No Bake Peanut Butter Blossoms

No Bake Peanut Butter Blossoms |

Summer is the perfect time to try out no-bake recipes.  Everyone loves classic American peanut butter blossom cookies, but nobody wants to turn on the oven on a hot day.  I’ve had this idea for no bake peanut butter blossoms (sometimes called peanut butter kiss cookies) for a while and finally tried it out when I needed a quick treat on a warm day.   They came out pretty well and are very satisfying treat.

These are so simple that anyone, even kids, should be able to make them.  I mixed creamy peanut butter with a little butter, vanilla, brown sugar and ground oatmeal to make a dough that can be rolled into small balls.  I then made an indentation in the top and drop in some chocolate that has been melted with a little butter.  Easy peasy!  Trying not to eat them all in one day is not so easy!  They’d also be great with a little dollop of jam or a raspberry on top if you don’t want to use chocolate.

I’m submitting these to the Biscuit Barrel challenge this month, the theme of which is appropriately “no-bake” treats.


No Bake Peanut Butter Blossoms
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
No-bake Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
  • ¼ cup (2.4 oz/68g) creamy natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup (2 oz/56.5g) light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • salt (optional, see note)
  • ⅓ - ½ cup (1 - 1.5 oz/28- 5.6g) ground oatmeal or oat flour (see note)
  • ¼ cup (1.5oz/5.6g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter, softened
  1. Stir the peanut butter and 2 Tbsp. of butter together until well combined.
  2. Add the brown sugar and vanilla to the peanut butter mixture and stir well.
  3. Peanut butters have differing amounts of salt, so taste now to see if you need any and add a pinch at a time until you're happy with the flavor.
  4. Stir in the ground oats, a couple tablespoons at a time, until you have a soft dough that comes together in a ball.
  5. Shape the dough into small balls, about 1½ tsp. of dough per ball.
  6. Using the back of a ¼ tsp. measuring spoon, press a small indentation in the center of each ball.
  7. Gently melt the remaining tsp. of butter with the chocolate chips in a microwave or over very low heat in a small saucepan.
  8. Using a ¼ tsp. measuring spoon, drop a small dollop of melted chocolate into each indentation.
  9. Chill for an hour or until the chocolate is set. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Peanut butter brands vary a lot in consistency and saltiness. You may or may not need salt for this recipe, so season it to taste. Likewise, you may need more or less ground oats to get the dough to a shape-able consistency.


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No Bake Peanut Butter Blossoms — 1 Comment

  1. Very clever. I’ve seen blossom cookies a lot before but this is the first no bake version I’ve seen and to make them as a peanut butter/chocolate version is even better!

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