure is easy to make. I love that it’s chocolate cookie. My daughter will love it.

  5. That looks yummy! I love that this is no bake and easy to do.

  6. They look SO yummy – thanks for the recipe and no-bake is always good with me!!

  7. I’ve never heard of or seen the GayLea brand, but this recipe looks easy to prepare I like the substitutions that you’ve mentioned here to make them healthier in different areas.

  8. It looks really delicious! It’s easy to make too. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. I totally love the no bake idea. That makes a delicious snack ever so much easier!

  10. This is a family favorite! Classic recipe from my childhood. So glad to see that yours don’t have peanut butter in them!

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