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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

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You made me do it.

vegan no bake cookies

Yes, you.

You’re like the naughty child in the back of the classroom; the one who always eggs the other children on… and then watches, laughing, as they get in trouble.

Do it, Katie.

Make a chocolate version of your PB Cookie Dough Cookies.

You know you want to.

vegan chocolate cookie

Yes, yes I wanted to.

And now that I made them and discovered how good they are? Oh boy, am I ever in trouble.

(Are you laughing yet?)

vegan no bake cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

(sugar-free and gluten-free)

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (you can probably sub another nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons raisins
  • salt to taste (I used a little over 1/4 tsp, but I like salty pb cookies!)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted, unsalted peanuts (Or maybe another nut, if you’re allergic to peanuts? Also: If you can only find salted peanuts, reduce or omit added salt)
  • 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder (to taste)
  • optional: chocolate chips, either before or after blending (or both!)

Throw everything into a food processor (I used an Osterizer) and combine until very smooth. Roll into balls, cookies, bars, or simply eat shovel the dough into your mouth, straight from the machine. (I’m not the only one who does this, right? Right?) The dough can be stored on the counter, in the fridge, or in the freezer. Or in your belly. Or in my belly. On second thought, the dough can only be stored in my belly. So hand it over.

These are 100% flourless, just like my Flourless Chocolate-Chip Cookies.

vegan no bake cookies

Also, I wanted to update you on the moat I mentioned (in an earlier post) that I was making to protect my cookies.

Meet Earl:


If anyone tries to steal my cookies, he’s got me covered. I initially had my heart set on a dragon… but all the good dragons were taken. (Darn you, Shrek!)

Growing up, did you ever want an exotic pet?

At one point in my life, I thought it’d be the coolest thing to have a monkey. And then I went through a “Mommy, I need a panda bear” stage. Through the years, I also wanted a frog, a mouse, and a horse. Apparently my childhood pets (which included rabbits, hermit crabs, hamsters, and a parrot) just weren’t exotic enough.

Also: If you haven’t tried the original version of these cookies, I highly recommend checking that post out. It’s one of my favorite recipes on the whole blog!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Lauren says:

    Wow, I may skip trying the original ones and go straight for making the chocolate ones.

  2. It was only a matter of time until you choclatized these!! I like that words- cholatized, I think it’s fitting for your blog :) You should patten it!

  3. Yes! Everything needs a chocolate version! 😀 I used to have terrapins (is that exotic??) but I wanted to have pet monkeys when I was younger… I think I’m rather normal… 😉

  4. Q says:

    For peanut butter, do you have to use the commercial type or would it be possible to use the all natural, organic, hippy dippy stuff?

    1. I use Whole Foods smooth pb (it comes in a red jar). So yes, natural will definitely work! :)

    2. Suzanne Richard says:

      Finding your site was my best Christmas present this year!!!
      Thank you so much!
      Have a Happy Prosperous New Year & Please keep sending recipes

  5. tea-bagginit says:

    i didn’t want an exotic pet but i wanted to live in exotic places! i’ve always been super active and curious so i wanted to travel the world & be an explorer!
    these cookies look great! i want to try them with some protein powder mixed in!

  6. w says:

    I really want to make these!!!!!!!!! And store them in my belly. :)

  7. Ahmazing! I am soo happy you made these! Can’t wait to try! I actually always wanted a flamingo :)

  8. JEnny says:

    Katie, you will be the ruin of my sanity, how can I function before I have made these?

    Love from Denmark


  9. Ugh Katie you always post these fantastic recipes right when I run out of the stuff I need to make them! (Stupid unsalted peanuts)

    I can’t believe you didn’t chocolatize these sooner!

  10. Megan says:

    Chocolate and peanut butter… :-) What a wonderful start to the day! I always wanted a horse growing up (what little girl doesn’t?) and my best friend had a newt that I thought was pretty cool. I loved animals so I think I probably wanted everything! My brother’s friends dad had a kangaroo for a while- I think that would be fun!

  11. Oh my! I need some of these in my life ASAP! :)

    As for the exotic pets… I still think a peacock would be a pretty amazing pet!

  12. I MADE YOUR ORIGINAL ONES YESTERDAY and it was totally one of my fave CCK recipes!! I can’t WAIT to make your choc ones too! 😀

    1. I also just made the original ones. I rolled them in cinnamon afterwards and they look so pretty :) i will have to try the chocolate ones too now!

  13. Nikita says:

    Nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate… two of the best flavors paired together= amazingness! I had lots of random pets (bunnies, hermit crabs, guinea pigs, rats, mice, fish, ferrets, etc.) growing up because my sisters and I were all pet obsessed. I really did want a tiger though… like Jasmine from Aladdin! Lol.

  14. One thing I love about your recipes is that I almost always have the ingredients on hand!

  15. Amelia says:

    Mm, yum I think I also might just skip the “originals” and go straight for the chocolate 😉
    I really wanted a dolphin (or a killer whale) when I was little. I several times begged my mother for one. In my mind I even contemplated buying a huge patting pool (isn’t that what it’s called??) and have the dolphin swim around in that in my backyard. I always loved the sea and dolphins so to me that was just the ultimate pet. Haha thinking back on this makes me smile :) Thanks for reminding me of my silly childhood dreams!

