The Best No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, vegan)

Prep: 30 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 cookiesCategory: Desserts
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These delicious Peanut Butter Cookies are a quick and easy no bake dessert perfect for those peanut butter lovers.

These no bake cookies make a great nutrient dense snack and are a ‘healthier’ version of baked cookies. This is a really simple recipe to follow as the cookies require just a handful of ingredients. I like to decorate these with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt, however, these cookies are still delicious without. If you opt not to use these extras it means you will actually only need three ingredients in order to whip these up – two of which you probably already have in your pantry.

You will need to use a smooth peanut butter that is firm in consistency as opposed to runny. If you do use a runnier peanut butter and find that the dough is too wet or sticky once you come to separate it into chunks, simply stir in half a tablespoon of extra coconut flour at a time until you reach the desired consistency. The dough should come together easily without crumbling or sticking to your hands.

If you like the sound of these no bake cookies but are unable to eat nuts, you could substitute the peanut butter for a seed butter or tahini instead, alternatively, why not add a chocolatey twist and make my No Bake Chocolate Tahini Cookies which you can find here.

I like to use an 85% dark chocolate to drizzle over my cookies, however, you could use whatever type you wanted. You could even try this with a dairy free ‘milk’ chocolate or white chocolate instead if you would prefer. I sometimes add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the bowl containing the chocolate when it is melting, in order to stretch the chocolate a little further, but this is optional.

I place these cookies to set in the freezer and tend to leave them there. I just remove the cookies a few minutes before eating in order for them to thaw out. Storing them in the freezer does extend their shelf life, however, if you would prefer these cookies a little softer you can just keep them in the refrigerator once set. If you would prefer to keep them in the fridge they will last for around five days.

If you like my No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies you may also like my No Bake Tahini Cookie Dough Bites which you can find here or my 5 Ingredient Cookies & Cream Bites. Alternatively, for similar flavours in a baked version of this cookie why not try my Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies, which you can find here, instead.

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  • 135g 1/2 cup + 1 tsp smooth peanut butter
  • 70ml 3 tbsp + 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 60g 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 50g 1/4 cup dark chocolate (optional)
  • pinch sea salt (optional)


  1. Add the peanut butter and maple syrup to a mixing bowl and whisk until they come together
  2. Pour in the coconut flour and stir well, allowing the mixture to form a sticky dough
  3. Divide the mixture into six even chunks and roll each piece into a ball
  4. Transfer the balls onto a piece of parchment paper and, using the back of a fork, press down onto the cookies to flatten them and create a pattern on top
  5. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the top of the cookies
  6. Add a sprinkle of salt across the top of each cookie
  7. Place the cookies in the freezer to set for a minimum of twenty minutes


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