They stay in the freezer so they never go bad and are always on hand for a chocolate […]. Great recipe, I bet these are amazing. I love it with just pure peanut butter! Thoughts on using crunching peanut butter? I am sure it would work fine with any type of Nut Butter!
Crunchy Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies (No Flour, No Sugar!)
I actually faced this issue for the first time some years ago when I developed this recipe for Vanilla Toffee Butter Cookies. So I knew enough to let the cookies cool down completely. The taste was… delicious!
The cookies were chewy and a bit sticky in a very interesting but pleasant! I had tried out Sukrin Gold syrup , but now I wanted to see what kind of cookies Sukrin Clear syrup would make. I also wanted to try out a lower oven temperature and longer baking time.
Plus, I wanted to experiment with different ingredient proportions: More syrup, less PB. Again, I baked the cookies for 15 minutes.
The latter dough, with less PB and syrup, was really soft, but it was easy to form it into balls. In the end, there was only a small difference between those two experiments. You just have to try these out: And the texture is fascinating. I would LOVE to hear your comments on them, and to find out how you liked them! Would you add vanilla extract? Press a thumbprint into each cookie and fill it with sugar-free jam?
Hi Elviira — I tried these and yes, they are an interesting texture! Kind of like a slightly dry, tender cookie at first bite, then seem to turn into an almost creamy, fudge-like texture in my mouth. Super simple as well. Just wanted to let others know that I used SunButter natural, with three net carbs per 2 T. It worked out fine.
I will say that they are fairly calorie dense tho, and I could have eaten the whole batch! Elviira, what do you think the result would be if I added an egg to this recipe to stretch it a little further as in, maybe make a few more cookies and result in reducing the calorie count per cookie?
Thanks for all that you do! Either way, they make my house smell like Christmas! Thanks for your comment and kind words! Great to know the recipe works with Sunbutter as well. If you give it a try, please let me know how the cookies turned out!
Great idea to use pecan meal for the hazelnut cookies! I have to try it too! I guess adding a bit gingerbread spice mix would give it even stronger Christmassy note. Yes, other nut butters and almond butter should work. Sukrin syrup is isomalto-oligosaccharides, a naturally occurring plant-based dietary fiber.
It is prebiotic, soluble, and low-glycemic. Hi Candi, I doubt, since Sukrin syrup has fiber which somehow makes the dough stiff. But if you try with sugar-free syrup, please let me know how the cookies turned out! Unfortunately no, because syrup acts as liquid. I just wanted to if using natural PB was the reason mi e did t come out well? I did add melted coconut oil,but still did t help….?
I used natural PB, quick oats and raw honey and it turned out perfect! Be sure your PB is mixed well if using natural. Has anyone tried adding dark chocolate chips to this? If so, would you melt them first along with the peanut butter and honey or mix them in whole with the oats? Or would melting and drizzling along the top at the end work best? I made mine with almond butter instead of peanut butter and I pressed chocolate chips and chopped pecans into the mixture before putting them in the refrigerator to set.
I added a few extra things I had on hand to health them up even more… On the softened PB honey stage I added a scoop of protein powder and scoops of both chia and flax seed, as well as some Cacao powder for a little chocolate sensation. Also I did half honey and half melted coconut oil for the honey part, and it came out perfect with a nice hint of coconut!
They are so delish and guilt-free! Will definitely be adding these to the regular rotation. I just made this because I love the ingredients, but when combined…. Neither did it get that nice gooey look like yours has got. It seems like it would, but syrup is a little thinner than honey. Let me know if you try it! Maybe just use a little less! I used natural PB, as this is what I usually use, so some of the healthy police might be ok with it though who wants to be worried about that when it comes to dessert?
Thanks so much for providing!!! Thanks for the recipe! Can you maybe, please, write amounts of ingredients in grams? Just an alternative—use toasted oat flakes for an even more delicious treat and add almond butter and toasted almond slices for an even better version. One caution—almond butter is runnier than peanut butter so you may have to use less than the recipe calls for. BTW—for those complaining about the Costco honey containers—save a few jars from whatever, clean well and use for the honey.
I am trying bit by bit to use less plastic in my home because of all the negative consequences—the reliance on petroleum to create the containers, the problems with recycling them, the endocrine and hormone disruption they cause and all the other problems associated with plastic in the environment.
I have the Karo syrup question too. Too much peanut butter. It made the bars really dense. Some advice for the person making this: I am going to try these with almond butter next time and maybe cashew butter the next to see how they taste.