  16. Robin says:

    all i can say is yes please. i really regret having just finished my last peanuts, now i need to wait for tomorrow at least, before i can make these.i don’t think i’ll make it.

  17. They look amazing! And so simple- I love the idea of using the raisins in them. Yum.

  18. Aja says:

    Those look so good. If I don’t get a food processor soon I think I might die from lack of delicious treats.

  19. Gen says:

    Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best combos ever!

  20. Jenny says:

    Haha yes the beginning of this post did make me smile and chuckle. :) Great intro and eventual segue into the recipe!

    Chocolate and PB, as we all know, has always been a winning combo, so of course these have got to be awesome… just like the original version. Only, you know, ten times as awesome because they’re chocolatey.

    Growing up, I wanted exotic pets… and I got them! We did have a family dog, and I had typical pets once like two budgies and four turtles. Then my family went on to get more diverse pets… An iguana for my mom, a monitor lizard that we let wander around our enclosed property in Singapore, then I had a chameleon when we moved to the US, and my brother had a bearded dragon. (<– Hah! If you needed a dragon, I wish I had known back then. ;P Of course, bearded dragons are usually way smaller than monitor lizards… which are obviously smaller than Donkey's wifey dragon…)

  21. You amaze me every time you post a new recipe. I’m always like, what could she possibly do next? and It’s always amazing. When I was younger (Ok, when I was a sophomore in college) I wanted a hedgehog, one of my friends had one and he was adorable.

    1. Aww Liz, you are such a super-sweetheart!

  22. I love the chocolate-peanut butter combination! I have always wanted a Dolphin – Flipper.

  23. My refrigerator broke so I’m glad that these don’t have to be refrigerated! SCORE!

  24. Katherine says:

    Mmm, these sure look delicious! I’m lucky enough to live about 10 minutes away from a wholesale nut company, so I could make these with any kind of nut if I wanted to! We all know peanut butter is the best, though. 😉 Do you think these would work with golden raisins? I much prefer the taste of those.

    I don’t remember wanting any exotic pets, but I did want a kitten for the longest time. Now I’m lucky enough to date someone whose family fosters cats, so I’ve had a lot of chances to play with kittens. I have gotten ringworm though…yuck! At least it’s nothing serious.

  25. Amber K says:

    Uh-oh I should have seen this coming! I know how delicious the original version is, and now a chocolate version? Oh I know what I’m eating today!

  26. bitt of raw says:

    Earl doesn’t scare me, I’m coming to sneak a cookie!

    1. Oh no! I need a bigger crocodile!
      Just kidding. You are so sweet that I’ll share. It gives me an excuse to meet you :).

  27. I have a very vivid memory of sobbing to my dad because my mother refused to let me get a lizard. I wanted it for months and gave several presentations as to why I should get one. A week before Christmas she sat me down and told me it wasn’t going to happen so I wouldn’t be disappointed…

  28. Lilly says:

    love this! I am going to make them for my madre. Either the original ones with carob chips or these with carob powder…. or both versions :) My mom doesn’t like chocolate, I know right… crazy, but she loves pb cookies so I’ll still keep her 😉

  29. Jenn says:

    Yummo they look great! Your peanut butter version are similar to something I do with protein powder and peanut butter :) I am going to try these this week!
    Growing up I didn’t want an exotic pet. Just a puppy! We lived on a busy road back home in Sydney, so puppy’s were out of the question :( One day I will have a puppy – and it will be amazing!

  30. these look so good! and exotic pets..yes..i have wanted many. at one point, we wanted an ostrich. actually, my brother wanted one and since i was 7 yrs old, he convinced me to want one too. shockingly, we never got one 😉

  31. They are SO easy and look great!

  32. Haha oh the alligator just cracked me up :-)

    I am definitely making these!!!

  33. Ashley says:

    For some reason as i child I always wanted a horse, not really exotic, but not very realistic since i live in the city. I love that these are no bake, those are my two favorite words!!!

  34. Yum – chocolate on chocolate, can’t go wrong with that. I did somehow go wrong when I make the pumpkin cream cheese bars – it was my first attempt at vegan eggs (and I think I screwed that up). :)

    1. Oh no! :(
      Can you tell me more about what you did? (i.e. what type of “egg” and what flour and any other specifics)? The egg shouldn’t have made much of a difference in the success of the recipe, because I think it’d even be fine to leave it out completely.

  35. Ragnhild says:

    Chocolate makes everything better! These looks great!

    And guess who (finally) made your coconut melties today?? They are in my fridge now, and I cant wait to try them 😀

  36. Wow. I never had that many pets ever. I had fish who died after couple years (without my knowledge), and then a dog. That’s it, though! I always wanted a little mini puppy, but instead we got a 100 lb golden retriever? oh well, love him to death! He’s my best pal 😀

  37. Melanie Rice says:

    I was just searching for a Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake cookie recipe on your blog two days ago! This makes me so happy….But I’m in trouble now too. Haha.

