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Chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies stacked on a cream colored plate

No Bake Cookies

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes (including chilling)
  • Yield: 12-15 cookies 1x


These no bake cookies only need 6 ingredients, but no eggs, no flour, no butter, no mixer, no baking – no kidding! Easily made gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free and a great recipe to make with the kids.


  • 2 cups quick rolled oats or old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup refined coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (aff link) or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup, or to taste (can substitute honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt, optional


  1. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick silicon mat (aff link). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well combined using a wooden spoon. Taste, and if you want it sweeter add a little more maple syrup. If too sweet, add a small pinch of salt.
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop (aff link) to portion the dough onto prepared cookie sheet. If desired, slightly flatten the tops with the back of the spoon.
  4. Transfer cookie sheet to freezer for at least 30 minutes until cookies are firm.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!



Oats: You can use quick oats, old fashioned oats, or gluten free oats – just not steel cut oats.

Coconut Oil: You want refined coconut oil as it has a neutral flavor (unrefined has a coconut flavor). You can also substitute melted butter.

Peanut Butter: You can substitute for your favorite nut butter, as long as it’s creamy and well stirred (not oily).

Cocoa Powder: You can substitute raw cacao powder (aff link).

Maple Syrup: You can substitute honey or agave syrup (but you’ll want far less so start with a small amount and taste test). You can also substitute the same amount of granulated or light brown sugar.

Vanilla Extract: You can substitute for vanilla bean paste (aff link) or vanilla bean powder.


Keep in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat for up to 1 week. They can also be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: no bake cookies, chocolate and peanut butter no bake cookies, chocolate and peanut butter cookies, chocolate and peanut butter oatmeal cookies

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