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.
Powdered Peanut Butter
Yes, you can use powdered peanut butter but I prefer the taste of real peanut butter in these cookies. Follow the instructions on the back of the container to get ½ cup.
There are many different sugar substitutes out on the market these days and I do not experiment with any of them. I've tried in the past and the side effects I'd get from using some of them resulted in severe stomach pain and bloating. If you wish to use any of these substitutes in this recipe then please use the WW recipe builder to figure out points for that. I only figure out points for the recipe listed below.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 tablespoon, drop onto wax or parchment paper. Allow cookies to stand for 1 hour or until set
- Serving size: 1 cookie.
My WW Personal Points: 4 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
- 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.