The famous chocolate + peanut butter no bake cookies made with healthier and better-for-you ingredients (no refined sugars). These easy healthy no bake cookies can be made in 15 minutes or less and are truly the best!
Healthy No Bake Cookies
I’ve featured more than a few no bake cookies on this site (READER FAVE HERE) along with healthier baked cookies and it’s amazing I haven’t take the typical chocolate + peanut butter no bake cookies and made them healthier until now.
Originally I wanted to make “almond joy no bake cookies” which I guess these still pass for that if you use almond butter. However, when I actually went to develop these cookies for the first time I was out of almond butter and fell in love with the flavor they had with peanut butter. Later on when I made them again I used almond butter and it’s amazing with that too. So if you like an almond joy flavor better use almond butter and if you are wanting that flavor/taste of a traditional chocolate no bake cookie use peanut butter!
These also have an apparent coconut flavor with the coconut sugar, coconut oil, and most particularly the coconut flakes. However if you aren’t a huge fan of coconut these are more predominantly flavored chocolate + peanut butter flavored (especially if you want to replace the coconut with extra oats).
They do take a little bit to set up and harden so I always cheat and throw them in the freezer for like 15 minutes. Works like a charm! And while these do store fine at room temperature, I like them best straight out of the fridge.
The famous chocolate + peanut butter no bake cookies made with better-for-you ingredients. These easy healthy no bake cookies can be made in 15 minutes!
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut or almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar (brown sugar can be substituted)
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup and 1/4 old fashioned oats
Line 12 cavities in a miniature muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
Place a small pot over medium heat. Add in the peanut or almond butter and the coconut oil.
(Measure the coconut oil in its liquid state.)
Stir until smooth and then add in the coconut or brown sugar and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is about to boil.
Remove from heat and add in the chocolate chips and stir constantly until all the chocolate is melted. Add in the vanilla and salt.
Stir in the honey.
Stir in the coconut and old fashioned oats.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop out and tightly compress the mixture into cookies. If you don't have a cookie scoop these don't hold too well with your hands so try to use two spoons to form balls.
Drop into the prepared muffin tin and place in the fridge (or freezer for about 15 minutes) until the cookies have become solid.
These are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge but they can be left at room temperature.
*Dark chocolate is a healthier chocolate. If you hate dark chocolate and don't mind a less healthy treat, use milk chocolate.
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