Peanut Butter Fudge Banana No Bake Cookies

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When I was a nanny I made no-bake cookies all of the time. They are so easy to make that they were the perfect treat to make with kids! The best part is, we didn’t have to ‘wait’ for these cookies to bake and cool…You simply pop them in the freezer for a quick ’set up’ time and they are ready to enjoy! I recreated these chocolatey delights using a banana and a few other ’substitutes’ so that these cookies are healthier than the traditional no-bake cookies without losing any of the taste! Enjoy!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 10 Minutes.


Put mashed banana and peanut butter together in a large skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring until peanut butter and banana are combined.


Once the peanut butter is melted, take the skillet off the heat and add the rest of the ingredients, stirring until everything is well combined.


Drop cookie dough (about 1/8th cup per cookie) on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper (or foil sprayed with cooking spray), patting cookies into desired shape. Place baking sheet in fridge or freezer until cookies are set. Store in the fridge or freezer for later enjoyment!


1/2 cup Peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
1/2Banana, mashed
3/4 cup Baking stevia OR 1 1/2 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 1
1/2 cupLow fat milk
4 tbsCocoa powder
3 cups Quick-cooking oats
1/8 tspSalt

1 I used NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend. If using packets of stevia, I recommend using about 14-20, or adjust according to taste.

Nutrition Breakdown

24 Servings
75 Calories Per Serving
3.5 g Fat
15 g Carbohydrate
3 g Fiber
0.5 g Sugar
3 g Protein
3 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Brindi said:

Oh my….I can’t wait to try these! I love anything peanut butter and now I can add these to my list, along with your skinny pb cookies, to make when I get back from my vacation!!! super excited…and I appreciate you publishing the recipes (I check your blog every day to see if there’s something new). Thank you, and God bless you, Katie!

May 21st, 2011 — 9:19am  |  Reply

Kelly said:

Ooooh, I will definitely be making these Katie. No bake cookies were some of my favorite cookies growing up! Thanks for the healthy version:).

May 21st, 2011 — 10:08am  |  Reply

Watty said:

Yum! Do you store them in the fridge?

May 21st, 2011 — 3:18pm  |  Reply

lisa said:

ah, can you really go wrong with peanut butter, bananas and chocolate? :) these sound good, and easy! thanks :)

May 21st, 2011 — 5:56pm  |  Reply

Serena said:

These look so good! I have to make them.

May 21st, 2011 — 6:02pm  |  Reply

Cara said:

These look awesome!I can actually make them while I”m in Italy too, because they don’t need flour or a million other ingredients. And what a great combination of flavors!

May 22nd, 2011 — 1:51am  |  Reply

Rach said:

Well those just look amazing! PB + Chocolate + Banana = WIN! :)

May 23rd, 2011 — 2:29pm  |  Reply

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said:

These look incredible!! I have made something similar without the extra sweetener and a bit more banana and they were sweet enough w/out any extra sweetener.

May 23rd, 2011 — 4:25pm  |  Reply

kate said:

nobake cookies were my absolute favorite growing up! these look great :)

May 25th, 2011 — 5:24am  |  Reply

Vincent Gemayel said:

I poke in from time to time and have watched this site grow now for a while. I am really glad as it seems as if you have been doing very good. I must say this is one of the most delicious looking recipes you have put up here (not that there are many that arent).

You cant really go wrong with put bananas in everything I think. I might just have to try and make a batch of these then eat the whole thing as they are almost guilt free it seems.

May 25th, 2011 — 11:00am  |  Reply

Toni Gemayel said:

Hey Katie, that was my brother Vince! He is a big fan of dashing dish.

May 26th, 2011 — 3:01pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

ohhhh :) well its still a great compliment from a gemayel! :)

May 26th, 2011 — 5:41pm  |  Reply

Olivia said:

mmmm YUM! only 75 cals a cookie too; uber healthy! it really is, bananas, pb oats! they’re all so great tasting and healthy to boot:) I love the original version of this recipe and can’t WAIT to try yours out too!

May 29th, 2011 — 5:53am  |  Reply

Marian (Sweetopia) said:

Oh my, I’m experiencing a major craving for these just by looking at the photo! Can’t wait to try!
(I too share a love for food {especially sweets actually}, so it’s part of my journey to find a balance between the two!

