Skinny No Bake Cookies

Today’s Skinny No Bake Cookie recipe is sponsored by Visalus. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

Skinny No Bake Cookies: made with banana, oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter and they taste absolutely amazing!!! #nobake #skinny

I’m obsessed with No Bake Cookies. So when I was approached to create a recipe using Visalus Shake Mix, I knew I wanted to make a Skinny version of a traditional no bake cookie.

However, to do that you need to cut out some of the sugar. A regular No Bake cookie typically calls for 2 cups of sugar. This one is only 1/3 cup. And I promise you it still tastes delicious.

Skinny No Bake Cookies: made with banana, oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter and they taste absolutely amazing!!! #nobake #skinny

With a household full of athletes (you can decide if you want to put me and the hubs in that category, haha), it’s necessary to keep them well fueled. I mean, keep US well fueled.

I added in a whole banana to help bind these cookies together (since you don’t have all that caramelized sugar like a traditional recipe) and of course peanut butter. The Visalus Shake mix is a great way to add in some extra protein, fiber and vitamins.

Skinny No Bake Cookies: made with banana, oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter and they taste absolutely amazing!!! #nobake #skinny

This recipe doesn’t make a million cookies either, like most of my cookie recipes (good or bad thing???). You get 24 cookies, which when stored in the refrigerator in a airtight container, will last about a week. I’m not much of a breakfast eater (unless coffee with cream counts as breakfast), but I found myself nibbling on one or two of these every morning. And with the added 1/2 tsp of espresso powder, they were a perfect pick-me-up!

Skinny No Bake Cookies: made with banana, oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter and they taste absolutely amazing!!! #nobake #skinny

Connect with Shugary Sweets!  

Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | instagram | Bloglovin’

Skinny No Bake Cookies

Yield: 24

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup skim (fat free) milk
  • 1/4 cup Visalus shake mix (or protein powder mix)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 2 1/2 cup quick cook oats
  • 3 Tbsp mini semi-sweet morsels, optional, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, cocoa, milk and protein powder. Stirring constantly heat until mixture starts to bubble slightly. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter, banana and espresso powder. Fold in oats until fully combined.
  2. Spoon onto parchment paper using a 2 Tbsp scoop. Using bottom of scoop (or spoon) make a small indentation and sprinkle a few mini morsels on top, pressing lightly with fingertips. Allow cookies to set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Store cookies in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week.
Today's Skinny No Bake Cookie recipe is sponsored by Visalus. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

MAKING THIS RECIPE? Share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #ShugarySweets so I can see what you're cooking up in the kitchen!

Obsessed with No Bake Cookies? You don’t want to miss out on this Peanut Butter Lover’s version!


Vanilla Iced Coffee Pudding is a great Skinny dessert recipe. Lots of flavor, in a lower calorie cup!


Looking for a Skinny Dinner Recipe too? I’ve got you covered with these Skinny Beef Enchiladas. Would be delicious with Chicken too!


**This is a compensated post on behalf of Visalus. Shugary Sweets claims no health benefits in using this product, just delicious recipe making results! All opinions expressed are 100% my own!**

Skinny No Bake Cookies: made with banana, oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter and they taste absolutely amazing!!! #nobake #skinny

**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**

60 comments on “Skinny No Bake Cookies”

  1. These look great, Aimee! I could eat several after I get home from the (ice) skating rink!

  2. These sound amazing! Love the idea of using protein shake mix.

  3. Love these cookies. I’m always trying to make cookies that are healthy so I feel like I’m getting my sweet tooth satisfied while I’m still eating decently. Fools the kids, too! Pinning these for sure.

  4. Wow! This is exactly like my recipe for Skinny No-Bake Cookies! I love eating them before I go running. I have to try adding protein powder next time.

  5. These are great after workout snacks!! Love that they are so easy to whip up.

  6. Absolutely love the fact that this has banana in it! Great addition!

  7. LOVE how it’s packed with so many healthy ingredients! Yum!

  8. Wow! The protein in these means I could have them for breakfast… 🙂

  9. They look great! I have a recipe for what I called Miracle Cookies from a couple months ago which use banana, PB, no egg, vegan, quick oats, choc chips, raisins, etc. And then back in 2009 I used to make granola bars with similar ingredients but added choc protein powder to those. These cookies combine all my fave elements! I know Sally has something very similar on her site, too. Great minds all think alike 🙂 It’s nice as a mom knowing we are making some healthier treats, isn’t it!

  10. I love anything chocolate that has “skinny” in the title! 🙂 These look great, Aimee!

  11. I’ve actually never tried a no-bake cookie before. Going to have to make one of yours asap!

  12. So game for a no-bake cookie with the heat that is about to hit us!

  13. Denise

    Hi, I was wondering…..could I swap the sugar for Splenda and the milk for Almond milk?
    Anyone tried that to see if it works? If not, I will and let you know! These look so yummy!

  14. Love this lightened up version of no-bake cookies!

  15. i need skinny everything lately, too much junk!

  16. I need to start skinnifying all my recipes because it’s actually kind of fun making yummy snacks that are healthy! These are so pretty looking with the chips on top…and I love the banana in them!!!

  17. You had me at skinny and no bake! 😀 Looks amazing as always!!

  18. Skinny and No bake, perfect. I would enjoy this anytime without feeling too guilty.

  19. Wow! This recipe rocks 🙂 they look delicious too!

  20. Nicole

    Just wondering if I could remove the sugar completly? I make a baked cookies, that uses visalus protein, pb, oats and sugar and they are delicious. Not sure if these would work removing the sugar?

  21. Dani


    Would applesauce be an ok sub for banana? I’m not the biggest fan, but feel like applesauce wouldn’t be binding enough. I love my ViSalus, so I can’t WAIT to try these out!! Thanks!

  22. Barb

    Do you know the nutrition information on these?

  23. Steve

    Can these be done without peanut butter?

  24. Kristy

    Made them with coconut sugar and almond milk…. In the fridge… Fingers crossed

  25. Amy

    I was wondering if anyone has tried this recipe..but used the Weightwatchers shake mixes?

  26. sarah

    I made these with almond milk and peanut butter and whey protein powder. They were great, but only lasted 3 days before they got moldy!! perhaps it’s the protein powder?

  27. Anonymous

    Can you substitute Stevia for the sugar in these?

  28. Isabel

    As a broke college student with an apartment full of roommates, we try to eat healthy while on a budget. This recipe fit that description perfectly! We are physically active and LOVE food. I made these cookies for my roommates and they absolutely loved them! So good! Thank you! Will definitely make again.

  29. Lori

    Could you leave out the protein power and the expresso powder? And does anyone now the WW Plus Points for this?

    Thanks Lori

  30. Pingback: Foodies Network » Skinny No Bake Cookies

  31. What could be used in place of the protein powder? That is not something we use.

  32. Pingback: Cranberry Orange Smoothie - Shugary Sweets

  33. Pingback: Healthy Dishes to bring to a Potluck, Picnic or BBQ | Food Done Light

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.