No-bake peanut butter cookies recipe

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makes: 26
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 66 kCal 3%
Fat 3g 4%
  -  Saturates 1.5g 8%
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  • Crunchy, chewy little balls of peanut buttery goodness – and they’re so easy to make.

    These no-bake peanut butter cookies are like a cross between a biscuit and a protein ball. As the name suggests – they don’t need any time in the oven. You simple melt the butter and the golden syrup together to form a sticky binding with the peanut butter and then roll it up with the muesli. That’s only four ingredients and you can have them ready to taste in just 30 minutes – including setting time. They’re perfect for mid-morning snacks to boost your energy levels before lunch, or as a post exercise pep. If you’re after a more traditional biscuit texture, try our classic peanut butter cookies instead.


    • 60g (2oz) butter
    • 4 tbsp golden syrup
    • 2 rounded tbsp crunchy peanut butter
    • 250g (8oz) muesli with no added sugar (we used Alpen)


    • Melt the butter with the golden syrup in a small pan. Off the heat, add the peanut butter and mix until smooth.

    • Add the cereal and mix well, then leave to cool for about 5 mins.

    • Put the mixture into a tbsp measuring spoon and level the top to make the half-round shapes, or just roll mixture in your hands to make cookies.

    • Put on bakewell paper on a tray and chill.

    Top tip for making no-bake peanut butter cookies...

    Add a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder, if you like, as well as the peanut butter. You could even add in a handful of chocolate chips.

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