June 8th, 2011 — 6:38pm  |  Reply

Erica said:

I made these today! They are to-die-for! I cant believe how easy and how good! Thanks for much!

June 12th, 2011 — 10:23am  |  Reply

Bethany said:

Just made these (minus the banana) & they are fabulous! Will definitely keep these on hand to satisfy my sweets cravings. Also wanted to say thanks so much for helping those of us who are working to better ourselves for God’s glory. You are an inspiration and have such a sweet spirit! Keep up the fabulous work & blessings to you!

June 16th, 2011 — 5:04pm  |  Reply

danielle said:

do you need to use the oats? im living in the netherlands and i don’t know if i can find any!

June 24th, 2011 — 2:14am  |  Reply

danielle said:

i’ll try and find some…just need google to translate for me! haha

June 24th, 2011 — 6:54am  |  Reply

Melissa W. said:

Wow! I just made these and they are amazing! I was looking for a substitute for Clif bars (an all-natural, energy snack bar) and this recipe hits the spot. I made a few variations. I added an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder to make it more chocolately. I used rolled (also known as old-fashioned) oats. I used granulated sugar instead of a sugar substitute. Only 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sugar went into my batch and it was perfect. With the sugar from the peanut butter and banana (and I didn’t want cookies that were incredibly sweet) these turned out just the way I wanted. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. It’s a keeper!

June 24th, 2011 — 1:01pm  |  Reply

Julie G. said:

These look amazing, but I’m allergic to bananas. Any suggestions on what I can substitute for the 1/2 banana?

September 9th, 2011 — 11:53am  |  Reply

Jen- said:

A quick question, to avoid some of the fat, can I use PB2? They even have a chocolate/pb flavor that would taste great but not sure if it would still work. Maybe rehydrated PB2?

September 11th, 2011 — 2:12pm  |  Reply

Katie Pecoraro said:

Katie…I definitely have to try these because I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together :) By the way…I pinned Dashing Dish on Pinterest since it is such a great blog. Keep up the good work!

September 13th, 2011 — 4:16pm  |  Reply

Gertie said:

I stumbled upon this recipe while looking for a no bake cookie that doesn’t have peanut butter. There seems to be ONE recipe that gets repeated over and over. I really like the idea in yours of having the banana and sugar substitute. We’re going to use it for older Girl Scouts to teach younger Girl Scouts cooking. It would be great to show how to make healthy substitutions. But, I just can’t have peanut butter anywhere in the building when bringing together lots of young, young Brownies. There are SURE to be some life threatening peanut allergies. Thanks in advance for any thoughts you have!

November 12th, 2011 — 5:02pm  |  Reply

Victoria VanNatter said:

Use WowButter instead of PB. Found mine at Meijer but have seen it at Walmart and on Amazon as well.

July 24th, 2012 — 7:07pm  | 

Susan Thompson said:

They do make a soy nut butter you could substitute. It is next to the peanut butter in my grocery store.

December 21st, 2011 — 8:02pm  |  Reply

megan said:

can i sub the cocoa powder for diet hot chocolate mix? thanks:)

January 30th, 2012 — 6:02pm  |  Reply

kerry werth said:

I will try these with using palm sugar for the sweetner

May 10th, 2012 — 2:34pm  |  Reply

kerry werth said:

or perhaps, I will try using dates as a sweetener.. more natural easier on ones health

May 10th, 2012 — 2:36pm  |  Reply

Nicole Gotts said:

I made these last night, AMAZING!!!! I rolled them into balls. I really liked them alot! This will be a sweet treat I make all the time!

May 25th, 2012 — 8:41am  |  Reply

Alex said:

Just finished making these a few minutes ago! Wow! I can’t wait until they’re hardened. Hmhm, one lick of the batter and I’m hooked! I have never completely gotten the typical recipe just right. Even my husband, I think, could make these. :)

May 28th, 2012 — 5:55pm  |  Reply

Emily said:

Just made these today-Amazing!! I didn’t use the banana though. An used almond milk! Perfect treat when I’m having a sweet craving!! Thanks!

June 19th, 2012 — 8:25pm  |  Reply

Victoria VanNatter said:

I can’t wait to try these. My daughter has a peanut allergy and I found WowButter in my local grocery store and it works great in place of peanut butter in all recipes. Completely safe for nut allergies.

