Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Peanut butter and chocolate are an amazing combination. These two simple ingredients come together to make something truly incredible. Growing up I was (and probably still am, honestly) a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fanatic; they were my go-to sweet treats as a child. As I’ve gotten older I’ve employed the “We can’t have these in the house” method, since anytime we have them in the house, I have no willpower and have passed my days of being able to eat anything and everything I want.
All this to say that I’ve been thinking about healthier ways to still enjoy peanut butter and chocolate together when the craving strikes. I set out to make a chocolate peanut butter dip for apples and bananas. My first attempt failed as a dip, but Joelle (always having a knack for recipe creation) suggested that it would work better as no bake treats. I added in some mix-ins, formed them into cookies, and had a winner!
These delicious no bake cookies are exploding with wonderful Peanut Butter and chocolate flavor. They’re healthy, simple to make, and a great source of protein. Make a batch for desserts or for mid-morning and/or afternoon snacks. Pack them for meals on the go, take them to work or school, or eat them as a light breakfast! Or just mix them up and eat it all with a spoon (I won’t judge).
Stock up before the craving strikes!
- 3/4 Cup peanut butter
- 1 1/2 Cup oats (use gluten free oats to make this recipe gluten free)
- 6 Tbsp maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp chopped roasted and salted peanuts
- 3 Tbsp chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1/4-1/2 tsp salt, to taste
- Add all ingredients to bowl.
- Stir until combined. (or mixed with hands)
- Form into 1 1/2" cookies.
- If the cookies seem sticky, chill them in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. They will firm up as they chill.
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