No Bake Almond Butter and Oats Cookies

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No Bake Almond Butter and Oats Cookies

Thanks a lot everybody for the anniversary wishes. We went to a temple in the evening, had dinner in a very famous South Indian vegetarian restaurant. The food was okay and I was definitely missing the restaurant we used to go regularly in US. I miss a couple of other things too here. Phone companies here don’t have the free calls to US plan (we had free calls to Canada back in US).

The other day I wanted chocolate flavored graham crackers to bake something and couldn’t find it in 4 stores. Really! Finding graham crackers should not be this difficult! They had the honey flavored ones. And what’s with the mosquitoes? But I have to agree that we have access to other cool things/facilities which was not available in US. For example, doctor visits and couple other medical expenses are covered by the government itself.

So no co-pay each time you visit a doctor. (But the income tax rate is very high, especially if you are single. Once you are married and have dependents the rate goes down.) Very good public transit system. People here feel that it’s not good enough but for me it’s excellent because we didn’t have that facility back in US. The most important thing I feel that people here are very warm and friendly. So I guess we can’t have it all!

I’m still not in the mood to bake/blog but my DH is constantly nagging me to start blogging regularly. So I once again went back to the Eagle brand book for a simple “no-bake” recipe. Found a no bake cookies recipe for peanut butter drops made with peanut butter, chopped peanuts, condensed milk and quick cooking oats. I made something similar a year back and remembered that my son did not like it. So I substituted peanuts with almonds and peanut butter and almond butter. And guess what? my son can’t stop eating them. This no bake cookies take only 10-15 minutes to prepare this but it is unbelievably delicious.

No Bake Almond Butter Oats Cookies Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
10 Mins15 MinsApproximately 5 Dozen Cookies
No Bake Almond Butter and Oats Cookies A very easy recipe to prepare no bake cookies using almond butter, oats and condensed milk.
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter or Margarine
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 and 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 can (14 oz/300 ml) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup Chopped Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter
1. From left: Almonds, oats, condensed milk, almond butter, cocoa and butter
Melt Butter
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
Melt Butter
3. Stir in cocoa powder to the melted butter.
Cocoa Powder + Melted Butter mix
4. Mix both cocoa powder and butter using a whisk. Bring mixture to a boil.
Add Oats
5. Remove from heat. Add oats.
Add the sweetened condensed milk.
6. Add the can of condensed milk.
Add Almonds
7. Add the chopped almonds.
Add Almond Butter
8. Add the almond butter.
Drop teaspoon full into sheet
9. Line 2 baking sheets with a wax paper. I sprayed a half tablespoon with non stick cooking spray, scooped out the mixture and dropped onto the baking sheets. Chill 2 hours or until set. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Make them into balls
10. You can either leave it as it is or shape them into balls. After about 30 minutes in the fridge, the mixture will be in the right texture to shape it. Put it back in the refrigerator for another 2 hours or until it firms up.
My Notes:
  1. Add your choice of nut butter and chopped nuts. You can also go for fat free condensed milk.
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  1. Ashwini

    Hai Madhu,
    Can I know how long this cookie can last? Will it melt if I keep it outside?

    • Madhuram

      I’m thinking not very long. Maybe 3-5 days. It will get sticky if you store it at room temperature.

  2. JN

    One more thing I forgot to add was that most of your recipes dont have too much sugar or butter, a fact that I love as I am always watching what I eat and make.

  3. JN

    My second recipe from this website and this was a super hit at the cookie exchange party. It was so easy to make and as always, I love your notes for novice cooks like me. I thoroughly have started enjoying cooking because of you! Kudos and many thanks!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for the great compliment, JN.

  4. nicole

    Hi: Should we be using raw or toasted almonds?

    • Madhuram

      Raw is fine, Nicole.

  5. Satpal kaur

    Hi madam,what can i use instead of almond butter?

    • Madhuram

      You can use peanut butter.

  6. Leela

    Hi Madhu:
    In the above interesting recipe, don’t we need to add sugar? would it be sweet enough?
    If possible can you email me your reply too.

    • Madhuram

      Yes Leela. The sweetness from the condensed milk is good enough.

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