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Dairy-Free No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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No-bake cookies have always been one of my favorites, and I started craving them last week. They’re so easy to make, but most recipes contain a lot of sugar, and I also felt a little guilty making a treat that our youngest daughter — who is no longer gluten-free but continues to be dairy-free — couldn’t share!

I figured it would be easy enough to substitute coconut oil for the butter (which is pretty much our go-to substitution), and then I came across this recipe from The Prairie Homestead, which not only uses coconut oil but also substitutes honey for sugar. These were so yummy — with more of a fudgy texture than traditional no-bake cookies — and we enjoyed them for several days!

Dairy-Free No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-18
  • 1⁄2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut oil
  • 1⁄2 cup honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine almond milk, coconut oil and honey. Boil for one minute.
  2. In the meantime, measure out the coconut, cocoa powder, oats, vanilla extract and peanut butter into a mixing bowl or large measuring cup.
  3. Remove the liquid mixture from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  5. Use a medium ice cream scoop to drop spoonfuls of the cookie mixture on the wax paper.
  6. Refrigerate until firm and then transfer to a covered plate or container. Store in the fridge and serve cold.

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