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No-Bake PB+J Cookies

One-bowl, healthy cookies
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies


  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats gluten-free if desired
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds or more chia seeds
  • pinch of salt omit if nut butter is salted
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened natural peanut butter or almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup store-bought or homemade jam (recipe below)

Raspberry Chia Jam

  • 10 ounces frozen raspberries about 3 cups
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp maple syrup or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds


  • If using the homemade chia jam recipe, make that first.
  • Add oats, seeds, and salt to a large bowl. Toss with your hands to combine. Add nut butter and honey. Use a spatula or spoon to mix thoroughly. The dough should be thick but not dry. If too sticky to roll into balls, add a little bit more oats. If the dough is too crumbly and dry, add a little more nut butter and mix again.
  • Once dough is formed, roll heaping tablespoon-sized balls and place them on a plate. Use your finger to create a hole in the center of the ball. If the dough cracks in places, just pinch it back together to form a round cookie.
  • Fill each hole with jam and drizzle the cookies with extra nut butter (optional). Place the cookies in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes until set and easier to pick up. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week or so.

Raspberry Chia Jam

  • Add raspberries and a splash of water to a pot. (I like to use a wide saucepan because it cooks faster.) Cook over medium heat until bubbling. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stir occasionally, until the raspberries and thick and only a little liquid remains.
  • Add maple syrup and cook a few more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds. Transfer jam to a bowl or container. Cool on the counter for 10 minutes then refrigerate until chilled and thickened. Refrigerate jam for up to a week.
Keyword cookies, healthy dessert