Saturday, December 7, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

Next time I make these I'll use Almond Butter, as in the original recipe but I'm a big fan of peanut butter so it's nice to have a couple of options.  These are more like an energy bar than a cookie and are great to take on the road as a healthy snack.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Adapted from recipe  -  magenta512 (Chocolate Almond No-Bake Cookies)

1/2               cup nondairy milk
1/4               cup cooking oil (can use less if peanut butter is oily
1/4               cup raw sugar or more (originally recipe calls for 1 & 3/4 cups)
1                  tablespoon maple syrup
4                  tablespoons baking cocoa
1/2               cup peanut butter (I used nutty)
3                  cups oats

Mix the milk, oil, sugar, maple syrup and cocoa together in a saucepan.  The consistency of the mixture will change to liquid as the sugar dissolves.

Heat on low until the mixture comes to a soft rolling boil.  Let boil gently for at least 3 minutes. Stir periodically to keep chocolate from burning.  Add the peanut butter and stir until it dissolves into the mixture.

Turn off the heat and add the oats.  Fold oats into the chocolate mixture until all the oats are covered.  The mixture shouldn’t be runny.  If runny, you need to add more oats.   Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie tray/wax paper/tin foil and let cool to room temperature.  If you just can’t wait, pop in the fridge to cool.


  1. Thank you for this recipe! I remember making the originals for my boys when they were little and I loved these...grateful for a vegan healthier version now!

  2. My husband really likes them, I think I might try a version with raw coconut added. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!