Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

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?


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Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookies
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan & Soy-Free
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  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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57 replies
  1. Carlyn Berghoff
    Carlyn Berghoff says:

    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
      Amie says:

      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.

  2. Karina
    Karina says:

    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?

  3. Todd Bliss
    Todd Bliss says:

    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

  4. Tasha Matthews
    Tasha Matthews says:

    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!

  5. Andrea
    Andrea says:

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

  6. Cailee Steele
    Cailee Steele says:

    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. 🙂

  7. Shauna
    Shauna says:

    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!

  8. Lauren Ford
    Lauren Ford says:

    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!

  9. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    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!!!

  10. Terrie Williams
    Terrie Williams says:

    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.

  11. Corrie
    Corrie says:

    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
      Amie says:

      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!!!

  12. Karen D
    Karen D says:

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

  13. Tammie Smith
    Tammie Smith says:

    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 🙂

  14. Karen D
    Karen D says:

    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!

  15. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

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

  16. Lauren
    Lauren says:

    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!

  17. stephanie
    stephanie says:


    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
      Amie says:

      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

  18. angelica
    angelica says:

    Hi there! Found you Pinterest… Was thinking of making these nut free also (school snack) by using Sunbutter instead of almond. What do you think I can replace the rest of the almonds with? Thanks!


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