SUGAR FREE No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Refined sugar free Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake cookies using honey & coconut oil. No oven heating up the house during the summertime plus it’s CHOCOLATE!

SUGAR-FREE Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake cookies using honey & coconut oil. No oven heating up the house during the summertime plus it's CHOCOLATE #TexasHomesteader

I used to make chocolate no-bake cookies for our kids all the time when they were growing up. It was one of their faves and they begged me to make them often. Even our youngest who was not a big chocolate-flavor fan. (I know, hard to believe she’s actually my kid, huh??)

Anyway, our guest-poster Ashley recently shared with us her four-week journey of a diet with NO refined sugar at all!

This no-sugar version of chocolate no-bake cookies was shared on her FINAL WEEK’s update. What a great sugar-free spin on a favorite recipe!

And since it’s no-bake there’s the added bonus of not heating up the house on a hot summer’s day. You’re gonna want to make these SOON!

NOTE: This No-Sugar challenge documents Ashley’s 30-day attempt to remove PROCESSED SUGAR from their diet.  This challenge allows her to use natural sugars such as fruit, honey or true maple syrup. Therefore it’s not meant for a diabetic alternative, simply a personal-health challenge. 

from Ashley :  One of the things that has kept me sane through the month of switching my diet so drastically is finding desserts that were free of refined sugar.

One of my favorite childhood memories was my mother filling a cake plate with No-Bake Chocolate cookies. This recipe has it all!

No oven time heating up the house during the summertime and CHOCOLATE. It’s so quick and easy that it can cure the strongest craving in no time at all!

No-Bake Sugar-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe is not new, it has certainly been floating around the internet forever and my mom made them for me growing up.  But they don’t require baking and more importantly, don’t require sugar. I like to think that I threw a tasty spin on them as my husband told me they were the best he has ever tasted. It’s simple. Here’s all you do:

Author Ashley



  • 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter (I used chunky, but smooth is fine too)
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • ¼ Cup 100% Maple Syrup (I think this gives it a special flavor, but you can do all honey instead)
  • 3 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ¼ Cup Rolled Oats (you could probably use quick oats for this but I prefer the rolled)
  • 6 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (I may or may not have measured a little heavy on this and got closer to 7 tbsp) 😉



  1. Ok, are you guys ready for this? You combine all of your ingredients until evenly mixed and spoon the mixture onto wax paper or a cookie sheet. I used a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop for mine - so worth it if you don’t have one already!

    If your coconut oil is solid, you may need to heat it up just enough to make it liquid, but that’s it! You’re done!

Recipe Notes

Since the coconut oil melts at room temperature, you need to store these in the refrigerator. Trust me, it’s worth it.

NOTE:  You’re encouraged to read all four weeks of her Sugar-Free Challenge Journey where she shares tips & sugar-free recipes:

30-Day Refined-Sugar-Free Challenge: Week ONE

30-Day Refined-Sugar-Free Challenge: Week TWO

30-Day Refined-Sugar-Free Challenge: Week THREE

30-Day Refined-Sugar-Free Challenge: Week FOUR


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10 thoughts on “SUGAR FREE No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. S. Litherland

    This may be picky, but this recipe is not “sugar free”. A diabetic would have a problem with this recipe because honey and maple syrup are both sugars. Although there is no white granulated sugar in this recipe, there is definitely still sugar in it. I found the title to be misleading, myself. Love your blog. You have a great format with lovely photographs.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I agree, and I think Ashley addressed the specifics of her personal 30-day challenge in her first line when she said “…eliminating processed sugar from our diet”. Her challenge allowed natural sweeteners like honey, etc but her challenge was to eliminate processed sugar, I think her no-sugar challenge was more of a dietary challenge, not a health-issue one. I have family members who are diabetic and realize that even natural sugars can affect them so I’ve added a clarification note on the top of all four weeks just to make sure everyone knows to keep their own dietary restrictions in mind when considering any recipe, regardless of the method used to sweeten. Thanks for your sweet comments! ~TxH~

      1. S. Litherland

        Thanks for your timely, kind reply.

  2. Stefani @ Crafty Christian

    I love these cookies! I prefer all maple syrup because I’m not a huge fan of the taste of honey. YUM! Thanks for sharing at Simply Natural Saturday!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I’m the other way Stefani, I love the taste of honey so much I’ve never made it with syrup, but Ashley has encouraged me to at least give it a half and half try since apparently the maple syrup makes a huge difference in the taste for her. I may just have to give it a go! ~TxH~

  3. tonia conner

    God is so awesome, and so as not to go on and on I’ll leave it at that. No I won’t it won’t make sense. I have been overweight all my life of 68 yrs. I have now having trouble with my knees and sugar because of my abuse of sugar. I have been halfheartedly try for a couple of years or more to lose weight. In the last 2 week the ducks are lining up in a row it’s about being healthy and not ALL about the calories. I was on a sewing blog(I’m a quilter) and while browsing I ended up here. You are my last Duck. Like you said I know it’s going to be hard for a while but with God all things are possible. I’m challenging myself to your four week of no sugar. . At church last night I was so disappointed with myself for slipping up a couple of times on a diet because I really want to do this. I was reminded I’m not perfect and will make wrong choices sometimes. But with you tips and recipes there won’t be many. One day at a time to a new eating style. I will be rereading your challenge many times for inspiration. I will post every Monday how I’m doing if you’re interested. Thank you, thank you and thank you.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Good for you Tonia. You’re absolutely right, with God ALL things are possible! You’ll work into a healthy eating routine that works for you. I’m rootin’ for ya! ~TxH~

  4. ColleenB.~Texas

    Happy Mother’s Day to All the mother’s out there.
    Thank God for our Mothers
    If life were without water, where would we be?
    If life were without mothers,
    There would be no you or me.
    We all need to take hold, of how precious life really is,
    and not take for granted the gift of love and the ability to give.
    Thank you to God for creating us all
    For giving us our mothers
    So we can stand proud and tall.
    Humans are no accident, no mistake or error
    We sometimes live our lives in fear of this,
    Even to the point of terror.
    But when the truth is told, and recognized by all,
    God does not create rubbish. He knew what he was doing when he created
    me and you, but the best gift of all, is giving us loving, caring
    Mothers who love us unconditionally through and through.
    None of us are perfect, that includes ourselves and family.
    Hold onto how precious we are and thank God for our mothers.
    By Julia Hunt

  5. ColleenB.~Texas

    My recipe is a bit different but the outcome is the same………….Delicious. Only trouble is; I can’t just stop at eating one.
    Thanks for the recipe as I will be making this version after getting back from the grocery store later today.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      My recipe is different too Colleen, I’ve always used the standard no-bake recipe and it’s so delicious! But Ashley’s version using coconut oil was refreshing – especially since I stored the cookies in the fridge to keep them more solid in texture. A delicious cooled cookie is a beautiful thing indeed during the hot humid summers here in NE Texas! ~TxH~


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