Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

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6 ingredient healthy no bake peanut butter fudge cookies! This easy to make vegan, gluten free, low carb, and dairy free dessert recipe is full of wholesome ingredients like coconut flour, peanut butter, and maple syrup. These freezer fudge cookies will be your new favorite treat!

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

Best Ever Healthy No Bake Fudge Cookies

Peanut butter desserts have always been my favorite. They are nutty, creamy, and always delicious. And what better way to enjoy a peanut butter dessert than in a no bake chocolate fudge cookie!

These fudgy and smooth peanut butter patties are covered in a crunchy dark chocolate shell, making each bite melt in your mouth.

These little treats are made with healthier ingredients and are vegan, grain free, and gluten free. I just love enjoying these freezer cookies after dinner or even as a late afternoon snack. My family and I devoured the entire batch in two days!

I’m warning you now… these are so addictive!

Vegan No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies with a Crunchy Chocolate Shell

What makes these no bake peanut butter cookies healthy?

You only need a few very simple ingredients for this dessert recipe. There are no preservatives, added sugars, or random ingredients!

The base of these fudge cookies are:

  • Peanut butter
  • Coconut flour
  • Maple syrup
  • Cocoa powder

This means that they are low sugar, dairy free, gluten free, and refined sugar free.

When you eat one of these fudgy cookies, you’re getting a hearty dose of protein and healthy fats from the peanut butter. The coconut flour provides both lots of fiber and makes these no bake cookies grain free. Plus you even get an extra dose of healthy fats from the coconut oil.

Definitely dessert, snack, and breakfast worthy.

A healthier chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe.


Every single ingredient used to make healthy no bake peanut butter fudge cookies was hand selected to create the healthiest dessert possible.

Peanut Butter

I use peanut butter all the time in healthy baking recipes. It contains healthy amounts of protein, antioxidants, and magnesium.

Maple Syrup

This is just the best all-natural sweetener! It tastes delicious and doesn’t include nearly as much sugar as processed white sugar.

Chocolate Chips

When choosing my chocolate, I like to go for all-natural and organic brands. Ones that do not have preservatives or artificial ingredients!

Coconut Flour

When compared to all-purpose flour, coconut flour is far more nutrient-rich. In fact, this type of flour contains protein, fiber, calcium, and iron. Plus it is grain free and gluten free!

Easy substitutions for grain free fudge cookies

You guys probably know by now that I love simple and easy recipes! If you don’t love every ingredient in this one, I am here to help you out with a list of the very best substitutions!

Maple syrup: Simply substitute with honey or your other favorite liquid sweetener!

Coconut Flour: If you do not have coconut flour, you can substitute with more almond flour in a 1:3 ratio (meaning 3 Tbs of almond flour for every 1 Tbs of coconut flour).

Peanut Butter: If you are allergic to peanuts, you can used any nut butter you love!

inside Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

What you’ll need to make chocolate fudge cookies

For this easy no bake dessert recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! You’ll need a mixing bowl to make the vegan fudge and a freezer to set them.

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stirring Utensil
  • Measuring cups: 1/4 tsp, 1 Tbsp, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup.
Healthy Fudge Cookies

How to make vegan peanut butter fudge cookies

My favorite thing about this simple and easy no bake cookie recipe (besides the taste of course) is how easy they are to make! This recipe is the absolute perfect healthy dessert; plus, these vegan cookies are grain free, gluten free, and low carb!

First, line a baking tray that will fit in your freezer with parchment paper.

Then, in a large bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and coconut flour.

After that, roll 8 – 10 balls and gently flatten to a thick patty shape. Don’t make them too thin! And freeze for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, let’s prepare the crunchy chocoalte shell. First, add your favorite chocolate and coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave again for 20 seconds. Stir. Continue this process until your chocolate is completely melted.

Once cookies are ready, dunk each one into the chocolate and fish out using two forks or spoons. Then, freeze for additional 20 minutes to set chocolate.

Enjoy your plant based peanut butter fudge cookies and store in the fridge for best results!

