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no-bake dark chocolate protein cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

These chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies are a healthy yet delicious twist on an old favorite. Rebooted, this healthy, decadent, gluten free treat is packed with protein and has a secret super food, filled with Omega-3's. They are also vegan, dairy free, and very easy to make. You won't find any processed ingredients, butter, or refined sugar in this recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free
Keyword cookies, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 224 kcal
Author Refreshing Bytes


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp flax seed soaked in 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 3 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup liquid sweetener I used agave nectar
  • 2 Tbsp plant-based protein powder
  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter or any other nut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla optional


  1. In a heavy bottom pan, melt coconut oil

  2. Add milk, cocoa, and sweetener, and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.

  3. After boiling for 2 minutes, remove from heat

  4. Add peanut butter and vanilla (optional).

  5. Stir until melted. Stir in flax seeds and protein powder.

  6. Fold in oatmeal.

  7. Drop a tablespoon sized dollop into parchment paper and flatten into cookie shape.

  8. Put cookies in freezer for 30 minutes to set. Store covered in refrigerator. Enjoy!