No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter no bake oatmeal cookies made with 3 ingredients and ready in 5 minutes! This quick and easy recipe is made without coconut and can be made with or without peanut butter! A delicious vegan, gluten free and dairy free snack! 

Chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies on a white plate

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

For my keto, paleo and low carb friends, try this option here WITHOUT oats

These chocolate peanut butter oatmeal no bake cookies are an easy no bake cookie made with rolled oats, chocolate peanut butter, and pure maple syrup. They are like chewy chocolate granola bars but in cookie shape and form. 

Ready in under 5 minutes and perfect to snack on, they are fantastic, healthy chocolate or cookie fix! 

A stack of chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies

How to make No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Step 1: Line a large plate or tray with parchment paper and set aside. 

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix well, until fully combined. 

Step 3: Lightly wet your hands and form 12 small balls using the dough. Place the oatmeal cookie dough on the lined tray and press each ball into a cookie shape.

Step 4: Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until cookies have firmed up. 

How many calories in a no bake cookie?

These no bake chocolate no bake cookies are a healthy and wholesome snack recipe and are packed with nutrients.

One cookie yields 177 calories, 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbohydrates and 12 grams of fat. They also boast 7 grams of fiber and no added sugar. 

How to make homemade chocolate peanut butter



  1. In a high-speed blender or food processor, add your peanuts and cocoa powder and blend/pulse until smooth and creamy (approximately 10 minutes). Ensure you regularly scrape down the sides using a rubber spatula.
  2. Add some liquid stevia and sea salt and continue blending.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container or jar

How to make no bake cookies without peanut butter

Making these no bake cookies without peanut butter is easy, using one of the substitutions below. Also included are several nut-free options. 

Can you use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats in no bake cookies recipe? 

Rolled oats (old-fashioned style oats) or quick oats can be used for this recipe!

The only difference you’ll notice is the old-fashioned rolled oats will be thicker and chewier in texture. Using quick oats will be a little softer. 

Substitutions for oats 

If you have an oat intolerance or are unable to find gluten-free oats, you can easily replace it with quinoa flakes, buckwheat flakes, or another hard flake like cereal. 

For a paleo and keto no bake cookie recipe, stick to my original recipe using coconut flour.

Do No Bake Cookies need to be refrigerated?

No bake cookies will keep at room temperature, for up to 3 days. However, they are best stored in the fridge and will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks, in a sealed container.

Can you freeze no bake cookies? 

No bake cookies can be frozen to consume later. Freeze cookies individually in parchment paper, for quick grab-and-go snacks. They will keep frozen for up to 2 months. 

Thaw frozen cookies in the fridge overnight before consuming. 

3 ingredient no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies on a white plate

a chocolate peanut butter no bake oatmeal cookie

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies on a white plate

3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)

3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)- An easy 5-minute no bake peanut butter cookie recipe with chocolate! A wholesome snack or healthy dessert to enjoy anytime! Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free.
4.54 from 15 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, gluten free, no bake cookies, peanut butter, vegan
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Arman



  • Line a large plate with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your oats, peanut butter, and syrup of choice and mix until fully combined. 
  • Lightly wet your hands. Form 24 small balls using the no bake cookie dough. Place the balls on the lined plate and press each one into a cookie shape. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until it has firmed up. 


* You can use agave, brown rice syrup or honey (if not strictly vegan). To keep it 100% sugar-free, use a monk fruit sweetened maple syrup.
3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free) can be kept at room temperature in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
They are best kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks, and freezer friendly for up to 2 months.
Keto, Paleo and Sugar Free version is here.  


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 7g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg | NET CARBS: 6g
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Chocolate No Bake Cookies with peanut butter, on a white plate

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16 thoughts on “No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Hi Arman, can I use Xylitol in this recipe or another diabetic friendly sweetener? I do understand it’ll have to be made into a liquid to replace the 1 cup of Maple syrup.Can you help me on how to sub the maple syrup? The chocolate nut butter i will use the chocolate hazelnut spread Nuttvia made by Natvia.I think the nuttvia will work. My cousin is a diabetic and I like to share some treats with her.
    Love your recipes.

  2. Hey Arman. I’ve quietly been following you for a couple of months now. Even attempted one or two of your awesome vegan recipes…BUT…none photogenic enough to share with the Big Man himself!
    These look incredibly yummy and so simple…not even I can’t screw them up surely hmm. I don’t have chocolate peanut butter though – can I combine smooth peanut butter with a chocolate syrup?

  3. No shame, I’m a cookie dough fan. You know, just make the dough/batter and eat it from the bowl. But in all seriousness, I totally get you on baking! The waiting process is PAINFUL, and my patience wears thin! I absolutely love the look of these cookies–they probably taste even better!

  4. BRAVO!!! You have done it again. No bake cookies are one of my favorites and now thanks to you I can eat them again. Thank You!

  5. Everything I read says you need to soak your oats. I’ve read ot is unhealthy to eat unsoaled or in cooked oats. Is this true?

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