    1. Woah, so weird! You must have subconsciously sent a message to me… we were communicating without talking :).

      1. Melanie Rice says:

        Definitely! :)
        And I have a question…If I used crunchy peanut butter, should I omit the 2T of peanuts?

        1. No, they’re there for the bulk. They get crushed up when blending anyway.

  38. Moni'sMeals says:

    yum Katie, I will be making these. Never met a cookie I did not like!


  39. Jillian says:

    Yes! I wanted a monkey too! After I saw the movie Monkey Trouble I begged my parents to buy me one. I put it on my Christmas list, asked for one for my birthday, to no avail!! They kept telling me that monkeys are too dirty to keep as pets. I vowed that as an adult I would buy myself one, haha. Maybe they were right….. :) But those cookies look amazing! I love the originals, but I think these might be even more addicting!

  40. These look so moist, gooey, rich, and perfect. The original ones look great but anything that dark and chocolatey is just calling out for me…even more :)

  41. Isobelle says:

    haha, I would like to store these bad boys in my belly too! I will be making some of these soon, for sure!

  42. These look AMAZING!! When I made your regualar recipe for the pb cookies I rolled them in small balls and then rolled the balls in cacao nibs and froze them. They were so amazing straight out of the freezer!

  43. Sarah says:

    I saw these and just made them 10 minutes ago! Yummy! Thanks for the recipe – so easy and healthy! I love your blog; Thanks! :)

    1. Aw wow, I am so excited you made them so fast!

  44. Need these now!

    I don’t remember ever wanting a super exotic pet, but in 9th grade, I managed to convince my friends that I owned an iguana. Not sure why I wanted them to think that…

  45. emma says:

    Katie. Please come to England. Please. thanks :-)

  46. Ju says:

    I used almond extract instead if vanilla extract. SO DELICIOUS! High in protein, cocoa, and love :)

    1. That sounds delicious! I might have to try your idea! :)

  47. VanessaG says:

    I never comment, but I had to on this one. I think this recipe is going to be my favorite one you have made!!! :) You are amazing!!

  48. Ally's Oma says:

    Katie, I LOVE YOU!! You’ve made my allergy laden, adrenal failing life so much more bearable! Keep up the good work, you just can’t know how much I’m “egging you on!!!”

  49. Nicole says:

    Those look REALLY good!

  50. Jennifer says:

    What the last fifteen minutes of my life looked like: read this post, got out of chair as if inspired, put ingredients in blender, blended, ate. Happy :) Don’t need a moat here–there’s no cookies to share!

    1. LOL! Oh your idea is so much better than mine. I wish you had told me it before I spent all that money on a crocodile ;).

  51. Flourless cookies? I can’t wait to try these! 😀

  52. Oh I need these in my belly nowwww

  53. Holy deliciousness!! I absolutely cannot wait to make these!!!

    Seriously those just look…foodgasmic. Chocolate. Peanut butter. That quickly?!

    I’m a big fan of instant gratification 😉


  54. If you consider it exotic I wanted a hamster/guniea pig…LOL 😀 I wanted a monkey at one point too!!

  55. Liz says:

    I didn’t think your recipes could get any better.. but this one.. DANG!

  56. Wendy says:

    Holy moly, these cookies look delicious! This recipe is so easy too! I’m glad I don’t have to go out to buy any ingredients haha.

    I don’t have a food processor though – will a blender be enough?

    1. I think so… if you try it, let me know how it turns out! :)

  57. Nathalie says:

    Lol, long time no comment! I’ve been keeping up with your posts though. These look divine, and perfect considering I have no real oven.

    By the bye, I made a post about desserty stuff I’ve been making recently. There’s a lot of your influence in there!

    Mindi (my sister) loves the vegan stuff, even though she’s not at all vegan! She’s been really enjoying my tofu/coconut butter/nut butter creations! Your inspiration makes it happen =D

    1. Aww I love it! I left a comment… but I think my comments are going to spam :(.

  58. Ha ha! First of all- these cookies look amazing. I can’t wait to try them. Your recipes NEVER disappoint!!! I always wanted a hairless cat. And guess what- I got one about 7 years go. Pretty funny. Even funnier that my husband hates him. :) When I was really young I wanted a skunk. I always thought it would be cool to walk around with a skunk on a leash. ha ha!

  59. Melissa says:

    I am DROOLING! Literally. There is a watering in my mouth! Damn, girl! And I thought you did it with the first round of this recipe! Pretty sure this will be happening in my kitchen later today!

  60. Sandra says:

    I did the original recipe splitt it in half and added cocoa in one half! so now i have both flavours and let me tell you I LIKE IT! they are both yummie so yummie that when i do this next time (yes there will be a next time, many next times) I make both flavours because they are to good to just make one! 😉

    1. Oh that is genius! I hate making decisions… thanks for such a fun idea. Now I don’t have to choose :).

  61. When I was really little I swore I would have a tiger like Princess Jasmine. Now I’m glad I don’t!

    And those cookies look to die for.

  62. Omg these cookies look AMAZING! And I have all the ingredients at home! Love when that happens! And I used to want a monkey too! Now I want a little mini pig- specifically a royal dandie that is 10 lbs full size!