July 24th, 2012 — 7:06pm  |  Reply

Jenna said:

Just tried this recipe exactly and the warm product turned out great [and tasted it too, with mom's seal of approval]! I’ve got in them in the fridge now chilling down and I can’t wait to share them with the rest of my family.
Thanks for yet another delicious and easy recipe :)

August 3rd, 2012 — 10:25am  |  Reply

Joanne - Inspired Taste said:

These look so delicious! I love how you added banana! Thanks for the inspiration!

August 24th, 2012 — 11:28am  |  Reply

Kelley said:

This recipe is fabulous!! Thank you!

I modified it a bit to reduce the calories a bit more. I also found that it made ~30 cookies.

Unsweetened Apple Sauce for banana
Non-fat milk for low-fat milk

October 16th, 2012 — 8:51pm  |  Reply

Amy Brush said:

Is that 1/2 cup banana mashed, or 1/2 of a banana?

March 4th, 2013 — 11:48am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Just 1/2 of a banana!

March 4th, 2013 — 12:49pm  | 

Mena said:

These taste different than traditional no bakes without the butter, but they’re soooooo tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Katie!!! May God bless you and your ministry in helping people find their identity in Christ as they take better care of their bodies to God’s glory!!!

March 15th, 2013 — 3:11pm  |  Reply

S said:

Hi Katie,

Could you tell me how many calories 3/4 of a cup of Nunaturals more fiber baking stevia has? I know 3/4 T has 15… so just doing the calculations in my head, is it 240ish? And did you account for that in your nutrition info? Thanks! These look delicious, but I am getting a different calorie count…wondering if it is because of the stevia.

April 24th, 2013 — 12:30am  |  Reply

Teri Murphy said:

do you think that u can freeze these?

May 18th, 2013 — 4:11pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i’m sure you can :)

May 20th, 2013 — 12:31pm  | 

Sashi said:

I’ve made this ages ago and they are so delicious and the bonus is you can eat them guilt free if you use stevia or sweetener. Mentioned this to my boyfriend and he blissed out at ‘fudge’ – PB and banana being 2 facourite ingredients anyway…guess I’m going to be making them again next weekend. Thanks so much for this recipe.

August 10th, 2013 — 1:59am  |  Reply

matt bannon said:

So good is all i can say–and so easy. Great that my 4 year old daughter can help me make things like this and then feel great she is not eating something awful for dessert at the same time. thanks again

September 29th, 2014 — 10:28am  |  Reply

joy said:

Could you use frozen bananas?

June 18th, 2015 — 1:55pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

not unless they are totally thawed first.

June 18th, 2015 — 6:08pm  | 

kaleigh said:

I’m not a fan of bananas but really want to try these, do you taste the banana at all?

July 7th, 2015 — 11:44am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Yes… thanks for asking Watty! :) I’ll add that to the post! :)

May 21st, 2011 — 5:45pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks cara! :)

May 22nd, 2011 — 1:21pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thats what i think about the c/b/pb combo too lisa! xox

May 22nd, 2011 — 1:21pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

great idea maryea!

May 24th, 2011 — 5:56am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks rach! :)

May 24th, 2011 — 6:00am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

hahahah love you tony! :) i’m also a big fan of 2 giraffes i must say! :)

May 25th, 2011 — 11:28am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

me too kate! :) thanks so much for your wonderful support! xoxo

May 25th, 2011 — 11:29am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks olivia! :) let me know what you think! :)

May 29th, 2011 — 6:03am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thank you so much bethany! :) this comment made my day! :) so glad you enjoyed the cookies!

June 17th, 2011 — 3:57am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

i’m sorry danielle…but oats are the only thing that will work here! could you order some online!? :)

June 24th, 2011 — 3:51am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

do you have amazon?

June 24th, 2011 — 8:52am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks for sharing melissa! so glad you enjoyed them! :)

June 24th, 2011 — 8:59pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks julie! i would recommend 1/2 cup light butter.. that is what is normally used in place of banana in these, and it acts as the binder! :)

September 10th, 2011 — 2:44am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yes for sure jen! just add water to make your pb2 a pb consistency! :)

September 11th, 2011 — 4:31pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

i’m sure you could susan, although i’ve never tried it..

December 22nd, 2011 — 4:24am  |  Reply

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