No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies

By Maria Lichty

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No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies-you don’t have to turn on the oven to make these rich and fudgy cookies! And you will never know they are vegan and gluten-free because they are SO good!

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookie Recipe

I am really excited about today’s recipe, No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies. Can you guess why? Let’s take a little quiz.

Here are your options:

  • A) Cookies
  • B) No-Bake Cookies
  • C) Easy Cookies
  • D) Healthier Cookies
  • E) All of the Above

If you picked All of the Above, you win!! What is the prize? You get the No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookie Recipe! Yahoo!! And if you guessed wrong, it’s ok, you still get the recipe. We are all winners today because I want you all to make these cookies! They are my new favorite! They have everything going for them. They are easy to make, you don’t have to turn on the oven, they are on the healthier side (vegan and gluten-free), they can be made in advance, and they taste like a million bucks! WINNING!

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookie Recipe

If you are dying in the summer heat, like me, and trying to stay cool by not turning on the oven, but still craving cookies, like me, then you have to make these cookies! They take 15 minutes to make, tops, and will rock your cookie world!

Vegan No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookie Recipe

You only need six ingredients to whip up a batch of these cookies: coconut oil, pure maple syrup, cocoa, almond butter, oats, and Blue Diamond’s Dark Chocolate Almonds. Have you tried Blue Diamond’s Dark Chocolate Almonds? Oh my goodness…they are such a treat! Give me a bag and I am one happy camper, except I don’t like to camp, so I guess I am just one happy girl:) They are great by the handful and SO good in these cookies! They add an extra boost of chocolate and a nice crunch!

Oh, and I guess there are technically seven ingredients if you count the sea salt that gets sprinkled on top.  You can skip this step, but I highly recommend the kick of salt. It is the perfect finishing touch to the cookies!

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies

Another bonus, you only need one pan to make these cookies. You don’t need a mixer, heck, you don’t even need a bowl. The cookies are created in one pan on the stovetop! When all of the ingredients are combined, just spoon them onto parchment paper and voila-you have rich, fudgy, chocolate almond cookies!

The cookies are good fresh, right off the parchment paper when they are still a little gooey and not set up. Promise me, you will sample one like this. They are SO good! Once you get your cookie fix, put the rest of the cookies in the fridge to set up. If you leave them out, they won’t set up properly because it is so dang hot, even with the air on!

Chill the cookies for 15-20 minutes and they will be perfectly formed little cookies. Keep the cookies in the fridge, in an airtight container, or you can move them to the freezer. They will keep in the fridge for a week and in the freezer for about a month…which is awesome because you can pull them out whenever you need a cookie pick me up! And yes, they are good cold or frozen! I love these cookies in any form!



No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookie Recipe

These easy No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies are the perfect summer treat! You don’t have to turn on the oven and they are bikini friendly too:) So get NO-baking! Enjoy!

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookie Recipe

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No-Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies

These healthy no-bake cookies are rich, fudgy, and one of my favorite cookies! Make a batch and keep them in the fridge or freezer so you can cure your cookie craving anytime!
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  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats or gluten-free oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped Blue Diamond Dark Chocolate Almonds
  • Additional chopped almonds and sea salt for sprinkling on cookies, if desired


  • Line a large plate, platter, or baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, and cocoa. Add the almond butter and whisk until smooth. Remove mixture from heat and stir in the oats and chopped almonds.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop the mixture onto the prepared parchment paper or wax paper. Sprinkle additional chopped almonds and sea salt on top of cookies, if desired. Transfer cookies to the refrigerator and chill for 20-30 minutes, or until they set up. Eat and enjoy!
  • Note-I use refined coconut oil. If you can't find Blue Diamond's Dark Chocolate Almonds, you can use their Sea Salt or Whole Natural Almonds. Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can also freeze these cookies. They will keep for one month in the freezer. If you need the cookies to be gluten-free make sure you use gluten-free oats.

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  1. I love a good no-bake cookie!! The dark chocolate and almond combo is such a classic favorite!

  2. Any thoughts on making these with peanut butter and peanuts, as I have family member who isn’t wild about almonds.

  3. Wonderful cookies as always, Maria! Dark chocolate almonds? Count me in! These might become my new favorite, too! 🙂

  4. Oh, I love the look of these gems! They are definitely a more upscale version of the no-bakes of my childhood 🙂

  5. My husband will love these! Your photography makes me want to take a huge bite out of my screen!

  6. I love how you don’t have to bake these. Perfect for hot summer days. And they look delicious!!

  7. No bake cookies are a must for the summer! These look like summer cookie perfection!

  8. Maria, these almonds cookies look very delicious! Perfect for this time of the year!

  9. Our oven is not working and won’t be repaired for a week so it was the perfect time to try this recipe. Made these tonight and loved them. I found those almonds in the candy isle of Walmart, after not having any luck finding them where all the peanuts and baking nuts were. Hope that helps anyone else looking for them as I like to make a recipe exactly as it is written.
    Wonderful cookies!

  10. These sound so delish!! I am very allergic to oats – do you have any suggestions of what to use instead of oats? Thanks bunches!!!

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  12. I love all of these ingredients. I love them all together, but maybe not in this order? Old fashioned oats are pretty chewy here. My husband and I were looking at them saying, “health food “cookie.'” Not terrible but “cookie” is definitely misleading.

  13. Super scrumptious and all too easily addictive! Any idea on the nutritional facts per cookie – the calories, at least?