Protein Packed Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies

Warning…. you may find it hard to stop at just one cookie!

I’ve slightly fallen back in love with peanut butter recently. It’s more nutritious than butter due to it’s protein content and gives a great taste to baking. So today inspired by my recent oaty ball success I decided to venture a little further into the peanut realm and try out some cookies.

Now I’ve seen plenty of peanut butter cookies on Pinterest, but they all seem to be full of chocolate, marshmallows or sweets. I wanted to create a healthier cookie that provides a tasty but nutritious snack. These were very easy to make and can be made ahead, then simply stored in the fridge ready to bake later. 


The toddler’s response to these at snack time – “Mummy what are these” “Peanut butter cookies, why?” “They are yummy scrummy Mummy”. I must say I agree with her.

Dietitian UK: Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies
Yields 12
High protein, nutritious peanut butter cookies. Make them your own with different dried fruit and cereal for flavour and texture.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
94 calories
11 g
16 g
5 g
3 g
1 g
24 g
50 g
3 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 50mg
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 100g (1/2 cup) peanut butter
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/4 cup oats
  5. 1/4 cup raisins and dried apricots
  6. 1/4 cup dried chopped apricots
  7. 1/4 cup cornflakes
  1. Mix the peanut butter, egg, oats and baking powder together.
  2. Now add in your mix of dried fruit and cereal. It will be thick and sticky, that is fine.
  3. Squidge the mixture firmly into balls, it will feel oily.
  4. Now lay onto greaseproof on a plate or baking tray and flatten slightly with your fingers.
  5. Place in the fridge for 2 hours - 2 days and then bake when ready.
  6. Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 10 minutes.
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29 Responses to “Protein Packed Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies”

  1. 14 February, 2014 at 11:55 #

    I must put these on our list to try, we all love peanut butter in the madhouse

    • 14 February, 2014 at 14:19 #

      I hope they go down well 🙂

  2. 14 February, 2014 at 13:54 #

    This looks so yummy! I love peanut butter cookies so much
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    • 14 February, 2014 at 14:20 #

      thankyou, they went down a storm here, except with hubby who likes peanuts but not peanut butter – odd man.

  3. 14 February, 2014 at 14:00 #

    YUM! I am so making these with Pickle and Chops next week 🙂
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    • 14 February, 2014 at 14:20 #

      Love it! Perfect sticky baking fun.

  4. 14 February, 2014 at 14:02 #

    I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to stop at 1!! They looked delicious!
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    • 14 February, 2014 at 14:20 #

      Even better with chocolate chips 😉

  5. 14 February, 2014 at 14:17 #

    I love peanut butter and these look delicious. Cornflakes sounds like a very interesting addition.
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    • 14 February, 2014 at 14:21 #

      They add a nice texture.

  6. 14 February, 2014 at 18:24 #

    Ooo peanut butter is one of my faves and these look lush!
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    • 14 February, 2014 at 22:08 #

      Nom Nom, enjoy!

  7. 14 February, 2014 at 18:59 #

    I am not a peanut butter fan, but they do look quite nice. I might make them and see if they can covert me ! 🙂 x
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  8. 14 February, 2014 at 19:19 #

    Anything with peanut butter in are a winner with me – these look delicious!
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  9. 14 February, 2014 at 19:58 #

    They look gorgeous! Have pinned them 🙂
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    • 14 February, 2014 at 22:07 #

      Thanks so much for pinning 🙂

  10. 15 February, 2014 at 07:14 #

    look delicious – will have to make this half term
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  11. 15 February, 2014 at 14:45 #

    I actually made some peanut butter cookies last week and really enjoyed them. I’ll make these ones next time as they sound delicious.
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  12. 15 February, 2014 at 19:57 #

    I don’t know if I’ve had peanut butter cookies before but they sound so nice, and being healthier is always a good thing!
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  13. 15 February, 2014 at 21:13 #

    These look great!

  14. Kathryn
    16 February, 2014 at 16:29 #

    Just made these, they’re so simple, quick inexpensive and tasty!

    • 19 February, 2014 at 21:58 #

      Yay, glad you liked them!

  15. 19 February, 2014 at 00:50 #

    I love Peanut Butter Cookies but never had one with an addition of apricots… something to try next time we are baking
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    • 19 February, 2014 at 21:57 #

      Hope you like the apricots, let me know 🙂

  16. Linda Vernon
    3 March, 2014 at 20:57 #

    Priya these were divine and sooooo easy for the 3yo to help with … Not a combination of ingredients I’d have thought of but it worked a treat – both taste and texture yummy! Xx

    • 3 March, 2014 at 22:02 #

      Thanks so much for your comment Linda, so pleased you liked them!

  17. Sarah
    17 April, 2014 at 15:41 #

    I would love to make these! Where do you get your PB as I have been told to be careful as some peanuts don’t get stored properly and have mould on them. Thanks 🙂

    • 17 April, 2014 at 21:16 #

      Hi Sarah, I just use Whole Earth Peanut Butter, I’ve not heard about mould on peanut butter, but I’ve never had any problems 😉


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