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Chocolate No Bake Cookies

4.36 from 39 votes
Delve into rich chocolate and sweet coconut with my mouth-watering Chocolate No Bake Cookies - no oven required.
My No Bake Cookie Recipes aren't complete without my favorite Chocolate No Bake Cookies!

Hi Bold Bakers!

You know what would happen if you combined a chewy chocolate macaroon and rich fudge brownie? You’d get this No Bake Chocolate Cookie. My new no bake chocolate cookie recipe means serious business. With super-rich chocolate and nutty shredded coconut, this cookie has the right amount of sweetness without any fuss at all. With no baking required and the exclusion of gluten, eggs, flour and refined sugar, this cookie recipe is perfect for every kind of baker.

Making No Bake Cookies

My Chocolate No Bake Cookie really could not be easier to make. In a bowl, simply melt together the butter and the honey then add in the coconut and cocoa powder. I know, you’re thinking there has to be more to it but the beauty lies in the simplicity. These chocolate cookies can be made in 10 minutes flat, making them perfect for both last minute entertaining and those regular chocolate cravings!

What makes this cookie egg, flour and gluten-free?

My no bake cookie recipe omits flour and eggs. They’re simply not needed. The sticky honey and shredded coconut truly hold the ingredients together once set in the refrigerator.  With such amazing chewiness and stand-out texture, let’s just say these cookies are a force to be reckoned with.

Do these no bake cookies need to be refrigerated?

Since these are no-bake cookies, they truly rely on the refrigerator to set and hold together.  With just a short time in the fridge or freezer, the honey and butter will beautifully adhere to the coconut and cocoa powder and ensure that they hold their shape and form. And no, there’s no need to worry about these melting on you. While I do suggest storing them in the refrigerator, they are lovely served at room temperature.

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Chocolate No Bake Cookies

4.36 from 39 votes
Delve into rich chocolate and sweet coconut with my mouth-watering Chocolate No Bake Cookies - no oven required.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Delve into rich chocolate and sweet coconut with my mouth-watering Chocolate No Bake Cookies - no oven required.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (71/2oz/213g) honey
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups (12oz/340g) shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2/3 cup (3oz/85g) cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl melt together the butter and honey, this should take roughly 1 minute.
  • Stir in the vanilla then the coconut, and cocoa powder. Mix until evenly combined. The mixture will be pretty sticky.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, scoop 2 tablespoons of the cookie mix and place on the lined baking tray.
  • Using your fingertips, flatten the top of the cookies and shape into even rounds.
  • Allow to set in the refrigerator or freezer for a minimum of 20 minutes or until firm. Enjoy!
  • These cookies can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 135mg6%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Kathy
Kathy
2 years ago

I was craving chocolate, but didn’t want to bake, and then I remembered these cookies! When I was a kid my friend’s mother used to make something similar on the stove, but I’m sure they also had oatmeal in them. I didn’t have oatmeal, nor enough coconut, and I was afraid they would taste like every other of these cookies I’ve eaten and not enjoyed — fudgy (when you said that in the video I was worried) and so sweet and grainy with sugar they are inedible to me. So, I used two cups of coconut and two cups of… Read more »

Gina
Gina
3 days ago

Gemma, help me please!
I’ve tried the recipe but my cookie is not sweet enough. Seems that I did some mistake in measuring. What should I do?

Rebecca
Rebecca
27 days ago

Would toasted coconut work for this recipe? I love it the original way but have been wanting to toast the coconut but I’ve been worried it would affect the moisture content.

Darlene
2 months ago

Can these be frozen at all?

Heather Nayar
Heather Nayar
3 months ago

Hi,
I am a big fan of yours. I think your no bake cookies are awesome. I wanted to know if I could use freshly grated coconut or does it have to be desiccated coconut?

BB
BB
10 months ago

are these calories count for the whole batch or per cookie???????

lorri
lorri
1 year ago

What else can I use instead of coconut. I can’t have it.

Zo-eY
Zo-eY
1 year ago

Just made this with walnuts because I was short on coconut. Then found myself scraping the mixing bowl clean. It IS so good! Thank you.

Vonnie
1 year ago

I may have posted twice, sorry! Can I use sweetened coconut instead? I have all ingredients on hand, just wondering what, if any, adjustments should be made to this recipe. Thank you!
Enjoy all the recipes & great tips on your website.

Cessy
Cessy
2 years ago

This is the third recipe I have tried from Gemma. Nothing but rave reviews. Easy to follow and results have been amazing. I am not a natural baker but Gemma makes it doable. The no bake chocolate cookies were easy and so delicious.

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