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Delve into rich chocolate and sweet coconut with my mouth-watering Chocolate No Bake Cookies – no oven required.

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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4.1 from 22 votes
My No Bake Cookie Recipes aren't complete without my favorite Chocolate No Bake Cookies!
Chocolate No Bake Cookies
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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 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
  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl melt together the butter and honey, this should take roughly 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the vanilla then the coconut, and cocoa powder. Mix until evenly combined. The mixture will be pretty sticky.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, scoop 2 tablespoons of the cookie mix and place on the lined baking tray.
  5. Using your fingertips, flatten the top of the cookies and shape into even rounds.
  6. Allow to set in the refrigerator or freezer for a minimum of 20 minutes or until firm. Enjoy!
  7. These cookies can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 10 days.
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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  1. lorri on August 20, 2019 at 6:25 pm

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

    • Gemma Stafford on August 21, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Lorri,
      this one is based on coconut, like a coconut macaroon. There are a number of no-bake recipes apart from this one, you may need to try a different one,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Zo-eY on February 18, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    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.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      YAY, I am delighted to hear that, great job!

  3. Vonnie on December 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    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.

    • Gemma Stafford on December 18, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Yes, you can i would use the same amount, great idea!

      • Vonnie on December 19, 2018 at 10:53 am

        Thank You for your reply. The no-bake cookies are cooling. I couldn’t resist tasting them before cooling and love the flavor! These are going to friends as gifts and a few will be devoured by me!
        I’m so happy I discovered your website! Have greatly enjoyed your mug cake & brownie recipes, too.
        My oven conked out 2 mos. ago, but I think Santa may bring me a new one! lol
        Merry Christmas to you and yours!

        • Gemma Stafford on December 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm

          Happy holidays to you too! I am delighted to hear that 😀 Enjoy!

  4. Cessy on July 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    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.

    • Gemma Stafford on July 25, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      I’m thrilled to hear that, Cessy. I’m really glad you enjoy my recipes.

      Keep up the great baking.

  5. Kathy on July 7, 2018 at 8:21 am

    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 almond flour. So now these are loaded with protein.

    My first clue should have been the amount of cocoa powder. Yay, they are delish! The dark chocolateyness is perfect. One or two is enough, for sure. I didn’t bother to flatten. I could barely bother to put them into mounds because my friend and I used to just eat them right out of the pot using spoons. Yum!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 9, 2018 at 1:12 am

      Hi Kathy,
      Great, well done you, I am really happy to hear that you made these to suit what you have. I can see the two of you with your spoons! lol.
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Marianne08 on June 3, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Hi Gemma, I made this for dessert, after eating one of your crazy dough breads as a main course (I made a cheddar, nuts/seeds and herb bread for dinner). Great way to end a meal!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 3, 2018 at 3:29 am

      Hi Marianne08,
      Good to have you baking with us. I can see that you are gaining confidence with dough, soon you will be telling me how to do it, and that will be ok too!
      Well done, the cinnamon raisin bread is one of mt favorites, a great basic dough, and one to experiment with,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Yvonna on May 27, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Hi Gemma, I have a question. How do you use the salt in this recipe cause in your written recipe I can’t find where to use the salt? Thanks, I love you soooo much❤️❤️

    • Gemma Stafford on May 28, 2018 at 8:41 am

      Hi Yvonne,
      Always as a pinch into the flour, it is just to enhance the flavor,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Hope on May 24, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Stop, Gemma, please stop. I’m toooo fattttt right now :(((((

    • Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

      Haha! Yes, I know how that works! Keep the treats for the weekend!
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Stacy on May 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Can you use something other then coconut not a fan of coconut but love chocolate ????

    • Gemma Stafford on May 18, 2018 at 11:14 pm

      Unfortunately coconut is the main ingredient in this recipe. I have to say that these are some of my most popular so try them out if you can.

      Otherwise I do have other no bake cookies.


  10. Haylee on May 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Okay so I was wondering what I could substitute the vanilla extract with?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Haylee,
      You can leave it out, use almond extract, or a flavor you like. ( get the idea here, or just leave them without an extract, they will still be good,
      Gemma 😉

    • CONNIE BROWNING on November 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      I replace the vanilla with a little instant coffee because coffee IMO, is best for enhancing chocolate anything.

      • Gemma Stafford on November 6, 2018 at 4:07 am

        Great tip Connie, right up my street too!
        Gemma 🙂

  11. Betchay on May 4, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I wanna wanna try the classic chocolate cookies no bake. It look good and very easy to make.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am

      Yes, really it is, enjoy,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Kayla on May 3, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Could the shredded coconut be substituted with flour in this recipe? I’m just not personally a fan of coconut 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 2:49 am

      Hi Kayla,
      I think you need a different recipe. ( try this one.
      Flour in different places needs to be baked before consuming, and this recipe will not work, but the cookie dough will, you can shape this into cookies too,
      Gemma 😉

  13. LadyIreland on May 3, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Gemma I LOVE your cookies whether they are baked or not. My question is…how do I mail them to my son in Oregon without him opening a box of crumbs?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:03 am

      Haha! Karen, I do not know!
      I think I would shrink wrap them, but I have a vacuum sealer at home, so it is easy to do.
      Other than that pack well in food bags which have the air extracted, and use bubble wrap, or some other treats, to keep in place, he will be delighted,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Erin Monroe on May 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Will coconut oil work instead of butter? This recipe looks great!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:04 am

      Hi Erin,
      Yes, I think coconut oil will be perfect for this recipe, good idea!
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Dianna on May 3, 2018 at 10:34 am

    These chocolate cookies look gooood.will try them

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 5:09 am

      Thank you Dianna, do try this recipe, it is good,
      Gemma 😉

  16. Tarunika on May 3, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I had once messaged u hope u remember
    I am 12 years old ,I am from India n I am Tarunika
    I try lot of ur recipes like churros,red velvet cake,ur cream cheese frosting,ur homemade cream cheese ,chocolate ganache ,ur giant chocolate chip cookies which is my most favourite one n ur no need cinnamon rolls
    Whenever I do ur recipes my family enjoys it d most
    Can u plz make some more Indian recipes like naan bread which u made….
    Love ur channel n love u

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 5:29 am

      Hi there Tarunika,
      I am really happy that you are still baking with us. I will try to add more regional recipes as I go along, I love Indian food which I get here in California, though I guess it is not the real thing at times!
      I am happy your family are enjoying the recipes, well done you,
      Gemma 🙂

  17. Collette on May 3, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I am so blown away by the calories per cookie, WOW.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 5:30 am

      good or bad! lol.
      I am never sure if people are pleased, or even counting!
      Good to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

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