Parchment-lined plate of Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
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Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

Fudgy, peanut buttery no-bake cookies naturally sweetened and fiber-rich from oats! Just 9 ingredients, 25 minutes, and 1 pot required! An indulgent and satisfying dessert.

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 15 (cookies)
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 5 Days


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp almond milk (unsweetened // or other non-dairy milk)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil (use refined for a less intense coconut flavor | or sub vegan butter)
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats (gluten-free for GF eaters)
  • 1/3 cup salted natural peanut butter (crunchy or creamy // or sub other nut butter)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped vegan dark chocolate*
  • chopped roasted peanuts or shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)


  1. Line a baking sheet or serving platter with parchment or wax paper.

  2. Add maple syrup, almond milk, coconut oil, and cocoa powder to a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.

  3. Once bubbling, let boil for 1 minute. Then remove from heat and add oats, peanut butter, vanilla, salt, and dark chocolate and combine and fully incorporate all ingredients.

  4. Drop heaping Tablespoon amounts (I used this cookie scoop!) of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet or serving platter and sprinkle with crushed peanuts and/or additional flaked coconut (optional).

  5. Transfer baking sheet or serving platter to the fridge and allow to cool and harden- about 15 minutes. (Or, you can let them cool at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes.)

  6. Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 1 month, though best when fresh.


*To keep this recipe naturally-sweetened, simply use bittersweet or naturally-sweetened dark chocolate (such as Eating Evolved).

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 15)