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No Bake German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Soft and chewy No Bake German Chocolate Cake Cookies made with a rich chocolatey oven free oatmeal base topped with a gooey coconut pecan frosting and a drizzle of chocolate! They're egg free, dairy free and paleo friendly.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword german chocolate cake recipes, german chocolate cookies, no bake cookie recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 303 kcal
Author Kelly


Coconut Pecan Frosting:

  • 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


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in almond butter, salt and vanilla extract. Fold in coconut then add oats and stir until combined.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Store remaining cookies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
No Bake German Chocolate Cake Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.