  63. Katie C says:

    These look amazing! From one Katie to another, I have to say I have been thoroughly enjoying your blog and look forward to making some of these delicious treats.

    1. Aww thanks, Katie!
      (P.S. nice name :))

  64. Aurelia says:

    I tried this recipe last night and was a bit freaked out at first, because the dough came out super oily… I had to literally squeeze oil out of it as I shaped it into cookies! Weird.

    Nothing a little stay on paper towels couldn’t fix, though. And of course… the cookies tasted GREAT. <3

  65. Kat says:

    these look delish!
    I wanted a river otter when I was little – so random! They always looked so cute and cuddly floating on their backs at the zoo :)

  66. Marianne says:

    I’ve always thought it would be awesome to have a seahorse as a pet. Random, no? But they are so awesome! You can actually get them for salt water aquariums, but they are uber expensive, and hard to keep alive. Perhaps when I’m rich and famous one day I can have one. Or I’ll just stick to cats.

  67. HealthFoodJunky says:

    Oh my gosh! These look amazing! I made the original ones for my totally non-Vegan Dad (who is obsessed with peanut butter cookies) and he LOVED them! I know he will want to try these as well!!

  68. Is it just me, or is EVERYTHING you post something that MUST be made immediately? :)

  69. Shelli says:

    Wow! These were soo good, and I didn’t feel guilty about giving my daughter chocolate!! I love looking at your blog. I strive to be healthy but I have such a sweet tooth. It’s nice to have some decent recipes to try. In my younger days, I would experiment with different ways to make desserts healthier. Please never try to make Skittle cookies unless you want to break your teeth!!! Besides, who wants a cookie with out chocolate in it!

    1. LOL I always hated skittles! I wanted them to be M&Ms and was always disappointed they didn’t have chocolate inside the colorful shells ;).

  70. Julie says:

    ….loved these!!!!

  71. Jen says:

    These look incredible…can’t wait to make them. BTW when i was dating my husband he owned a 4 ft savannah monitor. That thing was SCARY! Thankfully he got rid of it before we got married. It was a little too exotic for me.

  72. Lindsay says:

    I need to make around 6 dozen of these, how many servings do you think your original recipe will give
    (i I do them in small balls)?? These look delicious!

    1. Hmmm… honestly I don’t know :(. I usually eat so much of the raw dough that I don’t really know how much it makes! And what’s leftover, I just smush into bars, balls, or mismatched shapes.

  73. Stephanie says:

    OMG. These were great. We are high-raw, and so the no-bake, no refined sugar aspect of these is perfect for us. And nevermind all that! They were REALLY GOOD. We had 7 decently sized (maybe 2 inch) cookies from the recipe. They were gone in mere minutes. Going to double it for Christmas tomorrow. THANK YOU!!

  74. Michele says:

    What do the raisins do?

  75. Lori C. says:

    Just made this recipe – yummy! The peanut butter flavor is wonderful. I used a round tablespoon for a scoop, which resulted in 9 little balls. Only 6 are left…

  76. Becca says:

    Just made these up. Very yummy, had to add a few more raisins as mix was a little claggy (probably to do with my pb). Nice and easy to make, especially good for those of us with little energy.

  77. Sheleen says:

    Yum! What a perfect little treat that is so easy to whip up (and not have any lying around). Thank you Katie, you have done it again!

  78. peanutbutterprincess says:

    So yummy. Like trail mix in soft cookie form! I made a batch and the dough came out a little crumbly, im guessing because I used the Smuckers natural pb (the kind you have to stir) so they didn’t hold the form of a cookie. I made them into little balls and put them in mini cupcake Linnets and will see if they firm up in the fridge.

    1. I use natural pb too (Whole Foods brand), and they’re pretty sticky for me… Maybe it’s a food processor thing? What food processor do you use?

  79. Need to try this recipe ASAP!!

  80. Ann-Marie says:

    So I’m sitting on the couch craving chocolate & PB & I knew I needed to search your site for the perfect recipe to hit the spot. So now I’m sitting here eating this with a spoon 😉

    1. LOL aw so glad I could help… I only wish I hadn’t run out of cocoa powder this morning so I could have some too! 😉

  81. Alyson Happymeal says:

    So I am new to your blog and have already bought groceries for like half of your recipes :) I just recently lost a lot of weight and have been trying to figure out how to curb my sweet tooth without sacrificing the work I have done…Amen to your blog LOL! I feel like this was exactly what I needed, thank you!

    On another note though – I have an Oster blender (I am assuming this is the same thing, as I am knew to this) – How do you blend so many dry ingredients and not hurt the motor in it? I just made these and had to add a little bit of Almond Milk bc I thought my blender was going to blow up….I am just curious since I will be using these recipes now and I notice a lot of them are kinda the same with dry ingredients (or super thick ingredients for that matter)…This first trial was a definitely eat with a spoon kinda cookie :) still amazing though! I added a dropper of liquid flavored chocolate stevia and it’s like angels were singing :)

    1. Honestly, I think you need to use a food processor… I haven’t had much success with these types of recipes using a blender. The Cuisinart works really well!

