Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars (2)
Chocolate,  Desserts

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars – No Bake!

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You only need 6 ingredients to make these easy No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars. It’s shocking how this delicious dessert is healthy, paleo, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free!

peanut butter cookie dough bars (vegan + gluten-free + no-bake + paleo)

Healthy Peanut Butter Dessert

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this recipe is for you! It’s a healthy cookie dough recipe that doesn’t taste healthy in the slightest! Fool all your friends with this secretly healthy cookie dough treat. Follow me on Instagram to see even more secretly healthy treats in action!

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I’ve made this cookie dough with large chocolate chips and mini. Both are equally delicious!

No-Bake Healthy Reese’s Treat

These no-bake peanut butter cookie dough bars literally taste like a Reese’s, but better! If you’ve read my Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats post, you already know that I am not a fan of Reese’s peanut butter cups. HOWEVER, the reason I don’t like them is because they taste fake. Read that blog post to hear more of my reasons. But, all that to say, I love REAL peanut butter and chocolate together. And these cookie dough bars are no exception! Similar to my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls, and Healthy Rice Krispie Treats, this recipe requires NO BAKING! Whoooooraaaay! They’re perfect to make on a summer day when you don’t want to turn the oven on too!

no bake gluten free cookie bars
healthy peanut butter chocolate bars

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

The problem: A lot of healthy cookie dough bar recipes call for both coconut flour and almond flour. I found when I tried this the bars would fall apart, leaving you with a crumbly mess. Or the healthy recipe would require ½ cup of melted coconut oil, which is CRAZY PACKED with calories and fat. (I avoid using a crazy amount of oil in my recipes. If you’re looking for more OIL-FREE treats, check out my Chocolate Banana Bread, Vegan Banana Bread, or Carrot Cake Muffins)

My solution: Flax eggs! Flax is loaded with fiber, and low in calories! Flax eggs are also completely vegan and gluten-free! Plus, they help this healthy peanut butter cookie dough hold together. It’s a win, win, win!

edible healthy cookie dough bars

How to Store Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Fridge: Place peanut butter cookie dough bars in a large zip lock bag or airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Freezer: My favorite place to keep these cookie dough bars is in the freezer. Just pull one out when you’re ready for dessert, and you have a healthy pre-made sweet treat! Convenience is key when trying to live a healthy life, so having these bars on hand in the freezer at all times is life saving! You can store them in the freezer for 3 months or more!

I wouldn’t recommend storing these bars at room temperature, because the chocolate will melt.

no bake vegan cookie dough bars

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Happy Peanut Butter Cookie Doughin’!


Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars
Yield: 18

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars- No Bake!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars (2)

You only need 6 ingredients to make these easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars. It’s shocking how this delicious dessert is healthy, paleo, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Chocolate Topping:


1. Line a 1.5 quart dish with parchment paper (See Note 1).

2. In a medium bowl combine ground flax and water and let sit until thickened (2-5 minutes). Then, stir in peanut butter and maple syrup. 

3. Mix in almond flour, salt, and chocolate chips until dough forms.

4. Press cookie dough into parchment lined dish, making an even layer. Place in freezer to set while you make the chocolate topping.

5. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave or using a double boiler. If microwaving, melt in 20 second intervals, stirring in between.

6. Get cookie out of freezer, pour melted chocolate on top and smooth until cookie dough is covered evenly. Optional: Sprinkle with sea salt crystals.

7. Place cookie dough bars back in freezer to set for at least 30 minutes.

8. Once the chocolate layer has set, pull cookie dough bars from freezer, cut, and enjoy!

9. Store cookie dough bars in the fridge for up to a month or in the freezer for up to 3 months. (I eat these bars straight from the freezer!)


  1. Since we aren’t baking these bars, you can use whatever dish you have on hand. My 1.5 quart pan made 18 cookie dough squares.
  2. Grinding flax seeds: You can grind whole flax seeds in a coffee grinder, food processor, or blender.

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Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 12.5gCarbohydrates: 12.3gNet Carbohydrates: 9.7gFiber: 2.6gSugar: 8.4gProtein: 4.9g

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  • Suzanne

    This looks so good! What a satisfying treat for afternoon! Do you use this dough blend for any other recipes?

    • Claire

      Hi Suzaane! I am so happy you enjoyed them! I just had one myself for an afternoon snack 🙂 No I haven’t used it for anything else, but that is a wonderful idea! What did you have in mind? I love hearing ideas!

  • Vanessa

    Thanks for sharing! I love that they are dairy, gluten, and egg free! It is challenging to find desserts that don’t have those!

    • Claire

      Hi Vanessa! I am so glad you stopped by! Absolutely! It’s my pleasure to share recipes. So glad this recipe hits all those criteria for you 🙂

  • John Speweik

    These bars are so delicious we ate 36 bars and shared them with family in just 10 days, ate them right from the freezer. Just made a second batch today because they are so easy. Thanks Claire.

    • Claire

      So glad you enjoyed them so much! Makes my day when you can eat such yummy treats that are healthy! 🙂

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