Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

by Amie on November 18, 2013

Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

I love November. It makes me wanna wrap myself up in a cozy blanket and bake cookies all day.

Don’t you?


Today calls for cookies. It’s the holiday season and everyone is getting ready to bake for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. You’ve all been asking me for easy cookie recipes and this is surely a simple one.  It’s not quite a chocolate chip cookie recipe but there are tiny chips in here so if you want to call ‘em chocolate chip cookies, go ahead! The best part is that they don’t require turning on your oven. How easy is that?

You’ll totally want a glass of almond milk with these yummy treats. It’ll hit the spot.


Trust me.

If you’re a cookie lover, you’ll want to get your paws on these. They’re super chewy and incredibly flavorful. I used my favorite almond extract, almond butter and raw almonds to make them extra almond-y. Medjool dates hold these babies together without the need for eggs or butter and a touch of coconut, a few mini chocolate chips and handful of puffed rice cereal will have you seriously wanting to eat them again and again.

Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookie

Add these to your Thanksgiving menu…they’re perfect for the kids to munch on after the feast and will become a staple in your home. Not to worry- they’re healthy and super high in protein so they won’t send your blood sugar racing thru the roof. Heck, they can even be served for an after-Thanksgiving breakfast treat for your guests with some warm almond milk and fresh fruit.


Now, that’s a fabulous idea. Much better than leftover pumpkin pie, right?


4.5 from 11 reviews

Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan & Soy-Free
  1. Combine almonds, almond butter, dates, almond extract, sea salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth; transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add chocolate chips, coconut flakes and puffed rice cereal; mix well using hands and roll into 1 inch golf-sized balls. Add more rice cereal if needed to form balls. Place balls on a baking sheet and transfer to the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.
Serving Size: 8 Cookies. Calories: 385.7 cal • Fat: 23.4 g • Protein: 8.9 g • Carb: 42.5 g • Fiber: 8.0 g • Sugar: 31.1 g • Sodium: 76.7 mg

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Laura Dembowski November 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

While I don’t love November and am seriously missing summer, I love these cookies! I’m obsessed with Justin’s maple almond butter. So yummy!


Amie November 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

Thanks so much Laura; so nice to hear from you!!


Brandy @A Mindful Mantra November 18, 2013 at 11:03 am

Almond butter, dates, and coconut in one recipe – I’m so totally sold!


Suzanne in Austin November 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

How long will they keep? Should they stay refrigerated for storing? Thanks!


Amie November 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

They should keep for 2-3 days in the fridge. Thanks!!


Carlyn Berghoff November 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Okay, yum – I’m sold! I miss no bake cookies so much, especially these healthy ones :) Question – could I use a different kind of butter like Earth Balance instead of Almond Butter? If not, where can I get almond butter?



Amie November 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Carolyn, almond butter is not like dairy butter — it’s a peanut butter alternative not a dairy alternative. It’s crushed almonds instead of crushed peanuts. You can use peanut butter if you choose. Click on the LINK of my almond butter and look. Do you see it? It brings you to an almond butter page where you can buy it.


Karina November 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Yumm, nice twist for a the rice crispy treat!
On the nutritional facts it says that it’s for one cookie. Could it be that it’s for the whole recipe instead?


Amie November 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Yes you are correct Karina! Thank you!!!


Todd Bliss November 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I want to give this recipe a try
I will print it out later
Please enter me in your facebook udis giveaway and if you could pick me to winit would be nice


Tasha Matthews November 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I just bought all the ingredients for these and am super excited to make them! Thank you for creating such a wonderful website for people looking to positively change their lifestyle!


Christopher Sorel November 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm

looke good and giving them a try


Marlies November 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Yum! These look perfect and so guilt-free! I am gonna have to whip up some of these bad boys soon :)


Barbara Mayes November 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Always looking for Gluten Free recipes and ideas! Thanks for the information!


Carolyn November 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Anything from Udi’s is great tasting.


Kathy Lee Stevens Irvin November 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

this cookie recipe sounds so great! I can’t wait to try them!!!


Andrea November 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

These cookies look awesome. I want to try the recipe, thanks for sharing! I’d love to enter your Udi’s giveaway too, thanks!


Amanda B. November 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm

These look delicious. I’m always looking for a healthy recipe to satisfy that cookie need.


Katie H November 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

These look awesome! Would love to win the Udis giveaway!


Jessica November 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Looks good! Can’t wait to make for gluten free nephew!


Mary B. November 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm

These look terrific! Glad I found this site, as I’m always looking for wheat-, dairy-, and soy-free recipes. :)


Cailee Steele November 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

My sister is newly diagnosed with Celiacs. I would love to surprise her with these yummy GF items for the holidays as it is hard for her to eat, even find, gluten free items in the small town that she lives in! What a better way to give thanks for thanksgiving than by winning this gift for her. :)


IAE Hulthage November 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Perfect cookie to make with the grandkids over the Thanksgiving holiday!