  82. Ashley B says:

    YuUuM! Chocolate, peanut butter, and raisins are my favorite things in the world! I think we have verrryyy similar tastes!

  83. Kirsty says:

    Finally tried these, and they are delish! Used sultanas instead of raisins, and had to sub almonds for peanuts, since there were only 6 peanuts left in my bag! Probably would add only 1/8tsp salt next time, but thanks for sharing the recipe!

  84. Kirsty says:

    PS – for those interested, mine made 10x 20gm balls, at 95 calories each.

  85. Jamie says:

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  86. Hayley says:

    Yum! I made 1/4th the recipe just to see and yum! Def. make these again! I’m gonna try the original ones and dip them in chocolate next time! I love your recipes!

  87. Julie Roberts says:

    Girl, I gotta tell you you rock. Your Frappuccino recipe is right on the money. Today I used half milk half soy and it’s still quite good. I think I’d be better with only 1/2 or 3/4 c milk though. I also found another recipe for a Chai mix and added a few pinches of that, so now I have my very favorite … a Chai Frappuccino! You’re the best! On this recipe, do you have the nutrition info somewhere (so I know if I can indulge)?

    1. Aw thank you! Sorry, if I have nutritional stats for a recipe they’ll be listed on the post.

  88. Charlotte says:

    These are like my “hobo” cookies: I make them when I want something delicious but don’t have that many ingredients on hand ;P quick, easy, beautiful, and DELICIOUS. Thank you for sharing your genius with us!!

  89. Lisaw says:

    I made these and added chia seeds, ground flax and hazelnut flavored agave. Sooooo Yummy

  90. Sue N. says:

    I would just like to tell you again that you’re an absolute lifesaving genius. These bars are AMAZING and I eat them at least 2-3x a week now. I even got my mom hooked on them! I like to use 1 T shredded almonds and 1-2 T coconut with these instead of the peanuts (because we never have them in our house). So unbelievably good. I’m actually eating one right now. Though I usually just use my short cup and eat it straight out of there (no time for bar making! there is deliciousness afoot!) I love that they’re so portable and quick to make; perfect when I have to run out the door for class. You’re amazing, Katie. Just thought I’d let you know that, again. =)

    1. Aww Sue, you are too sweet! :)

  91. Tiffany says:

    Just made these literally minutes ago, and i have to say, i am not vegan, not even close, but these cookies are AWESOME! I don’t miss the flour or anything else regular cookies would have. Even my 3 year old, super picky son is gobbling them up! YUMM!

  92. Autumn says:

    Do you think you could use sunmaid pitted dates in place of raisins?? That’s all I have and I really hate raisins although I’m sure you don’t taste them anyways in this recipe..haha

  93. Laura says:

    I’ve been pinning your yummy looking recipes on pinterest for awhile, and today I finally took the plunge and made these cookies. They were so good! I loved that there were no dangerous to eat raw ingredients, so I could let my kids help, and didn’t have to get worry when they wanted to eat cookie dough raw! My skeptical husband thought they were great, too! I will definitely be trying more recipes soon. :-)

  94. Melissa says:

    These are soooooo yummy! I only have almond butter so I used that, raisins, cocoa, and whole almonds. I sprinkled some mini semi-sweet chips in at the end, too. I didn’t put any salt because I’m very sensitive to salty things. I used unsalted almond butter and plain almonds. These are so incredible. I can’t believe there’s no sugar, oil, milk, or flour! They taste so rich!

  95. Mary says:

    Yay! I just made this recipe, but with prunes (hope nobody gets grossed out), and they were great! My 9 year old daughter gave her stamp of approval as well. Thanks for all your recipe tinkering Katie – Yum!

  96. Cassie says:

    Hi Katie,

    How many carbs per serving? Thanks! :)

  97. Allyson says:

    I love to use chopped dates in this recipe!

  98. Breezy says:

    Hey Katie, I’m not a big fan of rasisins so I was wondering what else, and how much, I might use to sweeten these. By the way, I love everything I have tried from your site so far. I am so excited that I was told about it. :)

    1. Maybe try one of my other fudge baby variations? Like the pb babies, which are sweetened with dates instead of raisins.

  99. Elise Porter says:

    Is there any reason dates won’t work as well as raisins?

  100. Hi Katie!
    I’m sorry if I missed this but do you have the nutritional info? Love your blog, on it all the time!!
    You Rock Girl!! :)

    1. Sorry, not for this one. However if you look on my “Fudge Baby Mania” page the nutritional info is listed for some of the other flavors, so I think they should all be pretty similar since they have similar ingredients. Hope that’s somewhat helpful!

  101. Cynthia says:

    I shared the yummy No-Bake Chocolate PB Cookies!

  102. Terese says:

    Just made them & they are amazing! My husband rarely eats sweets and my 3 year old & I are chocoholics so your portions are always just enough for the 2 of us! Thank you for another perfect recipe!!!

  103. Kerrie says:

    How many calories are in these. I like to know that before I make them. They sound wonderful.

  104. Casey says:

    These look absolutely delicious! However, is it possible to leave out the rasins or substitute them with something else?

