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Clean Eating No Bake Cookies

These clean eating no bake cookies are so tasty that you would never believe that they aren’t just the regular ones made with all the junky processed ingredients. They’re OH SO GOOD, & can even be substituted as a Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Ball.

Clean Eating No Bake Cookies recipe. They're so good, they're basically just chocolate peanut butter energy balls.

About this recipe

I tried out several clean eating no bake cookie recipes, and have just not been a fan of any of them so far.

So, I remembered that my own no bake cookie recipe was fairly healthy and figured it may be worth taking a look at to see if I could make it a totally clean recipe.

The only thing that wasn’t super clean about my old recipe is that there was a TON of processed sugar in there, so I knew that needed to change.

That old recipe was conceived in my brain long before I had ever even heard of coconut sugar, so I thought I’d see if I could swap it out, and I’m happy to tell you that it was a huge success!

These are literally the best tasting clean eating/real food no bake cookies I have tried…and I’ve tried my fair share of different recipes.

We are just going to dive right in and get making this yummy treat! There is a free printable recipe card down at the bottom for your convenience.

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I only share my favorite recipes ever, so please don’t skip past it because I failed to capture just how yummy it is.

How to make clean eating cookies (photo tutorial):

In a medium saucepan, on low heat, stir in the Butter, Coconut Sugar, Liquid Sweetener, Milk, and Cocoa Powder. Let the Butter melt and mix well.

(Please excuse my less-than-mediocre photography…one of these days I will hire a professional to make these cookies, but today is not going to be that day)

Bring the mixture to a boil for one minute or so, which is just to dissolve the Coconut Sugar.

Remove from heat, then add the Peanut Butter, Vanilla, and Oats. Mix well!

Cookies alternative idea

These cookies actually make really easy and delicious chocolate peanut butter energy balls/bites if you are looking for an easy/tasty energy boost.

Clean Eating/Real Food No Bake Cookies Recipe.

My favorite thing about them is actually that they are sweet enough to satisfy my sugar and chocolate cravings, but they are also healthy enough that even if I make them several times in one week, I don’t gain any weight…lol. #fatgirlproblems

Recipe card here

Clean Eating No Bake Cookies

Clean Eating No Bake Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Delicious No Bake Cookies that are perfect for those that want to eat clean/whole foods. No processed ingredients and they are to die for good!


  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar (3/4 cup works too)
  • 1/3 Cup Agave Nectar (Real Maple Syrup, Or Raw Honey)
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (Or Scraping Of One Vanilla Bean)
  • 3 &1/2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats


Cookies so good you may not believe it's one of my clean eating recipes:

  1. In a medium saucepan, on medium heat, add the Butter, Coconut Sugar, Liquid Sweetener of choice, Milk, & Cocoa Powder. Melt the Butter & mix well.
  2. Bring to a boil, mixing here and there, for one minute or so.
  3. Remove from heat & add the Peanut Butter, Vanilla, & Rolled oats. Mix well.
  4. Drop by large Cookie Scoop or Ice Cream Scoop onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Let cool/harden and enjoy. Can store in airtight container for up to a few days.


I use Agave as my preferred liquid sweetener when I make these. If you use honey, or maple syrup they may turn out just a tad bit sticky when they set up.

These would make perfect energy balls if you're looking for a little boost.

This recipe calls for 3/4 to 1 Cup Coconut Sugar. It is great with either amount, I'm just cheap so I usually go with 3/4 Cup to make the coconut sugar stretch a bit further.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 21mgSodium 107mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 3gSugar 21gProtein 5g

These caloric amounts are automatically estimated by a plugin on my site and should be taken as an estimation only.

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I know that I keep telling you that they’re tasty (try them and see what you think), but we sure think so at my house…so much so that we usually can’t wait long enough to eat them so we have them warm and ooey, gooey in bowls and chase it down with a cool glass of milk. You won’t be sorry if you do that too.

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*Reposts: Please note that this idea/post was originally posted to this website on 09/24/2015 but it was in great need of a refresh so it now is more user friendly and has a free printable recipe card.

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