No-Bake Coconut Delights (sugar, dairy, egg, and grain free)

Need a healthy treat in a flash? These No Bake Cookies are Sugar Free, dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free too! They come so quickly and are made of super healthy ingredients like coconut and coconut oil. Store in the fridge for a refreshing treat.

I love baking.  But sometimes more than that I love – not baking.

What I mean is that I really like no-bake dessert treats like these healthy chocolate truffles and the no-bake cookies that I am going to share today.

You know, when you need something for yourself or your family but turning on the oven is just one more step you don’t want to take?

These no bake cookies are really kind of like cookies — kind of like candies.

Not sure, but they are great.

One thing that is really nice about this no bake cookie recipe is that they do not use rolled oats as one of the ingredients.  Oats are super high in phytates, which are rough on your digestion and they pull nutrients out of your body.  I really recommend your staying away from no bake oat cookies.  If you soak your grains first you can remove some of the phytates.

Coconut Delights Horiz

The inspiration for these little cuties came from this recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie.  I must say, I agree that they are addictive, but I have never been fond of the “crack” name – basically because that stuff has created so much havoc in people’s lives that I don’t like to use the name.  (Yep, I can be picky about words.)

Anyway, I loved the idea and loved the little shapes that Katie of This Chick Cooks made with hers.

Two Katies….2 coconut recipes.

Sorry I’m not named Katie.

Well, I had to mess around with the recipe a bit to get it to what our family calls perfect.  For some reason this reformed sugar-aholic thought the other versions were a little too sweet.

I call them Coconut Delights because they are that — a delight.

And also because we just watched The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Remember Edmond’s addiction to Turkish Delight?  Well, I hope these don’t tempt you to that extent, but these are for sure good!

I think you are going to love them because they sure don’t stick around our kitchen very long.

Need a healthy treat in a flash? These Coconut Cookies are Sugar Free, dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free too! They come so quickly and are made of super healthy ingredients.

 

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3.8 from 4 reviews
No-Bake Coconut Delights (sugar, dairy, egg, and grain free)
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Low-Carb and Paleo
 
These vegan coconut no-bake cookies come together super quick and are loaded with healthy ingredients. Plus they're paleo and sugar-free too!
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Combine until the mixture is blended and sticks together. (Note: if you are using a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, do not turn your machine on high. You will likely end up with Coconut Butter. While it will be delicious, it won't be these no-bake cookies :-)!)
  3. Remove the mixture from the blender / food processor and form into desired shape. I really like the cute little shapes I was able to make with this little cookie scoop. I had a little trouble with the "balls" falling apart but just gently press them back into the desired shape.
  4. Decorate with shredded coconut, cocoa or carob powder, crushed nuts, or melted chocolate (I used my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips, piped from a plastic baggie with a tiny hole cut in the corner) as desired. Or leave them plain. They are great just as is (but I do think a little coconut sprinkled on top adds a nice touch.
  5. Leave to firm up on a plate. They will firm up at room temperature.
  6. You really don't need to store these in the fridge but I think they taste a tad bit better cold.
Notes
See this post on Stevia: What It Is and How to Use It for tips on using this super sweet, all-natural herb.

These mini stainless measuring scoops (see photo below) are what I use to measure stevia. I only needed one of the scoops, but they are reasonable so I was willing to buy the set. Stevias do vary in strength and volume so play around to see what you need.

The 2nd smallest scoop is 1/32 of a teaspoon (the standard “stevia scoop” size) and it fits nicely in my small stevia container.

These would be a wonderful addition to a cookie exchange or packaged prettily almost like truffles in a candy box.

I love homemade gifts at Christmastime like this one. They cost less than most store-bought gifts and foodie gifts are easier than most to give.

 

 

Norpro Mini Measuring SpoonsFor other healthified treats, check out:

Silky Smooth Bean Fudge (also no-bake, vegan, sugar free)
Almond Joy Bars (no bake, grain free, vegan, sugar free)
Coconut Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies (grain free, vegan, sugar free)
Homemade “Jello”

How about you? What is one of the favorite treats in your home?

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  1. This looks great but can you please put the measurements in grams? Cup and tablespoon sizes differ depending where in the world you are.

  2. I just made this for a nice little low carb/high fat snack. They’re delicious! However, they didn’t come out as planned. For starters, I was using a blender. But, I don’t understand how I’m supposed to blend dry ingredients together. The little amount of vanilla extract wasn’t enough, so the ingredients didn’t really mix. So, I added a bit of water to help things mix. That helped but then they got soggy and didn’t hold together at all 🙁 Fortunately, I still spooned them out of the blender and gobbled up clumps of it!

    Any suggestions for how to make this with a regular blender without adding water? Am hoping to keep it dairy-free.

    • I haven’t tried it in a normal blender. You need to get the dried coconut to start to blend kind of into butter. Do you have a food processor? That will work as well.

      • Don’t have a food processor 🙁 The instructions said you could use a blender, but perhaps not.

        • Yes, you are right. I’m fairly sleep deprived this week. So you tried in the blender and it didn’t congeal at all? I think it should work, but you will have to blend and then scrape down the sides and then keep going that. With the high powered blenders you can use a tool to push the coconut towards the blades that helps it get going. Adding water will for sure not work.

    • Maybe melt the coconut oil? The would give the mixture some liquid and maybe help it to blend.

  3. This recipe is good but having the fat grams, etc. would be helpful too.

    • Hi Vonnie.

      I’m sorry but since there are variations in my recipes I don’t do this, but I will consider it. You can plug the info into an online calculator as well. Thanks and hope you like them!

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