    1. kristle says:

      yummy! these are the first thing from your website i’ve tried. i used my crappy mini food processor so not everything got chopped up, but i kinda like it all chunky :) casey, i think you could probably easily use dried cherries or currants in place of raisins?

    2. Melissa says:

      If it’s just the flavor of raisins you’re not a huge fan of, I’d suggest trying them anyway – and use 2 full tablespoons of cocoa – you won’t notice the taste of the raisin. I actually have some dried cherries on hand – when I make my next batch, I may leave the dried cherries whole but work them into the dough before I form balls – chocolate covered cherry cookies sounds good to me! Oh – sorry, I digressed – I was going to say, I bet you could use dried cherries as the sweetner/binder instead of raisins.

  105. Catherine says:

    Yum…I just make a combo of this and your Oatmeal raisin larabars, and it’s fantastic. Crunchy pb makes a great substitute for peanut butter and peanuts!

  106. Sally says:

    just checking out your page for the first time and made your chocolate pb no bakes. I have a well stocked vegan kitchen so I had everything on hand. OMG! Just delicious! Has to be one of the best cookie receipes I have ever made…and so easy! Will make again and again! Thanks!

  107. kanani says:

    I just finished making these and they are awesome but mine came out super sticky I could hardly roll them; any suggustions? I omitted the raisen since they aren’t my favorite.

  108. Tinemarie says:

    OMG – my head just blew up! I threw these together – it only took about 5 minutes. Of course I HAD to taste test. WOW! Intense flavor, amazing taste! And so, so easy. This is rich enough to satisfy a very strong sweet tooth! I rolled my dough into little balls and added to choc chips each, like eyes!!!!
    Thanks for another amazing recipe, CCK!

  109. Melissa says:


    RE: Crumbly Cookies – I couldn’t get my dough to come together either – THE FIRST TIME I MADE THEM – the second try (on the next night, which happens to be tonite) I did two things, I added a teaspoon of ice water while the processor was spinning and I let it spin a lot longer on a higher spin level. Was able to form nice, round cohesive cookies easily. Wanted to see how they taste chilled, but well…. between my 16yo daughter and myself, there aren’t any to chill!

  110. Anna Banana says:

    Or these can double as a breakfast snack when you wake up craving chocolate. Solid way to fortify one’s self for the day: peanut butter, raisins, and chocolate. :-)

  111. Megan says:

    These are sooooo good! I make them with craisins sometimes too!

  112. Rachel says:

    I have no words for these…..cannot believe they are sugar free and delicious!!!
    my 2 yr old wouldn’t stop eating them so that’s a good sign :)

  113. Erin says:

    I used pumpkin seeds (cause that’s what I had on hand). My belly is very, very happy. :-)

  114. Elissa says:

    Just tried these with Better Than Peanut Butter – equally as good as the original recipe! And fewer calories! Life is good.

  115. Amanda says:

    I wanted a quick no cook goo ball that tasted like chocolate chip cookies. I did the dates, vanilla and nuts. Then added 1/8 tsp baking soda and 1/8 tsp salt and blended together. It tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough! It was a bit runny because I put in too much vanilla though…

    But yummy!

  116. Lisa says:

    I just found your website and tried these out immediately. Oh. My. Word. My 4 year old son and I can’t stop eating them!! As I read the other comments, I just want to say even if you don’t like raisins, go ahead and use them. You really can’t distinguish that’s what they are in the cookie. They’re just a binder really. Great recipe Katie. Yum!

  117. Anonymous says:

    Try it with raw cashews instead of peanuts!

  118. Katie Jacobson says:

    Great recipe! I love your website, because I am always guaranteed recipes without eggs, and my middle child has a ton of food allergies. When I made this, I used sunbutter, but I would advise against it, because the finished product was super oily. Delicious, but oily! Just to let anyone else out there thinking of using sunbutter :) Keep up the fantastic work, Katie!

  119. I made these with dried cranberries because I had a chocolate pb craving and I didn’t have any raisins, but I wanted them right then. Such is my life. :) Anyway, they turned out great! I have a few in my freezer because it made them like frozen bonbons of velvety goodness!

  120. mel says:

    Yum :) just made these along with the coconut bars…and ate them together…ever tried that? 😉 I used honey for the coconut bars b/c we’re out of maple syrup, but they came out too sweet for my liking. Not sure if it was b/c of the honey or b/c they’re just too sweet (I’m not vegan, but I like doing healthier versions of things!) – I’ve been trying hard to cut down on sugary things (including naturally sugary things) and noticed I’m actually starting to like some things I never thought I liked before. Definitely will make these again – my children will greatly enjoy. I’ve been reading your blog a lot last night and today – so many recipes I want to try, and it’s neat you’ve been able to make a career out of food blogging! And I love chocolate and coconut, too! 😉 I also enjoy experimenting with food. Oh…in answer to your question on this post, I don’t remember ever wanting an exotic pet, but I do remember my dad coming home and asking if I wanted a “guinea pig”. I didn’t know what a guinea pig was, so I thought he meant pig. I LOVED animals so of course I said “Yes!” lol. So I was probably pretty surprised when I saw they weren’t actual pigs, but they were still pretty cute!

