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!
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!
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
- 3 cups raw unsalted peanuts
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Pinch salt (optional)
- Liquid stevia (optional)
- 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.
- Add some liquid stevia and sea salt and continue blending.
- 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.
- Almond Butter
- Hazelnut Butter
- Sunflower Seed Butter
- Wow Butter (often referred to as soy nut butter)
Can you use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats in no bake cookies 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
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.
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3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)
- 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.