No Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter

No bake cookies are unbelievably delicious, and simple things like peanut butter can add a flavor that will make them your favorite cookies. But what if you don’t have any peanut butter on hand? No worries! We’ve got you covered with an amazingly easy no bake cookies without peanut butter recipe you can make at home.


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How To Substitute Peanut Butter In Cookies

Peanut butter can be substituted with almond butter, cashew butter, or tahini (sesame seed paste). For tahini, you may want to add a little bit of water for consistency after mixing in the sesame seeds.

If you use almond or cashew butter, you may want to add a little bit of honey. For the sesame seed paste, you can add up to a tablespoon. You may not even need more than a teaspoon, depending on the flavor of the sesame seeds in the paste.

Start small and taste your batter after adding tahini until it gets to your desired flavor level. If it is too bland, then you may have added too much.

Another way to substitute peanut butter is to add some cocoa to the cookie batter. You can also add old fashioned oats. Below you can find the no bake cookies without peanut butter recipe for easy cooking.

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How To Store No Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter

After you’re done cooking, don’t store your no bake cookies in the fridge or freezer. If you put them in the fridge, they will get soggy, and if you put them in the freezer, they might just melt into a puddle of nothingness.

Instead, keep your no bake cookies out on your counter for a couple of hours after baking to allow them to cool off. This will give the mixture time to firm up enough that it can be refrigerated, and then it can be stored in a container for later use.

No bake cookies without peanut butter store well at room temperature for 2 days, but they’re best when they are stored in a closed container in the refrigerator. You can store them for 1 week in the fridge.

No Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter Ingredients

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for this recipe:


No Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter Recipe


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats


  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Continue to boil for 3 minutes. Stir frequently until all ingredients are combined. Remove saucepan from heat.
  • Stir in the oats.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper and place it in the refrigerator or freezer until they are firm (about 30 minutes).

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The Bottom Line

No bake cookies without peanut butter will still be totally delicious, and you will still be able to substitute other ingredients if you can’t find a certain thing. For the most part, if you’re using the peanut butter ingredients mentioned in this recipe, you can pretty much just replace it with another no bake cookie ingredient. There won’t be a huge difference in the taste of your cookies as long as they are not too sweet or too bland.

If you want to add a piece of advice that is helpful when it comes to substituting ingredients, then I would say stick with things like almond butter, cashew butter, and tahini because they are usually the standard used for no bake cookies.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take No Bake Cookie To Harden?

This one is easy. It would take anywhere from 10-20 minutes at room temperature, depending on the weather and how warm you keep your room temperature.

Do You Have To Refrigerate No Bake Cookies?

No bake cookies contain all their moisture in the ingredients and do not need to be refrigerated for a long time.

Can I Freeze No Bake Cookies?

Yes! You can store no bake cookies without peanut butter in the freezer for about one week.

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