Monday, March 10, 2014

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies

I get chocolate cravings on a daily basis.

And I usually eat some kind of chocolate snack/treat twice a least.'s important for me to make sure I satisfy my chocolate cravings with some healthy options.

These cookies are one of those options, for sure.

You are going to LOVE them! They are rich, chocolatey, satisfying, and have that melt-in-your-mouth quality that are a must for any good no-bake cookie. :)

These no-bake cookies are made with all sorts of healthy ingredients:

coconut oil
raw honey
almond milk
almond butter
unsweetened coconut

And you would never know they were healthy.

Oh, and if you are worried about the fat content, don't be!
These are healthy fats from the almond butter and coconut oil.
While coconut has been notorious in the past for its fat content, research now suggests
it is one of the healthiest fats you can eat! Hallelujah for that because it is delicious! :)

This recipe makes 1 dozen cookies and the moment my husband took a bite,
he looked at me incredulously and said, "Are these all of them? This is not going to be enough!"
Haha, talk about making a girl feel good about her cooking! ;) He's too sweet.

Anyways, you have got to make these cookies ASAP, and double the recipe,
and hide some away from your kids, roommates, etc. ;)

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies

Inspired by: Homemade for Elle
Total Time: 5-10 minutes (to make), 30 minutes (to cool)
Servings: 12 cookies
Nutrition (per cookie):
Calories (140), Fat (9.7g), Carbs (10.2g), Protein (2.5g), Sugars (2.8g), Fiber (1.4g)

  • 1/4 c. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey (or 4 Tbsp. granulated sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 c. almond butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c. quick oats
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened shredded coconut (if you don't like/have coconut, just use more oats
  1. Combine oil, honey, cocoa powder, and almond milk in small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and immediately add your almond butter, vanilla, oats, and coconut.
  4. Quickly drop mixture by Tablespoonful onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
  5. Let cookies cool in fridge for 30 minutes and then consume with a nice, tall glass of milk! :) It's important to keep the cookies refrigerated until you eat them because they will get really gooey at room temperature (thanks to that delicious coconut oil!) However, I have eaten them at room temperature...and they still taste awesome but just may not be the consistency you like. 

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