Soft and chewy healthy no bake cookies, loaded with peanut butter and chocolate chunks. Perfect for when you want to indulge AND stick to your diet. Kids love them too!
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Healthy No Bake Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
Healthy no bake cookies made with peanut butter, chocolate, and oatmeal. Soft and chewy cookies, without any of the guilt!


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter — creamy or crunchy (for best results, use shelf-stable peanut butter; if using natural peanut butter, ensure that it is well stirred and not oily)
  • 1/2 cup milk — any kind—almond, dairy milk or soy milk. I used unsweetened vanilla almond
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup well mashed very ripe banana — about 1 medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats — see recipe notes to make your own
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or a silpat mat. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, milk, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and salt until smooth and well combined. Remove from the heat and whisk in the honey, banana, and vanilla extract until smooth and most of the banana lumps have disappeared. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the oats. The mixture will be very thick.
  3. With a small cookie scoop or spoon, drop heaping tablespoons of no bake cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Gently flatten the mounds into a cookie shape, then press the chopped chocolate on the top. Place the cookies in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the oats to soften and the flavors to meld.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy dessert, Healthy No Bake Cookies

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 cookie) — Calories: 120, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 40mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 3g

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