No Bake German Chocolate Cake Cookies are soft, chewy and make the perfect treat to curb that sweet tooth craving. Best of all, they’re made with a chocolate oatmeal base, a gooey coconut pecan frosting and a drizzle of chocolate! Oven free, gluten free, egg free and dairy free.
Cookies are one of my kiddos favorite bite-sized treats to make with me in the kitchen. No matter what they’re doing, they’ll always rush over to try and “help” when they know that cookies are on the agenda.
Their favorite part is when they get to stir all the ingredients together. It’s pretty much guaranteed they’ll fight over who gets to lick the spoon clean 😉
Speaking of licking the spoon clean, they totally did that with these No Bake German Chocolate Cake Cookies we made last month.
They have all the classic flavors of the popular german chocolate cake in a soft and chewy cookie. Since it’s been so hot, the no bake option leaves your oven free. Great for the holidays or when it’s too hot to heat up your house.
These have all the classic flavors of the popular dessert. Instead of cake, we took all those flavors and made loaded them into a soft and chewy cookies. Seriously SO good and you want to know the best part? If you’re trying to eat a little bit healthier – these babies are also gluten free and refined sugar free.
My husband who can usually spot a healthier treat totally couldn’t tell. He thought they were super delicious and went for seconds and thirds.
No Bake German Chocolate Cake Cookies
Another great thing about chocolate cake cookies are packed with coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter, shredded coconut, vanilla and rolled oats, which are wholesome, hearty and completely gluten free.
The rich and chocolatey oatmeal base gets topped off with a gooey dairy and egg free coconut pecan frosting. A drizzle of chocolate ties the whole thing together.
These amazing bite-sized treats are perfect for curbing any major sweet tooth craving. Plus they make a fun addition to any cookie platter.
Rich, decadent and totally addictive for that German chocolate cake fan in your life. And, not having to heat up the house makes them perfect for summer.
- 1/3 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 teaspoons arrowroot powder or corn starch
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 heaping cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 heaping cup finely chopped pecans plus more chunky pecan pieces for topping - if desired
- 1 ounce chocolate melted
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine maple syrup, coconut oil, chocolate chips and cocoa powder in a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and continue cooking for 2 minutes; then remove from heat.
- Stir in almond butter, salt and vanilla extract. Fold in coconut then add oats and stir until combined.
- Using a small cookie scoop, compress mixture very firmly into a scoop, drop cookies onto a prepared baking sheet and press down to flatten and make a slight indentation in the cookies. Place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes, or until cookies are set.
- To make the frosting: In a small saucepan over medium heat, add coconut milk and maple syrup and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, until thickened. In a small bowl, combine arrowroot (or cornstarch) and water to form a smooth paste and pour into saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, while whisking constantly. Remove from heat and slowly stir in coconut oil and vanilla. Add the shredded coconut and pecans and stir until combined. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes or freezer for 10 minutes.
- Spread a spoonful of frosting over the tops of cooled cookies. Sprinkle with more pecans if desired and drizzle with melted chocolate using either a spoon or a zip-top bag. Enjoy immediately or chill in the fridge for 1 hour for a thicker frosting.
- Store remaining cookies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
More no bake cookies from across the web:
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Nutella No Bake Cookies – A Vintage Mixer
Coconut No Bake Cookies – Minimalist Baker
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