Peanut Butter Stuffed No Bake Cookie Bites

No Bake Cookie Truffles with PB Center

Remember my 4-Ingredient No Bake Cookie Bars? Yeah, they’ve been revived and made into a PB-stuffed truffle. Sound good? Trust me, they are.

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The concept for this recipe came after a serious craving for no bake cookies and I decided to make a batch of my no bake cookie bars and roll them into balls. After a taste, I decided they needed a bit more saltiness so I dipped them in peanut butter.

Enter thought: oh my goodness they need a PB center. The rest is history.

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Despite looking somewhat complex, this recipe is actually quite easy to make. I simply whipped up a batch of my peanut butter pattie dough and a batch of my no bake cookie bars and then rolled the two together!

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The result was a no bake cookie truffle with a salty peanut butter center. These could certainly pass as a healthier dessert, snack or pre- or post-workout bite as they have the perfect balance of carbs, protein and sweet.

Also, I have one more idea for how you could consume these, but you’ll have to wait until the next post to see what it is…

No Bake Cookie Truffles!

5.0 from 8 reviews
Peanut Butter Stuffed No Bake Cookie Bites
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A 4-ingredient no bake cookie rolled around a luscious peanut butter center. A healthier dessert or snack that's vegan and gluten free.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan and Gluten Free
Serves: 14 bites
  • PB Centers
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (GF for gluten free eaters)
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted natural peanut butter
  • No Bake Cookie Shell
  • 18 pitted dates (deglet nour or medjool)
  • 3 Tbsp natural, salted peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (non-dairy for vegan)
  • ½ cup rolled oats (GF for gluten free eaters)
  1. To make the PB centers, add your oats to the food processor and mix until small pieces remain. Then add 2 dates and process again until only small bits remain. Remove from processor and set aside.
  2. Next add almonds and peanuts to the food processor and mix until they turn to meal – a few small chunks are OK.
  3. Next add peanut butter to the nut meal and pulse until well combined. Then add dates and oats back in and process until the mixture forms a loose dough. If it seems too wet to handle, add more oats. If it seems too dry, add a few more dates.
  4. Scoop out small handfuls of dough and form into small balls - about 1 tsp. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and pop in the freezer to harden for 15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, prepare your "no bake cookie" shell by pulsing 18 dates in a food processor until only small pieces remain; about 15 generous pulses.
  6. Add oats, chocolate chips and peanut butter and mix until well combined. You want there to be consistently small pieces but not overly processed.
  7. Fetch a few of your PB centers from the freezer at a time and scoop out enough no bake shell to cover them - about 1 Tbsp. Flatten the no bake cookie dough and then drop a PB center on top (see picture). Then carefully form the no bake shell around the pb center, adding more no bake layer as needed. Slightly wet your hands to help them stick and form into a ball. You will have leftover PB center.
  8. Place back on cookie sheet and pop back in the freezer for 15 minutes to set. Will keep fresh in an air-tight bag or container for up to a week. Store in fridge or freezer to keep for longer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 147 Fat: 7 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 10 g Sodium: 25 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Protein: 4.2 g


danaHi, I'm Dana! I am a food stylist, photographer, and author of the Food Photography School and the 31 Meals Cookbook.

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  1. says

    Pinned! Pb + Choc = best combo ever!

    Reminds me of all the balls and bites I’ve made over the years. I have one that’s sort of like this and uses a pretzel-peanut butter filling, wrapped in PB cookie dough, dipped in chocolate.

    Love yours! And the step by step shots are great!

  2. Hannah says

    I made these today, and oh my goodness, they are unbelievable. They taste exactly like no-bake cookies. SOOOOO delicious.

  3. says

    These look amazing. All too easy to munch one after another whilst sitting at my desk, I think! Eh – it’s a risk I’m willing to take.

  4. Helen V says

    I just made these and am in love! I made 1/2 just as the recipe was written and then added a little honey to the pb/almond mixture and rolled them with the chocolate mixture in the middle. So very delicious! I think I may have found my after workout snack. Thanks!

    • Dana says

      One ball is one serving. I tried noting it in my recipe box but it somehow keeps deleting it! Sorry. I’ve also adjusted the calories a bit to reflect only using 1/2 of the peanut butter center dough, so it’s more accurate now. Hope that helps!

  5. says

    So glad I saw this – I printed out your recipe for the bars the other day and planned on making them today. But I might go bite-size instead. Can’t wait! Thanks.

  6. Sammy Tee says

    WOW! These look so amazing and delicious, and easy enough for a college student (like me) to do without spending a lot of money. I’m going to use my peanut butter made with coconut oil instead to get a nice coconutty flavor into it too.
    I wonder how bad it would be for me if I put these on a stick and dipped them into white chocolate..

    • Dana says

      I’d suggest just adding more nuts and leaving out the oats entirely. They’re simply for fiber and texture. But just compensate with more nuts to get the “grittiness” you’re looking for to achieve a “dough.” Hope that helps!

  7. Nikki says

    Random question. What font is the “no bake cookie” part of the “PBS-stuffed no bake cookie ” picture in?? I’ve been looking for that font:). Thanks. Also, I’m about to try these cookies:)

  8. Cynthia says

    Is it possible to make this without a food processor? I have all the ingredients but not food processor!

  9. Aaron says

    I made these for a bunch of friends for a ski trip and they are delicious! I don’t have a food processor, only a blender, which made it a bit more complex (to break down the dates I just used my hands, then kneeded the rest of the ingredients in after throwing them in the blender) but still manageable. The inner peanut butter balls are fine by themselves too!
    I also added a teaspoon of cocoa powder to the outer dough to up the chocolate flavor without adding more sugar, and was very liberal with my use of peanut butter. Thanks for the recipe, will definitely do again!

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