Copycat Oatmeal Cookie Heavenly Hunks Recipe

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no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

These deliciously simple no bake chocolate chip cookies are my copycat version of the delicious Heavenly Hunks recipe.

As I’m writing this, we’re in the middle of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and it’s safe to say that at one point or another over the last several weeks, you have gone to the store and not been able to find something you normally buy. Or, like me you’re avoiding certain stores because they’re just SO crowded all the time. I used to go to Costco at least once each week, and would always by those Heavenly Hunks cookies that come in the bag and taste AMAZING! Well, I’m not about to step foot in the Costco closest to me anytime soon (word on the street is ours has had a 2 hour line out the door each day at opening), and we are missing those cookies! Keep reading for my homemade attempt at the Heavenly Hunks recipe. I think I did pretty good if I do say so myself!

no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Why I love the Heavenly Hunks oatmeal dark chocolate cookies

Now, while I will be making this copycat recipe on repeat until this pandemic is over, you better believe the next time I step foot in a Costco, I’m grabbing a bag of these. I love their cookies because of the simple nutrient dense ingredients they use. There’s no unnecessary ingredients, just the things needed to make a quality cookie. I also really like the smaller size. Just enough to satisfy that sweet tooth and let you move on with your day.

no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Tips for making this Heavenly Hunks copycat recipe

As I was trying to come up with this recipe, I went down the ingredient list on the bag and included the ingredients I know most people have on hand. The following ingredients are ones I subbed out for other things:

  • Sorghum flour: while some people may have this, it’s not common in most pantries. I used oat flour (just ground up oats) instead in my copycat version.
  • Brown rice syrup: You can actually find brown rice syrup at most grocery stores, but there’s also a number of other liquid sweeteners you can use (I list those below).
  • Palm oil: I subbed unrefined coconut oil, but you can also use refined coconut oil. You’ll just have a richer coconut taste with the unrefined.
  • Potato starch: I omitted this.
  • Cane sugar: I just left it out.

Keep the following things in mind too when you read through my version of copycat oatmeal cookie Heavenly Hunks recipe:

  • If you don’t have tapioca flour/starch, you can also sub in arrowroot starch.
  • If you want to cut the sugar or sweetness level down some, just omit the brown sugar.
  • For the coconut oil, don’t try to sub in any oil that is liquid at room temperature. They won’t hold together well. I haven’t tested this, but I bet you could sub in peanut butter (or another nut butter) here and they’d work just fine too! And have another added flavor!
  • Liquid sweetener: there are so many options here… brown rice syrup, corn syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup. I tested this recipe (tough work , I know) with all of these and the best was the corn syrup. (Remember corn syrup, I buy this one, is completely different than high fructose corn syrup.) Agave nectar turned out well too, but you need to add 2 Tbsp more of tapioca flour because of the texture difference. While delicious, maple syrup has a strong flavor so they tasted good but not like the original Heavenly Hunks cookies I love so much.
no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Also, if you’re interested in any of my other no bake cookie-type recipes, make sure to check out my Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites and my Low Sugar No Bake Brownie Bites!

And if you have zero interest in making my version of these cookies, you can also order Heavenly Hunks straight from their website too!

no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
These no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have a light coconut flavor and are a copycat version of one of my favorite cookies ever!
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4.52 from 54 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerator/freezer time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 32 cookies
Carbohydrates: 13g

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • stand mixer
  • loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups rolled oats divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup or brown rice syrup* See notes above about other sweeteners you can use
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips mini-size chips work better but any kind will do

Instructions

  • In a small coffee grinder or food processor, grind 1/3 cup of your oats into a fine powder.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the ground oats with the remaining oats, coconut flakes, tapioca flour, brown sugar, and salt. Using the whisk attachment, mix the ingredients together for 15-20 seconds.
  • Next, mix in the melted coconut oil and the agave nectar until fully combined.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Now, you can either roll the batter into balls and refrigerate, or press the batter into a parchment lined loaf pan (like the kind you bake a loaf of bread in) and freeze it for 1-2 hours. I like the cube shape, so I freeze mine and then cut them. After you’ve cut them, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

*You can also use another liquid sweetener like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, or agave nectar. If using agave nectar, add an additional 2 Tbsp tapioca flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4.5g
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32 Responses

    1. Hi Rebecca,
      You could definitely use honey in this recipe. It will change the taste slightly (like maple syrup) but should work just fine. It just slipped my mind to list it! I hope you enjoy them!

  1. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe!
    I make it with 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter and it is delicious.
    I am however hoping to tweak the recipe slightly to make them into a lactation supplement, do you think I could add flax meal a brewers yeast to this recipe and if so how much do you think I should increase the oil and PB to make sure its not too dry. Im thinking about adding about 1/2 cup of Flax meal and 3 tbs. of brewers yeast.

    1. So glad you love the recipe and love the idea to make them into lactation cookies. I would actually just cut the oats back to 1 3/4 cup total (and skip the step about grinding that extra 1/3 cup oats into a flour). And then add in the quantities of flax and brewers yeast you mentioned. Let me know how it goes!

