If you like chocolate, oatmeal, cashews and coconut, you’re gonna love these Gluten-Free No Bake Cookies.
Don’t you just love easy recipes? Gluten-Free No Bake Cookies are super quick to make. I always keep the pantry stocked with the ingredients for this recipe so I can make it at a moment’s notice. If I am in need of a quick dessert or homemade gift, this is my go to recipe!
This delicious recipe belonged to my mom, Jo. Although I never knew her, I have inherited her love of baking. My aunt tells me that my mom would create scrumptious desserts. I am so grateful my sweet aunt kept my mom’s recipe and passed it on to me. At the top of the recipe card, my aunt wrote: “So delicious, your mom would make these often for your brothers.”
There are quite a few no bake cookie recipes that call for peanut butter. Since I have a peanut allergy, I was thrilled that my mom’s recipe did not use it. Her original recipe called for margarine, canned milk, a lot of sugar and nut meats. To be honest, I had the recipe for about 10 years before I finally asked my aunt what nut meats were. I felt kinda silly when I found out the they were the inside of the nut. 😉
We don’t eat margarine and I don’t normally cook with canned milk, so I revamped the recipe into a more user-friendly and healthier version for our house. I replaced the margarine with a healthy fat, butter. Instead of canned milk, I use goats milk (only because I milk goats three times a week). Whole milk is delicious in this recipe as well as nut milk, such as almond. The original recipe called for 2 cups of sugar which I thought was a bit much. So, I reduced it by 1/2 cup. I could not be happier with the results!
Dark chocolate and oatmeal are paired with cashews in this super easy recipe.
- 1 1/2 cups cane sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup whole milk or unsweetened nut milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups organic gluten-free old-fashioned oats
- 1 c. shredded coconut
- 6 T. cocoa (dark chocolate is my favorite)
- 1/2 c. cashew nut meats
- Mix sugar, butter and milk into a medium saucepan, stirring constantly bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from stove and add vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined. Drop by teaspoonfuls on parchment paper. Allow to dry.
It is so rewarding to make Gluten-Free No Bake Cookies for my family. I always feel like my mom is smiling down at me when I make them. Leave me a comment below and let me know how you like them!
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From my kitchen to yours,