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These no bake cookie dough bars are vegan, gluten-free, and made with healthy ingredients! Enjoy a sweet and soft layer of edible cookie dough topped with a rich and creamy chocolate glaze. The recipe is refined sugar-free and can easily be made keto-friendly. It’s a healthy dessert that everyone can enjoy!
It’s official. No bake desserts are the best kind of dessert. Why? They are super easy to make, require no baking, make less of a mess in the kitchen, and are often made with the healthiest ingredients. Today’s recipe is no different!
These no bake cookie dough bars are perfectly sweet, soft and chewy, and all around delicious. Eight simple ingredients create a thick layer of edible cookie dough and a rich chocolate glaze. And, the best part is that you don’t have to wait for dessert to enjoy them! These bars are so healthy that they can be enjoyed any time of the day.
These no bake cookie dough bars are:
- Refined sugar-free
What ingredients are in vegan cookie dough bars?
These dessert bars are made with healthy ingredients! The edible vegan cookie dough is made with almond flour, nut butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla, salt, and chocolate chips. The chocolate glaze is made with cacao powder, maple syrup, and coconut oil.
Check out the full ingredients list below:
- Almond flour
- Nut butter
- Maple syrup
- Cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- Coconut oil
- Coconut sugar
- Chocolate chips
- Vanilla extract
How to make no bake cookie dough bars
For the full recipe, scroll down to view the recipe card below.
First, create the cookie dough by adding the almond flour, nut butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla, and salt to a large bowl. Mix the ingredients together until fully combined. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.
Next, line a square baking pan with parchment paper. Press the no bake cookie dough in an even layer across the pan.
After, create the chocolate glaze by adding the cocoa powder, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil to a bowl. Whisk together for one minute. Note: the glaze will thicken while whisking.
Finally, spread the glaze across the cookie dough layer. Store the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes to set. Then, slice into 16 bars.
Is it safe to eat raw cookie dough bars?
This particular raw cookie dough recipe is safe to consume because it uses no eggs and blanched almond flour. Therefore, you should have no fears about salmonella or an upset stomach (which are two things caused by traditional cookie dough).
Tips for this making recipe
- You can use any type of nut butter for this recipe! I love using creamy peanut butter, but almond butter and cashew butter work as well. If you have a nut allergy, use sunflower seed butter instead.
- Use liquid or melted coconut oil for the chocolate glaze. If your coconut oil is solid at room temperature, add a few spoonfuls to a bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds. Then, measure ¼ cup and proceed with the recipe.
- To make this recipe keto-friendly, use sugar-free maple syrup and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. All other ingredients are able to be consumed on a keto diet.
- Store these no bake cookie dough bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for one week.
More vegan cookie dough desserts
- Edible Vegan Cookie Dough
- Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls
- No Bake Caramel Cookie Dough Cups
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups
- Healthy Cookie Dough Hearts (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
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No Bake Cookie Dough Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 16 bars 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
These no bake cookie dough bars are vegan, gluten-free, and healthy! Enjoy a layer of soft and sweet edible cookie dough frosted with a creamy chocolate topping.
- 2 + ¾ cup blanched almond flour
- ½ cup nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup vegan chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil*
- Create cookie dough by adding almond flour, nut butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla, and salt to a large bowl. Mix together to thoroughly combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Line a square baking pan with parchment paper. Press cookie dough across the pan in an even layer.
- Create chocolate glaze by adding cocoa powder, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil to a bowl. Whisk ingredients together for one minute. Note: the chocolate glaze will thicken while whisking.
- Pour chocolate glaze over the cookie dough. Spread across the pan in an even layer.
- Store pan in the freezer for 15 minutes to set. After, slice into 16 bars.
- *Be sure to use liquid/melted coconut oil. If your coconut oil is solid, add several spoonfuls to a bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds. Then, measure ¼ cup and proceed with the recipe.
- Keep the bars stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They will remain fresh for one week.
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 261
- Sugar: 13g
- Fat: 17g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 7g
Keywords: no bake cookie dough bars, cookie dough bars healthy, vegan dessert bars
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These sound delicious!
Is there something I can use in place of the coconut sugar?
Hi Tori! You can omit the coconut sugar, but I recommend it because it makes the cookie dough taste sweeter. This is a healthier recipe for cookie dough, so that added sweetness is a nice touch! Regular sugar or brown sugar could be used too.
Okay, great! Thank you so much for your response! 🙂
Absolutely! Enjoy 🙂
Wow! These are so good and so easy! I will definitely make these again.
Thank you, Katie! Excited to hear you loved these healthy cookie dough bars. Enjoy! 🙂
Love this recipe! going to do it again. Would I be able to substitute the almond flour with coconut flour and the maple for another liquid sugar or does it have to be a thick texture like the syrup? thanks!
So happy to hear you loved this recipe, Marie! 🙂 You can use another liquid sweetener, but make sure it has that thick consistency like maple syrup. A thinner liquid sweetener won’t bind the ingredients together as well. For the flour, I would not recommend replacing all of it with coconut flour. You’ll find different opinions online, but in my experience, almond flour and coconut flour don’t have a 1:1 ratio. It varies depending on the recipe. Coconut flour also has a stronger flavor and grainier texture, in my opinion. You can play around with it and try different variations if you want, though!
great thank you!
Is the measurement for the almond flour 2 and 3/4 cup because I only used 2 cups and it’s a total mess?
Yes, the instructions say “2 + 3/4 cup” which means 2 cups + 3/4 cup 🙂 You used too little flour!
Thank you, Mabel! Glad you loved the bars! 🙂
I’m so confused. Ours is all flour and isn’t forming up to cookie dough consistency at all. Plz help!
Hi, Kennedy! Oh no! Are you sure you measured the ingredients (especially the flour) correctly? It sounds like you either used too much flour, too little maple syrup, or a very dry type of nut butter. Was your nut butter a natural/runny kind or hard and thick?
I will be making this tomorrow. I will be using almond butter creamy. Will that work?
Yes, creamy almond butter will work! I recommend using a brand with a thicker/no-stir consistency instead of a thinner/runny consistency.
These no bake cookie dough bars are absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to bake more ❤️
Thank you, Anna! Happy you loved them! 🙂
All I have to say is that these bars are DIVINE!!! From the texture to the richness, these are by far one of the best sweets recipes I’ve ever made, and I’ve made A LOT! Lol.
Thanks for the sweet comment, Brittany! I’m so happy you loved these cookie dough bars!! 🙂 xo
Can I use peanut flour instead of almond? I can’t have tree nuts.
You can definitely give it a try! 🙂 It should work the exact same way, it will just have a more peanutty flavor 🙂