Saturday, March 2, 2013

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {gluten, dairy, egg-free}

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You know that recipe - the one you look forward to seeing at family gatherings or church picnics.  You expect to see Mrs. Jones' apple pie or Miss Taylor's macaroni and cheese.  You hope to see it because it's famous, at least in your circle.  It's famous because it's fabulous.  Well, let me just tell you that is the kind of recipe I'm sharing today.  But it's not my recipe.  It is my husband's and it is all it's cracked up to be.  It is requested, anticipated and gobbled up at most any occasion.  And the good news is, it is quick and easy to make.

The only tricky part is deciding if you want to make the chocolate version or the blonde version?  I have yet to decide which is my favorite so we (meaning me and the kids) usually request that my husband make a batch of each.  The best thing to do is just split the recipe in half and make one of each kind - you'll be glad you did.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {gluten, dairy, and egg-free}

Chocolate Version:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup dairy-free butter (our favorite is Earth Balance No-Soy Spread)
1/2 cup dairy-free milk (we use almond milk)
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
3 1/2 cups gluten-free quick oats

Blonde Version:
as above, except omit cocoa and add 1/4 cup more peanut butter (total 1 cup peanut butter)

In a large pot (4-6 quart size gives enough room for mixing), combine sugar, cocoa, non-dairy butter and non-dairy milk.  Over medium-high heat, bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly.  Once mixture comes to a boil, continue boiling and stirring for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add vanilla and peanut butter.  Stir until peanut butter is dissolved.  Add oatmeal and stir until thoroughly combined.  Spoon cookies onto wax paper and allow to cool.  Once set, eat and enjoy!

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  1. I love traditional no-bakes, but I've never tried the blondie version! Can't wait to make them for my family! Thanks for sharing...

  2. Cool recipe that you can get two different cookies. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

  3. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  4. Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Yummy!!! I am making these TODAY!

  6. Do you think quinoa would work for these? Or quinoa flakes? .... curious....

    1. I've wondered that myself but haven't yet tried it with quinoa flakes. If you give it a try, I'd love to hear how they turn out!

  7. We use this recipe often but didn't know about the blondies! Will have to try this! :)

  8. These look great! My kids would LOVE them! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Party starts tomorrow night (thursday) at 7:05 pm eastern time! Hope to see you there!

    Cindy from

  9. Thanks so much found this on Google! I also love the fact that this is coming from a Christian's website. 2 of my sisters are dairy free, and it seems every time I get that special craving for something and make it, I feel bad that they can't have it. my 24 yearold sis is intolerant (SEVERE cramping if she has a *small* amt of milk (we think she's allergic but she's never been tested 'cause she's fine if she doesn't eat any). My 19 y/o sis doesn't drink/eat things w/ dairy b/c she feels like she has more energy etc. when she doesn't have milk. She also had severe acne that went away after she got off dairy.
    Again, thanks sooooooo much.

  10. BTW, growing up my dad was also the one that always made these. (often with a few littles like me "helping" out. I'm sure I was more of a hindrance because the times I remember I would have been between 2 and 4) and if you are wondering whether my sisters mentioned
    in the previous comment were older or younger, I'm 16.


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