Whole30 No Bake Cookies {4 Ingredients!}


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You only need 4 ingredients to make these soft, chewy and fudgy chocolate coconut cookies! Whole30 approved and with no added sugar, they are secretly healthy but taste like dessert!

When my sweet tooth is calling and I NEED to stay on the healthy train, I enjoy making cookie dough bites, energy balls and this chocolate coconut no bake cookies recipe.

Whole30 no bake cookies

Uncooked cookies Recipe

As someone who easily falls off various diet bandwagons, I knew I had to come prepared when it came to the whole30 diet. 

While dessert is typically a big ‘no-no’ (although I may have indulged in a few of these whole30 brownies!), I must have some sweet snacks on hand to combat my insatiable sweet tooth..and love of chocolate.

These chocolate coconut no bake cookies fit the bill. They require just 4 wholesome ingredients, need no oven and take 2 minutes to make.

In terms of texture, they are soft, chewy and fudgy in one (especially from the fridge!). In terms of taste, they taste like brownie cookie dough…or unbaked raw brownie batter. 

Whole30 dessert cravings? Try these Whole30 Peanut Butter Cookies. 

Whole30 No Bake Cookies Ingredients

These coconut no bake cookies are made WITHOUT oatmeal and WITHOUT peanut butter… two common ingredients in no bake cookies.

Instead, these cookies use a combination of pitted dates, almonds, shredded unsweetened coconut, and cocoa powder. They actually remind me of almond joy no bake cookies! 

chocolate coconut no bake cookie ingredients

How to make whole30 no bake cookies 

There are TWO ways you can make these no bake coconut cookies with chocolate- Either in a blender or a food processor.

To start, add your almonds and blend well, until a crumbly texture remains. Then, you’ll want to add your Medjool dates and shredded coconut and continue to blend, until a thick paste remains. Be sure to regularly scrape down the sides, otherwise the ingredients will not be fully combined. Add your cocoa powder and blend again, until a thick batter remains. 

NOTE: If the batter is too thick (crumbly, and not sticking together), add 1-2 tablespoons of water to get things moving.

Transfer your raw cookie dough into a bowl. Using your hands, form 12-15 small balls. Press each ball in extra shredded coconut and place on a lined plate or tray. Using a fork, press down on each ball and cross each side. Finally, you’ll refrigerate the no bake cookies until firm. 

Want BAKED cookies? Try this Whole30 Almond Butter Cookies

chocolate coconut cookie dough

Storing whole30 no bake cookies

These no bake cookies should NOT be stored at room temperature, otherwise they become soft and stick to the container.

Instead, keep them refrigerated from the moment you place them there to firm up. Enjoy cookies straight from the fridge, and they have a delicious fudgy and chewy texture. They will remain fresh for at least 2 weeks. 

Can you freeze chocolate coconut no bake cookies? 

These no bake cookies can be frozen in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 6 months (longer if you roll them into balls). Allow the no bake cookies to thaw at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. 

whole30 cookies

Satisfy your whole30 sweet tooth with these healthy and guilt-free chocolate coconut no bake cookies! 

More delicious No Bake Snacks 

almond joy no bake cookies

Whole30 No Bake Cookies {4 Ingredients!}

5 from 100 votes
These easy no bake chocolate coconut cookies are soft, chewy and fudgy, and taste like an almond joy! Whole30 approved, no added sugar and suitable for a paleo, vegan and gluten-free diet!
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes



  • In a high-speed blender or food processor, add your almonds and blend well, until a course, crumbly texture remains.
  • Add your shredded coconut and dates and blend well, regularly scraping down the sides to ensure the mixture is fully combined. Add your cocoa powder and blend again. If your batter is not thick enough (it should resemble a dough), add 1-2 tablespoons of water and blend again.
  • Transfer your raw cookie dough into a bowl. Form 12 balls and roll each one in the extra shredded coconut. Place on a lined plate or tray and using a fork, press down on each one to form a cookie shape, before crossing each side.
  • Refrigerate your cookies until they are firm.


For a keto chocolate coconut no bake cookie, try this recipe
These can easily be made as energy balls


Serving: 1CookieCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 7gPotassium: 4mgFiber: 5gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 3mgNET CARBS: 12g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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    1. Hi Colleen! Apologies I wrote the incorrect reply to you!

      So glad to hear that- I don’t really fancy them on their own (I grew up eating Medjool dates ALL the time and got over them quick haha!) but find that they can’t be noticed in this recipe 🙂

  1. There are no Whole30 approved cookies. Whole30 focuses on eating real foods and specifically rules out the creation of treats – no matter what the ingredients.

    1. Cyndy, with all due respect, we are well aware of that here. These are not intended as dessert but a snack, similar to energy balls, that are whole30 approved. In fact, the exact recipe is of a whole30 energy ball, just in cookie form.


  2. 5 stars
    These turned out excellent! Even my partner (who wants nothing to do with my whole30 diet foods) couldn’t stop eating them!
    Note: I left them in the freezer overnight and they were still perfectly chewy the morning the after.

  3. 5 stars
    Made them today! Kids loved them and I did too! I added some mocha collagen powder that’s whole 30 approved. They were delicious thanks for the great recipe!!