The only thing better than a soft, chewy, gluten free chocolate cookie is a soft, chewy, gluten free chocolate cookie that doesn’t require you to turn on the oven.
These quick and simple No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies fit the bill perfectly. They are so simple to make, that they are a great project to work on with the kids, letting them stir & scoop. Feel free to add more things like shredded coconut or chopped peanuts to change up the flavour and texture.
Be sure to use certified pure oats. Although oats themselves are gluten free, commercially produced oats are contaminated with gluten through the growing, harvesting, and processing procedures.
Pure, uncontaminated oats, often available through your local health food store, are tested to ensure they do not contain any gluten.
If you like these No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, you might also like:
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- No Bake Peanut Butter Confetti Squares
- 5 Ingredient No Bake Gluten Free Cake Bites
- No Bake Gluten free Oreo Icebox Cake
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Drops
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
- 3 - 3 1/2 cups certified gluten free quick-cooking oats (start with 3 cups, add more if necessary)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
Heat over medium-high heat, stirring regularly. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, and once it is boiling, continue to boil for 1 1/2 minutes. If you do not boil it long enough, your cookies will not hold together.
Remove from heat.
Stir in the next 3 ingredients, starting with 3 cups of rolled oats. If the mixture still seems too wet, add another 1/4 cup, and stir again. The mixture shouldn't have too much syrup left, and all the oats should be coated.
Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper lined baking sheet.
Let cool until set. Store in an air-tight container.
Source: Genius Kitchen
Images were updated March 2018.