5-Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

5 Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies are the perfect snack to have on hand for chocolate cravings! All heart-healthy ingredients, and low in sugar.

5 Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies / Made with clean ingredients, these cookies couldn't be easier to put together, or more indulgent tasting!

When I was a kid, my favorite cookies were the no-bake cookies my mom made. I don’t have her recipe, but I remember lots of butter, lots of sugar, and lots of gooey hands from stealing them before they had set.

Last year, when making my Double Dark Chocolate Cookies, I realized the dough tasted a whole lot like those beloved cookies from my childhood.

5 Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies / Made with clean ingredients, these cookies couldn't be easier to put together, or more indulgent tasting!

And coconut oil is such a magic ingredient, isn’t it? Maybe it’s fewer calories than other oils, maybe it’s not. I think the jury is still out on that one.

What I do know is that extra virgin coconut oil tastes amazing, is so easy to use in baked goods, and easy to always have on hand in bulk! It’s an essential ingredient for these No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies.

5 Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies / Made with clean ingredients, these cookies couldn't be easier to put together, or more indulgent tasting!

Recently, I have been using it to make “freezer fudge” for my frozen yogurt recipes. Since it solidifies when cold, it creates a fudge-like consistency without very much sugar added. Add some nut butter, and the consistency will stay soft and creamy instead of hard like frozen coconut oil. In my Mocha Fudge Almond Frozen Yogurt, I used almond butter. For a more neutral flavor, I used cashew butter in my Secret Veggie Mint Fudge Chunk Frozen Yogurt.

When I started making this recipe, I was using sunflower butter. I also was just making the chocolate fudge cookie part, and dropping them in mounds on a plate and freezing– just super simple (and super delicious!).

To make them a bit more special, I’ve started adding this chewy coconut almond layer– tastes like an almond joy!

5 Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies / Made with clean ingredients, these cookies couldn't be easier to put together, or more indulgent tasting!

5 Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies Tips:

  • To make these Gluten Free, make sure to use a certified gluten free oatmeal.
  • Make it Vegan: Use maple syrup in an equal amount as an exchange for the honey, or use slightly more brown rice syrup.
  • Make it Ahead: These cookies are perfect for having in your freezer for chocolate cravings and snack attacks! I kept them in my freezer for midnight snacks after my son was born and I was up breastfeeding at night!
  • For the Family: These cookies are high in calories because of the nut butter and coconut oil, but the calories are all nutrient dense and healthy! My son loves these, and I don’t mind him having small amounts of honey once in a while. He is teething, so I let him have these right out of the freezer when his mouth is bothering him.

Yields 12

5-Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies

These Almond Joy Cookies couldn't be easier to make! They come together in 5 minutes, and freeze into delicious, fudgey treats. Despite how decadent they look, they are actually low in sugar!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Chocolate Cookie Layer
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey* (sub 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup for vegan option)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal (certified gluten free if necessary)
  • 12 whole almonds or extra coconut to garnish
  • Coconut Almond Layer
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown rice syrup*
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut, shredded

Instructions

  1. Prepare the chocolate layer first. Add all the ingredients except the oatmeal to a bowl, and mix well until the mixture is glossy. Add the oatmeal, and mix well.
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup of the chocolate cookie mixture.
  3. Divide the rest of the chocolate mixture into 12 cookies, pressed into a mini-muffin pan.
  4. Prepare the almond coconut layer. Add the almond butter, brown rice syrup and coconut oil to a bowl. Mix well to combine. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, then mix well.
  5. Add the coconut, then divide the coconut almond mixture into a 2nd layer on top of the chocolate mixture.
  6. Top each cookie with some more chocolate cookie mixture, and press an almond into the top of each one.

Notes

*This recipe calls for two types of liquid sweetener, honey and brown rice syrup. I prefer honey, and because it is sweeter than BRS, you can use less. However, the coconut almond layer works best with BRS because it creates a chewy consistency when heated with almond butter. The cookies will still be delicious if you only use one or the other!

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5 Minute, No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies / Made with clean ingredients, these cookies couldn't be easier to put together, or more indulgent tasting!

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