These no-bake cookies start out verrrrry similar to my energy bites. So they’re actually really healthy! They’re made up of nuts, dates, oats, peanut butter of course, chia seeds, pretzels, and mini chocolate chips for good measure.
So even though these are “cookies”, they’re perfectly acceptable for a snack or even an on-the-go breakfast. My kind of cookie! These keep really well in the fridge or freezer. I’d say a couple weeks in the fridge, and a couple months in the freezer.
Having healthier snacks/desserts on hand is always something I try to do and keep stocked. Makes life so much easier!
And I felt the need to add an extra dark chocolate drizzle, because why not?! Everything is better with dark chocolate.
Since I make some sort of energy bites nearly every week, I figured, why not make them into a cookie? I’ve also made a tart crust with a similar base. Dates, nuts, and oats are SO versatile.
That sweet and salty combo..it’s just the best! Who else agrees?
The other cool thing about these is that you can totally customize them. You could use almond butter, cashew butter (another personal fave), and even sunflower butter. You could use milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips instead, and/or switch up the nuts…go crazy!
I clearly couldn’t wait.
No Bake Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies
These no-bake cookies are made with nuts, dates, peanut butter, oats, chocolate, chia seeds, and pretzels! They're super simple to make and SO delicious!
- 1/3 cup cashews
- 1/3 cup shelled peanuts
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups packed medjool dates (10 ounces), pitted
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons peanut butter (the natural, drippy kind)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup pretzel twists
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips
- 1-2 ounces of dark chocolate, melted
In a food processor, combine the cashews, peanuts, oats, and chia seeds. Pulse until mixture turns into a very fine crumb. Add the dates, peanut butter, vanilla, pretzels, and chocolate chips. Blend until completely combined, and mixture turns into a "dough". When you squeeze it together in your hands, it should stick together. If it seems too dry, add another tablespoon or two of peanut butter and blend again.
Form "dough" into cookie shapes. You should get about 10-12 total, depending on the size you make them. Drizzle with dark chocolate. Refrigerate or stick in the freezer for a few minutes to allow chocolate to harden, and enjoy!
*These will keep up to 2 weeks in the fridge, and 2 months in the freezer!