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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

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 Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cookies.

You know you want to.

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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

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
  • 1/4 cup + 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 (Walnuts or cashews can be subbed. Also, if you can only find salted peanuts, reduce or omit added salt)
  • 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • optional: chocolate chips, either before or after blending (or both!)

Throw everything into a small food processor (double the recipe for a larger food processor) 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.


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.

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 “Mom, 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 blog!

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Published on October 2, 2011

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  1. 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?

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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…)

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats says

    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…

  11. 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 😉

  12. 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!

  13. 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!!!

  14. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes says

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

  15. Katie @Nutrition In A Peanut Shell says

    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!

  16. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says

    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! 😀

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