Dark Chocolate No-Bake Protein Cookies

These dark chocolate no bake cookies are a healthy twist on an old favorite. Rebooted, this healthy, decadent, gluten free treat is packed with protein and has a secret super food, filled with Omega-3's. They are also vegan, dairy free, and very easy to make. You won't find any processed ingredients, butter, or refined sugar in this recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 224 kcal
Author Refreshing Bytes


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp flax seed soaked in 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 3 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup liquid sweetener I used agave nectar
  • 2 Tbsp plant-based protein powder
  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter or any other nut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla optional


  1. In a heavy bottom pan, melt coconut oil

  2. Add milk, cocoa, and sweetener, and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.

  3. After boiling for 2 minutes, remove from heat

  4. Add peanut butter and vanilla (optional).

  5. Stir until melted.

  6. Fold in oatmeal.

  7. Drop a tablespoon sized dollop into parchment paper and flatten into cookie shape.

  8. Put cookies in freezer for 30 minutes to set. Store covered in refrigerator. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate No-Bake Protein Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Sodium 48.5mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 22.4g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Sugars 11g
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.