  2. Hello!
    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I am crazy for those Heavenly Hunks! 😂
    I have a question though: you state put the dough into a loaf pan like a bread loaf pan. My bread loaf pan is a stabdard1-lb loaf pan… if I press the dough into that one then maybe I get like 12-16 pieces of cookies at the end. What size of loaf pan do you use to get 32 pieces of cookies please?

    1. Hi Viktoria! Yes, a standard 1lb loaf pan will work great. These come out slightly smaller than the Heavenly Hunks, though they’re pretty close. I think you’ll be surprised when you cut them how many a loaf pan can fit!

      1. Mary, thank you so much for your super-fast response! 🙏 I will be making these today then! 😉 I am trying to bake the Almond-butter chocolate chip edition of the Heavenly Hunks… I see you didn’t add almond butter.. we don’t need to? Would you?

          1. We just bought the almond butter flavor to try. They are just as good as the original. They have a slight almond flavor and milk chocolate chips, coconut shreds, then pretty much the same ingredients as the original. Thank you for the recipe! I will give it a try, since Costco seems to run out of these often.

  3. 5 stars
    My finished product seemed very oily. Do you measure the coconut oil before or after melting? (I measured it melted.) I also didn’t have the tapioca flour so I used a 1/3rd cup of ground almond flour. Still…so delicious!!!

    1. Hi Kristen,
      I’m glad you loved the taste! I’m guessing they turned out oily because of the switch from tapioca to almond flour. Almond flour doesn’t absorb as much liquid as tapioca flour can. And I measure the coconut oil before melting. I’ll make a note in the recipe to make that more clear!

    2. Mine turned out very oily as well. I measured the coconut oil liquid. I will try adding more flours to even it out. I also added a dash of vanilla for that classic taste.

  4. 5 stars
    Mary,
    I JUST HAD TO come back and leave a comment. I just made these delicacies for the 3rd time and words can’t even express how delicious they are! My kids and husband ALL said they now prefer these over the original Heavenly Hunks! 😉🙏
    When I made the first batch I gave a half to everyone and then also a half of the original Heavenly Hunks without telling them which one was which- just out of pure curiosity, nothing else. EVERYONE said this version was WAY more delicious! 😊😉
    I completley omit the flour for starch and I also add 2 Tbsp of almond butter and almond extract. It is HEAVEN ON EARTH!!! THANK YOU SO-SO MUCH!!! 🙏🙏🙏

  5. 5 stars
    “store up to 2 weeks” is a joke right?!

    These are amazing!!!! Big win at my house. I bought more oats today so we can make more soon! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    Hi, I was SO excited to come across this recipe as I love heavenly hunks too but have a hard time limiting myself haha. These were exactly what I was craving!! They are so perfect thank you! I feel better about eating them. I added some cinnamon and almond extract and will absolutely keep this on hand as a go-to 🙂

  7. Hi Mary. Yesterday, I had my first taste of heavenly hunks from Costco and it was delisious. Now, discovered your recipe online and I’m so excited to make it today, but, what could I substitute for coconut flakes? Thanks, Jean

    1. Hi Jean! I’ve never tried a sub for the coconut so I can’t say for sure… but you might be able to sub an equal amount of additional oats, or possibly something like flax seeds or hemp seeds!

  8. 5 stars
    I’ve already made these two times in the past three days. My family has been devouring them. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  9. I am so excited to try these! My Costco has been out of these for about 6 weeks. I was so desperate that I called them and asked to know about restocking and the man told me that the only Costco currently carrying Heavenly Hunks is Alaska!!! At the time, there weren’t any copycat recipes out. I am ever so happy to find this to try!

  10. 5 stars
    I enjoyed these. Just ran out of the heavenly hunks image from Costco and was looking for a DIY version and this delivered. Not a dead ringer (I’m wondering if theirs are baked based on the pictures on their website) but I’d argue even more delicious. I used corn syrup (the high fructose stuff because that’s all I had) and substituted Bob’s GF 1-1 flour and a TBSP of corn starch for the tapioca starch. I pulsed everything together in my blender, adding the chocolate chips at the very end.

    1. So glad you liked them! I agree, I do think theirs are baked for some amount of time. I love no-bake recipes so I opted for that but I bet if you bake them they’d taste even better like you said!

  11. Um, thank you for doing this! I can’t wait to try this recipe because I’m so addicted to these bites! This recipe sounds perfect and I like the idea of excluding palm oil for a healthier option. 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    Omg the flavor is SPOT ON! I love Heavenly Hunks so much, and finding this recipe is going to save me LOTS of money on our Costco bill 🙂

    I added a dash of cocoa powder, which was delicious! I think next time I’m going to blitz all of the oats to give it a more homogeneous texture. Also, I’ll try replacing the brown sugar with dates or figs.

    Thanks again!

  13. 5 stars
    Love these. I use 1/4 c honey, 1/4 c maple syrup, 1/4 c coconut oil, and 1/4 nut butter. AMAZING! I find the nut butter helps minimize oiliness. Without nut butter, these melt fast outside of the refrigerator, but with nut butter, they maintain their shape for hours stashed in my pack on a run. Next, I may figure out how to incorporate some whey powder to increase protein.

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