No Bake Chocolate Yummies

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It’s gonna be a long hot summer, y’all.  What better way to one-up the heat than surprising the family (or just you…however you wanna play this deliciousness) with homemade cookies?  Better yet, with some no bake Chocolate Yummies.

No Bake Chocolate Yummies

Take that oven set to 350°!

I’ve been making these as long as I’ve been baking (be polite now, don’t ask).  The German made them before me and was happy to pass along the recipe.  Mostly, because I think she thought I couldn’t burn down the house if I was determined to be in the kitchen.  No oven = no burning house!

Little known OMT! fact: I’m a self-taught cook and baker.  My earliest run-ins with cooking were not pretty nor edible; The German thought it best I refrained from anything but setting the table.  It wasn’t until I was out on my own that it dawned on me that maybe I should get the hang of that hot thang by the cold thang.

Little known OMT! fact: When I decide I’m going to learn something, I’m all in.  Exhibit AExhibit BExhibit C.  OK, I’ll stop now.

Chocolate Yummies are one of my favorite cookies to make at Christmas.  They are the simple and fast yin to the complicated and long yang of the season.

They’re also a great first cookie for your budding bakers to attempt.  They may need a little muscle when it comes to stirring everything together, but it will be so worth the smiles of their culinary I did it!

Let get to it.  Try not to faint at the ridiculous easiness of the recipe.

No Bake Chocolate Yummies


  • 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • 2/3 cup of butter
  • 32 large marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups of regular rolled oats (not instant)


  1. Melt chocolate, butter and marshmallows in a double boiler; stir until smooth.**
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla and oats and mix thoroughly.
  4. Drop by teaspoons (oh, who are we kidding...TABLESPOONS!) onto waxed paper.
  5. Cool.


* Do not use milk chocolate. It doesn't come together properly.

** If you keep your flame on low and watch the pot carefully for scorching, you can use a big soup pot instead, which is how I do it.

Here’s what goes through my mind every time I make these and they’re ready to eat, which is pretty much as they come out of the pot:

Stop eating.
Well, just one more.
Oh, and these little pieces that don’t actually make a cookie.
OMGosh, where did they go?
They’re good for us, right?  All that dark chocolate and oats.
Better make more.
Just one more.  Gonna need my strength for all that mixing.

~and scene~

I’ve even been known to eat these for breakfast.  Obviously, there’s the health benefits of oats, and dark chocolate is an antioxidant, y’all!  Chocolate Yummies = a great start to the day!

One more thing, before you leave me and run to your kitchen to make these.  I store mine in the freezer.  When I need a chocolate bomb, they’re there for me.  Crunchy and hard and satisfying.  Some of my family thinks I’m crazy for eating them that way, but I suggest you give it a try.

Join me in the cool zone, wontcha?

Now, git.  No bake you some cookies.

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  1. Wonderful! I have always loved a version of these. They are my favorites! Perfect for the grandkids to make too, except for the heavy stirring. And I agree with you – LOVE them right out of the freezer!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      It’s a great cookie to get kids baking. I love that they have two good-for-you ingredients. Plus, they’re so danged yummy!

  2. So do the oats cook a bit to soften while in the heated chocolate? I pinned.. sounds so easy, chocolate is my addiction and oatmeal is healthy so it’s a win!

  3. Traveling to the see the grands soon…this should be fun to create with them. And, of course, healthy. Maybe with a little red wine after dinner? Red wine is also good for the heart. Healthy in so many ways!!

  4. Oh my goodness I love those no bake chocolate delicious cookies.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      I should mention, I ALWAYS double the recipe, because, come on, I’m gonna nosh my way through them as I plop them on the wax paper.

  5. I think these will qualify as a breakfast food. I will try them soon!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      I have totally eaten them from breakfast. Also I think I added a bit more chocolate to this pictured batch because most of the time, you can’t distinguish the oats.

  6. I love when you can put sweet treats in the freezer…they taste so much better, besides they’re so much easier to eat when they’re not melting all over your hands. 🙂 Nom Nom!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      I love that they’re out of sight and not begging me t eat them and that they are ready and fresh when I’m ready and fresh!

  7. That looks like a decadent granola bar ball. Yum!

  8. Yummy!! These remind me of something my Mom used to make when I was a kid 🙂

  9. I love reading your posts, they are always entertaining! Thanks for coming by The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and sharing your link. Blessings, Shari

  10. LOL…I love that …”Take that set oven to 350″ I think we are on for a long and hot summer too…I HATE summer…I need to move somewhere that it is 70 degrees year around. These cookies look amazing…I would love for you to join us at Party in Your PJs,

  11. Hello there! They look so delish! I’ll be honored if you can come link up this recipe(and more) to my’ No Bake Desserts’ party.

  12. I love simple yumminess! Don’t forget to link it up to my Feature Friday Link Party 🙂

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

  13. hahhahaahaaaa …. I have made these for years and eat them straight from the freezer! They are the BOMB that way! I think they last just a bit longer too because I get to savor them as they melt!

  14. I’m pinning these to my Cooking with Kids board for my kids to make. I would have to freeze them because they would go lickety split around 5 kids. 🙂

  15. WOW and YUM!!! These sound amazing, Mrs. Tucker!! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us! Pinning this!

  16. I wanted to stop by and let you know that your post is one of my featured links at Party in Your PJs. The Party is now live and I can not wait to see what you link up this week.

  17. WHERE HAVE THESE BEEN ALL MY LIFE????!!!!!!!??? Ok si, I’m only NOW catching up to Grand Social #107 and they’re already on #10, so I guess that’s the story of BB’s World- running Cubantime. Thanks for the recipe; you got pinned. BB2U


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