Emily November 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

The pictures look good enough to eat!


Denise Fedor November 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Recipe looks good
I am commenting on the udi’s giveaway
Love most of their products!


Shauna November 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I am so excited to make these for my boyfriend! He just found out about his wheat allergy so it will be awesome to make him a good treat!


Gaby November 19, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Looks great and healthy! I think I’d switch chocolate for some dried fruit like apricots !


Lauren Ford November 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm

These sound amazing!!! So does your Udi’s Gluten Free Giveaway. I’ve been gluten free for 3 1/2 years; I absolutely love Udi’s products! Can’t wait to try out these cookies!


michelle fahlstrom November 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Goodness! Those look very tasty!


Breon November 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

This looks yummy and I would love to win the give a way. Thank you :)


julie November 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Definitely going to give this one a try! And I love udi’s


yummychunklet November 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Delightful looking treats!


Michelle November 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I see so many recipes using dates, but this one with almonds and coconut, I MUST get some and try this, it sounds delicious! And no bake – yay!!!


dave levin November 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

the beauty of this recipe is I have all of this ingredients on hand!


Julia November 20, 2013 at 3:52 am

Must.have.NOW :D


Patriotic Cookie Cutters November 20, 2013 at 6:48 am

Oh my! what i would not do for that! I love Peanut butter and i would love this too…ummmmmmmmmmmmm!


Terrie Williams November 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I love the blue berry muffins. I look forward to trying the harvest grain but I haven’t seen them in my area. Thanks for a Chance to win them.


Corrie November 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Hi there. I made these this afternoon. These taste good, but we found that just putting large medjool dates and almond paste and almonds in my food processor did not blend. I think you need to chop these into smaller pieces and we needed to add liquid to make it blend. (I have a good food processor and it was working extremely hard and produced a burning smell just to get it to move around the bowl.) We also found the mix very pasty and had to add extra rice puffs and coconut and then roll them in coconut to make it less sticky. Great ingredients but the proportions didn’t work as is for me.


Amie November 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

Thanks Corrie; it may be the type of dates were are using. Mine were juicy and large. That could be why yours was so dry. Also, larger puffed cereal like the ones I used took up more room. Glad you liked them!!!


Lisa Marie Berry December 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Oh my gosh. I love anything almond. I must make these!


Kathryn December 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

Might be a good one to try if I win the Vacucraft giveaway! ;)


Karen D December 11, 2013 at 10:29 am

These look like a great, easy special treat. Love the combination of almond and coconut….with the dates for a bit of sweetness!


Tammie Smith December 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Wow! I could really go for some of these right now! I love almonds :). I went gluten-free several months ago to support daughter number four and didn’t realize until then I needed to be gluten free. I felt like a whole new person after a couple of weeks. I snitched a couple bites of Moms stuffing on thanksgiving and I was so not well the day after and realized that was really how I had felt the three years before I went gluten free! I love finding recipes like this and my daughter loves to execute them. We are so blessed :)


Karen D December 15, 2013 at 10:14 am

Like the recipes you’re featuring on fb from your holiday e-book. This would be a perfect recipe to try with the NaturAlmond almond butter! Here’s hoping I can give it a shot! I’d have to hide these from my husband, though. He’s an almond butter fiend!


Kristin Ates December 15, 2013 at 11:52 am

These look amazing. I love that they’re so quick and easy to make!!


Stephanie December 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I could use that almond butter you’re giving away for these cookies!!
Hehe Almond Butter > Peanut Better! Cookies look fab too :)


Julie December 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I just recently got into almond utter and I love it. Would love to win some!


Lori Williams December 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

How did I miss these!? Look Yummy! And I could make lots if I win the Almond Butter giveaway. Thanks!


Theresa Elliott December 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I’d live an opportunity to win Almond Butter!!!!


Dyanne Spease December 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

These sound terrific! Almond butter and dates, Yummy…


Lauren December 27, 2013 at 8:48 am

These look like great treats to make. I might just have to bookmark it. Liked and shared the kind granola bar giveaway. Hope to win!


stephanie January 19, 2014 at 4:50 am


The coconut almond butter cookies sound delicious. How do you store them after they’re finished (in the fridge?), and how long do they last depending on storage method.


Amie January 19, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Thank you Stephanie! Enjoy…you can put them in the fridge or freezer. Fridge for up to a week in a sealed container. Or they will get nice and soft on your counter top in a sealed container. xoox


Shannon February 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

National almond day?? It’s a sign I need to make these!!!


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