No-Bake SunButter Cookies

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The easiest yummiest oatmeal chocolate sunbutter cookies you don’t need to bake. A perfect vegan gluten-free snack or healthy dessert!


‘Tis the season for not turning on ovens and making favorite no-bake recipes on repeat to snack all summer long. These chocolate chunk studded SunButter cookies should be at the tippy top of that list. They are energy ball adjacent with an oatmeal cookie-ish texture and just enough chunky chocolate on top to hit the snack/dessert sweet spot. I’m not saying you should double the batch the first time you try them…but I’m also not saying you shouldn’t. This is an impossible-to-hate-as-long-as-you-like-chocolate-and-good-tasting-things kinda recipe.

How To Make No-Bake Cookies

The very loose step-by-step science of making no-bake cookies is: 1) heat up the liquid ingredients just briefly so the fat source and the sugar melt together and start to get a little caramelize-y 2) add dry ingredients while everything is still hot 3) scoop and shape and add your toppings 4) refrigerate so everything cools and sets and cookie-ifies (yes that’s a word).

Vegan No-Bake Cookie Ingredients

Its a concept that’s pretty easy to pull off vegan and gluten-free, and personally I think they taste much yummier with maple syrup and SunButter in place of white sugar and butter too.

  • SunButter. Not only the fat source but the delish FLAVOR source too! I used the crunchy variety for a little extra sunflower seed texture too. If you use an unsalted variety, add a pinch of salt the recipe.
  • Coconut oil. I tried a batch without and they are harder to mix and don’t set as well, but if you really want your cookies oil-free you can swap it for more SunButter.
  • Maple syrup. Agave or honey would work as well, personally I love the maple flavor here.
  • Almond milk. Just a couple tablespoons to thin out the wet ingredients.
  • Vanilla extract. For flavor reasons, of course.
  • Rolled oats. Gluten-free if you need them to be.
  • Chocolate chunks. Or chips, but I highly recommend good quality dark chocolate chunks and plenty of them. If you mix them into the cookie batter the whole pot will turn chocolate, but if you press them into the tops of the cookies before they cool completely you get just the right amount of melt.

Tips For The Best No-Bake SunButter Cookies

  1. Use a nonstick saucepan. The mixture is pretty sticky, and you don’t want to lose any potential cookie bits to the bottom of the pot.
  2. Work quickly. Your window of mix-able and scoop-able consistency is finite as the mixture cools, so don’t dawdle.
  3. Invest in a cookie scoop. For this recipe and your overall wellbeing. I use mine all the time, and it makes things much less messy than rolling by hand.
  4. Keep them chilled. They don’t need long to set, but you do want to store they get too soft at room temp.

More No-Bake Summer Snacks You’ll Love

  • No-Bake Muesli Bars
  • No-Bake Brownie Crunch Balls
  • 2 Ingredient No-Bake Cake Bites
  • Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Patties


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No-Bake SunButter Cookies

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  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour (chilling time)
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american

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The easiest yummiest oatmeal chocolate sunbutter cookies you don’t need to bake. A perfect vegan gluten-free snack or healthy dessert!



  • 1/4 cup (50g) coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp (30g) almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (125g) Crunchy SunButter
  • 1/3 cup (105g) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup (100g) rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (60g) chocolate chunks or chips


  1. In a saucepan combine coconut oil, almond milk, SunButter, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  2. Bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the oats.
  4. Scoop cookies onto a lined baking sheet (a cookie scoop works best here). Top each with a few chocolate chunks.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.
  6. Eat! Keep leftovers in the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 193
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 38mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: gluten free, oatmeal, healthy, snack, dessert, chocolate chip, dairy free, summer, healthy

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