Treat yourself to these delicious No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies ... they're so simple and fun to make!
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I have a massive sweet tooth. Unfortunately, I can't be trusted around a lot of sugar, so in an effort to eat somewhat healthy, we don't keep a ton of sweets around our apartment.
I love it when my husband brings home a treat though! And the other day, he surprised me with a package of Emmy's Macaroons. I'll admit that I was a little skeptical at first, but those raw macaroons were really delicious, and the ingredients were pretty healthy, too.
Anyway, my mind immediately started spinning, and I set about recreating the macaroons.
These No Bake Chocolate Cookies are my version! Give them a try, because I think you're going to love these lightly sweet treats. They make a great, healthy snack ... as long as you don't eat the whole batch in one sitting!
How to Make No Bake Cookies
These yummy cookies are simple to make, and there's no peanut butter or dairy like some recipes.
You'll start by mixing together the dry ingredients: almond meal, unsweetened shredded coconut, cocoa powder, salt, and cayenne.
The cayenne is optional, but it adds a delicious kick to these no bake cookies. I added about seven shakes of cayenne, but you can add more or less, depending on your taste.
Ingredient Tip: almond meal is made from almonds that are ground into a fine, floury texture. You can purchase it at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods and in the natural foods section of many other grocery stores. You can also purchase it online, or even make your own by grinding almonds in a food processor until very fine.
Next, you'll add the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla. Mix everything together really well.
The "dough" have a slightly crumbly texture, but it should be overly dry or too oily either.
After everything is mixed, refrigerate this mixture for about 30 minutes. This will allow the coconut oil to solidify, which will help the cookies hold together.
Tip: if your mixture is too dry and won't hold together even after you refrigerate it, add a little extra coconut oil.
After the mixture has chilled, take a tablespoon and form it into a small cookie. Smooth out any jagged edges with your hands.
Repeat this process until all the cookies are formed. You should have about 18 cookies when you're done.
And that's all there is to it ... so simple, right? Make sure to store the finished cookies in your refrigerator until you're ready to eat them.
I hope you love these delicious No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies! Let me know if you try them.
Look for more easy chocolate recipes? Try these next:
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Easy Chocolate Fondue
- Fruit and Nut Chocolates
- Strawberry Dark Chocolate Bark
No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch salt
- cayenne, to taste (optional)
- ¼ cup coconut oil (melted, if solid)
- ⅛ cup honey
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine almond meal, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add a few dashes of cayenne powder, to taste (I added 7). Mix well.
- Add the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla; stir until well combined. The mixture will have a slightly crumbly texture, but shouldn't be totally dry or too soft.
- Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.
- After mixture has chilled, take a tablespoon of the dough and press it firmly together and gently form it into a small cookie, smoothing out any jagged edges. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Chill cookies until ready to eat. Enjoy!
Do you have a favorite healthy snack?