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Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies (Keto, Paleo, GFDF)
December 16, 2019

No-bake cookies are an easy and delicious dessert any time of year, but they’re especially great during the holidays. This recipe tastes just like the traditional no-bake cookie but is sugar-free and keto-friendly.

That chocolate peanut butter combination is so delicious and so filling! I actually love to eat these as a breakfast cookie with my decaf coffee (yes, I stick to decaf!). I wouldn’t do that with the full-sugar version, but this cleaned up no-bake cookie recipe is great for any time.

This recipe is so simple and easy, keeps great in the freezer, and is worth having on hand for when that sweet tooth or chocolate craving strikes. These cookies are so rich that they will easily knock out those cravings without throwing you into a sugar craving spiral.

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These no-bake cookies are a really easy way to cap off your holiday spread for a sweet treat after the spectacular prime rib dinner. They’re also great to take to a Christmas cookie exchange or to share with your co-workers for a better for you option this holiday season.

I’ve taken these to parties and no one realized they were sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. They just thought they were a coconut variation of the traditional no-bake cookie. The kiddos even gobbled them up, that’s how good they are!

You could also use your favorite nut or seed or a mix of nuts and seeds instead of coconut if you’re not a big fan of coconut. Any saturated fat will do in place of the coconut oil. If you can tolerate dairy, you can use butter or ghee. I’ve made variations of these with hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds and they all turned out great!

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No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


No-bake cookies are an easy and delicious dessert any time of year, but they’re especially great during the holidays. This recipe tastes just like the traditional no-bake cookie, but is sugar-free and keto-friendly.


  • 2 Heaping Tbsp. Peanut Butter
  • 1 ½ Cups Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 4 oz. Bakers Chocolate (Unsweetened 100% Cacao)
  • 1 Heaping Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • ⅔ Cup Erythritol
  • 1 tsp. Salt


  • Melt chocolate, peanut butter, coconut oil, and sweetener in a saucepan on low heat.
  • Add coconut and stir until completely combined. Keep adding coconut until all of the melted chocolate mixture is soaked up.
  • Scoop mixture into piles on wax paper or tin foil.
  • Place the cookies in the freezer for an hour to set.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: no-bake cookies


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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There are 3 comments

  • […] love to know if you enjoy them as much as I do. If you enjoy them, you might want to give my Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies a shot […]

  • Linda says:

    HI! These look awesome…I want to make them asap! Please, how much is one bar of bakers chocolate….? Thank you!

  • Hi Linda! One bar is 4 ounces, I’ve updated the recipe so it’s clear.

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