Healthier No-Bake Cookies

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 14 cookies


  • 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)


  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!