I just love desserts that don’t require you to heat up the oven. This is as easy as stirring all the ingredients in a pan and dropping the batter onto parchment paper and just waiting for them to set.
I’m sure everyone has had no-bake cookies before and these are Weight Watcher friendly so you don’t feel so guilty eating them. Weight Watchers recently changed their plan to myWW which includes all three points and on purple, blue, and green they are 3 points for cookie. I use a small tablespoon ice cream scoop to measure these cookies out. Makes 30 to 35 cookies.
I prefer storing these in the fridge so they stay set. These cookies take up to an hour to set, but if you let them set in the fridge you can eat them faster!
How to lower points of cookies
WW really stresses the fact that you can eat anything you like while following their program and that is one thing I really like about their program. I’m still allowed to eat these cookies and I don’t mind the fact that they are 3 points per cookie. You can have 2 for 6 points. This recipe uses real butter and sugar and that is also still allowed on WW. If you look into dessert recipes on the WW app they don’t use ingredients like Splenda or Xylitol to help lower the points of their recipes. They use REAL sugar.
A lot of people have this mindset when they first start WW that every recipe they find has to be so low in points, so they start making substitutions to help lower the points. One of my goals for this site is to still be able to make recipes like this with a crap ton of butter and sugar and still be able to lose weight. However, I still do get recipe substitution suggestions sometimes from people asking how they can make the cookie 1 point or 0 points.
Yes, you can use powdered peanut butter or applesauce instead of butter, but butter is what helps the cookies set. So applesauce might not be the greatest ingredient to use there.
If you’re one of those lucky people that can tolerate artificial sweeteners instead of real sugar unlike me then use whatever your favorite artificial sweetener is. I’ve said this before and I mention it in my Nutrition Info & Faq page that sugar substitutions cause my stomach to be bloated with very painful side effects.Print
- 1⁄2 cup light butter
- 1⁄2 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 cup reduced fat peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 3 cup quick cooking oats
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
- Mix together butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir in oats and pecans. Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop onto wax or parchment paper. Allow cookies to stand for 1 hour or until set
Blue Points: 3; Green Points: 3; Purple Points: 3
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 80
- Sugar: 9.4
- Fat: 2.8
- Saturated Fat: 1.1
- Fiber: .8
- Protein: 1.2
Keywords: No Bake Chocolate Cookies
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with WW in any way. I am just a member who creates recipes based on their points system. This recipe is based on WW Freestyle program, and SmartPoints are the value system the company bases their foods on. Some recipes will have older points system values listed in them.