Paleo No Bake Chocolate Cookies

Delicious yet simple and easy to make…

Chocolate… Almond butter… Pecans… Coconut… And no oven required. Enjoy!!

Paleo No Bake Chocolate Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Cookies (paleo, gluten free, grain free)

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No Bake Chocolate Cookies (paleo, gluten free, grain free)
  • 2½ tablespoons cacao butter
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • 3½ tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  1. melt the cacao butter and chocolate chips in bowl over simmering water (double boiler)
  2. whisk in the cacao powder, coconut oil, honey and almond butter
  3. chop the pecans in a food processor and add it to the chocolate mixture along with the shredded coconut and mix to combine ingredients
  4. scoop 1 tablespoon of batter for each cookie onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate until cookies harden

Recipe makes about 20 1-inch cookies. Store in the refrigerator.


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  1. Sarah August 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Hi Adrianna is there a substitute I could use for cacao butter? Thanks, Sarah

    • adriana August 5, 2013 at 9:38 am Reply

      You could leave it out, but it makes the cookies very smooth and melts in your mouth, no substitute

  2. Beth September 27, 2013 at 6:39 am Reply

    Any suggestions on what to sub for coconut? I may be the only person on the planet who is not a fan.

  3. Tam October 11, 2013 at 6:41 am Reply

    Can I make cacao butter?

  4. Kerry February 11, 2014 at 1:52 pm Reply

    This looks awesome! Can’t wait to try them. They remind me of the ones I used to make with peanutbutter and oats. Love your website! When is your e book going to be available !!! Thanks for all the great recipes.

    • adriana February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Kerry! My book will be available for purchase March 2nd. You can sign up with your email with the link below to get the free recipes exclusive to the book and also so I can easily notify you when the book comes out and of any special offers.

    • Kerry February 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm Reply

      Finally made these…. they were a HUGE hit… even gave them to my friend who doesn’t do Paleo and she loved them, all my kids did too. They were gone with in seconds!!! Thanks again.

      • adriana February 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm Reply

        Thanks Kerry!

  5. Kari March 3, 2014 at 1:37 am Reply

    Love this website! Remember being told about this when I was on the ship – I was so inspired that you like to substitute honey for white sugar. I didn’t have cacao butter or a few things, but the almond butter + honey + cocoa powder combo really made these delicious!

  6. Vanessa April 24, 2014 at 2:32 pm Reply

    I made these the first time as written, with the exception of using maple syrup instead of honey and peanut butter instead of the almond butter. My husband has always loved the oatmeal/bunch of sugar kind of no-bakes, so I was hoping these would be a healthier version of those for him. He enjoyed them but wanted them to be “less chocolate-y” the next time, which is code for “sweeter”. I, however, thought they were perfect! The second time around I increased the maple just a bit (by about 50%), left out the cocoa powder, and added a bit more peanut butter. Still success! I love the way these melt in your mouth, how flexible the recipe is, and the fact that there are some healthy fats in these. Thanks so much for this recipe. I’ll be making them often!

    • adriana April 25, 2014 at 9:14 am Reply

      Thank you for your feedback Vanessa! 🙂

  7. jen May 15, 2014 at 4:24 am Reply

    Where can I find the nutrition information?

  8. Deanna June 27, 2015 at 7:59 am Reply

    I finally got some cocoa butter, so now I can make all your recipes that include it! I made these cookies into bars instead (onto parchment in an 8×8 pan, refrigerate, cut into squares), but they’re still cute and delicious!
    Cocoa butter is so easy to work with, and lends a gorgeous texture. It also adds a new, interesting and delightful dimension to the chocolate flavor. I’m really glad I tried this new adventure..thank you Adriana, for knowing what to do to bring perfect treats back into a healthy lifestyle! (next up: Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles!! ;-))

    • adriana June 28, 2015 at 12:46 pm Reply

      Hi Deanna, Thank you for your feedback!!!!! I love that you turned this cookie recipe into bars. It looks really delicious and for sure I’ll be making it this way also next time 🙂 This is one of my husbands favorite recipes and I think he’ll love it if I make it this way. You’re very creative also! Thank you 🙂

  9. Wendy July 27, 2015 at 4:18 am Reply

    What’s cocoa butter and where can I find it?
    Also for paleo, I thought you couldn’t use honey or chocolate

    • adriana July 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm Reply

      Wendy, raw honey and dark chocolate are ok on the Paleo diet. Cacao butter is the fat extracted from cacao beans. I order mine from Amazon and this is the one I use:

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