Classic no bake cookies made without peanut butter! If you had to give up no bake cookies because of a peanut allergy these Peanut Butter Free No Bake Cookies are for you. They are the classic no bake cookies without the peanut butter.
I have been making no bake cookies since I was a kid. They were one of the first recipes that I learned to make and I have made them many times since then.
They are one of my favorite cookies to make and to eat!
No bake cookies make a perfect summertime cookie. Kids love them. At least all the kids I know love them.
I love that no bake cookies do not require you to use an oven. That is something I look for in a summertime dessert, but really these are a quick and easy cookie to make anytime of the year.
Can I make no bake cookies without peanut butter?
Yes, you can make no bake cookies without peanut butter and today I am sharing how I turned a classic no bake cookie into a peanut butter free no bake cookie.
The recipe that I have been making for years comes from my mom, and it contained peanut butter.
It was one of those recipes that I knew I was going to miss when my daughter developed her peanut allergy back in 2010, but then I started wondering why if I could make them without peanut butter.
I figured that the worst that could happen would be that they might be a little dry or have a slightly different texture. I decided to give my mom’s no bake recipe, that I had been making for years, a try without the peanut butter.
I simply followed my mom’s recipe, but left out the peanut butter.
Well, okay I added a few chocolate chips, but they are the same basic recipe. I thought the chocolate chips might help the texture since I took out the peanut butter. Plus more chocolate is always a good thing!
They turned out so good without the peanut butter. I was a little surprised at how well they turned out. We loved them.
Even those that can eat peanut butter enjoy these. I make these all the time and everyone enjoys them. Both those that are peanut free and those that aren’t.
Can I make no bake cookies gluten free?
If you are gluten free, you can easily make no bake cookie gluten free by using gluten free oats. Make sure your chocolate chips are gluten free as well. Most are but always read labels.
Can I make no bake cookies dairy free?
Yes, you can make no bake cookies dairy free? I have made them dairy free and it works great. I shared my dairy free no bake cookie recipe a few years ago and it is one of my daughter’s favorite quick and easy dairy free desserts to make.
If you need an easy and delicious dessert for those with a peanut allergy these no bake cookies are delicious!
Want to make these even faster to make? Make them into bars like I do for my no bake cookie bars.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick oats ( I use gluten free quick oats)
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Bring first four ingredients to a boil and cook 1 minute.
- Add vanilla, oatmeal, and chocolate chips, and stir until combined and chocolate chips have melted.
- Drop onto cookie sheet using 2-3 tablespoons of mixture.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- Serve and enjoy!
- These will keep in the refrigerator for several days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g