No Bake Paleo Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies without peanut butter and needing just 4 ingredients. Homemade ‘Nutella’ and coconut flour are used to make these fudgy cookies which taste like a Ferrero Rocher chocolate! Keto, Sugar Free, Low Carb.
After sharing my no bake peanut butter cookies recipe, I got the question I was anticipating-
How do you make no bake cookies WITHOUT peanut butter?
Well, my friends, it could not be any more simple. You’ll also find the end results to be something pretty magical, in this case having no bake cookies tasting like a healthy Ferrero Rocher chocolate!
I think many assume that no bake cookies need to have peanut butter in them to hold up, but that really isn’t the case. Unless you want your cookies tasting like peanut butter, it’s not necessary at all.
For these particular cookies, swapping out the peanut butter with homemade ‘Nutella’ (or chocolate hazelnut spread) was the key.
It was high time for me to throw some variation into the mix, and something about the added hazelnuts got a big tick on my book.
These no bake cookies could not be any easier to whip up to satisfy both the cookie craving, the chocolate craving and the healthy fix to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Not only are these no bake chocolate hazelnut cookies paleo and vegan-friendly, they also tick quite a few other boxes. They are suitable for those following a ketogenic and low carb diet (thanks to the homemade hazelnut butter- see recipe below!), but they are also naturally sugar free and dairy free.
These are your guilt-free and healthy cookies which literally take less than 5 minutes to whip up- You really have no excuses. Because they are keto friendly, they are super satisfying too!
How do you make Healthy Nutella?
Traditional chocolate hazelnut spreads (like Nutella) don’t have quite the same health benefits so here is my go-to chocolate hazelnut spread recipe I use for anything calling for ‘Nutella’ or similar.
If you want to use a store-bought chocolate hazelnut spread, be sure to read the ingredients to make sure it is compliant with your dietary preferences.
To make homemade healthy ‘Nutella’, I simply blend up roasted hazelnuts (skins removed), monk fruit sweetener and cocoa powder. The proportions I use are 1-kilogram hazelnuts, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, and 3/4 cup sweetener.
How do you make no bake cookies?
As the name suggests, no bake cookies require zero baking and no need for any ovens, microwaves or anything of that nature. In fact, you can get away with a basic mixing bowl, spatula and a free arm workout.
Do No bake cookies need to be refrigerated?
It really depends on the ingredients used in your no bake cookies recipe. For these chocolate no bake cookies, they don’t need to be refrigerated, but they do have a better texture if they are.
When eaten at room temperature, they have a similar texture to fudge and is creamier. When eaten directly out of the refrigerator or even thawed from the freezer, they are chewy, thick and a little bit doughy too.
It’s really a personal preference. If you do keep them at room temperature, ensure they are covered and consumed within 5 days.
How long can you keep no bake cookies?
Similar to above, if kept at room temperature, 5 days would be the maximum time for freshness and taste.
Refrigerated- Can easily keep for 3-4 weeks, as long as it is sealed in an air-tight container.
Frozen- Up to 2 months, any longer and it will see freezer burns appearing.
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Watch how to make easy healthy no bake cookies below!
No Bake Paleo Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free)
- Line a large plate with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all your ingredients and mix very well, until a dough is formed. If the batter is too thick, add liquid of choice. If the batter is too thin, add a little extra liquid of choice.
- In a small mixing bowl, add your crushed hazelnuts. Using your hands, roll the dough into small balls. Roll each ball into the crushed hazelnuts before placing on the lined plate. Press each ball into a cookie shape and refrigerate until firm.
- If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate.