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Dark Chocolate Guinness No Bake Cookies

Dark Chocolate Guinness No Bake Cookies are a rich, delicious, and easy dessert for St. Patrick's Day that's made with Irish stout.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 18 cookies


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup Guinness
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups minute oats
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix (3.4 oz)


  • Add butter, sugar, and Guinness to a large pot and bring to a boil. Keep on a rolling boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients, once fully combined, plop large spoonfuls onto wax paper and let set for about an hour.



It's very important to have a rolling boil for 2 minutes, if you undercook then your cookies won't harden and if you overcook then your cookies will turn out dry and crumbly. 
Cookies will have a hard time setting if it's raining or humid.
If mixture seems dry right off the bat, add a little more Guinness, if it seems soupy, add some more oats. This recipe should slightly spread, but not run, when plopped on the parchment paper.
If you have a hard time getting cookies to set, place them in the fridge or freezer to help them along.
Wrap individually if transporting to share so that cookies to not soften and stick to each other.