No Bake Oatmeal Delights

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The other day while I was reading some of my favorite blogs, Marc happened to look over at my computer screen. “Wait. Go back,” he said, “I think those are the cookies that my mom used to make every year for Christmas.” I scrolled back up to the picture, and he got pretty excited and started telling me how good they are. So I sent my mother-in-law a quick message asking for the recipe because I – of course – have to make these cookies for Marc, especially since he barely ever requests anything specific and usually lets me make whatever my little heart desires. I couldn’t very well deny him of his Christmas wish.

Oatmeal Delights - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

Oatmeal delights are pretty simple to make. You don’t even have to turn on your oven, and they require very few ingredients. The recipe calls for 3 cups of oats and 1 cup of coconut, but I couldn’t find any shredded coconut here so I substituted another cup of oats. They turned out just fine, but I would definitely opt for the original ingredients if I had the choice. I love coconut and I think it would have added a whole extra dimension of texture to the cookies. But, if you don’t like coconut or don’t have it, feel free to just add more oats like I did.

Oatmeal Delights - ateaspoonofhappiness.com


No Bake Oatmeal Delights

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen 1x


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Combine the sugar, cocoa, butter & milk in a saucepan bring to a boil.
  2. Add vanilla extract and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in oats and coconut until coated.
  4. Drop the mixture by the teaspoonful onto wax or parchment paper.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator until set.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Reply
    December 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    That ferris wheel really is beautiful. How long have you been living where you are now?

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      Melissa Belanger
      December 14, 2013 at 12:20 am

      I’ve been here a little over a month now, but we’re only staying until the end of the hockey season. It’s been quite the adventure, but I am already ready to go back to something more familiar.

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    December 19, 2013 at 3:05 am

    LOVE this! We are currently renting an apt in Thailand by the beach and I don’t have an oven so something like this is perfect!!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      December 19, 2013 at 3:45 am

      That is awesome. You should totally make these. It’s so annoying not having an oven, especially as a food blogger. Where are you staying in Thailand right now? I bet you’re having the most amazing experience! I have to say I’m pretty jealous. Kazakhstan is interesting, but definitely not as exotic as Thailand!

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