These Chocolate Coconut Cookies come out of the freezer instead of the oven for a cool chocolate treat! (no baking!)
Rich cookies dipped in dark chocolate. Zero sugar, dairy, or gluten. (Keto, Paleo & Vegan)
Hello, chocolate covered coconut bliss!
Do you love coconut & chocolate together like I do?! I put DOUBLE the chocolate and DOUBLE the coconut for a cookie like NO OTHER.
Have you ever tasted “DANG” coconut chips?? The ones coated in chocolate. Oh man, those are good. I just realized these cookies are like a whole bunch of those dang chips blended together!
NUT-FREE and GRAIN-FREE Magic
Over the course of my years of recipe development, I’ve learned about the magic of COCONUT.
It’s not just a popular cake topping from the ’90s. It’s a literal game-changer.
Coconut shreds can be ground into a buttery-rich base for COOKIES! Almost like macaroons!!
How? By adding sweetener, mixing and chilling! (Did you know coconut SOLIDIFIES (hardens) below 76 degrees?)
To make these cookies, you simply mix
- Coconut shreds
- Pumpkin seeds (to keep these nut-free) OR use your fav nut
- A sugar-free sweetener (I used stevia powder)
- Coconut oil
- and dip in your favorite dark Chocolate for even MORE chocolate flavor
DOUBLE the flavor
These cookies are made with shredded coconut AND coconut oil for maximum coconut flavor. That’s why they’re rich and satisfying – the fat is sooo satiating. WHO NEEDS SUGAR when you have FAT? haha. But seriously.
Add in cacao powder to the cookie dough to make chocolate cookies, then DIP them in chocolate to take it over the TOP. That chocolate SHELL is to die for!
Wanna BOOST the chocolate flavor to the MAX? Use my secret ingredient: instant espresso powder (and lots of salt!) You will not believe the difference!
The NO-COOK, NO-BAKE Method
Do you dread turning on your oven in the sweltering summer heat?? I know how miserable it can be to have a HOT house.
Well you *don’t* have to handle the heat to make these cookies. NO COOKING required.
- Mix the ingredients in a food processor.
- Form cookies and FREEZE to set.
- Dip in chocolate. Chill again to set. SO EASY.
What do they taste like?
They harden when chilled and turn into the most amazing buttery rich texture. It’s almost indescribable. These are not like a conventional cookie. Not light and airy quite like a macaroon. They’re so dense/heavy and RICH and chocolatey with such a good BITE. Mmmm.
MORE Keto Chocolate Treats
Need more? Check out these choco-licious low-carb recipes:
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie
- Healthy Nutella Bark
- Chocolate Ice Cream
- Reese’s Mousse
- The Best Keto Brownies
That’s not even all of them, lol! I guess I really do have a thing for chocolate 🙂 It’s just SO good!!!
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE these cookies? Even my kids loved them (but I totally did NOT want to share, haha). I love the taste, but also how EASY they are to make. Just 6 main ingredients blended together.
So much chocolatey goodness and just TWO GRAMS net carbs each! So you can easily have your chocolate and eat it too 😉
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Chocolate Covered Coconut Cookies (Nut-Free, Keto, Paleo, Vegan)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
- 1/2 cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) - or nut/seed of choice
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 Tbs cacao - to taste
- l/2 tsp instant espresso mixed w/ 1 Tbs water - optional
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of pink salt
- pinch pure stevia powder - to taste
- 1.5 oz dark chocolate chips - lily's/sugar-free for keto
- Combine all ingredients (except chocolate) in a food processor and pulse for about 30-60 seconds until finely ground loose dough starts to form. Add a splash of water if it needs help blending.
- Taste and adjust to your liking with a little more cacao, salt or stevia.
- Use a small cookie scoop to portion out 8 balls of dough on to a plate lined with parchment paper. Flatten each ball into a cookie shape.
- Freeze for 30 minutes to set.
- Melt chocolate in a small bowl using a microwave (30 sec) or double boiler. Dip each cookie in chocolate to coat one side and return to the parchment-lined plate.
- Pop back in the freezer for a couple of minutes to set, then drizzle on a little more chocolate and garnish with a sprinkle of coconut and sea salt, if you like.
- ENJOY 🙂