No-bake peanut butter cookies recipe

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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.

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Octavia Lillywhite
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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.