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Vegan Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

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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!

Ultimate No-Bake Vegan Cookies

Author: Michelle Cehn
5 from 7 votes
These are the easiest cookies of all time. They are sweet, chocolatey, chewy, and take just 5 minutes to prepare. Plus, they're packed with fiber from rolled oats!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of soy milk
  • ¼ cup of vegan butter
  • ¼ cup of refined coconut oil
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • ½  cup of peanut butter
  • 3 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add the soy milk, vegan butter, coconut oil, sugar, and cacao powder to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  • After boiling for 1 minute, remove from heat and mix in the peanut butter followed by all remaining ingredients.
  • Spoon onto wax paper or foil that has been greased with coconut oil, and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes. You can make the cookies as big or as little as you'd like. 

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Notes

  • Refined coconut oil does not have any coconut flavor or scent, so if you're not into coconut, don't worry. If you are a die-hard coconut lover, you can use virgin coconut instead, and that flavor will come through in your cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, dairy-free, dessert, gluten free, oats, vegan, vegan cookies, vegetarian

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!

Quite the Treat to Eat

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:

  • Peanut Butter Protein Power – If you find yourself tiring of tofu, you can eat some cookies instead! Peanut butter contains 8 grams of protein for every 2 tablespoons, making it a prime source of plant-based protein.
  • Awesome Oats – Oats contain a myriad of health benefits! They’re rich in insoluble fiber, loaded with magnesium, thiamine, zinc, and phosphorus, and help fight diabetes and cardiovascular issues when eaten whole due to a component called phenolic compounds.
  • Three Cheers for Chocolate – Let’s be honest, chocolate truly makes the world go round. With its decadent, wholey comforting flavor, cocoa powder also offers some serious health boosts! Rich in polyphenols, cocoa helps to improve blood flow, lower cholesterol, and improve cholesterol.

Storing Your Vegan Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

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!

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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. 

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7 comments
  1. 5 stars
    these look like the best no bake cookies ever!

  2. Andrea White says:

    5 stars
    OMG no bake? Wow. These look absolutely amazing!!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made these cookies a number of times for my husband to bring winter hiking with him. They’re a huge hit with his hiking friends and I have to make double just so he’s able to have a few for himself! lol. They’re so easy to make and just SO good!

  4. Beatriz Buono-Core says:

    5 stars
    These cookies are seriously the best thing ever! You need to try them!

  5. 5 stars
    A healthy cookie!! Love it! These are so good, satisfying and sooo easy to make!

  6. 5 stars
    These are some of THE BEST vegan cookies I’ve ever had! And they are so quick to make. Everyone needs to try them!

  7. 5 stars
    This may just be the easiest cookie recipe ever! YUM!