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2 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Butter or Oil)

These chocolate cookies are very rich and chocolatey. They are just 2 ingredients and take less than 10 minutes to make. They don’t contain any flour, eggs, butter or oil. They also don’t require any baking or cooking.
a stack of five no bake chocolate cookies.

If you love dark chocolate and are looking to satisfy a chocolate craving, these cookies are for you. They are incredibly rich. Like biting into a dark chocolate bar but with a cookie texture.


  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Maple Syrup

Cocoa Powder: I recommend using dutch process cocoa powder and choosing a premium quality cocoa powder. Because cocoa powder is the main ingredient and the cookies are not baked, you will taste the cocoa. Natural cocoa has a more acidic taste. Lower quality cocoa also doesn’t taste as rich and chocolatey. Some of my favorite brands to use are Valrhona, Guittard, and Rodelle.

Maple Syrup: I used pure real maple syrup for these cookies. The syrup acts as a binding agent and adds sweetness to the cookies. The recipe should work with other kinds of syrups. Unfortunately, I am not able to test all the varieties out there. If you do use something other than pure maple syrup, like pancake syrup, make sure it has a similar watery consistency as pure maple syrup. I don’t recommend using any thick syrups like honey. When I used honey, it made the cookie dough too sticky. Low carb, sugar-free maple syrups like Lakanto should work but I don’t think the cookies will be sweet enough. (In my experience, Lakanto syrup doesn’t taste as sweet as real maple syrup when used 1:1 as a substitute and you can’t just increase the amount of syrup used because the dough will be too wet.)
a stack of cookies.

Cookie Sweetness

These cookies have a strong dark chocolate (bittersweet) flavor. If you aren’t a fan of dark chocolate and prefer sweeter chocolates like white chocolate or milk chocolate, this recipe may not be for you.

Cookie Texture

These cookies have a firm exterior, but they are soft when you bite in. My husband described the texture like fudge. I don’t think it’s as soft as fudge but it does give you a similar mouthfeel.
five cookies stacked.

Can These Cookies Be Baked?

I don’t recommend baking these cookies. When baked, the dough gets dry and hard.

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2 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Cookies

Servings: 10 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These easy chocolate cookies don't require cooking or baking. They are only 2 ingredients and come out very rich and chocolatey.
4.93 from 13 votes


  • 1 cup (88 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 7 tbsp (3.5 oz) maple syrup


  • Add ingredients to a mixing bowl. Use a spoon to mix until a dough forms and no traces of dry cocoa powder remain. When you first start mixing, it may seem that there is not enough liquid, but it takes time for the maple syrup to get absorbed. After about 30 seconds to 1 minute, you should see the cocoa powder begin to clump up and eventually all of the cocoa powder should be incorporated and a thick dough should form. The dough will be thick and a little stiffer than typical cookie dough. Taste the dough. If you find that it needs a little more sweetness or if you find your dough is too dry, you can add 1 more tbsp of syrup.
  • Divide dough into 10 dough balls. Roll dough ball between your palms and then press down to form a thick round disk. Repeat with remaining cookies. Cookies can be enjoyed right away. Store uneaten cookies in an airtight container.


  • These cookies have a dark chocolate, bittersweet flavor. They are also very rich and chocolatey. I recommend eating them with a glass of milk or water.
  • I used dutch process cocoa powder. I recommend using a high quality cocoa powder. Please see post for more details.
  • I used pure maple syrup. Please see post for more details about potential syrup substitutes.
  • Because syrup is sticky, it will stick to your measuring spoon. If you only pour the syrup off the spoon, you may only end up pouring out 1/2 to 2/3 of the amount measured. To make sure you are getting the full amount into your mixing bowl, use another spoon to scrape any syrup clinging to your measuring spoon and add it to the bowl.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 71kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Potassium: 454mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, NET CARBS: 11g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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82 comments on “2 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Butter or Oil)”

  1. My sweet family was looking for a little something as a treat after dinner this evening.  I was looking for a quick and healthy recipe to whip together and remembered seeing yours online and decided to seek it out. Glad I did as my 3 year and loved helping me stir them up and both her and her 2 year old sister loved them. One small bite was enough for my little one but my 3 year old kept asking for more! My husband told her if she sleeps in her big girl bed all night that he will give her two for breakfast ha ha!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Hello Kirbie,
    I am so happy that I came across your quick and easy no bake cookie recipes. I am a vegetarian and I love to create healthy food options for my family. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  3. Gail
    I just  tried to make these cookies but the dough was so sticky I couldn’t make a ball or put it on paper, just stuck on my hand, and the spoon. I tried to make half recipe. How do you get the dough not to be so sticky? I could only put some on paper and they didn’t get bigger than your picture. What did I do wrong?

    • We have only tested this recipe with the amounts listed and haven’t tried halving it – we haven’t had a problem with the dough being as sticky as you describe, so it might be that you made a half batch.

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