No Bake Healthy Peanut Butter + Chocolate Cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate: the combo which can fix all your problems or at least make you so happy that you forget about them all and smile instead.

 

No Bake Peanut Butter + Chocolate Cookies - Only 5 Ingredients and they're vegan, gluten free and super healthy!

 


Not that cookies can heal shin splits and have me back running in no time, but they definitely  help.

Until they’re gone and I feel like crying again, but hey, it’s ok. These are so quick and easy to make that I could spend the rest of my life making batches and eating them.

 

No Bake Peanut Butter + Chocolate Cookies - Only 5 Ingredients and they're vegan, gluten free and super healthy!

 

Oh kidding. I can’t. I’ve made my local store run out of dates. Again.

*Now you should picture me Britney style dancing to the sound of “oooOOooops I did it again”*

 

No Bake Peanut Butter + Chocolate Cookies - Only 5 Ingredients and they're vegan, gluten free and super healthy!

 

Lame, I know. But it’s Monday, and that means that I’ve kind of run out of inspiration so excuse me while I lay here not knowing what to write and craving cookies.

Too bad there’s none left because BAM! I make them and they’re gone the minute after.

 

No Bake Peanut Butter + Chocolate Cookies - Only 5 Ingredients and they're vegan, gluten free and super healthy!

 

Seriously.

I wish they lasted longer, because they make such wonderful pre-workout snacks, you know. And I suppose that they’re dope as the fuel for long runs too. I’m just making guesses here – it’s not as if I was going to be able to run anytime soon.

*Now you picture me sobbing and seriously considerating the option of getting out of the bed and make another batch of cookies just for my self. Alas, I can’t. It’s siesta time and if the mere thought of using the food processor crossed my mind, my mum would kill me*

 

No Bake Peanut Butter + Chocolate Cookies - Only 5 Ingredients and they're vegan, gluten free and super healthy!

 

So no cookies for me.

But you still have the choice to enjoy these, hey. I’m assuming that your family isn’t sleeping at this very moment. Or maybe they are, who knows. Which I know is that it’s worth it to risk it all and make your noisy food processors work for the sake of cookies. So do yourself a favor and make a batch of these cookies. And then eat them while you think of me.

The Britney wannabe version OR the sobbing one, I don’t care.

 

No Bake Peanut Butter + Chocolate Cookies - Only 5 Ingredients and they're vegan, gluten free and super healthy!

PROS:

  • PB + Chocolate combo. Do I need to say more? Oh well, then I’ll tell you that they have hints of caramel flavor as well and a salty edge that it’s plain awesome.
  • These are healthy to boot, guys. Like, 100% free of processed ingredients and sugar. And hey, they’re vegan and gluten free too. But do you think you’d tell? Nope nope nope. My brothers thought these were every bit as unhealthy as the real deal so I think we have a winner here? Yes, we do!
  • These are no bake, which means that a) You could be eating these in seconds and b) You’re going to save tons of money in electricity bills (and therefore you’ll be able to spend it in shoes shhh)
  • Perfect pre-workout treat! All those natural sugars and carbs will help you get trough the toughest of workouts. And there’s also a bit of healthy fat and protein involved – how cool is that?

CONS:

  • I guess that if you religiously count calories, you’re not going to like these. I mean, I haven’t calculated the info myself, but I’m assuming that due to the nature of the ingredients, they pack lots of calories. Chill out though – they’re healthy ones!

 

No Bake Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
Yields 15
Crunchy, healthy and utterly delicious!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 24 medjool dates, pitted
  2. 200 grams brown cereal flakes
  3. 75 grams peanuts
  4. 40 grams coconut oil (3 tbsp.)
  5. 80 grams chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in water for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add the dates to a food processor and pulse until broken down and smooth. Add peanuts and cereal flakes and process until combined. You can leave big chunks if you like it that way.
  3. Stir in melted coconut oil and pulse until combined.
  4. Add chopped chocolate.
  5. Form dough into cookies. You'll get 15 huge cookies or 24-26 smaller ones.
  6. Chill them in the freezer for one hour. You can eat tehm straight away, but I find that they're much better cold!
Notes
  1. Butter can be used instead of coconut oil.
  2. Unsweetened brown rice flakes can be found at health food stores, but if you can't get them, you can use those Special K kind instead. Yes, the recipe will no longer be clean eating approved, but 200 grams won't do that much harm!
  3. I like to keep these in the freezer, as the texture resembles a real baked cooki that way!
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54 Comments

  • Reply grandbabycakes April 7, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    These look so amazing! And no bake? Wow!

