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Vegan Monster Cookies

This post is sponsored by the National Peanut Board. I received compensation, but all opinions and content are my own.

These Vegan Peanut Butter Monster Cookies are full of peanut butter, chocolate candies, oats and chocolate chips for a decadent dessert. They’re made more nutritious with whole wheat flour and flax!

An ode to peanut butter…

Peanut butter, how I love you. You’re creamy and crunchy, savory and sweet, full of plant protein and unsaturated fat. You’re affordable and accessible, nutritious and delicious. How did we get so lucky?

It may sound dramatic, but I’m head over heels in love with peanut butter.

I ate so many peanut butter and banana sandwiches when I was younger. And so many scoops straight out of the jar. Now I love having peanut butter on my daily breakfast toast, in a savory soy dressing, in cookies (like these monster cookies), or, years later, still straight out of the jar.

The fact that peanut butter is so tasty and also so nutritious and affordable is literally the coolest thing to me. Don’t you love when all of those things line up?

Two tablespoons of peanut butter is packed with 8 grams (!!!) of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and 12 grams of unsaturated fat. Eat up!

How to Make Vegan Peanut Butter Monster Cookies

Now that I’ve professed my love for peanut butter, let’s talk about this Vegan Peanut Butter Monster Cookies recipe. I tested these a few times to make sure they were chewy and decadent.

I used white whole wheat flour (whole wheat pastry flour also works) to add nutrients and fiber. I’m also using over 1 cup of peanut butter to hold these monster cookies together and add lots of peanut-y flavor. Use your favorite peanut butter brand—I like to bring my own jar and get it in the bulk section!

If you’re vegan, make sure to find vegan chocolate-covered candies and chocolate chips!

I tested these with non-dairy butter and coconut oil, and by far the winner is non-dairy butter. The coconut oil made them too crispy. Objectively, chewy cookies >>> crispy cookies.

Now I want you to spread the peanut butter love! Share your favorite peanut butter recipe in the comments with the hashtag #HowDoYouPB.

You can click HERE for even more delicious peanut butter recipes—from dinner to dessert, sweet or savory, there’s something for every occasion!

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How to make:

Vegan Monster Cookies

These Vegan Peanut Butter Monster Cookies are full of peanut butter, chocolate candies, oats and chocolate chips for a decadent dessert. They’re made more nutritious with whole wheat flour and flax!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
16 cookies 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate-covered candies
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. To a small bowl, add flaxseed and 2 1/2 tablespoons water; stir. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. To a large bowl, add non-dairy butter, flax mixture, and both sugars. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides. Add peanut butter and vanilla; beat for 2 minutes, until smooth.
  4. Add baking soda and flour; stir with a rubber spatula until just mixed. Do not over-mix. Add candies, chocolate chips, and oats; fold in gently.
  5. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; press down on each dough ball slightly.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

 

Notes

*If your peanut butter is unsalted, add 1/8 teaspoon salt with the peanut butter and vanilla.

Thanks to the National Peanut Board for sponsoring this post! I love working with brands whose products I really love and would honestly recommend.

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