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Vegan No-Bake Cookies

These easy Vegan No-Bake Cookies with peanut butter and chocolate are as soft and chewy as freshly baked, without turning on the oven.

stack of chocolate chip peanut butter no bake cookies

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? It’s a flavor combination made in heaven, especially when it comes to cookies. If you agree, you’ll love these vegan no-bake chocolate chip peanut butter cookies AND these Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

This recipe is a fast and kid-friendly dessert or lunchbox treat that stays fresh all week in the fridge. I also love to make them around the holidays for Christmas cookie plates.


Chances are you already have everything you need to make these easy cookies. Then, to whip these cookies up, simply warm the wet ingredients on the stove and fold in the dries. The dough will be soft and easy to shape into bite-sized cookies.

ingredients for no-bake vegan cookies with oats, peanut butter, vanilla, sugar, chocolate, and salt
  • Milk: You can use any vegan milk you like. However, I always use oat milk because of the neutral flavor and creamy texture.
  • Peanut butter. Use creamy peanut butter for the best flavor. You can also use almond or cashew butter if you prefer.
  • Cocoa powder. For the classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter!
  • Sugar. Use organic sugar to ensure it’s vegan.
  • Vegan butter. I like Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks for baking because they taste like real butter and are easy to measure.
  • Quick oats. Make sure you’re not using old-fashioned or rolled oats, which will give your no-bake cookies an odd texture.

Still craving chocolate? Make this vegan chocolate cake recipe next!

close up on the dough for vegan no-bake cookies with oats, peanut butter and chocoalte

Substitutions and Swaps

  • Gluten-free: Oats are naturally gluten-free, but cross-contamination can be an issue. Make sure to grab quick oats that specifically say “gluten-free” on the label.
  • Nut-free: I have not tested it, but sunflower seed butter usually makes for a good peanut butter substitute. If you try it, let me know how it goes!
  • Mix-ins: You can fold in mini dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts if you like some crunch in your vegan no-bake cookies.
scooping no-bake cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet


Store your cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Or in the freezer for up to three months.

hand holding a peanut butter chocoalte oat cookie

Want more chocolate-ly desserts? Try these super popular vegan brownies or foolproof vegan fudge.

For another delicious no-bake dessert, these vegan buckeyes are perfection!

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Vegan No-Bake Cookies

Karissa Besaw
Chocolate vegan no-bake cookies made with peanut butter and oats.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 139 kcal


  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, non-dairy milk, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil on medium heat, whisking frequently. Let boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat. Immediately stir in the oats, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the warm cookie mixture onto the baking sheets. A 1½-tablespoon cookie scoop works great for this.
  • Let cool at room temperture for 30 minutes or until set.


Recipe adapted from Food Network.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 76mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 159IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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