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor April 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Love no-bake treats! These cookies look like the perfect afternoon snack!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite April 7, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Wow no-bake cookies?!?! So awesome Consuelo!

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life April 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I always run out of dates … *sigh* and I agree, peanut butter and chocolate can fix just about anything! Although almond butter is amazing, too. Get better soon, shin splints are a pain!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven April 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Love be a good no-bake and you know I’m a sucker for all things peanut butter and chocolate. I don’t think a better combination exists!

  • Reply Joyti April 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    OOO, this sounds really good. And healthy? Yes, please!

  • Reply steworastory April 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    GIRL. chocolate. peanut butter. Done. Love the combination of fonts you used in that last photo. Gorgeous!

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl April 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    You made these look so simple and delicious. DANGEROUS! YUM!

  • Reply Laurel y Menta April 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    QuΓ© peligro Consuelo: estas cookies son una verdadera tentaciΓ³n… Somos totalmente incapaces de comer una o dos sΓ³lo.
    Tomamos nota porque, ademΓ‘s de adictas al chocolate, nos encanta la mantequilla de cacahuete.
    Un besito.

  • Reply Ashley April 7, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate can definitely fix any bad day! These look amazing – I love that they are no bake! And so easy to make … which could be a problem : )

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 7, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter perfection! These are some seriously wicked cookies, Consuelo. The dangerous part is the no-bake…so easy to consume mass quantities! But…calories, schmalories. Who counts them when good, nutrient-rich carbs are involved? Meanwhile, I hope your shin splints heal fast!! xx

  • Reply Monica April 7, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I love the richness of PB and chocolate – so satisfying. No bake is a bonus! I don’t count calories but I’m happy to eat more things that are good for me and tastes good too. This definitely works!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments April 7, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I love no bake cookies, and this flavor combination is always so great!

  • Reply blahnikbaker April 8, 2014 at 12:42 am

    You just need to make more and please send me some!! No bake and peanut butter and chocolate!! Winner!!

  • Reply tohercore April 8, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Oh yum – anything chocolatey and with peanut butter is a definite winner in my book! These look just perfect πŸ™‚ (As a side note, I now have Britney Spears stuck in my head! And the image of you and your dates dancing around, haha!)

  • Reply Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron April 8, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Your photos are amazing! Especially love that last one πŸ™‚ And I love how simple these cookies are – they look delicious! Pinned

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane April 8, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Oh, yum! I’m really impressed by the fact that I don’t have to bake these. Please throw me a few over … it’s breakfast time here! Pinning, Consuelo!

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes April 8, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Mmmm t hese sound sooo good! And I love that they are healthy!

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour April 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter definitely makes everything better..love these!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker April 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Brilliant! You are so clever. They look delicious and so healthy πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carmel Moments April 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Mmm….love no bake cookies. I still get a cookie but I don’t have to wait for it to come out of the oven? That’s a good deal.
    Have a beautiful Tuesday!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens April 8, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Yeah … peanut butter and chocolate is pretty much the combo that can fix anything … I think probably even flat tires, a leaky roof, or a snag in your favorite sweater … it’s just THAT good! πŸ˜€ Now that you’ve added words like “healthy” and “no-bake”, I’m pretty sure these cookies just donned a superhero cape and are off to save the world! You know I’m totally pinning this! πŸ˜€

  • Reply bakerbynature April 8, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I am all over these cookies once the Summer heat kicks in!!!

