No-Bake Peanut Butter & Butterscotch Cookies

July 24, 2012

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes

Its hard to think about turning on the oven in summer to make cookies, so these no-bake cookies are a great treat!  You can just pop them in your mouth or another fabulous idea would be crumbling them in your favorite plain yogurt or frozen yogurt 😉  You catch my drift?  Butterscotch chips aren’t exactly the healthiest, but you’re only using a couple tablespoons, and really, there is no alternative.  The peanut butter/butterscotch combo is crazy delicious.

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Butterscotch Cookies

Makes 12 cookies


1/3 cup raw almonds
2 Tbsp oats (quick oats or old fashioned)
2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey (or agave)
2 Tbsp butterscotch chips


In a blender, food processor or Magic Bullet, blend together the almonds & oats.  Once blended to a flour type consistency, place in a bowl.  With a spoon, mix in peanut butter (melt a bit if its super hard), vanilla & honey.  Once smooth, stir in butterscotch chips.

Roll into small balls, and place in freezer or fridge.  I placed mine on parchment on a plate or you could also put them in a plastic container, layered with wax paper or parchment.

Nutrition (per cookie) Calories: 59   Fat: 4 g   Carbs: 5 g   Fiber: 1 g   Sugars: 3.1 g   Protein: 2 g

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  • Kathleen @ Kat’s Health Corner

    Of gosh — I bet those are DEADLY! Butterscotch is always a winner for cookies! 😀

  • Firechick156

    I don’t see how you can get 12 out of this recipe?  How small did you roll them?

    • Kristine Fretwell

      They are bite-sized. I’d say maybe a heaping measuring teaspoon size of dough rolled?

  • Mafiaministries

    Have you tried with carob chips? Not the healthiest either but no hydrogenated oil (usually) and you get a peanut butter kind of flavor 🙂

    • Kristine Fretwell

      I’ve had carob chips! They’re pretty good….you could really try with whatever you like!

  • Cay14

    These look great! If you used almond meal, how much would you use? 1/4 cup?

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Yes, 1/4 cup should work great.

  • Megyeah

    Look great!  To make gluten-free, just sub the butterscotch chips with Heath chips.  Will make these soon 🙂

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