Fueling My Addiction: No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Hi, my name is Lara, and I’m a peanut butter addict.
Don’t try to cure me. I can’t be fixed. If loving peanut butter is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
When I stumbled across these No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies on How Sweet It Is, I knew I had to make them as soon as I could. By the way, I am also addicted to no bake recipes. My parents had a party a few days back, and I took that as the perfect opportunity to make these. They are so easy (like most of my recipes, haha) and out of this world delicious! They aren’t the healthiest things ever, but they are so satisfying (thanks to the peanut butter) in moderation!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Makes about 20 cookies – I doubled the recipe and made almost 60 smaller cookies.
- 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 + 1 tablespoon cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup brown rice syrup – I used agave syrup. You can sub corn or maple syrup.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of ginger – I didn’t use this because I didn’t have any.
- Optional: chocolate (for drizzling)
Step 1: Make graham crackers into crumbs.
I did this by putting the grahams into a plastic bag and smashing the bag with a peanut butter jar.
This worked pretty well, but I should have done it longer because there were still some larger crumbs.
You want a flour-like consistency, or else forming the cookies will be hard. I also suggest using a food processor or Vitamix to get this consistency.
Step 2: Add the rest of the ingredients.
Pool of peanut butter and agave syrups = makes me drool!
Final “layer” of ingredients.
Step 3: Mix it all up! The mixture will be crumbly. It may take a while for the mixture to come together, but it eventually will.
Step 4: Form dough into uniform balls.
The original recipe suggests 1-inch balls. I made them a bit smaller (maybe 3/4-inch). It’s really up to you and your preferences. Since these are no bake, the size won’t affect the “baking” outcome.
If the balls are sticking together well enough, add a bit of peanut butter or agave. I didn’t have to do this.
Step 5: If you want cookies (and not balls), either flatten first with your fingers and then indent with fork or flatten with fork while making indentations. I did the latter.
They look like true peanut butter cookies and taste like them, too, but they are no bake! Yay!
Step 6: If you want to “ice” with chocolate, melt the chocolate and drizzle on top.
Drool… Boy, my keyboard is getting dirty. 😉
I topped 1/2 of the cookies in chocolate just in case some of the party guests didn’t like chocolate. But who was I kidding? Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter together?
And there y’all have it! No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, with a chocolate topping option!
Now, go out and make them. I promise you won’t be sorry!
Question: What is your favorite flavor combination in cookies or other baked cookies?
I love PB + chocolate and PB + J.
If only… Haha.