Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Sandwiches

Nothing beats a classic pb&j. Okay, except these vegan peanut butter & jelly cookie sandwiches! Upgrade your usual vegan peanut butter cookies with this sandwich version. This vegan snack (and dessert) is so easy, tasty, and relatively more wholesome than you may initially think. I have downed an entire batch in 2 days because it is an excellent after school snack, pre-workout snack, or dessert!

peanut butter jelly sandwich cookies on a ceramic plate. photo is focused on sandwich cookie in the middle. a broken half cookie is in the back and plain peanut butter cookies surround on the plate.

Peanut butter is a staple in my diet. It has been since I was a kid. Thank goodness out of all my allergies, peanuts aren’t one of them! And I am sorry to anyone allergic to peanuts reading this post – but I welcome you to make these with almond butter! Peanut butter is very cost effective, can form a complete protein when paired with a whole grain, and honestly brings so much happiness. Especially when it’s combined with sugar!

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies are Happiness

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and no not the Uncrustables kind, were my FAV growing up. My mom always layered the peanut butter on nice and thick. I still prefer a 2:1 peanut butter to jelly ratio, and these vegan peanut butter cookie sandwiches match that ratio perfectly! My childhood self thanks me. And yours will too! Go ahead, make these for yourself, don’t feel like you have to share with anyone. After all, I ate the whole first batch myself! But, if you do feel like bringing some extra joy or yumminess to your friends and family, I highly recommend making them these.

I’ve already shared a decent amount of cookie recipes with you all on MaggieBakesGrace but this one is extra special. They are not only vegan but ALSO gluten-free, and they truly remind me of childhood. I feel so at ease when I enjoy one of these vegan peanut butter cookie sandwiches! Be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you try the recipe for the chance to be featured on my feed!

peanut butter jelly sandwich cookies on a ceramic plate. photo is focused on sandwich cookie in the middle. a broken half cookie is in the back and plain peanut butter cookies surround on the plate. Hand is reaching for a cookie

Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Sandwiches

A childhood favorite gets the vegan dessert remix it needed! These peanut butter cookie sandwiches are filled with a gorgeous chia jam and are the perfect ratio of peanut butter to jelly.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 sandwiches

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp jam of choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients except jam to a medium bowl. Beat on high or fast-paced with a wooden spoon until ingredients fully combine into dough.
  • Take 1 tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with all dough. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet. Should make 8 cookies, for 4 sandwiches.
  • Use a fork to make a criss cross pattern on each cookie. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool for 10 minutes then add approx. 1 tbsp jam on top of 4 cookies then add the tops to each one. Enjoy!

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites. I mean, the name speaks for itself doesn’t it?! Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are all the rage right now. There are so many recipes out there, but an especially popular one from Kale Junkie was the inspiration for these beauties. Now what makes these energy bites even better than the cookie itself? THEY ARE ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS!

vegan cookie dough bites. the chocolate chips in the energy bites have a beautiful shine to them. The bites are served in a coconut bowl filled with chocolate chips. There are burlap sacks and purple flowers in the background.

Who believes me when I say these beautiful bites of heaven are only 5 ingredients? Well you better believe it! These vegan energy bites are so easy to make, don’t make a huge mess, and are a nourishing dessert or snack. Energy bites have been a staple in my household for a long time. When I was an elite swimmer, they made a really great pre-practice snack. You can meal prep them ahead of time to snack on during the week, or make a small fresh batch and eat it all for dessert in one night (I can’t say I haven’t done it!)

The best part of these vegan energy bites?

They’re so customizable! You can use whatever chocolate you want. You can use nut butter instead of tahini if that’s what you have. You can even add vanilla & salt for more flavor. The list goes on and on! I am playing with a few new flavors of energy bites, but this one is definitely my favorite so far. It might have something to do with the fact that I am obsessed with cookies. You know how I can tell? Maybe because almost all of my dessert recipes are cookie related (haha!) Be sure to let me know what other energy bite flavors you want, and tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace for a chance to be featured!

PS: The chocolate I use in these is Enjoy Life Chocolate chips and then chunks of JOJOs Chocolate, which you can shop here for a discount!

vegan cookie dough bites. one cookie dough ball has a bite out of it to show the inside texture.the chocolate chips in the energy bites have a beautiful shine to them. The bites are served in a coconut bowl filled with chocolate chips. There are burlap sacks and purple flowers in the background.

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites

The best cookie gets a vegan energy bite remix. With only 5 ingredients, these cookie dough bites are wholesome, nutritious, and make a tasty snack or dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 balls

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate vegan chocolate of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add first four ingredients to a food processor. Blend together until smooth dough forms.
  • Add dough to bowl. Stir in chocolate of choice.
  • Using clean hands, take 1 tbsp of dough at a time and roll into balls.
  • Store in sealed container in refrigerator or enjoy fresh. Enjoy!
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Gluten Free and Vegan Oreos

What’s better than that classic store-bought Oreo cookie dunked in a cold glass of dairy-free milk? These homemade, gluten-free, vegan Oreos copycat! Crunchy chocolate cookies meet sweet, creamy white filling in the best flavor combo there is.

homemade oreos 4 sandwich cookies and one circle cookie topped with fluffy white frosting

Yep, I said it, that crunchy chocolate with sweet cream is the best flavor combo. I know I said peanut butter and chocolate is the best, like in my Vegan Tagalongs but I’m am starting to become partial to the cookies ‘n cream vibe! These homemade gluten-free and vegan Oreos are a crucial part of my Cookies ‘N Cream Vegan Ice Cream. They are also fan-flipping-tastic on their own!

The real question is:

Are you a “take a bite out of the cookie” type or a “lick the cream from the center first” type?? With these vegan Oreos, either method is deliciously tasty. They are also slightly more wholesome than the store-bought kind thanks to using easy and real ingredients! Oreo did just release gluten-free cookies, but there is something about a homemade version that just feels so much more special!

My favorite part about these vegan Oreos is that they aren’t complicated! They are an easy vegan dessert recipe that you can make ahead of time, and they store really well in the fridge. This recipe uses accessible ingredients that most grocery stores carry, which to me is really important. Eating dairy-free does not need to be expensive or unattainable! Many vegan recipes are too complicated or use specialty ingredients that you have to go to special stores for. I simply am not about that.

I hope you make these homemade vegan Oreos and they bring you as much joy as they bring my family!

3 homemade Oreos stacked on top of each other. Chocolate cookie sandwiches stuffed with light white creamy filling. Mason jar in background

Gluten-Free and Vegan Oreos

This easy vegan dessert seems fancier than it is! Made with accessible ingredients and lots of love, these vegan Oreos are even better and more wholesome than the store-bought kind.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Giant Sandwiches

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup oat flour store-bought or homemade
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder high quality
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk of choice

Filling

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp softened vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Combine all dry dough ingredients in a medium bowl. Once combined, pour in the vanilla, melted vegan butter, and non-dairy milk.
  • Stir ingredients together until dough forms. Form into ball. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 30 minutes.
  • While that chills, preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once dough has chilled, roll out into 1/4 inch thick slab. Use circle cookie cutter (I used a mason jar lid) to cut out even sized circles.
  • Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approzimately 10 minutes, give or take a minute depending on the size of circle you cut.
  • Let cookies cool completely after baking.
  • While cookies cool, make your filling!
  • Combine all the filling ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat until smooth.
  • Time for assembly! Take one cookie, add 1-2 tbsp of filling and then top with another cookie.
  • Enjoy! Store in fridge.
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