Healthier No-Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies. The most scrumptious cookies that we almost always have the ingredients for. They’re not the most beautiful, but they make up for it in their simplicity and deliciousness.

My family would often make no-bake cookies on Sunday afternoons. We used my grandma’s recipe. It had 2 cups of white sugar, and 1/2 cup of butter, along with the 3 cups of oats.

These lightened-up replicas are naturally-sweetened, use only whole-food fat of nut butter, and are chewy and chocolately just like Grandma’s! They are dangerously easy and convenient to make!

5 from 1 vote
Healthier No-Bake Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

These healthier no-bake cookies have no butter or sugar, and are oil-free! They taste great made with peanut or almond butter.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookies, healthy, no-bake, plant-based, quick, vegan
Servings: 14 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. To a small pot, add peanut butter, honey, milk, cocoa, and salt. On medium (NOT high) heat, stir until completely melted and smooth. Once melted, cook and stir about 1 minute longer, constantly stirring to avoid burning. 

  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Then add coconut and oats, and optional peanuts. Stir until well-combined.

  3. Scoop out 1 tablespoon-fulls and drop onto wax paper. Let chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 14 cookies. 

Recipe Notes

For a fudgier, more traditional cookie, you could add 1/4 cup coconut oil with the cocoa and peanut butter. You'd add 300 calories to the batch, though. These are delicious without! 



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1 Comments

  1. These so remind me of my childhood making no-bake cookies! There’s nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter, in my opinion. I’m grateful for a healthier option, these are delicious and not too sweet. The only thing I did differently was that we didn’t add coconut, my kids don’t like it. (Breaks my heart!)

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