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.
- 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.