No Bake - Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

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Skill Level
Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 (about 2 small cookies) Cost Per Serving $1.72
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2 tbspCocoa Powder
1 cupLarge Flake Oats
1 cupPeanut Butter
1/2 cupDates
1/4 tspSea Salt
3 tbspMaple Syrup (optional)


  1. Add the oats to a food processor and pulse until broken down into a crumbly flour.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until everything is broken down and comes together. You should be able to scoop out a piece at it should hold together. If it’s too dry, add more peanut butter. If it’s too wet and sticky, add more oats.
  3. For a little more sweetness add some maple syrup.
  4. Scoop out a couple tablespoons at a time, roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet with parchment. Gently press each cookie ball down with a fork until it resembles a flat, round cookie. Top with extra nuts or seeds or chocolate chips as desired.


  • Cocoa, a key ingredient in many desserts, may surprise you with its potential health benefits! Cacao nibs and unsweetened cocoa powder contain flavonoids, antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease and stroke
  • Oats can vary in the amount of iron they contain, as some are fortified and some aren’t. Check the label to be sure, because there is quite a difference: unfortified oats provide about 2.5 mg of iron per 3/4 cup while the fortified ones have 6.5 mg of iron