No-Bake Boiled Cookies are the perfect no-bake treat for summer! They are loaded with marshmallows, coconut, and walnuts, and they take just 10 minutes to make.
When the weather is warm, these No-Bake Chocolate Cookies are the perfect recipe to make.
They don’t require turning on the oven. Instead, the ingredients are boiled together on the stove (hence the term, Boiled Cookies).
And they’re loaded with texture: rolled oats, coconut, walnuts, and mini marshmallows. Best of all, the mini marshmallows ooze a little when the mixture is stirred together.
You’ll need a stove, a saucepan, and a big bowl + spoon for mixing the cookies.
- Sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder make the chocolate coating for the mix-ins.
- Walnuts add lots of crunch.
- Shredded unsweetened coconut adds even more crunch.
- Mini marshmallows melt a little with the heat, and form gooey little puddles.
- Peanut butter is the perfect pairing with the chocolate.
- Quick oats form the base of the cookie.
How to make no bake cookies
Bring the sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder to a boil over medium heat.
Bring to a boil for two minutes, whisking occasionally.
While the liquid mixture is cooking, toss together the oats, peanut butter, vanilla, miniature marshmallows, coconut, and walnuts.
It’s no big deal if the peanut butter doesn’t incorporate—the heat from the liquid mixture will melt it enough so that you can easily stir it in.
Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture, and stir to combine. The heat from the liquid mixture will melt the marshmallows a bit.
Then drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto parchment paper. You could make them large or small. I did approximately two tablespoons each and got 24 cookies out of this batch. They are very sweet cookies so keep that in mind as you determine size!
This recipe for No-Bake Boiled Cookies came from my grandma. Grandma Verie was my mom’s mom, and I snagged a few of her handwritten recipes before a flood in my parents’ basement wiped out the rest. This is one of them. Apparently the recipe was from Cecile H.!
Grandma must have been a big fan of coconut and walnuts. This recipe calls for them, as does her recipe for Zucchini Muffins. I love the crunch and texture that they add.
If you’re on a no-bake cookie kick, these Special K Bars are another good one (also made with chocolate + peanut butter).
While these aren’t the prettiest cookies you’ve ever seen, they sure do taste good. Fans of a chocolate and peanut butter combination (which really should be everyone, right?) will love these, especially!
Grandma's No-Bake Boiled Cookies
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 3 cups quick oatmeal
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- ½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Place the milk, butter, sugar, and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, whisking occasionally. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, peanut butter, vanilla, mini marshmallows, coconut, and walnuts. Pour the liquid mixture over the top and stir to combine.
- Drop 2 tablespoons of the mixture onto parchment paper. Repeat with remaining mixture to create approximately 24 cookies.
- Let cool for 1 hour before serving.