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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. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Cindy says

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

  7. Betsy says

    I love this recipe so much. I am going to make this for my sister a I. we are on the GAPS diet and we can only have a few desserts.
    o answer your question I have always wanted a Chinchilla.



  8. Jessica says

    Love your recipes. I had a pet deer mouse, his name was Binky. When I was seven I also went and asked the manager of our rented town house to ask if we could please flood the basement for a crocodile. I think most kids go through those phases. lol

  9. V says

    These cookies have single-handedly brought joy back into my sweet-tooth diabetic dad’s life!

    You should DEFINITELY start by saying they are sugar-free! That’s way more impressive than gluten-free! The fact they have no flour makes them perfect for diabetics!

    I converted in grams and do 95g peanut butter, 90g raisins, 15g cocoa blend until smooth then fold in very rougly ground roasted peanuts for cunchiness. I roll them into balls that weigh about 20g each then squash them flat with the palm of my hand. I freeze the cookies because that’s how dad likes them and they keep a couple of weeks!

    Thank you for a life-changing recipe, really. It has made my dad’s life better. He looks forward to them every day.

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