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Hot Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

This recipe for Hot Chocolate No-Bake Cookies can be made in minutes! Oats, butter, marshmallow fluff and hot cocoa. So good!

A FUN TWIST ON NO-BAKES!

No Bake Cookies are delicious any time of year but for some reason, I usually only make them around the holidays. I have no idea why. It’s just one of those things I get in the mood to make during the holidays. This twist on no bake cookies turned out to be our favorite version yet!

HOT CHOCOLATE NO BAKE COOKIES, stacked on a plate with marshmallows.

TIPS FOR MAKING NO BAKE COOKIES:

  • You need to use quick-cooking oats for these. If you use old-fashioned oats, the consistency won’t be right and they’ll be more difficult to eat.
  • You can use unsalted butter in this recipe as well. I think the salted butter helps keep these cookies from being way too sweet.
  • Regular cocoa powder can be used in place of the hot chocolate powder.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container. Place the cookies between sheets of wax paper to keep them from sticking together. The cookies can be stored for about a week out of the refrigerator, two weeks if stored in the refrigerator and about 2 months in the freezer.
Hot Chocolate No Bake Cookies recipe from The Country Cook, cookies shown stacked on a white plate with a cup of hot chocolate in the background.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • butter
  • sugar
  • milk
  • hot chocolate powder
  • marshmallow fluff
  • vanilla extract
  • quick cooking oats

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE NO-BAKE COOKIES:

In a large saucepan or high sided sauté pan add the butter, sugar, milk and hot chocolate mix. Melt together and bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute then remove from heat.

a stick of butter, sugar, milk and hot chocolate powder mix in a large pan.

Add in the marshmallow fluff and vanilla and whisk until smooth and combined.

marshmallow fluff added to simmering hot chelate mixture in a large pan.

Add in the oats and stir until full covered and coated.

quick cooking oatmeal added to the chocolate fluff mixture in a large sauce pan.

Lay down a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface and using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, scoop about 2 heaping tablespoonfuls into mounds on the parchment paper and let set for about 20-30 minutes.

chocolate no bake cookies scooped onto parchment paper to cool.

After setting, move to a wire rack to let the bottoms set for about 10-15 minutes, since this uses marshmallow fluff the bottoms need air to set up as well.

HOT CHOCOLATE NO BAKE COOKIES, stacked with a cup of hot chocolate in the background.

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Hot Chocolate No Bake Cookies recipe

Hot Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

This recipe for Hot Chocolate No-Bake Cookies can be made in minutes! Oats, butter, marshmallow fluff and hot cocoa. So good!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup hot chocolate powder
  • ¾ cup marshmallow fluff
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick cooking oats

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan or high sided sauté pan add the butter, sugar, milk and hot chocolate mix.
  • Melt together and bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute then remove from heat.
  • Add in the marshmallow fluff and vanilla and whisk until smooth and combined.
  • Add in the oats and stir until full covered and coated.
  • Lay down a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface and using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, scoop about 2 heaping tablespoonfuls into mounds on the parchment paper and let set for about 20-30 minutes.
  • After setting, move to a wire rack to let the bottoms set for about 10-15 minutes, since this uses marshmallow fluff the bottoms need air to set up as well.

Notes

  • You need to use quick-cooking oats for these. If you use old-fashioned oats, the consistency won’t be right and they’ll be more difficult to eat.
  • You can use unsalted butter in this recipe as well. I think the salted butter helps keep these cookies from being way too sweet.
  • Regular cocoa powder can be used in place of the hot chocolate powder.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container. Place the cookies between sheets of wax paper to keep them from sticking together. The cookies can be stored for about a week out of the refrigerator, two weeks if stored in the refrigerator and about 2 months in the freezer.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. These look Wonderful and so easy making no-bake cookies.
    Hot Chocolate Powder – you may want to list the powder type you use or show a picture of the chocolate powder cause there may be some readers that won’t know what to use when it comes to the hot chocolate powder.
    I have some left over Rice Krispies, so think I will try making these using the RK in place of the quick oats, only because I don’t have enough quick oats on hand and don’t want to run to the store just for that.
    Enjoy your day