Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookies

I love November. It makes me wanna wrap myself up in a cozy blanket and bake (or… no-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 no-bake 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?


Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookies
Serves: 8
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan & Soy-Free
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup well-stirred creamy almond butter
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp. organic almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. mini dairy-free chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life Foods
  • 1 cup gluten-free puffed rice cereal


  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.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free No-Bake Coconut Almond Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 27IU1%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 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!

  2. Hi,

    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.

    1. 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

  3. 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!

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