No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

These No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies are made with just 8 ingredients. They truly are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. Vegan and gluten-free.

These No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies, made with just 8 ingredients, are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. Vegan and gluten-free.

The other day, I had a serious craving for chocolate chip cookies. But it’s been so hot here lately, there was no way in hell I was about to turn on my oven to melt in my kitchen from the heat.

These No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. Vegan and gluten-free.

So, instead of giving up on my craving all together, I decided to whip up a batch of No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies with some of my favorite ingredients. In the mix: almond flour, shredded coconut, coconut butter, honey, and dairy-free chocolate chips. As a result, the combination of flavors reminds me of an Almond Joy candy bar. Mmm!

The cookies contain almond flour, shredded coconut, coconut butter, honey, and dairy-free chocolate chips. As a result, the combination of flavors reminds me of an Almond Joy candy bar. Mmm!

Obviously, I love these No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies because they taste amazing, but I also love them because they’re a cool treat on a hot summer day that requires minimal effort. Also, the flavor and texture are perfection! All you need to do is mix up the ingredients, roll it into balls and flatten, and then place in the refrigerator to cool. It’s as simple as that! I really don’t think there’s an easier and more delicious cookie out there! Plus, these cookies are truly the perfect sweet treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. Just whip up a batch and store in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy. Certainly, they’re a wonderful dessert to bring to parties and other get-togethers!

No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

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No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

  • Author: Tina Haupert
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies, made with just 8 ingredients, are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. Vegan and gluten-free.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened or sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter (not coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Instructions

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl (or food processor) and mix well until completely combined.
  2. Form batter into 1.5-inch balls and place on wax paper. Flatten balls with the palm of your hand.
  3. Allow cookies to chill in the refrigerator for at least 60 minutes before serving.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 192
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Protein: 3g

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This post was originally published on July 22, 2013. It was updated and republished on June 13, 2019. 

111 Comments

  1. Oh m’gosh, these cookies are ridiculous and so easy! I’m vegan but am fascinated by your paleo-inspired diet and have been veganizing some of your meal ideas and recipes with great success. These cookies taste exactly like an Almond Joy and I am a huge fan of your paleo granola, too. Your blog is my absolute favorite. So inspiring. Reading your blog regularly got me out of a fitness and food rut and I feel amazing lately. You rock! 🙂

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  3. Oh my, these are fabulous!! Just made our second batch and this time I added about a quarter cup of loosely chopped slivered almonds and used mini chips. So, so Awesome!! Thanks!

  4. An incredibly delicious cookie – though I turned the dough into truffles instead 🙂 Made about 2 dozen. I used the darkest chocolate chips I could find, and that corrected the one problem that Almond Joy candy bars present for me: milk chocolate (yuck).

  5. I just made these with Almond butter instead of coconut butter and they turned out really, really well! SO delicious. I used Whole Foods crunchy almond butter and I had no issues with it not being thick enough.

  6. Tina, these were fantastic! It tasted just like an Almond Joy. My little 3 1/2 year old devoured three of them in a blink of an eye. Thank you for a delicious, and more nutritious, version of a candy bar.

  7. I made these the other day and they were so good we made another batch today! So easy to make too. This recipe is a keeper!

  8. I tripled this recipe today and it made a lot of cookies!! :o) I also baked about half of them on 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. When they are hot they melt in your mouth like a shortbread. Fantastic both ways!!!!!Thanks for the great recipe.

  9. Omg….no need to even make them into cookies just had a big scoop of them with my spoon and I’m thinking that might be the way to go. Ty

  10. My first paleo cookies recipe! Loved it! Made 2 variations of it in within a week! Because it was just that good and easy! Thanks for making Me discover coconut butter!!! Sooo delicious!!!

  11. YUM!!! I have been eating low carb and wanted to try these because I have always loved Almond Joy candy bars too. These turned out great!!!! I couldn’t stop eating the batter 🙂 I used coconut flakes (not shreds) and maybe a tsp. honey paired with 2 stevia packets….and unsweetened chocolate shavings….and…i don’t own a food processor so i just mixed it all together!! The batter still molded very well. Very delicious cookies! The only ingredient i had to buy was the coconut BUTTER….cause all I had on-hand was coconut OIL….so now I can find some other really great ideas for that. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I highly recommend.

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  13. I made a batch of these and they came out great!!!! Everyone loved them!! Today I’m making another batch but am having trouble getting the batter to hold together, some are molding but others are crumbling apart … Any suggestions?!

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