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies - recipe by Healthy Blondie.

How to store extra vegan peanut butter fudge cookies

Make extra no bake peanut butter cookies? No worries, I love to save my extras in a sealed airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days! You can also freeze these cookies for up to 3 months. Before enjoying, defrost for 15 minutes at room temperature.

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Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies with a Crunchy Chocolate Shell by Healthy Blondie

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

6 ingredient healthy no bake peanut butter fudge cookies! This easy to make vegan, gluten free, low carb, and dairy free dessert recipe is full of wholesome ingredients.


Ingredients

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Fudge Cookie:

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt, if using unsalted peanut butter

Chocoalte Shell:

  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Line a baking tray that will fit in your freezer with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and coconut flour. 
  3. Roll 8 – 10 balls and gently flatten to a thick patty shape.
  4. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, add chocolate and coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave again for 20 seconds. Stir. Continue this process until your chocolate is completely melted.
  6. Once cookies are ready, dunk each one into the chocolate and fish out using two forks or spoons.
  7. Freeze for additional 20 minutes to set chocolate.
  8. Enjoy and store in the fridge!

Notes

Both salted or unsalted peanut butter work.

Can substitute maple syrup with honey or another liquid sweetener.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

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  • Karen Hards
    Posted at 09:30h, 18 February Reply

    Hi I’m about to make the recipe and it doesn’t say how much coconut oil!!
    Please can you let us know xxxxxx

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 09:32h, 18 February Reply

      Hi Karen!! It is in the recipe card 🙂 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. So excited to hear how they turn out.

  • Jane
    Posted at 12:44h, 18 February Reply

    Wow! So yummy.

  • Hannah O'Brien
    Posted at 14:41h, 19 February Reply

    My family and I finished a batch in one afternoon. If that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what does. So delicious!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 16:08h, 19 February Reply

      Hannah, ahhh thanks!! Same thing over here in my house (haha)!

  • Megan Ward
    Posted at 11:31h, 20 February Reply

    these peanut butter fudge bites were so tasty and addicting! the bites were creamy and smooth with the perfect portions of peanut butter and chocolate. i didn’t even coat mine with the chocolate shell and they tasted amazing! this is quality fudge 🙂

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 11:12h, 22 February Reply

      Megan, this made my day!!! Thank you so much for your AMAZING review. Love that you adapted the recipe 🙂

  • Alison Young
    Posted at 11:03h, 24 February Reply

    OMG…these are to die for! Sooo quick, easy and tasty….no, wait….. REALLY tasty!! My first time making these will definitely not be my last! These would make a great gift for chocolate and peanut butter fans (like, isn’t that everyone?!) I made mine with Meridian crunchy peanut butter and we love the extra crrrunch!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:58h, 03 March Reply

      Alison, THANK YOU!!! This is so kind of you and I am so glad you love them.

  • ABS
    Posted at 12:01h, 28 February Reply

    A delightful treat that doesn’t mess with my blood sugars much. Easy to make, decadent and delicious. Have shared the recipe with all my diabetic, celiac and vegan friends. Only down side is it’s hard to stop eating them 🙂

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 10:59h, 03 March Reply

      I am so glad!! This is one of my favorites dessert recipes! So easy and so yummy.

  • Rebecca Reuben
    Posted at 20:10h, 28 February Reply

    These turned out amazing! Easy and fun to make 🙂

  • Sammie
    Posted at 14:34h, 17 April Reply

    OBSESSED TO SAY THE LEAST lol!!! so good

  • @angelasfiteats
    Posted at 11:11h, 27 April Reply

    These were so delicious!! My whole family just loved them! My only complaint is there wasn’t more 😋 I will definitely be making these again! Posted about them on my Instagram.

  • Rachel Lee
    Posted at 13:28h, 21 June Reply

    My sister & I love fudge so this recipe was perfect. Made them for her and she said it was her new fav! Easy recipe to follow.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 17:30h, 10 July Reply

    Super easy and delicious!

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