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6 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oh my gosh. These cookies!! I love them. They are 100% vegan, made with six very simple ingredients, free of added sugar, loaded with chocolate, beyond delicious, and require no cooking. In just 20 mins you’ll have a sweet treat perfect for any day of the week.

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Today is a chocolate chip cookie kind of Tuesday, because even in the middle of the summer, a good chocolate chip cookie is often necessary. It can be hard to look past all the summer fruits when it comes to dessert, but sometimes chocolate is what you really need.

You know?

As I write this, it’s storming outside and it couldn’t be a cozier situation. In fact, this dark, stormy, and cool weather has me just a little bit excited for fall. Don’t hate me, but I’m actually very excited… I’m also so glad it’s raining, which might sound odd, but we haven’t had any. We have so many wildfires burning here in Colorado and any rain we can get is essential. Our skies have been so hazy the last few days due to all the smoke in the air. So we really do need rain…and lots of it.

I can’t believe I am wishing for rain…

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That said, I do love writing this post wrapped in a blanket and cozied up inside, so these cookies feel very fitting for today.

And also? I really just think Tuesdays need something sweet. I’ve said this before, but I think Tuesday can be one of the harder days of the week. The high from the previous weekend has worn off. We need a little something special so we can again set the weekend in our sights.

So why not make it special with some cookies?!

Yes, yes, let’s do that.

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Now, these cookies are not your average chocolate chip cookie.

As mentioned, these are no bake, vegan, and pretty dang healthy for a chocolate chip cookie. With us now being smack in the middle of summertime, the temperatures are hot, the sun is shining, our kitchens are hot, and many of you have expressed that you do not want to turn the oven on. Like at all.

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I get it. My kitchen has been an average of seventy-six degrees, with it sometimes going up to the eighties. It’s been just a little bit warm. I personally don’t mind (and actually kind of like it). But I’m a freak and love warmth more than a normal person.

Anyway, point is, I understand, you don’t want to use the oven and I’ve listened.

Enter these cookies.

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Here are the details. There aren’t many, so you ready?

These chocolate chip cookies have just six ingredients, salted cashews, dates, coconut oil, vanilla extract, oats, and chocolate chips.

Add the first five ingredients to a food processor and blend until the dough forms a ball and easily holds together when squeezed. Stir in the chocolate, roll into cookies, and chill.

At this point, you can eat as is or take things a step further and drizzle the cookies with melted chocolate and then a sprinkle of flaky salt (my favorite). Obviously, I took things a step further, because an extra drizzle of chocolate and a sprinkle of flaky salt is always a good idea.

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So, how do these taste?

Honestly, they taste just like chocolate chip cookies, but more doughy, soft, and chewy, with a nice nutty, salty flavor. Ok, so maybe a little different, but oh so delicious. I know it’s kind of hard to believe, but I promise, these cookies are good, and you’ll never know that they don’t have any added sugars in them.

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I’m loving making these on a Sunday to have on hand throughout the week when my sweet tooth kicks into gear. They are the perfect healthy snack that feels sweet and indulgent but are actually a great protein-filled, nutrient-dense snack.

Love when healthy food tastes just like dessert!

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If you make these 6 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies., please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make these cookies, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

6 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 191 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cashews, dates, coconut oil, vanilla, and oats. Pulse until well combined and no large chunks of dates remain. If the dough seem dry, add an extra tablespoon of coconut oil and a splash of water to bring the dough together. Stir in the chocolate chips. 
    3. Roll the dough into 18-20 tablespoon size balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Using the palm of your hand, gently press down on each dough ball to flatten into circles. Transfer to the freezer and freeze 10-15 minutes or until firm. 
    4. If desired, melt 4 ounces of chocolate and drizzle over the cookies. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Eat...or let the chocolate harden and store in an airtight container in the fridge. 
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  1. They sound yummy, but no where does it mention the number of carbs in each serving. Can one on a low carb, low sugar enjoy these cookies.

