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3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Added Sugar or Butter)

These no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies are an easy healthy snack or dessert. The cookies are just 3 ingredients and don’t require any flour, eggs, added sugar or butter. They can be made ahead of time and store well.
a stack of no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies.

With summer and vacation over, I’ve been meal planning and prepping and also trying to do the same with snacks. What I love about these no bake cookies is that they store well and taste just as good days after they are made. They are a very easy snack and dessert that my whole family enjoys.

Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter
  • Dates
  • Cocoa Powder

Peanut Butter: This recipe is made with unsweetened natural creamy peanut butter. Make sure the only things listed in the ingredient list in your jar of peanut butter are peanuts and salt because some brands of peanut butter will label their peanut butter “natural-style” but it still contains added oils. This recipe will not work with peanut butter that has added oils.  Peanut butter can be substituted with natural almond butter or natural sunflower seed butter.

Dates: This recipe uses Medjool dates because Medjool dates are big and contain a lot of soft flesh, which is what is needed to make a date paste. Dates are used as a natural sweetener for these cookies. They also create the structure and texture for the cookies.

Cocoa Powder: I used dutch process cocoa powder though I think it should also work with natural cocoa powder.

How to Make No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

The dates are first blended to form a date paste. The peanut butter and cocoa powder are then mixed in until a thick cookie dough forms. The cookie dough is then shaped into cookies and placed into the fridge until set. The cookies are then ready to eat.
two no bake cookies.

No Bake Cookie Texture

Because these cookies are not baked or cooked, they will not have the same texture as a baked cookie. They are chewy and sweet, with a slightly crumbly texture.

These cookies are not super sweet. Everyone has different levels of sweetness they prefer. If you prefer these cookies to be sweeter, you can reduce the amount of cocoa powder, add more dates or add chocolate chips to the dough.
a stack of six cookies.

More No Bake Cookie Recipes

3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings: 14 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
These chocolate peanut butter cookies are chewy and sweet. They don't require any cooking or baking and make a healthy snack that can be made ahead of time and stores well.
4.58 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 packed cup (165 g) pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup (128 g) unsweetened natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp (14 g) unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add dates to food processor and pulse until a smooth paste forms. You will need to stop a few times and scrape down the sides of your food processor with a spatula to help it mix. If you are using older dates that are a little dry you may need to rehydrate them before using. See notes for more details.
  • Add in cocoa powder and peanut butter. Pulse until they are evenly incorporated and blended in, with no cocoa or peanut butter streaks remaining. You will need to scrape the sides of your food processor a few times with a spatula to help the food processor mix. When you are done mixing, your mixture should be the consistency of cookie dough.
  • Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop out dough. Release onto prepared cookie sheet, spreading 1 inch apart. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Pick up a dough ball and roll between hands to form a round, smooth ball. Place back onto cookie sheet. Lightly press down on the dough ball so that it flattens into a thick disk. Use the back of a fork to make criss-cross pattern across surface of the cookie. Repeat with remaining dough balls.
  • Place cookies into the fridge to help them firm up (I usually put them in for about 30 minutes). Store uneaten cookies at room temperature for a few days or longer in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

  • You want to use dates that are very soft and moist in order for them to form a smooth date paste. If the dates you are using feel dry or hard you can rehydrate them before using. To do so, soak them in warm water for about 15 minutes. Drain from water, lightly pat dry, and then use.
  • Make sure to pit the dates before measuring them.
  • I use Double Date Organic Medjool Dates.*
  • I used this 1 tbsp cookie scoop.*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.
  • These cookies are sweet but not super sweet. If you prefer sweeter cookies, you can reduce the amount of cocoa powder (by 1 tbsp), add more dates, or add chocolate chips (if adding chocolate chips, add them at the very end after the dough has formed).
  • The cookies do not have the same texture as baked cookies. They are chewy and slightly crumbly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 92kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, NET CARBS: 9g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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27 comments on “3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Added Sugar or Butter)”

  1. Peanut butter with added salt??

    100% pure peanut butter is available. I get mine in Aldi.

    • Yes, most natural peanut butter in a jar has added salt in the ingredients list, but there are others like you mentioned. The salt also helps enhance the flavor of the cookies.

  2. Hi Kirbie, This is a confession not a comment. Your recipe for “Two ingredient, no-bake, peanut butter cookies” sounded delicious! Peanut butter tends to bother my digestion. You had suggested natural almond butter so I bought a jar and a bag of Medjool dates. The cookies never materialized! I’m sorry. Once I’d opened the dates, I tried dipping one into some almond butter in a spoon. It’s a pathetic story after that. I can confess that the combo was scrumptious! The ingredients never quite made it to the desired, circular, cookie shape. Call it hunger or weakness, I’ll know better than to open either ingredient unless I’m going to mix them up and complete your recipe! Very Tasty!

  3. Are they soft and chewy? That’s the only way my family likes cookies soft and chewy

  4. Worked great for my dad and grandchildren. Fun to make and eat. Bless you.

  5. Thank you for the awesome recipe they are amazing and easy for the kids to make ??

  6. Superb

  7. Love the sound of these cookies, but you didn’t specify whether they are made with fresh dates or dried ones. 🙂

    • Dried medjool dates. For most US recipes, it’s usually just written as medjool dates without specifying dried or fresh because it’s usually assumed dried. Fresh dates are very rare here

      • Thank you, Kirbie. Made for cookie monster hubby. I got to try ONE then turned round and they were all gone. I’m told I “need more practice” (this is one of his greatest compliments!)

      • We’re glad he loved them!

  8. My husband saw this recipe online, and I just made it for our vegan, pregnant daughter. These cookies are SO good. Really easy and fast to make, and they taste great. I really like that they are not too sweet. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I’m already thinking I need to make another batch tomorrow!

  9. To bake not NO bake check your headline lol

  10. Looks good. Will try it out.

  11. I guess ur recipes r so simple especially the no bake cookies.. Incredibly easy… Yet so awesome ?? ? ?
    I would like stove top recipes as i don’t hve. An oven. also Eggless yet simple ???

  12. Do you have any cake or sponge recipes, large or small please?