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?

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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.

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.

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.  Why both of them are named Katie – funny, eh?

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.

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 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.

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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. these look awesome, but artificial sweeteners don’t agree with me whatsoever.
    I wouldn’t even call these sugar free as your adding honey which is basically the same form as a liquid sugar, does the same thing and same amount of calories. I use low GI sugar and have found i only need a small amount and don’t feel sore in the stomach like artificial crap.

  2. I followed this recipe and my food processor and my blender wouldn’t mix it (I do have good brands). I finally added some nondairy milk and it softened enough to make it work. I find this recipe frustrating. It does taste good once it’s done though.

  3. These didn’t turn out at all, I just wasted 3 cups of coconut! Lol.

  4. I was thrilled to discover this recipe! I anticipated adding an almond to the center to try and replicate my favorite name-brand truffle and it worked until I tried to roll one in coconut. I improvised and just spread the whole thing in an 8×8 pan, placed 16 whole raw almonds in 4 rows and then covered the whole thing with the shredded coconut. I’m going to cut it into 16 small squares and enjoy!

  5. Loved this recipe! I did get impatient trying to roll them into balls, so I threw the mix back in the blender with about 4T of cream cheese. It worked out wonderful for shaping them and they tasted great too!

  6. Adrienne, I am lazy, so I skipped the part where you make little balls. Instead, I pressed the mixture into a 9″ pie plate, topped it with some melted chocolate, and stuck it in the fridge. It is quite yummy! Thanks for another great recipe!

  7. Could you use honey as a sweetener, or would it make the mix too liquid and squishy?

  8. I make these all the time ( and sweeten with stevia) but my favourite way is to substitute one cup of coconut with 1 cup of almond meal.

  9. Hey I would just like to know if I can use anything else for a sweetner like powdered sugar or just sugar. I really don’t know what a sweetner is?

    • Yes, you can use that. I just use low carb sweeteners like stevia, xylitol, or erythritol. A sweetener is anything that makes a recipe sweet or can be used to add sweetness.

  10. Hi, I tried making these and failed miserably! They look so good on your site and they sound like they are to die for…not sure where I went wrong but there was no way I could get this to form into a ball. As soon as I touched them they started to melt in my hand. ;( I put my first batch in my vitamix since I dont have a food processor and put it on 1, it still turned to butter. So I mixed it with the second batch in a bowl, no food processesor and it wouldnt stick together for nothing! Oh well…..

    • I’m sorry about that. I don’t know what happened. Is it really warm where you live? I have a hard time not getting them to turn to butter sometimes, but I don’t see how speed 1 would have done that. Of course mixing wouldn’t do it. There’s no way they will stick together without getting them somewhere between butter and just stirred. Hope you try again and that it goes better for you.

  11. I attempted to make these exactly as recipe says, my mixture would not stick.
    I added more oil… still nothing.
    Then I resorted to 2 egs and baking them. They finally stuck but now they are just crumbly.
    What did I do wrong???

    • Oh no. They are a little tricky – did you blend the coconut enough? Sometimes I make it go a little more towards butter and that does it. Hope that helps. Thanks and let me know.

  12. How much is a ”Scoop” of stevia?

  13. why do you not list nutrition values especially carbs and fat??

  14. Maggie Unzueta says:

    Coconut treats, and I don’t have to bake. LOVE THAT! I’m headed to the store shortly, putting on my list… shredded coconut. YUM!

  15. Woah! Just made these and am thrilled with how they turned out! Yum Yum Yum! Thank you…..recipes like this one help me stay low carb and satisfied. Great recipe!

  16. I need a little advice… ok a lot of advice. My store didn’t have unsweetened shredded so I got flakes. My blender is not mixing the ingredients. I tried hi/low as well as pulse and all the other combinations. I used a little more coconut oil but still no luck. For my sweetener I used splenda (powder). I added a few tbls. sweetened shredded coconut and still no luck. Any suggestions?

  17. My family has a lot of dietary issues so when I saw this I was thrilled to give them s tasty dessert that they actually can have!! I let my 3yr old help me make these and they were delicious!! thank you!!!!

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