No Bake Cookies

The second dessert prepared by Michelle in the South Arm Seniors Kitchen is a No Bake Cookie.


These No Bake Cookies freeze well. It is a healthy snack for your kids’ lunch box. You can substitute the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter if your kids’ school is a peanut free zone which most schools are.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar or cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup pure cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots, optional
  • 1/4 cup flaxmeal
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ


Source: via Michelle


No-Bake-Cookies-2In a medium saucepan, heat butter, sugar, milk, peanut butter, vanilla and cocoa over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.

Remove from heat.

No-Bake-Cookies-3In a large bowl, combine oats, apricots, flaxmeal and wheat germ.
No-Bake-Cookies-4Pour peanut cocoa mixture over the oat mixture.

Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.

No-Bake-Cookies-6Shape into small balls with an ice-cream scoop or with damp hands, about 1 tablespoon size.

Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets and place in fridge or freezer to firm.

Remove to containers and keep refrigerated or frozen until use.

Flower Presentation

Stella presented flowers to Michelle for her last kitchen during lunch as appreciation for her participation and wished her well for the arrival of her new baby.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Sad

    Chow times is not good any more 🙁 Where is Ben and the restaurant reviews? Plus, what kinda country doesn’t allow peanut at school? 🙁

  2. Pinoy Gourmet

    Ben is in Malaysia looking after famiy matters and many Canadian kids have DIED from peanut alergies.One death is too many

  3. Huey Ng

    It is indeed sad that “Sad” doesn’t realized the catastrophe that can be caused by peanuts! Have seen a number of peanut allergy attacks and it can be dead serious especially when someone is suffocating!

  4. Willow

    Suanne, in light of a recent comment I wanted to tell you that Chowtimes is great and we love your reviews and recipes. It must be tough to run the show on your own and you’re doing an amazing job. Thank you for continuing to educate and entertain your readers!

    1. Suanne

      Hi Willow, thank you for your support.

  5. Soo

    I love all the recipes from the community kitchens! They are practical and definitely usable. Thank you Suanne

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