Healthy No Bake Cookies
No-bake cookies are a delicious treat! Full of the chocolate peanut butter flavor and chewy oatmeal texture you love this healthier version is better for you and still delicious! These delicious healthy no bake cookies make a delicious lunchbox treat or after school snack!
I’ve always loved no make cookies but I wanted to learn to make an easy and healthy version for my kids. I wanted to come up with something as delicious as traditional no-bake cookies without all of the refined sugar! This version of no bake cookies are easy to make and delicious to enjoy!
This no-bake cookie recipe has been given a make over and uses natural peanut butter, coconut oil and honey in place of the traditional sugar and butter. This lowers the refined sugar content but still gives the cookies the delicious sweet peanut butter chocolate you love!
The traditional no bake cookie recipe uses two cups of sugar and often include peanut butter that has additional sugar. While this healthier version is sweet there is far less sweetener added and we’re using honey instead and it has added health benefits and is easier for our bodies to process. This easy recipe makes eating a little healthier quick and delicious!
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FAQ & Tips For Making Healthy No-Bake Cookies
Can I swap out the honey? Absolutely! If you are making no-bake cookies to fit a vegan diet or if you prefer a different sweetener you can use another liquid natural sweetener and keep these cookies refined sugar free. Maple syrup or Agave are great choices. Swapping out the honey will alter how the cookies taste, can change the texture and can alter how long it takes until the cookies set.
Can I use a different nut butter? If you are allergic to peanuts or don’t like them have no fear you can replace the peanut butter! Instead of peanut butter you can use almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter or other natural nut butter. Just be sure to select replacements without added sugar or it will alter the sugar content.
Great additions to these cookies– We love these cookies just the way they are but they are also great with some additions! We love to add in unsweetened coconut flakes, sweetened shredded coconut, chopped nuts, or even chopped dried fruit!
How to store these cookies– These cookies are best stored refrigerated in an airtight container. Since coconut oil is one of the components used to bind the cookies together they can soften in a warm kitchen. So I suggest keeping them refrigerated.
Do I have to use old fashioned oats? These cookies are best when they are made with regular old-fashioned oats. You can use quick-cooking oats if that is all you have but it will result in a softer cookie with less texture. You can also use gluten free oats to make these cookies gluten free.
Ingredients for Healthy No Bake Cookies
1 Cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
3/4- Cup Honey
1/2 – Cup Coconut Oil
2- tsp Vanilla
2 – Cups Old Fashioned Oats
5- Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1/2 – tsp Salt
Here’s How to Make Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
In a medium size pan over medium/low heat combine the peanut butter and honey, coconut oil and cocoa powder. Stir until the peanut butter and coconut oil have melted. Continue to stir occasionally until it starts boiling gently. Now you don’t want to scorch your honey so keep it at a gentle boil for about 2 minutes.
Remove your pan from the heat and add in your salt, vanilla and oats and stir thoroughly until the oats are nicely covered with the chocolate mixture.
Now drop cookies by the spoonful or cookie scoop onto wax paper or parchment paper.
Allow the cookies to cool completely. Once the cookies are set remove them from the parchment paper and enjoy!
- 1 Cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- 3/4- Cup Honey
- 1/2 – Cup Coconut Oil
- 2- tsp Vanilla
- 2 – Cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 5- Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 – tsp Salt
- In a medium size pan over medium/low heat combine the peanut butter and honey, coconut oil and cocoa powder. Stir until the peanut butter and coconut oil have melted. Continue to stir occasionally until it starts boiling gently. Now you don’t want to scorch your honey so keep it at a gentle boil for about 2 minutes.
- Remove your pan from the heat and add in your salt, vanilla and oats and stir thoroughly until the oats are nicely covered with the chocolate mixture.
- Now drop cookies by the spoonful or cookie scoop onto wax paper or parchment paper.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely. Once the cookies are set remove them from the parchment paper and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 501Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 5gSugar: 29gProtein: 10g