No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Yield : 12
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 20m

Four ingredients, no baking required – these cookies are almost too easy to make.

If you know me at all, you would know I am the biggest peanut butter lover. Most sweet recipes (even some savory ones too!) I create involve peanut butter in some way shape or form. When I make cookies, the first thing my friends ask is “is there peanut butter in these?” I swear the one time I excluded peanut butter from my sugar cookies people figured I was lying to them.

Back to these cookies though.. seriously an quick and easy recipe if you’re looking for a healthy version of your favorite peanut butter cookies; you can even top ’em with chocolate drizzle to take it to the next level.

Enjoy! Hopefully, these cookies take your day from great to even (peanut) better!


  • 1 and 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 9 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 4-8 T almond milk


Step 1

1. Combine date, pb and oats in a food processor until it becomes a grainy, almost sandy texture

Step 2

2. Add in almond milk one tablespoon at a time until a thick dough forms

Step 3

3. Roll into balls and press flat with a fork to form cookie shapes.

Step 4

4. Refrigerate to firm up and enjoy! (Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze to keep longer)

My name is Lauren Bossi; I run Track & Field at the University of Hartford in CT. I've got a passion for running and plant-based eats. When I'm not wandering around the aisles of the grocery store I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, pun-writing and tag-saling.

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Comments (21)

  1. posted by Michelle on January 6, 2017

    What type of chocolate drizzle?

    • posted by Lauren Bossi on January 9, 2017

      Hi Michelle!
      I use Enjoy Life dairy-free dark chocolate chips and melt them down for a drizzle. Hope that helps!

  2. posted by Diane on June 17, 2017

    I will definitely try these…so easy and looks delish!

  3. posted by Elizabeth on July 12, 2017

    Are the rolled oats cooked?

    • posted by Lauren Bossi on July 19, 2017


      • posted by Tracy L Moore on August 7, 2017

        Hey kinda new to this way of eating hoping to make it a life change for my husband and I. so will you tell me what is rolled oats?

        • posted by Carol on September 17, 2017

          Welcome to eating plant based. It will change your health for the better-I am living proof! Oats come in several forms and how they are processed is usually the first word. Rolled oats are traditionally oat groats that have been dehusked and steamed, before being rolled into flat flakes under heavy rollers and stabilized by being lightly toasted. Wikipedia.Instant oats are processed the same way only chopped finer so they cook faster. Steel cut oats are not rolled but chopped and take longer to cook and are a bit denser. Oats are most popular for oatmeal, but they have a good “binding” quality and are great in vegan style burgers and cookies.

        • posted by vulpes on September 17, 2017

          Here, this might help you.

          Good luck with your new change!

    • posted by Laetitia on September 18, 2017


  4. posted by Muhammad K Johnson on July 17, 2017

    Can you use steel cut oatmeal?

    • posted by Lauren Bossi on July 19, 2017

      Haven’t tried; this recipe works best with rolled oats as steel cut may be a bit crunchy but give it a go!

  5. posted by Samantha Vivan on July 25, 2017

    Do i have to use dates in this recipe? Is there a suitable substitute?

  6. posted by gwen wilson on August 1, 2017

    on the almond milk is it a tsp. or Tbsp

    • posted by Lauren Bossi on August 2, 2017


  7. posted by Susan on August 18, 2017

    My daughter is allergic to tree nuts, any recommendation on replacing almond milk?

    • posted by Carmen on September 4, 2017

      Soy is always a good subsitute for almond, cashew or coconut milk but hemp and rice milk are really good too!

    • posted by Laetitia on September 18, 2017

      Use cashew nut as it is actually a seed not a nut.

  8. posted by Suzi on August 18, 2017

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Would appreciate it if you could include the nutritional information as well. I had emailed a few weeks ago and received a prompt response, however I still don’t see the information I was told should be with each recipe. If someone can answer that dilemma, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

  9. posted by Kari on September 18, 2017

    We tried these tonight and they were amazing! My husband sprinkled coconut sugar on the top of each of them to add a little sweetness to it.

  10. posted by Mary on October 29, 2017

    I do not have a food processor have a blender any suggestions

  11. posted by Christy Cote on November 12, 2017

    Hello there, Do the dates have to be fresh or can they be dried??


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