Have you ever been invited to a dinner party or pot luck and waited until the very last minute to prepare a dish to bring? This recipe for vegan chocolate no-bake cookies is dedicated to you—my fellow procrastinators, workaholics, busy moms, and bachelors who just can’t be bothered to cook.
You can whip up this vegan cookie recipe in 5 minutes flat—no baking necessary—and they are deeelicious. If I could offer a recipe guarantee, I would. Unless you stumble into a party of chocolate-haters, these will be a hit. Enjoy!
The first time I tried no-bake cookies was at a gathering in college. My dear friend Eddie set out these mysterious turd-looking “cookies” and I grabbed one, more to be supportive of his efforts than anything else. The moment I bit into it, my eyes widened and my tastebuds did a little happy dance. WOW. It instantly went down in my books as one of the greatest cookies of all time.
I begged Eddie for the recipe, and can’t actually recall if he ever sent it. This was years ago, mind you. Well…the other day while browsing Pinterest I stumbled upon a no-bake cookie photo that looked like that magical cow-patty-cookie from years past.
Determined to veganize it, I headed into the kitchen to see if I could re-create those no-bake cookies that I had fallen in love with so many years ago. And guess what? Success! Here is my recipe for no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies that are just as delicious as I remember. I sincerely hope you love these cookies as much as I do, and that they revolutionize your party-prepping experience for decades to come!
Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic and tasty combination. Creamy and peanut butter elevates the sweetness of the chocolate and makes for a heavenly, decadent dessert with very little effort. Add in some oats and you’ve got some awesome cookie texture! What’s more is that you’re getting a great dose of protein and fiber with these treats:
Find yourself with more cookies than you can handle? No worries! These cookies will stay fresh for up to three days out on the counter. We’d recommended to keep them in an airtight container or resealable bag to keep them from getting stale. Keep ’em in the fridge or freezer and they’ll last for up to three weeks!
Vegan Chocolate No-Bake Cookies recipe and photos by Michelle Cehn, copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved. Article written by Michelle Cehn and edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which supports our work at World of Vegan.