  121. Heather says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. These are AWESOME!!! I used almond instead of vanillla as I was out of it. And my rasins were kind of hard, so they didn’t completely break down. It was awesome!!!!! My kids CANNOT stop eating them… which I am okay with 😉 I did make them a little naughty and rolled them in a snip of powdered sugar, and I also tried it in cocoa powder… it made them like truffles!

  122. Emily says:

    I really dislike raisins (it’s a texture thing), but I will eat them ANY day in this recipe. I doubled the batch and then proceeded to consume the entire thing…in one sitting. So awesome. Will definitely be making these again.

  123. Jeannine says:

    Katie, I just stumbled upon your blog and am loving it. Can’t wait to try, um, EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of your recipes. Tomorrow. But until tomorrow comes, I just wanted to say I am loving your comments, notes, and your questions at the end of your posts. It’s a fun ride. Thanks for doing all this work for the rest of us to enjoy. Got any recommendation for a good food processor that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Looks like I’ll need to reinvest in one since ours likes to share what is being blended, during the blending process. Best, Jeannine

    1. I love my Cuisinart. The expense is well worth it, because it has lasted for at least 10 years!

  124. Hannah says:

    Those cookies look delicious! I’ll have to try them someday!

    I can say I’ve gone through an exotic animal stage. I’ve had times where I’ve wanted a monkey, a tiger, a parrot, a tadpole, an opossum, a lizard, and a ferret. I’ve even gone as far as to have a pet cockroach (Harry the Cockroach) when I was little.

  125. Faith says:

    Love these … easy, quick, satisfying, and I can make them fit my diet! Thank you!! … these are also really good with just a sprinkling of instant espresso powder – a pinch or two. Mmmm.

  126. Christina Mercurio says:

    How many calories are they?

    1. Andrea says:

      Christina, you could enter the recipe into a website such as MyPlate on to find the nutrition facts :)

  127. Andrea says:

    I just made these tonight so I could have a treat to take to my Grandpa tomorrow and I think he’s going to love them! And of course I had to taste test far too much of the “dough” :)

  128. Courtney says:

    On a weekly basis, I make something of yours. We love all your goodies so far even though we are not vegan. Just lovers of “healthy” junk food. :) I made these today and had to sub cashews since I had no peanuts. Pretty darn good still!

  129. Erin says:

    Oh, yum. My kids and I LOVE your peanut butter and oatmeal larabars, so these are a must make! And you are too funny btw. :)

  130. Emma says:

    I devotedly wanted a unicorn for 15 years. Does that count?

    Also, I have decided that I shall charm Earl into an enchanted sleep. And cross your moat on the backs of turtles. And then I shall kidnap all of your cookies. And hide. And eat all of them. Be afraid.

    1. Chocolate Covered Katie says:

      If Earl falls asleep, I shall have to fire him and banish him to a land far far away. Then I will replace him with TWO alligators, so that one is always on the lookout. There is no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to protecting the innocent peanut butter cookies :).

  131. Sarah says:

    So this recipe (like all of yours) is fantastic. I wanted to buy a coconut larabar today at the grocery store but a voice in my head stopped myself. It said “I can make these at home using one of Katie’s recipes!” And I hate to buy something I can make. So I made these but replaced the butter with coconut butter along with 1 Tbsp each of walnuts and almonds for the peanuts (plus 2Tbsp cocoa powder). AMAZING!

    1. Sarah says:

      Also I forgot to mention I used dates in place of raisins!

  132. Christine says:

    I just made a version of these using dates, hazelnuts, and vegan chocolate hazelnut butter. Yum!

  133. Tricia says:

    These sound really good! What would I have to add if I wanted to bake them?

  134. Tricia says:

    These sound good! What would I have to ghange if I wanted to bake them?

  135. These look phenomenal! I want to try making them with my new nut butter line – I think they would be amazing with the chocolate peanut butter with cacao nibs. Awesome recipe!

  136. Katie says:

    These are AMAZING. I love this blog- I`m not vegan, not trying to watch my weight, none of that. I just LOVE dessert and this blog is my go-to for a rainy day baking extravaganza. Everything is awesome and Katie is so creative and innovative. Simply the best!

  137. emily says:

    These absolutely rocked my world. I never imagined I would be buying raisins in bulk size containers, but after this recipe… it just might happen. It was so rich that my son tasted it, and said, “Mmmm, these are the kind of cookie that I am only allowed to have one of, isn’t it?”


  138. Kim says:

    I thought this recipe was awesome. I made some changes based on what I I had on hand, and it turned out fabulously. I used coconut butter instead of peanut butter, almonds instead of peanuts, and dates instead of raisins. They were delicious. My mom was here shortly after I made them and ate one without knowing they were healthy. I asked her if she knew what was in it. She gave me this look like “Duh” and said “it’s chocolate!” I said, “There’s no sugar. It’s sweetened with dates. The only sugar is in those 3 chocolate chips on top of each one.” She looked completely shocked and said “Well, I guess I’ll have another one then!” I thought it was pretty funny. Thanks for the great recipe. I may have to try the peanut/raisin version next time!