She said they were great. Does anyone know how we can get a nutritional breakdown. I am into healthy eating and watch my. Well, if you eat the whole pan, there are grams of sugar and grams of fat. I am going to skip this recipe for that reason only. NEVER in the microwave; doing that will kill off all the good things that honey is so well known for.
I just made these today and they are delicious and so easy to make. I also drizzled a little melted chocolate over a few of them to have as a treat in the afternoon when I need just a little chocolate! You made these without any problems. OK something I can work with. Go to the head of the class.
Author owes you one…just saying. I doubled the recipe and added 1 cup of chocolate chips to the dry oats. Hoping they turn out tasting as good as they look! Follow up to my earlier comment. When I went to mix the peanut butter and honey mix into the oats and chocolate chips, I noticed it was still a little dry.
The chocolate chips I added to the oats melted a bit when i mixed everything together, and it added a creamier consistency. Chilled for 90 minutes and then tried them.
Even better, my autistic son, who eats nothing, loves them! I used Cashew Butter instead of Peanut. Very filling and yummy. Am going to make again with whole nuts and seeds. Just saw this and had to make them for my gluten free son- BTW heaven and I used all natural smuckers peanut butter nuts and salt and they came out great!!! I added unsweetened organic coconut and dark chocolate chips.
They were so good! This is a great base recipe with plenty of room to be creative and customize if desired. I made these bars according to the recipe the first time and added a pinch of cinnamon. They turned out great! Has anyone had any issue with the bars being too dry? I made these 3x now.
First time was perfect and the last two times they have come out very dry and crumbly. I just made these and used the correct amount shown, actually didnt use the full amount of oats. Trying it tomorrow with a drizzle of Chocolate on top!!! Oh these are so great! Like one of the other commenters I am snowed in and have very little in the house and 3 ingredient recipes are perfect! Got everything and the sweet tooth! I am looking forward to trying them! I made these today, using crunchy peanut butter and gluten free rolled oats.
I stay away from sweets, so this is the best of both worlds! Not too sweet and the peanuts make it the perfect amount of saltiness! I tried making this recipe twice and neither one turned out correctly.
Luckily, these ingredients are dog-friendly so the recipe-gone-wrong will be used as dog treats. I saw this recipe this morning and made it right away. I realized I was short on the oats so I threw in a cup of cheerios to make up for it.
So simple and yummy I will be keeping this recipe close. Followed this recipe with one exception. I used a small amount of coconut oil instead of a cooking spray. Let it chill for about an hour before cutting out a square. I rubbed coconut oil on the foil.
Great basic recipe to play with, thank you! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Made these today and came out great…great little snack bar! The benefits of honey are destroyed in the microwave process. You can liquify your hardened honey by placing in a pot of hot water. Hi, just tried the recipe and they turned out quite ok. The only thing is the oats are very hard, they r quite dry. Is there a way to make them softer? When mine crystallized I cut the top off with a serrated edged knife then scooped out the honey and placed in a large jar.
So much easier for measuring out the honey into measuring cups. Thank you for sharing this. It turned out really well for me.
My husband was all smiles! Happy tummy, happy hubby. Made these a few days ago. Even my pickiest child loved them. I dipped the bars in melted vanilla almond bark to help them hold together a bit better. Thanks so much for the recipe. So thank you again for this simple recipe that will give me a little taste of home!!!
Love this recipe, just made again, tonight I added flax and poppy seed. Love the peanut butter and honey, reminds me of growing up and putting peanut butter on toast then adding honey on top and swirling. Thank you for this, I pinned a couple months ago. I was reading the comments about honey getting hard. Put it in the dish washer when you do your dishes. I had a quart jar hard as a rock I did put it on the top shelf because the jar was plastic.
My preggo cravings demanded I make these as soon as I saw them. Very fast and easy! I made them last night using a large non-stick skillet and followed the ingredient list exactly. I found keeping the ingredients warm allowed for easier mixing. Ate them for breakfast this morning.
Do you heat it up in low heat, how long, and do you constantly stir? Thanks in advance for the help! Looking forward to try these again!
If you are having problems with it burning, I would say yes the heat was too high. Go ahead and try it on low and stir very frequently. I did mine on a double boiler.
It is much easier to melt chocolate or warm peanut butter that way. In a double boiler, it only took maybe 3 minutes. I made these today and they were wonderful!
Except I made them into small balls. I added a bit of cinnamon and salt to it and they were awesome! I only consume natural peanut butter which is what I used to make them. Just made the 3 ingredient no bake peanut butter bars — so easy! I made it with chunky p-nut butter and added Craisins and some flaxseed. I just made this, but put the honey p-nut butter mixture in the microwave for about 50 secs, 40 would of been just fine.