    1. Hey Jackie,
      Sorry, I am not able to share the amount of carbs, I do not know that info. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    I just made these and I am impressed! They are very good and so easy to throw together. I do agree with other commenters that they risk coming out dry. I avoided this by soaking my dates while I prepped my other ingredients, and then adding some of the water that the dates soaked in to the food processor to get the ingredients to come together.
    I used raw, unsalted cashews, so I added about half a tsp of salt.
    Overall this is such a great recipe that I will definitely make again and again!

    1. Hey Joelle,
      I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed.🌷 xTieghan

  3. Hi! looking forward to making these cookies but can I substitute coconut oil with something else? Like mashed banana or applesauce? Just wondering because trying to lower intake of saturated fats.

    1. Hey Tia,
      I haven’t tested that, but you could certainly give it a try! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! Easy to make. I followed the recipe except I didn’t use quite as much chocolate but they’re still fantastic. Thank you very much!

  5. 5 stars
    Made these last night and they are so good! Tastes like cookie dough. Shared them with two friends and they loved them as well. I did have to add twin extra tablespoons of coconut oil but I think that’s because I didn’t melt it first. Highly recommend!

    1. Hi Ella! Yes, they are! I would just make sure you are using 100% GF oats. Sometimes they do have traces of gluten in them. I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    So delicious. I love the oatty nutty flavor! The chewy, dense, doughy texture is very satisfying. I only used 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and I found that to be enough. The dates really make the cookies sweet! I cannot believe there’s is no added sugar. I absolutely love them! Is there any substitute for the cashews to make the cookies less calories?

    1. Hey Lara!! I am not sure of a sub for the cashews as they really help bulk up and bind the cookies together. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am so glad you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    We LOVE these cookies! I’ve been making them
    Since you first shared this recipe and we were trying to do some clean eating. My husband and son will ask for them over other varieties these days, they’re that good. And I love keeping them in the freezer-I mean who doesn’t love cold chocolate? Thanks!

    1. Hi Christine! I am so glad you and your family have been loving these cookies!! Thank you so much for trying them! xTieghan

  8. 3 stars
    I got so heated about the 740 word essay before the actual recipe that my no bakes are no longer no bakes. only 51 words in there actually deal with the recipe, the ingredients and how to make them. I wasn’t fond of having to scroll through half the page, I mean couldn’t you have at least put that essay after the recipe or does the website require you to have a 500 word count before posting the actual recipe? oh and blending it takes away each individual flavor you’d taste if you hadn’t blended the dates and cashews. I mean i understand the cashew as it’ll do what the peanut butter normally does to keep it together, you’d get the burst of flavor the dates give if you leave them be.

    1. Hi Justyn! I hope you are doing well. There is a “skip to recipe” button at the top of my page directly under the recipe name, if you did not see it. As I really appreciate the comment, I enjoy sharing my daily life on my blog and I have done it with my followers for years. Also, you need to blend these to create the dough. Blending them does not take away the delicious flavor of the dates, especially when leaving chunks of them unblended. Anyway, I can see that this recipe is just not for you and that is okay! I hope your day gets a little brighter from here! xTieghan

  9. Hi There

    These look great, just one question, what does the calorie number relate to, as it doesn’t change if you adjust the cookie amount. – I’m hoping it’s not per cookie!

    Thanks

    1. Hi Simon, I am sorry I am not sure what you are asking? This recipe makes about 20 cookies. For the calories, I am not positive. Thank you! xTieghan

  10. Hi, The reply wasn’t working. To answer your question, I used room temperature butter to replace the coconut oil. You mentioned it in someone else’s comment. I didn’t change the quantity though. Should I have? I didn’t drizzle chocolate. I will next time. Thanks!

  11. Just made them tonight and they were extremely good. I did not use vanilla extract and used butter instead (which was mentioned in a previous post). I had my daughter eat them and at first she gave me the look when I said it was made with dates. Then she had to admit it was good. Is it suppose to form into a dough or be a bit loose? I think I need to add more oil. Mine was loose but I was able to use my hands to form the cookies and they held. Just a bit messier. I didn’t drizzle any chocolate on it. I also did not put it in the freezer because I did not have space.

    1. Hey Mary! The dough should form a ball and the cookies should not be loose. How much butter did you use and what did you use the butter in place of? It helps to drizzle with chocolate and freeze as directed for best results. Please let me know if you have any other questions. So glad you and your daughter love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan