No Bake Honey Almond Butter Cookies
These easy no bake cookies give you all the yumminess of honey and almond butter (or any other nut butter you like). Only 4 ingredients required!
I made my No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies again while we were stuck at home with the snow a few weeks ago. Oh, ya’ll, those cookies are just the very best.
That got me thinking I should make a few new flavors. These No Bake Honey Almond Butter Cookies are just the first and I have two more in mind to come soon!
I adore a no bake dessert because you can whip them up whenever you have the desire for something sweet. Whether we’re talking about all my cookie ball recipes or these delicious cookies, a quick treat is always a good idea!
For this recipe you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):
- Coconut oil
- Almond butter (or any nut butter)
To make these easy cookies, heat coconut oil and almond butter in a pot on the stovetop on low heat, stirring frequently. This needs to be done carefully and at very low heat so it doesn’t burn. You can also use the microwave if you prefer.
Then stir in the honey and oats.
Use a spoon or small cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls on the parchment paper so they’re not touching. They won’t spread so they don’t need much room.
Allow cookies to firm up in the refrigerator or freezer. (Specific times are in the recipe card.)
Are these the same as classic no bake cookies?
No, the original recipe that I grew up on included peanut butter and about 10 other ingredients including cocoa powder, milk, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Those have a strong chocolate flavor.
This version uses only 4 ingredients and the finished cookies taste strongly of honey and almond butter (or whatever nut butter you use).
Can you use a different nut butter?
Yes! Use any nut butter you like. Peanut and cashew butter would work especially well! I recommend one that’s really drippy and creamy.
Can you use maple syrup instead of honey?
Absolutely. The honey flavor is prominent in this cookie so using maple syrup will change the end result, but still be delicious!
What kind of oats are best to use?
I’ve tested this recipe with rolled oats – both quick cooking and old fashioned oats. You’re welcome to use either. I do not recommend steel cut oats for these cookies.
Are these cookies gluten free?
They can be gluten free if you use gluten free oats.
What’s the best way to firm up these cookies?
These cookies firm up in the refrigerator or freezer. I know traditional no bake cookies sit at room temp but the ingredients in this recipe are different and require either the refrigerator or freezer to achieve the right consistency.
I personally recommend the refrigerator if you have 30 minutes to wait! But if you’re in a hurry, 10 minutes in the freezer will do the job too!
How to store these cookies
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for a softer texture. They can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer if you like, but will need to sit out for a few minutes before enjoying.
More no bake desserts:
No Bake Honey Almond Butter Cookies
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond butter, can use any nut butter, I use unsweetened
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats, old fashioned or quick oats both work well
- Line a 9×13 sheet pan or baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add almond butter and coconut oil to a small saucepan or pot on low heat. Melt, stirring frequently, until smooth. Then remove from heat so it doesn't continue to cook. (You could also do this in the microwave.)
- Stir in oats and honey until well combined.
- Use a spoon or small cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls on the parchment paper so they're not touching. They won't spread so they don't need much room. Allow cookies to firm up either in either the refrigerator or freezer following instructions/times below.
- To firm in the refrigerator: Place cookies in the refrigerator a minimum of 30 minutes, until cookies are firm but not hard. They'll remain a little soft but hold together.
- To firm in the freezer: Place cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes, until cookies are firm. They'll remain a little soft but hold together. (Watch the time because they'll get hard and require thawing if you go too long.)
- The finished texture will be chewy and you'll taste honey and almond butter in every bite!