4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (No Oven Needed!)

From Lauren Bossi at Plant Based on a Budget

If you know me at all, you would know I am the biggest peanut butter lover. Most sweet recipes (even some savory ones too!) I create involve peanut butter in some way. When I make cookies, the first thing my friends ask is “is there peanut butter in these?” I swear the one time I excluded peanut butter from my sugar cookies people figured I was lying to them.

Back to these cookies though… seriously if you’re looking for a healthy version of your favorite peanut butter cookies, try this quick and easy recipe; you can even top ’em with chocolate drizzle to take it to the next level.

Enjoy! Hopefully, these cookies take your day from great to even (peanut) better!

Yields 12 cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 and 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 9 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 4-8 Tbsp almond milk


  1. Combine dates, peanut butter and oats in a food processor until it becomes a grainy, almost sandy texture.
  2. Add in almond milk one tablespoon at a time until a thick dough forms.
  3. Roll into balls and press flat with a fork to form cookie shapes.
  4. Refrigerate to firm up and enjoy! (Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze to keep longer)


Marie W
Marie W5 months ago

Thank you for posting

Margie FOURIE10 months ago

Lovely recipe

M. M
M. M10 months ago

Will definitely try it! TYFS

Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLover10 months ago

yumm these look delicious :) I would skip the dates though, as I don't care for them. Peanut butter cookies are so yummy!!!!!

Jetana A
Jetana A10 months ago

Great idea, especially for summer when I just refuse to heat the house by turning on the oven.

Trish K
Trish K10 months ago

This sounds really good and easy. It will go nicely with my no-bake chocolate cookies .

Glennis W
Glennis W10 months ago

Really awesome Thank you for caring and sharing

Glennis W
Glennis W10 months ago

Sounds really yummy great kids recipe Thank you for caring and sharing

Glennis W
Glennis W10 months ago

They look really great must try them Thank you for caring and sharing

Donna C
Past Member 10 months ago

Looks perfect for my snack at work! TY!