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Easy Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

4.39 from 77 votes
My Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are rich, chewy and can be ready in minutes with wholesome ingredients you already have and no oven needed.
Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies - Just 4 ingredients & no oven needed!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Just when you thought there was no other way to improve on a classic peanut butter cookie I went and did it! My Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are the stuff of dreams. Made without an oven these cookies are a genius combination of just 4 wholesome ingredients. Just like my baked 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, these babies are decorated with a pretty crosshatch pattern then dipped in melted chocolate. My peanut butter cookies are chewy, nutty, and dipped in rich melted chocolate for a dreamy combination.

How to Make No Bake Cookies

My no bake peanut butter cookies are truly fool-proof. Creamy peanut butter combines with the stickiness of honey to ensure that these cookies stay together for a satisfying on-the-go snack. They don’t need the binding agent that raw eggs are in your typical baked cookies so no need to bake them! What’s more, oat flour doesn’t need to be heat treated like regular flour and is a perfect replacement.

How to Make Oat Flour

For those of you that have never worked with oat flour before, do not worry. It is so easy to make. Simply blitz up some rolled oats in your food processor or blender for a fine powder that resembles normal, all-purpose flour. Oat flour is great to have around for all kinds of baking and cooking and has no expiration date once ground. I love to make a big batch all at one time and keep this in the cupboard for regular baking. I even have a video and my full recipe for How to Make Oat Flour if you need it.

Making Gluten-Free, Oil-free and Vegan Cookies

Since these easy no bake cookies utilize oat flour they are completely flourless and void of gluten. They also require no egg or butter which makes them a super-rich option for vegan baking. The sticky sweet peanut butter is the superhero of this recipe as it holds the cookie together, keeps it moist (without any additional oil) and is packed with that beloved toasted peanut flavor. You can replace the peanut butter with any nut butter that you’d like.

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

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Gemma's Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

4.39 from 77 votes
My Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are rich, chewy and can be ready in minutes with wholesome ingredients you already have and no oven needed.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
My Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are rich, chewy and can be ready in minutes with wholesome ingredients you already have and no oven needed.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (9oz/255g) oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (5oz/142g) honey
  • 3/4 cup (41/2oz/128g) chocolate, melted

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl melt together the peanut butter and honey, this should take roughly 1 minute. Add the vanilla and whisk until evenly combined and smooth.
  • Next add the oat flour and salt and mix until a sticky dough is formed. (If your dough is too wet or dry add in more oat flour or more milk until you get stoppable dough)
  • Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure scoop 2 tablespoons of the dough into your hand and roll into a ball. Gently press the ball of dough between your palms to form a flat disc about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place the cookie onto the lined cookie sheet and repeat the process until all of the dough has been used.
  • Using a fork press into the top of the cookie to form that classic peanut butter crosshatch pattern.
  • Place in the fridge to set for 10-20 minutes while preparing the chocolate.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl melt the chocolate in 30-second increments until fully melted, this should take 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Once the cookies have set, dip 1/2 of each in the melted chocolate then return to the lined baking sheet to allow the chocolate to set. Once the chocolate has set enjoy!
  • These can be kept covered and stored in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Recipe Notes

*How to make Oat Flour : https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/make-oat-flour/
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 81mg4%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Missyleigh_03
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Missyleigh_03
13 days ago

Hi I was just wondering are these able to be frozen for school lunches? Thanks.

jroybal
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jroybal
4 months ago

I’ve now made this recipe twice and the final product is so yummy! And they lasted in the fridge over 2 weeks (amazing they weren’t all eaten faster than that but I made a large batch.) My only comment is I had to add significantly more of the peanut butter (I actually adding some almond butter when I ran out of peanut butter) and some milk in order to mostly keep the cookies from crumbling apart. Not sure what I was doing wrong but without the additional peanut/almond butter and milk, the ingredients were so dry they wouldn’t stick together… Read more »

Collette Gish
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Collette Gish
5 months ago

I am looking forward to your book coming out.
My local library has ordered it, as I requested.
I love all your recipes and enjoy watching you.
Thank you for being you.

Collette Gish
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Collette Gish
5 months ago

Gemma,
My question is: Why is the carb count so high for the peanut butter cookies?

Janet
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Janet
5 months ago

I made the three ingredient cpeanut butter gluten free cookies and everyone loved them. The calorie count can’t be 302 per cookie. How much is one cookie.

Rojer
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Rojer
8 months ago

Can I use normal all purpose flower? My blender doesn’t work.

Lorraine gwynne
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Lorraine gwynne
9 months ago

can i use another sweetner in place of honey

gayathri aaron
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gayathri aaron
9 months ago

hi Gemma! you have no idea how happy i was when i saw this no bake cookie recipe! and most importantly its healthy! i have a picky eater at home but i just made a batch and im sure my lil one gonna love it! thank you Gemma!

Pamela McLellan
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Pamela McLellan
10 months ago

You are always a joy to watch. You sure take the “fear” out of baking. I was looking for a fancy recipe for the family Christmas and these peanut butter with the dip of chocolate will be perfect. Plus all natural ingredients. THANK YOU

and please do contine the three ingredient recipes. So much easier!

Joyce
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Joyce
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
Any peanut butter substitute?

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