  • Reply whatjessicabakednext April 8, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I love PB and chocolate! I really need one of these cookies or the whole batch!

  • Reply Pam April 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    They look and sound amazing!

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou April 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Really no bake???? I can’t believe it. They look so good Co, great job!

  • Reply Juliana April 8, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    These cookies look great Consuelo…and I love the idea of no baking, especially during warm season…
    Thanks for the recipe…have a wonderful week πŸ˜€

  • Reply Monet April 9, 2014 at 12:29 am

    You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate, can you? These look divine!

  • Reply Cindy April 9, 2014 at 12:35 am

    I love No-Bake treats. They are so easy and quick to put together. I love the big chunks of chocolate in the peanut butter cookies. Looks great!

  • Reply Jamie@Milk N Cookies April 9, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I love no-bake treats. And you mean I can buy more shoes because I’m using my oven less? Okay, sign me up, haha. And these look like they’re incredibly satisfying and nutritious. Yum!

  • Reply Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! April 9, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I absolutely adore no-bake cookies. When I first saw these, I could not believe they were not baked. They look so scrumptious and since they are healthy it’s okay for me to eat more than two, right?? Or even better yet – healthy cookies make a fabulous breakfast food in my mind. Yum!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com April 9, 2014 at 7:01 am

    SUCH a bummer about your race! Are your shins feeling any better? Have you seen a doctor about them? I seriously hope you start to recover soon. :/

  • Reply Alyssa April 9, 2014 at 7:56 am

    These cookies look awesome, Consuelo! I should be going to bed but I have all of these ingredients in the house….temptation….

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes April 9, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I can do no bake! It sure sounds delicious!

  • Reply Joanne April 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    BAH! to shin splints! I hope you get better soon! Have you gotten new sneakers?? Whenever I develop a running issue, that’s the first thing I do.

    These cookies are so going to be a new addiction. I can feel it.

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  • Reply danguole April 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    You do some wonderful things with dates, girl! Love the photos, too!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    chocolate chunks!!! all I see are chocolate chunks & and the word healthy and I am one happy little chick right here!

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes April 10, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Love chocolate and PB together!! YUM!

  • Reply Karla - The Candid Kitchen April 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Consuelo I love your recipes! How can you make such an amazing healthy recipe using ingredients like chocolate and peanut butter?!

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} April 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Looks amazing Consuelo! And I absolutely adore the last photo. It’s so cute!

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic April 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I love these healthy cookies! I would definitely scarf one down pre-workout. Great that they’re no bake too (I also just posted about no bake treats today)! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Gintare @Gourmantine April 10, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    If it weren’t midnight here and I wouldn’t have to get up for an early morning run, I’d definitely be running to the kitchen to make a batch of these!

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  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron April 11, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Healthy PB and chocolate! Calories don’t count when they’re healthy and delicious! πŸ˜›

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen April 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I love no bake cookies! And the big chunks of chocolate are making me drool! Hope your shin splints heal up soon. Enjoy your weekend πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) April 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Calories, shmalories. These look out of this world! The only dangerous thing is that there is no baking/waiting period between your craving and the finished cookies πŸ™‚

  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks April 12, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Is it ok that I want to eat all of these like right NOW? Great recipe, Consuelo! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner April 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    No bake?! You’re kidding me, I would have never been able to tell. These cookies look delicious. Um, peanut butter and chocolate have got to be the best duo of all time! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kelly April 17, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Love these no-bake cookies – they look fantastic! Chocolate and peanut butter always have my attention – these would make the perfect snack πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emma February 6, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Looking super yummy!!! I am *gasp* out of PB! But when I no longer am, I’m trying these. That chocolate looks familiar!

  • Reply Emma August 27, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Heeeeey…. what kind of chocolate is that??? It looks like ours! And these cookies sound SOOOO YUMMY!!!!! I will try making them once I get a food processor =D

    • Reply Consuelo September 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

      It’s a Spanish brand I believe hehehe. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

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