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Overhead closeup shot of Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies (Vegan)

A classic that never goes out of style: these cookies are super simple to pull together and make fabulous foodie gifts!
*Find more tips in the blog post above. Single and double batch recipe included below. Use a #50 cookie scoop to make portioning a snap! Use gluten free oats if needed.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies, Gluten Free No Bake Cookies, Holiday Cookies, No Bake Cookeis
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 or 36 Cookies
Calories 123kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean


For 18 Cookies, .65oz (1 1/4 Tbs) ea:

For 36 Cookies, .65oz (1 1/4 Tbs) ea:


  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. One for one batch, two for a double. Set aside.
    In a medium sauce pot or saucier pan add the cocoa, sugar, milk, and coconut oil. Whisk together until all the ingredients come together. Set on stove to high heat and bring the mixture to a hard rolling boil, without stirring. You'll know it's at a hard boil when the bubbles make their way all the way to the center of the mixture. Set a timer for one minute. 
    After one minute, remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter, mashing if needed, until incorporated. Immediately add the oats, vanilla extract and salt. Stir. 
    The mixture will begin to set up, so working quickly, scoop the cookies by tablespoon fulls or with a #50 (about 1 1/2 Tbs) cookie scoop onto the prepared sheet pans. 
  • Allow the cookies to set at room temperature, uncovered for about 20-30 minutes. They'll go from shiny soft set to a firm dark brown matt finish.  They're now ready to eat. 
  • Store at room temperature in a lidded container for up to two weeks. 


Note that these cookies are considered candy, so making them on a humid day is probably not ideal. If the air is too humid (what that threshold is, I'm not sure), the cookies may not set properly. They'll remain shiny and soft. This is also the case if the candy mixture is not brought to a full rolling boil for one minute. 
If this occurs, you can set the cookies in the refrigerator to firm further (and they'll taste fabulous!), but they'll still be soft at room temperature. 


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg