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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No-bake peanut butter cookies that are naturally vegan and gluten-free! These cookies are done in less than 15 minutes and are made with basic pantry ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (or quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, raw or dry roasted, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, natural
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Melted chocolate for drizzling


  • Add all the ingredients in a food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed, about 30 seconds.
  • Roll the mixture into 8 balls. Using a fork, press the balls to form cookies (as shown in the photos).
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.


If your dates are dry, you may need to add a touch of water for the mixture to stick. Start with 1/2 tablespoon and increase as needed.
The maple syrup is optional, but helps the mixture stick a little more and adds a little sweetness. If not using, you may need to add a touch of water.
You can melt the chocolate in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time to avoid burning. For better drizzling, stir in a small amount of coconut oil.