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Tray of 3-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with some half dipped in chocolate
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3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Insanely delicious, tender, perfectly sweet peanut butter cookies made with just 3 ingredients! No baking required, easy to make, and the perfect snack or dessert!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 12 (cookies)
Category: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 1 Week

Ingredients

COOKIES

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 Pinch sea salt (optional)
  • 3/4 cup medjool dates (pitted // measured after pitting)
  • 1/2 cup natural salted peanut butter (creamy or crunchy // ingredients should just be peanuts + salt // we like Wild Friends brand)

CHOCOLATE GLAZE optional

  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil (melted// measured after melting)
  • 3 Tbsp cacao powder (sifted // or sub unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup (plus more to taste)
  • 1 Pinch sea salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add oats and salt (optional) to a food processor and blend into a flour. Add dates and blend for 30 seconds more or until finely chopped. Add peanut butter and blend until a dough forms.
  2. Scoop out 2-Tbsp amounts of dough and carefully form into mounds. Place on a parchment-lined pan or tray. Optional: Use the back of a fork to create a cross hatch on the top of the cookies (see photo).

  3. Enjoy as is, or prepare chocolate glaze (optional) by mixing ingredients in a bowl and whisking until smooth. Dip the cookies in (about halfway), let excess drip off, and place back on parchment-lined pan or tray. Freeze 10 minutes. Then dip again for extra thick shell. Chill again. Enjoy.
  4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 1 month. The chocolate shell can get soft at room temperature, so it’s best to store them in the refrigerator.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients/glaze.
*Prep time does not reflect time to prepare glaze and dip cookies.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 12)