Almond Coconut No Bake Cookie Bites

It’s no bake time again. I really think this is turning into a problem.

All I want is to NOT turn on my oven when it comes to sweets now. Or, really, to not turn the oven on for anything.

No bake dinner? Sign me up.  almond_coconut_cookie_bites2

After the monster cookie dough bites turned out so well, I knew I wanted to try a version with almond meal instead of flour.

Of course, when I went to make these, I found out that I was completely out of chocolate chips, so I threw in a handful of mini m&ms instead. The almond, coconut, and chocolate mix is almost like an almond joy…but not quite. I think if you dipped these in chocolate, that would make them even more delicious, but I wanted to keep these a little bit healthier.

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Not too much butter, not too much sugar, and no flour at all!

Plus, thanks to the magic of the almond flour, they somehow taste just a little bit like cake batter. How does this happen? A normal handful of almonds doesn’t taste like cake – how does almond meal do that?

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These little bites are perfect to keep in the fridge for quick snacks when you’re running out the door or when need a fast dessert or….something to throw in your yogurt in the morning.

That’s definitely a good idea.

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Almond Coconut No Bake Cookie Bites

Makes: about 40 bites

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup mini m&ms or chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Beat the softened butter with the sugar and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Mix the yogurt and vanilla into the sugar mixture until everything is blended
  3. Add the salt, baking soda, almond meal, and quick oats and mix together. Dump in the m&ms and mix just until the chocolate is evenly mixed into the dough.
  4. Let the dough chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Take 1 Tablespoon of dough at a time, roll it into a ball, and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  6. Put the baking sheet in the fridge and let the dough bites chill for at least 30 minutes before eating.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

12 Responses to “Almond Coconut No Bake Cookie Bites”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    What a fun, easy, recipe! Love the sound of these!

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    Kathryn — October 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I’m loving no bake cookies at the moment and this recipe sounds just perfect!

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    Karis' Kitchen — October 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I like the term “no bake cookie bites.” The next time my husband yells at me for eating raw cookie dough, I’m going to tell him it’s a no bake cookie bite :) This recipe is even better though because there’s no egg!

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    Living The Sweet Life — October 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Yumm!! Oh my, these could be dangerous – - and adding them to yogurt in the morning, dear mama … I’m SOLD! :) — clearly I love them .. lol

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — October 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Oooo these are so cute! Love the ingredient combo too!!

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    Lauren — October 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I am always about the no-bake! These look so good! :)

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    Ginger — October 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Have mercy! These sound sooooo good!!! I know two little girls who will go crazy for them….and a big tall guy, too. Must try!

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    Jessica — October 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I just made my first no-bake cookies about a month ago and am now so in love with the concept. Mostly because I’m lazy and impatient, but also because they are so chewy and delicious.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — October 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I love all your no bake treats : )

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — October 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    These sound amazing! Great combination for no-bakes!

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    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — October 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Such a great idea!!

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    Life's a Bowl — October 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Yum! I just ordered a batch of Healthy Bites and have fallen in love with these little guys… So convenient and delic!

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