  139. jazzy says:

    How much does this recipe make?

  140. Mint says:

    Delicious recipe as usual, Katie :)! I replaced the raisins with dates, and since my peanut butter was crunchy anyway, I omitted the extra nuts. I think the recipe could do with a little less of the peanut butter, but it was delicious and decadent nonetheless!

  141. Suzanne Richard says:

    Finding your site was my best Christmas present this year!

    1. Stephanie says:

      I just made these and……oh my yum! I didn’t have peanuts so I skipped it. I added chia seeds for a little crunch. I just read someone said they make 10 balls. Oh dear. I think I just ate half. I am forcing myself to stick them in the fridge for later. I also am not a fan of raisins. But I am a follower of directions so I put them in and sooooo good. lol Thanks for all you do.

  142. Earthmamaj says:

    Wasn’t impressed by the first bite, but by the second I was hooked! I am amazed by the ability of these to satisfy my chocolate cravings, and all without any processed sugar. Yahoo raisins!

  143. Angie D says:

    I LOVE alligators! And these look delicious, can’t wait to make them!

    I have an obnoxious alligator cookie jar. When you open it – he shouts “Yummm, Yuummm, those sure are some TASTY cookies (in an aussie accent!)” I can hear it from every corner of the house – it’s my cookie security system!

  144. keeley says:

    Ok these are completely and utterly amazing !!!! Would it be so awful if I ate the whole tray without sharing ? I did make these into a bar and yes I can eat the whole tray ! Also I never even thought to use raising instead of dates . What a great idea .=)

  145. Tammy says:

    You can use PB2 or Chocolate PB2 and make these, real good and counts are so much better.

    1. Tammy says:

      and try carob chips

  146. Kelly says:

    can you freeze your larabars/fudge baby varieties once they are made? I couldn’t decide which type to make so i just made three batches!!! they are amazing but now I am wondering if I can freeze them so they last longer?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Yes, they freeze well.

  147. SV says:

    OMG these are crazy. I’ve made them with almond butter or peanut butter depending on what I have on hand and they are ah-mazing each time and disappear way too fast. You rock.

  148. Taka says:

    Hi Katie! I am trying to find a low sugar alternative to dayes and other dried fruits that I see in recipes like this. I know the dates are for binding and sweetness. I don’t mind not having much sweetness as I am used to low sugar eating but what can I sub for the binding factor? Or maybe use dates and something else half & half?

  149. Amanda says:

    Adore this recipe! Have made it a few times and yesterday added some ground ginger and a bit of mashed banana to the mix. Result needed to set in the fridge but was a delicious twist. Tried and mostly failed to not consume the whole lot in one day! Thanks Katie :)

  150. nuts4knits says:

    I sub 2 T peanut butter (210 calories) plus 2 T PB2 powder (just 45 calories) for the original 1/4 C peanut butter to lower the count just a bit. I roll these into 1/2 Tbsp balls and add 3 chocolate chips per (makes 13 that way). They are SO good! Not sweet enough for my teens, but I think that’s great! More for me (;

    Thanks from D in Tennessee

  151. Ron Gibbs says:

    What is the nutritional info on the no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies? Thanks.

  152. Alyson says:

    Mmmm, just made these! I used the Dark Chocolate Wonderful pb by PB & Company…lol. Made them even chocolatey-er! I probably should’ve left out some cocoa powder but oh well!

    I also didn’t have peanuts handy so I subbed 2 tbsp of raw pumpkin seeds instead. Also used my own raisins I’d made out of dehydrating grapes in the dehydrator.

    Turned out great! It’s almost gone!

  153. Kristy says:

    If you make these with sunflower seeds and sunbutter they are nut free and delicious!

  154. JA McD says:

    I will def try these this holiday season! Thanks for the switch-up of cocoa! My family really digs most things chocolate, so these will be a hit (and so easy!).
    And I had an exotic pet – well, actually, my sister got a hedgehog and her circumstances changed, so I had a hedgehog. She was hand-raised and super adorable, even when she was super cranky. They don’t live very long, so that can be hard, and I haven’t gotten another one – maybe when we have more room and Baby Girl is a bit older!

    1. JA McD says:

      I forgot – my husband had a pet spider. Or he adopted the one that set up camp in the ceiling corner of our living room. One day he nabbed a ladybug that had snuck in and tossed it into the web – I told him that since he fed it, it is now our pet. Spidey disappeared about a week later, but by then he’d stopped feeding her anyway – probably ran away due to neglect LOL.

  155. Lucy says:

    Oh yum
    Oh yum yum yum yum yum yum yum
    Next time: triple the recipe
    So moist! (sorry if you hate that word)
    These taste a lot like cocoa delight nakd bars (uk Larabar equivalent) but somehow even better. Oh yum yum yum yum YUM.

  156. Leah rosen says:

    Hi Katie! Would you ever consider making a section for easy lunchbox treats? Nut-free because many schools don’t allow nuts due to allergies. Thanks so much!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Here are many no bake snack recipes!

  157. Cindy says:

    Hi – when I click on a Lara Bar recipe, it takes me into the cookies – am I doing something wrong? Thanks!