Gluten-Free No Bake Cookies - Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Oats

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Dannys Diner

This is a compilation of a few different no bake cookie recipes I found and tweaked. This recipe made 40 tablespoon-size cookies. It would be easy to halve everything for fewer cookies. Almond milk can be substituted for milk to make this dairy-free, agave nectar for honey to make it vegan, and almond butter or sunflower seed butter for peanut butter.

Top Review by Shogger1

I have been making your recipe for two years now. I've lost count of the number of batches that I've made - this is now the GoTo treat recipe in our house. (I'm estimating it somewhere in the double digits.) There are two reasons I love this recipe: one, it tastes fantastic. Two: I often make these for my students who are on any number of dietary restrictions, and I love how it covers so many bases. (Gluten free? check. Can't have dairy? use almond milk. Peanut butter? use almond butter. ) I get rave reviews from everyone (on restrictions or not) every time - the combination of honey, chocolate, peanut butter is just fantastic. For that reason I never substitute out the honey, which makes this a non-vegan item. Someday I will try a small batch with agave nectar and see if that does the same for me. If so, then bam, I'll have the vegan version too. But if it's not as good, then it has to be honey. Once I didn't have oil so I used butter. It tasted great that time too. I do make one tweak: I only use 5 cups of oats. I found that with 6 it was a tiny bit dry for my taste. I shared this recipe with someone else and they found that to be true as well so we both use only 5 cups now.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and continue to cook over a gentle boil for 90 seconds.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add peanut butter and stir to melt.
  5. Add oats and vanilla and stir thoroughly to mix.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto nonstick surface (Silpat, wax paper, nonstick cookie sheet).
  7. Transfer to refrigerator and cool till set.
  8. * May sub almond milk for milk for dairy-free version.
  9. * May sub agave nectar for honey for vegan version.
  10. * May sub sunflower seed butter (nut-free) or almond butter for peanut butter.

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