No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
I tried. I tried to make it through January without any cookies, but I just. couldn’t. do. it. I had a hankering, but alas, there were no more eggs! What’s a girl to do?
Make no-bake cookies, obviously.
So I made these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Let’s face it, chocolate and peanut butter were meant to be together in life! They are seriously so good. Put them together in a cookie, and you are guaranteed a win!
And you know what else? These cookies are actually relatively healthy too. They are made with oats, natural peanut butter, and coconut oil. And in place of sugars, these cookies are sweetened with maple syrup. You can also use honey or agave nectar if you’d prefer.
These cookies also freeze pretty well so I like to make them, freeze, and pull one out when my sweet tooth hits!
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3-1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups oats (use GF oats to make gluten free)
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and the sweetener until smooth and combined.
- In another bowl, stir together the salt, cocoa powder, and oats. Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients until well-combined.
- Spoon out about 1 1/2-2 tablespoons of the cookie dough and roll into balls and arrange on a cookie sheet. Use a fork or the back of a spoon to lightly flatten the cookies. Then chill for about 2 hours. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container in the fridge.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 94mg Carbohydrates: 17g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 6g