No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Gluten Free!)

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Happy Friday, all! Boy, do I have a treat for you.

A few weeks ago, one of David’s childhood friends came over for a visit and dinner. He is gluten free, and we aren’t, so I had to do a little research. And, naturally, we had to have something delicious for dessert, too. I found these amazing no-bake cookies that I changed up a bit, and bam. We were all “wow’d.” They are almost fudgey-like, which is obviously welcomed. They are incredibly easy, too!

I know it’s mid-summer and NO one wants to turn on their oven. Especially me, since we have zero AC meaning it’s already an ungodly temperature in our house.

Basically, you start with these:

Choco chipsAhhh, let’s revel in their beauty for a minute, shall we? Salivating yet? I am.

Here’s everything else you need:

ingredientsAt first I thought it was a weird mixture of chocolate, peanut butter, coconut, nuts, etc. But then I realized that of COURSE they are a delicious mixture, hellllllo! What isn’t good mixed with chocolate and peanut butter?

Cookies 1Okay you guys, these seriously couldn’t be ANY easier. You literally dump the peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, and chocolate chips into a saucepan and melt over medium heat.

Cookie 2Then take the saucepan off the heat and mix in the nuts, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. That’s basically it.

Cookies 3This next part is killer. You’ll want to start eating the “dough” by the spoonfuls, but you must refrain. Well, maybe not, go ahead and take a bite. So. Delicious.

After everything is all mixed together nicely, you just spoon it onto a parchment paper covered pan and refrigerate. (Or, if you’re super impatient like me, you put them in the freezer. Cuts the “baking” time in half!)

You must do yourself a favor this weekend and make these. They’ll probably be gone by Sunday Monday though. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Cookies 4What’s great about these cookies besides being no-bake and gluten free, is they are super versatile. You can sub any kind of nut for the walnuts, and use any kind of nut butter instead of peanut butter. Yay!

They may not look like a super pretty cookie, but who says a delicious chocolaty treat has to be pretty? Did I mention just how obsessed I am with chocolate? Maybe I should reiterate.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies (gluten free!)

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes (I used sweetened)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts (or pecans, or any nut you love!)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. In saucepan, melt dark chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey, and oil over medium heat. Stir until it’s a smooth consistency.
  2. Mix in nuts, coconut flakes, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Make sure to stir until everything is coated and combined.
  3. Drop by the spoonful onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  4. Refrigerate (or freeze!) for about 30 minutes or until set.
  5. Devour and enjoy!

Yields about 16-18 cookies

(Recipe adapted from Sweet Treats by Shayna)


Have a fabulous weekend!

What easy no-bake recipes are your favorite?



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22 thoughts on “No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Gluten Free!)

  1. G’Day from Oz! That looks like such a yummy treat and I love that they are GF as well. Thanks for the recipe.

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G’Day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition.

    Best wishes for a great weekend.
    Natasha in Oz
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    1. Thank you, Natasha! And thanks for the invite! I’m popping over right now to link up. 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!

    1. Thanks, Alexis!! They really are amazing. I may have had one for breakfast yesterday…oops. 🙂 Enjoy!

    1. Thanks, Kendra! Yeah, it’s nice to have a GF recipe on hand just in case! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Caroline! They really are as delicious as the photo looks, I promise. 🙂 Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Jenna! Yes, I don’t feel AS guilty eating a few of these… I mean, dark chocolate is better for you, right? 😉 So glad I could share at Hump Day Happenings, thanks for hosting! 🙂

    1. So true, Libby! In fact, I think I DID eat them all! My hubby isn’t a sweet fan, so I get them all to myself. 🙂 Enjoy!

  2. Oh, I need to try these! Sadly, I don’t have any coconut flakes, so I think we’ll squeeze in a trip to Trader Joe’s this afternoon.

    I have a bit of a small get-together to go to, and I’m going to bring these because the hostess is GF.

    Thank you so much for linking up at the Thank Goodness It’s Thursday party, Amanda!
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    1. Yay! Let me know how you like them! They really are addicting. I find that after the batch is gone, I actually crave them the following few days. Ha, guess it’s time to make some more! 🙂 Thanks for visiting, Sarah! 🙂

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