NO BAKE Peanut Power Cookies (sugar-free!)
These cookies are so easy to make, you don’t even have to turn on your oven. Plus, they’re completely free of any added sugars (score)! Serve these little guys as a healthy dessert or an energy-packed afternoon pick-me-up to keep things moving.
Servings Prep Time
10-12cookies 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12cookies 10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. If your dates are not already tender, let them soak in warm water for 10 minutes. Once they are done soaking, drain the water from the dates.
  2. While the dates are soaking, pour the oats into the food processor and process until they resemble a fine flour (it’s okay if there are some big pieces). Add in dates, peanuts, vanilla extract, and salt, Process until fully combined.
  3. Form the “dough” into balls about 2 tablespoons in size and place on a cookie sheet line with parchment or wax paper. Flatten the balls to look like a traditional cookie.
  4. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between. Once, it’s fully melted drizzle over the cookies. While chocolate is still melty, add additional chopped peanuts or other toppings if desired. Place in the refrigerator and enjoy after at least 30 minutes of chilling for best results. These can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week (or in the freezer for up to 2 months). Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*For this recipe, I used 26 Deglet Noor dates (you’re free to use whatever variety of dates you have on hand)

**You can really use any peanut (or nut for that matter) for this recipe, but the fact that the peanuts were roasted AND salted really lended to a nice salty & sweet flavor profile. Therefore, I really recommend using roasted/salted nuts. IF YOU DO USE RAW NUTS- I recommend doubling the amount of salt you add to the mixture.

***The chocolate drizzle in these cookies serves as a binder of sorts holding the “looser” dough together. Therefore (although optional) I do recommend doing the drizzle (plus, it’s DELICIOUS with the peanut). I use Lily’s Sweets Chocolate Chips for almost all my recipes, but the Semisweet Trader Joe’s brand chips (but NOT the chunks) are dairy-free, as are many other commonly found grocery store brands…just check the labels! 🙂

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