Real Food No Bake Cookies… with Gelatin


My husband just got back in town after being gone for a week on a mission trip.  We (my two-year old and I) decided to have some yummy cookies ready to greet him when he got home.

We made these; a real food version of the No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie.  Sweetened with maple syrup, these yummy cookies have a secret ingredient…gelatin!  Gelatin is good for your hair and nails, it’s great for your skin and digestive system, and it contains protein.  I seriously view it as a super food and try to slip it into as many things as I can for my family.  Besides the health benefits, the gelatin also helps the cookie hold together.  I recommend this gelatin.

No Bake Chocolate Cookies…with Gelatin

Serves Makes 12 cookies
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Dessert
These cookies are moist and chewy with a hint of sweetness. Without any refined sweeteners, it's perfect for those moments when your sweet tooth hits.


  • 1/4 cup grass-fed butter
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanut butter ((or almond butter))
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup oats


Step 1
Add the first five ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once it’s boiling, remove from heat.
Step 2
Stir in the peanut butter until it is melted into the liquid.
Step 3
Stir in vanilla and sea salt.
Step 4
Add the oats and mix until evenly coated in the chocolate mixture.
Step 5
Drop by spoonful onto a sheet of wax paper and let cool. (You can stick them in the freezer to speed up the cooling process if you want.)
Step 6



Shared at Nomday Monday.

  1. These look SO good and I was looking for ways to use gelatin in different ways! I need to make them without dairy or maple syrup but I think they will be delicious anyway! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. These are delicious! My four-year old helped make them today, and they set up very quickly in the freezer. I really like the texture the gelatin adds–these weren’t nearly as crumbly as similar no-bake cookies I’ve made in the past. My whole family loved them and I think they’ll become a regular treat in our house! Thank you!