Near-instant satisfying of a dessert craving! Let’s do this, shall we?
Hi, friend. How are you?
Are you in a state where you need a simple, satisfying dessert at all times?
I’ve just been hitting the comfort food so hard lately. Curries, pasta, rice, ice cream, chips…our recent food routine indulgence level has been on-par with the holidays.
I haven’t really been able to finish a day without something sweet. Even if it’s just like…a few dates with peanut butter or an apple. There’s just something about a bite of something sweet that sends a signal to my brain that the day is over and eating shall cease.
My go-to recently has been no-bake cookies (or “no-bakes” as I called them growing up). They’re stupidly simple, require just a few ingredients I always have on-hand (peanut butter, oats, etc. – here’s my old old old recipe for a giant one!), and they’re ready in like…20 minutes. Which is perfect when my dessert cravings are just too strong.
But. I recently found a long-neglected jar of cookie butter in my pantry, and I knew exactly how I wanted to use it: in my beloved no-bake cookies.
Four ingredients, five minutes. That’s all that stands between you and sweet, oaty goodness, my friend.
And that’s one thing to point out actually. These things are sweet. Cookie butter is sweet (it’s butter-ified cookies – would you expect any different?), and we add just a touch of maple syrup to the cookies to help them stick together a bit.
Even though they’re sweet, they’re delightfully addictive. I have zero self-control when no-bakes are in the room, and this cookie butter version is no different.
I may have had them for breakfast. No further comment on that front.
I so hope you find yourself with a jar of cookie butter sometime soon.
Because while cookie butter is great. Cookie butter in the form of a vegan no-bake cookie? It’s a whole new level of greatness, my friend.Print
Cookie Butter No-Bake Cookies
This may just be the easiest vegan dessert I’ve ever made! If you take your classic no-bake cookie, swap the peanut butter for cookie butter, and leave out the chocolate, you get these Vegan Cookie Butter No-Bake Cookies!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 cookies
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 1/2 cup cookie butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
- pinch salt (optional)
- scant 1 cup rolled oats
- Melt cookie butter and coconut oil in a medium bowl in the microwave, about 30 seconds. Stir to combine.
- Add maple syrup and salt*, and mix. Add oats, and stir to combine. The mixture will seem wet, but as you stir, the oats will start absorbing the mixture perfectly.
- Scoop mixture into mounds/balls onto a parchment-lined plate. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. Enjoy! Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
*I tried to be fancy and add salt. I think I preferred it without (it’s not a fancy dessert), but it helped cut through the sweetness a bit. I added it as a note just in case you’re interested in trying it.
Keywords: cookie butter, no bake cookies, vegan cookies, easy desserts
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