no-bake chocolate almond butter cookies that are perfect for Spring entertaining! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose - houston blogger

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe

Save this no-bake chocolate almond cookies recipe for when you’re craving chocolate but still want a few health benefits! These simple cookies are the perfect healthy-sweet compromise. I’ve updated my mom’s no-bake recipe to one that you can enjoy on a semi-regular basis: naturally-sweetened maple for the brown sugar, coconut oil for the butter, and a generous handful of shredded coconut and chopped almonds for good measure.
While decidedly better-for-you than a traditional no-bake cookie, they still taste like a decedent chocolate treat. I, Alex, made a batch of these for Easter weekend and they were devoured within hours! They are really easy to make and offer the perfect amount of sweetness when you just need a little something to finish off a meal.

no-bake chocolate almond butter cookies that are perfect for Spring entertaining! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose - houston blogger

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Cookies

      Ingredients

      • 1 cup unsalted almond butter (can substitute peanut butter/other nut butter)
      • 1/2 cup coconut oil
      • 1/2 cup maple syrup
      • 1 teaspoon almond extract
      • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
      • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats (may need more depending on consistency)
      • 1/3 cup coconut flakes, plus more for garnish
      • 1/4 cup chopped almonds (optional)

      Instructions

      • Place parchment or wax paper on two large baking sheets and set aside.
      • Place the almond butter and coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring often, until almond butter and coconut have melted together. Turn off heat and stir in maple syrup, almond extract and chocolate chips. Stir together off heat until chocolate is completely melted.
      • Add in the oats, coconut flakes and almonds. Stir together, it should have the same texture as a thick cookie dough. If the nut butter is too runny, you may need to add more oats.
      • Drop by rounded spoonfuls (I used a medium cookie scoop) onto the parchment paper and gently flatten with the back of the spoon or scoop. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and/or chopped almonds.
      • Place in the fridge to harden for at least 1 hour. They taste best when allowed to harden, but no judgements if you enjoy a few right after shaping! Since most of the above ingredients are pantry staples, if you start now- you can enjoy these healthy no-bake chocolate almond cookies in less than 15 minutes!

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      These are definitely the perfect, simple sweet treats that are healthy enough to munch on by the pool this Summer too, don’t you think?! I love anything that’s quick to make for last minute entertaining!

      Do you all have any Spring or poolside snacks and desserts that you always make? Let’s hear it!

      This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission using Shopstyle, Reward Style, and/or Amazon Associates.

      Alexandra Caspero

      Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
      See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

      Read more from Alexandra Caspero

      no-bake chocolate almond butter cookies that are perfect for Spring entertaining! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose - houston blogger

      No-Bake Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe

      Save this no-bake chocolate almond cookies recipe for when you’re craving chocolate but still want a few health benefits! These simple cookies are the perfect healthy-sweet compromise. I’ve updated my mom’s no-bake recipe to one that you can enjoy on a semi-regular basis: naturally-sweetened maple for the brown sugar, coconut oil for the butter, and a generous handful of shredded coconut and chopped almonds for good measure.
      While decidedly better-for-you than a traditional no-bake cookie, they still taste like a decedent chocolate treat. I, Alex, made a batch of these for Easter weekend and they were devoured within hours! They are really easy to make and offer the perfect amount of sweetness when you just need a little something to finish off a meal.

      no-bake chocolate almond butter cookies that are perfect for Spring entertaining! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose - houston blogger

      No-Bake Chocolate Almond Cookies

          Ingredients

          • 1 cup unsalted almond butter (can substitute peanut butter/other nut butter)
          • 1/2 cup coconut oil
          • 1/2 cup maple syrup
          • 1 teaspoon almond extract
          • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
          • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats (may need more depending on consistency)
          • 1/3 cup coconut flakes, plus more for garnish
          • 1/4 cup chopped almonds (optional)

          Instructions

          • Place parchment or wax paper on two large baking sheets and set aside.
          • Place the almond butter and coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring often, until almond butter and coconut have melted together. Turn off heat and stir in maple syrup, almond extract and chocolate chips. Stir together off heat until chocolate is completely melted.
          • Add in the oats, coconut flakes and almonds. Stir together, it should have the same texture as a thick cookie dough. If the nut butter is too runny, you may need to add more oats.
          • Drop by rounded spoonfuls (I used a medium cookie scoop) onto the parchment paper and gently flatten with the back of the spoon or scoop. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and/or chopped almonds.
          • Place in the fridge to harden for at least 1 hour. They taste best when allowed to harden, but no judgements if you enjoy a few right after shaping! Since most of the above ingredients are pantry staples, if you start now- you can enjoy these healthy no-bake chocolate almond cookies in less than 15 minutes!

          no-bake chocolate almond butter cookies that are perfect for Spring entertaining! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose - houston blogger

          MY LATEST VIDEOS

          no-bake chocolate almond butter cookies that are perfect for Spring entertaining! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose - houston blogger no-bake chocolate almond butter cookies that are perfect for Spring entertaining! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose - houston bloggerno-bake chocolate almond butter cookies that are perfect for Spring entertaining! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose - houston blogger

          MY LATEST VIDEOS

          These are definitely the perfect, simple sweet treats that are healthy enough to munch on by the pool this Summer too, don’t you think?! I love anything that’s quick to make for last minute entertaining!

          Do you all have any Spring or poolside snacks and desserts that you always make? Let’s hear it!

          This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission using Shopstyle, Reward Style, and/or Amazon Associates.

          Alexandra Caspero

          Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
          See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

          Read more from Alexandra Caspero

          Comments

          • Gabriella

            04.11.16

            These sound so yummy! And i love that they’re no bake ;)

            • Ashley said:

              Me too! me + no-bake = love

          • Cookies with health benefits! What a bonus! Thanks for the reCipe!

            • Ashley said:

              Right?! Glad you love it! xo

          • Kristina B

            04.11.16

            Am I missing something? Where is the actual recipe…?

            • Rachel said:

              I cant find the Recipe either

              • Ashley said:

                Sorry about that! Something was wrong with our recipe plugin, but should be working now! :)

            • Whitney said:

              Would love the recipe! Can’t find link. thanks.

              • Ashley said:

                Something was wrong with our recipe plugin, but should be working now! :)

            • Ashley said:

              Haha, you’re not missing anything! Something was wrong with our recipe plugin, but should be working now! :)

            • Ashley said:

              haha! so glad you love them Paige!

          • Emma

            05.14.17

            Oats should always be cooked, or toasted, as they have phytic acid, which is an anti-neutrient! Raw is not the answer!!!

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