Healthy Chocolate No Bake Cookies (made with Coconut Oil & Agave)

I’m loving coconut oil in cookies and wanted to give it a try in one of my favorites chocolate peanut butter no bakes (don’t laugh at that awful picture. I think it deserves a re-shoot)!  I thought I’d try them with agave too, make them a little healthier.  But my first attempt at turned out to be a runny mess.  My proportions were off.  But the flavor was good. Then I came across what looked like the perfect recipe from Vanilla & Lace.
 
I think these are about as healthy as a cookie can get and still taste good!  We sure ate ’em up.  I used chunky all natural peanut butter that gave them a little bit of crunch, and also threw in some flaked coconut to amp up the coconut flavor.
 
 
These definitely have a chewier consistency than normal no bake cookies and need to be refrigerated so they hold together better.  So don’t panic when they don’t hold their shape like you’d expect them to as you scoop them onto the wax paper.
 
Once they’ve been in the fridge they set up perfectly!
 
 
 

Healthy No bake Cookies (with coconut oil & Agave)
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup pure agave nectar
  2. 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  3. 1/4 cup fat free milk
  4. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  5. 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
  6. 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  7. 2 cups old fashioned oats
  8. 1 tsp vanilla
  9. pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan mix together agave and cocoa powder over medium heat. Stir in milk and coconut oil and bring to a boil. Let boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, flaked coconut, oats, vanilla and salt.
  2. Scoop by tablespoon onto wax paper and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before eating (or until cookies are set). Store in air-tight container in refrigerator.
  3. recipe slightly adapted from Vanilla & Lace
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  1. Elisabeth March 1, 2013

    I can’t wait to make these. I just used the last of my coconut in my homemade granola this morning. Do I go to the store or just leave it out… :)

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    • Kristy Denney March 1, 2013

      Just leave it out!! As long as you have the coconut oil and everything else!!

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  2. Kristy! We are twins. I have a no bake cookie to post next week! I need to try your version! I LOVE cooking/”no-baking” with coconut oil!

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  3. Jaclyn March 2, 2013

    This is kind of embarrassing to admit but I’m yet to buy and use agave. I’m so much of a sugar addict I have a hard time switching over, BUT if it means just using it every once in a while I should definitely give it a try =). These look delicious, awesome post!

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  4. Spence and Car March 2, 2013

    That is so funny, I posted a very similar recipe on my blog earlier this wk, great minds think alike.

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  5. Cookin' Canuck March 4, 2013

    I always try to make my no-bake cookies on the healthy side, too, and this a version that I’d love to try!

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  6. Carrian Cheney March 4, 2013

    This is such a great healthier version1

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  7. Penny March 5, 2013

    These were yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Anonymous March 6, 2013

    can something else be used in place of the agave ?

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    • Kristy Denney March 6, 2013

      You can use regular sugar, but I haven’t tried any other kind of sweetener! I think honey would work or Stevia or something like that!

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  9. Kristy!! I just made healthy no bake (and super chewy!) cookies too! I didn’t add coconut, but I added a lot of banana. :) Yours look so good and I’ll have to try them next!

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  10. Healthy cookie?!? Sign me up!

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  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks March 7, 2013

    Im a huge fan of coconut oil, oats, choc, nobake cookie balls – perfect! Pinning!

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  12. Mmm I need some healthy cookies in my life. And I really want to try coconut oil in some cookies :) These looks tasty!

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  13. natalie@thesweetslife March 12, 2013

    i need more healthy cookies in my life and much as i love the unhealthy version of these, i must give them a try!

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    • cheryl April 7, 2013

      another good sweetner alternative is coconut nectar, even healthier than agave :)

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      • Kristy April 7, 2013

        awesome! I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks!

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  15. Gabriella March 12, 2013

    do you have the calorie information on this

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  16. Lisa March 16, 2013

    Can you use almond milk instead of regular or some other non dairy alternative?

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    • Kristy March 17, 2013

      Yes!!

      Reply
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  18. Candice April 19, 2013

    I just made these last night. I was craving these cookies but wanted a healthy version. I’m glad I stumbled upon this recipe because they are so good!! My 5 year old loved them as well as all the girls at work.

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    • Kristy April 19, 2013

      so glad you liked them candice!!

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  19. Heather June 8, 2014

    I didn’t have any shredded coconut so I went ahead and added about 1/4 cup extra oats in its place and these turned out heavenly. I think the coconut flakes would make them even better, but I would still give these a 9 out of 10 as is. I’m lactose intolerant, so I used sweetened almond milk in place of low fat milk, next time I will use unsweetened. Super easy to make and got my husband’s stamp of approval.

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  24. Vanessa November 8, 2014

    I will definitley make these again!!

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