No Bake Cookies - Microwave Recipe

United States
January 21, 2007 10:49pm CST
I love no bake cookies. I have made them since my children were small. they loved them. I was so excited a few years ago to come across a microwave recipe for them. Miabellacandle published a discussion with recipe for No Bake Cookies on the stovetop. Her recipe can be found here http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/641213.aspx Here is my microwave recipe. My microwave is old and I Have to cook it 4 1/2 minutes instead of 4 in the first cooking. It will depend on your microwave. I did double check the ingredients to verify they were correct. No-Bake Cookies (microwave version) 2 cup sugar 3 Tablespoon Cocoa (not cocoa mix) 1/2 cup milk 1 stick butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 1/2 cup quick oats 1 1/2 cup coconut 1/2 cup peanut butter In large bowl (microwave safe)melt butter. Add cocoa and sugar, stir. Add milk and butter. Cook uncovered for 4 minutes on HIGH. Stir. Cook 1 more minute. Remove, stir in vanilla and peanut butter. add coconut and oats. Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Cool and enjoy
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24 responses
• United States
23 Jan 07
You will have to excuse my absence from MyLot for about 15 minutes while I step away and make some No Bake Cookies!!!! I have all of these ingredients and I can't wait to try this. Thank you for posting it!
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• United States
23 Jan 07
LOL I went and made some right after I posted the recipe..LOL Are you back yet? Remember, you do have to share with the rest of the family!
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Would you believe that Hubby isn't fond of them. He said they are too soft. All the more for me.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I brought a couple of dozen of these to my son. He loves them. My grandson was funny about it. The coconut was a different texture for him. He put it in his mouth, bit into it and took it out to look at it again. After he tasted it, he finished it off and asked for another.
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@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
This got me thinking about no-bake recipes, how many could be asapted to the microwave with relative ease, and then...about cookies made with out heat! :) My mother made these peanut butter...well, thumbprints, really, the way she made them. I like them - both for kids and adults - because, as cookies/sweets go, they're relatively nutritious. The basic recipe is as follows: 1 c. peanut butter 1 c. dy milk powder 1/2 c. honey Combine all ingredients well. Roll into small balls (marble -walnut sized) or press into patties and refrigerate. Here comes the fun: My mom made little patties/rounds, and placed a dollop of jam in the center of each. sometimes she ever regrigerated it first and used cookie cutters! Any number of additions could be added to the "dough" - chopped nuts, coconut, oats, mini chocolate chips...I've also rolled the balls in wheat germs for a extra nutrition punch. Honey can be decreased. We try to be very conscientious about our sugar/added sugar intake, and peanut butter is already fairly sweet!
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@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
Should be 1 c DRY milk powder above!
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• United States
22 Jan 07
Years ago when microwaves were just becoming popular, my kids sold cookbooks in school. I purchaed one and it has alot of microwave recipes that I have used ever since. I tend to not cook in the microwave but will make cookies and candies in it. If you are interestd, I will post some of my favorite recipes from it. I dont post recipes that I have not tried though.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Thanks for your recipe :)
@citygirl (1081)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
I love coming on here and finding your new recipes. Your the best. I love no bake cookies to. I aways made this and we called them mud pies but I never made them the microwave way but I am sure going to give this recipe a try. Thanks Anne your the best.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Jan 07
My grandma always called them cow patties. Which we thought ws a cool name at 6and7 years old.lol
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• United States
23 Jan 07
LOL That is funny. We had cows and there were many "cow patties" in the pasture field. If we would have called them 'cow patties" nobody would have eat them...LOLOL
@blueskies (1186)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yummy! Do you think these would turn out well if I subbed rice crispies instead of the oats? I really want to try these, but I'm afraid of wasting money and time if they won't turn out.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I dont know. The oats is also a thickening agent. HUH??? I dont know.
