No-bake peanut butter cookies recipe

(44 ratings)

A crunchy, chewy and sticky cookie. This is very delicious and so easy to make. It doesn't require any baking at all!

No-bake peanut butter cookies
  • healthy
Preparation Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories66 Kcal3%
Fat3 g4%
Saturated Fat1.5 g8%

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)




  1. Melt the butter with the golden syrup in a small pan. Off the heat, add the peanut butter and mix until smooth.
  2. Add the cereal and mix well, then leave to cool for about 5 mins.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

You might also like...

Chocolate chip cookies recipe (opens in new tab)

Sugar cookies (opens in new tab)

Snickerdoodles (opens in new tab)

Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.