Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies - Quirky Cooking

 (Egg free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free options. Naturally sweetened.) 

This is my healthier version of an old childhood favourite. I remember scraping the hot cookies off the trays with a spoon as a kid, because I couldn’t wait for them to cool and set – yum! 

The original recipe contained 2 cups of sugar (eek!!), so a few years ago I made up this version using honey or rice malt syrup. My kids love them even more than cooked bikkies as they’re so moist and chocolatey. I love them because they’re so quick and easy. They’re great for when you don’t want to turn the oven on but really want cookies.


Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

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  • Author: QuirkyJo



250g rice malt syrup (can use honey, but reduce the amount to 150g or leave out coconut sugar)

50g coconut sugar (or Rapadura) optional

30g cacao powder (or cocoa)

120g coconut oil (or butter)

130g rice/almond milk (or milk of choice)

1 tsp vanilla powder

220250g quinoa flakes (or rolled oats)


1. Cook rice malt syrup, coconut sugar, cacao powder, coconut oil and rice/almond milk in Thermomix at 100C for 15 mins, speed 2.

2. Add vanilla extract and quinoa flakes. Mix on reverse speed 3 until combined.

3. Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto lined trays and place in freezer to set.


* If using quinoa flakes, leave in bowl for 10 minutes so flakes soften. If using oats, continue with the recipe as soon as mixed. *

To make these by hand

Heat the first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan on the stovetop, stirring. Allow to rapidly boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in remaining ingredients and drop by spoonfuls onto trays.

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

  1. Ann says:

    Hi Joe,
    Is it possible to substitute the honey/rice malt syrup for dates?
    I there a general rule to follow, when doing so? Eg: One date (or …g dates) is roughly equivalent to …g honey?

  2. Marta says:

    Sadly a few days ago I found out that I am gluten intolerant, so all of my favourite recipes need to be changed and improved to my condition.
    Happily I am able to find all of these amazing gluten free recipes and this one seems like a perfect place to start.


  3. Helen Galea says:

    Great tasting no cook cookies. That are gluten free and low GI. Thanks Jo. I love your recipes

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