@blueskies (1186)
• United States
23 Jan 07
LOL! I might just have to try it and then let you know ;)
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I just tried this recipe, well actually my boyfriend made them. And I just finished eating eight of them. So much for dinner tonight.lol. He didn't put in the coconut as we don't like it, but he added a little extra oatmeal and a little extra cocoa. They are so good. Thanks for the recipe.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
thanks for taking the time to come back and tell us how you liked them.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Great looking reciepe. Thanks so much for sharing another wonderful receipe.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Hope you enjoy it. I love to cook.
@jessmtiu (251)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
Thank you for posting this recipe for no-bake cookies. I have been looking everywhere for a recipe like this. It would have been better though if you posted this earlier, maybe before the holiday season. Haha. But anyway, it's just on time for valentines' day. I'll try it out and if it's good I might even mass produce it and sell it! Thank you again.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I hope you enjoy them. Microwave cookies are really quite good. I wasn't here at Christmas time. I am new to mylot
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Now why did you have go and post this recipe??? These are my absolute favorite cookie!!!! They only thing I do different is that I don't add coconut in mine and I use a bit more peanut butter. I never tried it in the microwave... does it still harden after they have set for a while? I promised myself that I would not make any no bake cookies until I've lost my first 10 pounds and then I'd only make half of a batch because I'm just too tempted to eat them all! lol! So I still have 5 more pounds to go before I can make them....
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes, they do harden just like the stovetop recipe. You can always get on the treadmill after you eat them. LOL
• United States
23 Jan 07
I love chocolate chips and I noticed that it wasn't in the recipe. Is there any way that I could still make this recipe and add in chocolate chips? Have you tried that? Thanks for sharing this though I will definitely try to make these. They sound so yummy.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
I am sure that if you experiment till you get it right, it can be done but I love this recipe the way it is.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
23 Jan 07
OH I love no bake cookies, but have never heard of a microwave version. Thank you for posting this. I will have to try it.
• Canada
22 Jan 07
I love no bake cookies also , they are great to make with the younger children . My older children love baking , so I will have to copy down this recipe and see what they think of it .
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• United States
22 Jan 07
I have left out the coconut completely and added a few more oats to thicken it in the place of the coconut. Hope they enjoy it.
@clownfish (3277)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Hi! Thanks for posting this. I love no bake cookies! I'll have to start making them now that I have a little one to share them with! :-)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes, now you have a good excuse to make sweets and yummy stuff. My husband loves them so I use him as an excuse to make them. I dont think he realizes how much I love them though. :)
@suscan (1955)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I love microwave or no bake recipes. I ahve to try these soon.
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@korek222 (702)
• Poland
23 Jan 07
WOW this sound as a georgeus idea for me! So sad that it is so late now - but i will check you recepie tomorrow to see what is it like to have cookies from microwave :) Thanks to it i will be able to make cookies in the summer house ^^
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
23 Jan 07
This recipe looks yummy and easy. I will try this tomorrow morning because its late night, otherwise I would try this right way. Thanks for sharing this.
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@kylesmiles (1913)
• United States
23 Jan 07
OH wow. This sounds good.... It does say no bake, but I doubt I would make it right! LOL I can't cook if my life depended on it. LOL But thank you so much for sharing this! :)
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I love no bake cookies and so does my husband and he has been bugging me since December to make him some and now I can because I won't have to worry as much about scorching it if I don't constantly stir. So if he is good tomorrow I will make him some of these and try it your way in the microwave. Thanks for posting htis recipe I appreciate it as I am sure alot of others do to.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Ingredients: 2 C. splenda sugar substitute ½ c. low-fat margine or butter 3 tbsp cocoa powder ½ c milk, skim or 1% 1 tsp of vanilla ½ c. peanut butter 3 c. oatmeal Directions: Directions Mix and boil first four ingredients for one minute Remove from heat, add vanilla and peanut butter and stir well Stir in oatmeal until mixed well Drop buy teaspoon full onto cookie sheet covered with wax paper Place in refrigerator until chilled
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I do have a recipe like yours but I never made them in the microwave before.I did not use the coconut, I used chcolate chips, my hubby does not like coconut.Now I will try it in the microwave. thanks.
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
23 Jan 07
We call those preacher cookies where I'm from... I've never tried to make them in the microwave, I might have to give this a try! Thanks for the idea.
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