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No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

I'm a serious chocolate-lover, and definitely a dessert person. I really love baking and making sweets, especially with Jade, but in the warmer months I'm not always as keen on turning the oven on. Recipes like this one are a great alternative to actually baking - and you still get a tasty chocolate cookie out of it! You do have to turn on the stove for a few minutes to melt some of the ingredients together, but aside from that, these are totally no-bake. I also love that they hold up so well in the freezer for months, so they serve as a really great quick treat whenever the craving for chocolate hits!

Even better, is while these taste pretty rich and indulgent, they have a lot of good-for-you ingredients going on: with oats and almond butter at the forefront, these do more than just satisfy a craving: they actually help keep you full!


No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies





Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chunky almond butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup roasted sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, cocoa powder, butter and almond milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often with a rubber spatula, then simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the almond butter and salt until smooth. Fold in the oats and almonds and stir until the mixture has thickened, about 2 minutes. Scoop tablespoon-sized mounds onto the lined baking sheet. Press a few chocolate chips on the top of each cookie, flattening slightly. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 1 hour to set. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or store in the freezer for up to a month for easy snacking.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
17 grams
3 grams
8 grams
Saturated Fat
2 grams
5 milligrams
84 milligrams
2 grams
11 grams
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3 reviews & comments

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    Lynn Toscano

    Forgot to ask if you’re using quick cooking or regular oats.

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    Penny Frates

    These are easy & delicious! I used peanut butter because that’s what I had on hand.

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    Shirley Hughey

    Cookies look good, but is that calorie count per cookie??

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