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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {vegan + gluten free}

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  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies are made with just a handful of healthy ingredients. No baking required, very little clean up, and the most amazing peanut butter cookies that taste almost like a chocolate peanut butter cup when dipped in chocolate. Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, and paleo option.




  1. Make the peanut butter cookie dough. In a large bowl combine peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, kosher salt, and coconut flour. Stir using a sturdy spoon or spatula, until well mixed and no bits of dry coconut flour remain.
  2. Allow the dough to thicken. Set aside for about 5 minutes so the coconut flour can absorb any moisture in the dough. If after 5 minutes the dough seems too sticky to handle, add a little more coconut flour at a time – I would start with just 1 teaspoon and go from there. The images above show the dough when it’s first mixed, and what it should look like when it’s thickened up.
  3. Form into cookie shape. Once the dough is the consistency of a thick cookie dough, roll it into 1 inch size balls. Gently press to shape and flatten, pinching the edges together if they start to crack. Make crisscross marks with the tongs of a fork if desired.
  4. Chill the cookies to set. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or in the freezer for 10-15. While the cookies are chilling, go ahead and melt your dark chocolate if using.
  5. Dip in chocolate. Carefully dip each cookie about halfway into the melted chocolate and move to a parchment lined plate or cutting board. You can also add a little drizzle of chocolate on top to make them extra pretty. Top with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt if desired and return to the refrigerator or freezer so the chocolate can harden.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


To store in the refrigerator: These cookies are best stored in the refrigerator. They’ll keep in an airtight container for a week plus.

To store in the freezer: For longer term storage these pb cookies can easily be frozen. Keep them in a sealed container for up to several months. To thaw just move to the refrigerator the night before you’re planning to enjoy them.

Pro tip: They’re also a delicious treat right out of the freezer!

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American