Hi Lisa, Have you made the recipe and this is what you found, or is this just a guess based on reading the recipe? I make these bars a lot and have never had any issue.
If you are using a brand of peanut butter that is drier, you certainly could add a bit more to compensate for that…but the measurements are correct based on my experiences and also based on many others who have made the recipe as written with great results.
Using your recipe as a base, I think I have something great I can work with! It is VERY dense, so a little square is more than enough. I am looking forward to experimenting with some other add-ins! My four and 3 year olds loved it. These are awesome and I followed the recipe exact, but after awhile the creative side of me wanted to satisfy my chocolate or mocha craving with these bars.
I made the bars exact but cut recipe in third and used a little square corning ware dish with wax paper crossed over the dish then sprayed with a little cooking spray Made clean up and cutting easier for me.
There is only one person that eats this and well I rather make it fresh in smaller portion. Now for the top: I make coffee cone drip in the morning. Just re-use the coffee grounds again by having another cup handy. Add a little more coffee ground, then drip about tablespoons of water over the grounds and into handy cup. Pour from handy cup over grounds into another handy cup again about times to make extra strong coffee; switching cups. Now melt chocolate chips about. Mixture should sheet off spoon not run for the hills Practice as it took me a few times.
Pour over the top of setup oat and peanut butter mixture and spread smooth. Put some fine chopped peanut or any nut that makes you happy sprinkled over top. And for the naughty side instead of coffee add Kaluah or brandy. This is a hearty foundation treat; but with a little imagination and a drive to satisfy a craving this can be changed up and made different.
Does not work the first time try again and make adjustments. Let the imagination go wild. Do follow recipe exact a few times and get the feel of how the mixture is suppose to be; then go from there with change ups. Actually I made a mistake thinking rosemary was mint…can we say we getting a little old. I just had to come back here and thank you for this post!
This are soo delicious and so easy to make! I used organic natural peanutbutter and got the crunchy kind to add a little crunch to it. I call them my healthier version of no-bake cookies which are my absolute fave!
I will definitely be bringing these instead to Thanksgiving this year! I cut a few calories by using PB fit peanut butter powder. I also subbed honey for maple syrup, and threw in grain sweetened chocolate chips for a suprise!
The PB fit cuts the calories dramatically. Great variation is to pretoast the oats in the oven or in a skillet before you use them, really brings out the flavor. Used crunchy peanut butter, brown sugar and a bit of water to keep them from being too dry. They taste like peanut butter fudge… awesome! I made these earlier today, and I have to say that they are great! I also added melted semi sweet chocolate on top before I put the pan in the fridge. I think next time I will use only 2.
Also, I am going to try cutting the squares before I put the pan in the fridge, as I found it difficult to do once the mixture had already set. Thanks for the easiest snack recipe ever: I halved the recipe too. Could be used with rice crispies too instead of oats. Thoughts on using crunching peanut butter? I used almond butter, oats, a little flax meal, local honey with its pollen and vanilla. Great to have on hand instead of sweets.
If you are using the Aunt Jemima type syrup it will be a fairly equal substitute. These are very good…but add the oatmeal abit at a time…then stir….
Three cup of oats would have been too much for me…the bars would have been too dry. Food is a science and I guess it just depends what brands, types of ingredients are used. I used Costco organic creamy pb, trader joes honey, and trader joes rolled oats. I heated it up til it was really smooth, and decided to use just one c. It instantly became a pile of dry oat crumbles. What could have been my mistake? Trying these today and could NOT be more excited!
I bet adding some cocoa powder to these would be delish, too! I love the people that say I loved them…I just changed the recipe a bit, and the entire recipe was modified. This is a great recipe.
These are so good. Half are gone already. I will have to make some more soon. Yes, this recipe is from Chocolate Covered Katie. A simple internet search would have revealed the source. But I am sure that there will be plenty of other people going back years and years decades even that would have had a similar version Its 3 ingredients or a variance on it and like all recipes there is always a variant from recipes handed down Put this in google and you will see a truck load of recipes with variants https: In fact this recipe was from before either.
Recipes evolve and get shared around all the time http: Oh, yes, you have made my day. Was wanting to make something that is quick and simple so I thank you; especially my hubby. He will love these. I made these tonight and they tasted great! I used crunchy peanut butter and also added on top a layer of hard-shell chocolate.
Thanks for the awesome recipe! I made these using all natural peanut butter and quick oats. I heated the PB and honey in the microwave. It looked curdled when I took it out. Had to use my hands,and it was still so stiff and unworkable,I added more honey,then melted coconut oil to add to it.
They were really terrible! Could it have been that the honey had been around a while and had previously been reheated because it had crystalized?