No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Walnut Cookies

no bake cookies

TGIF! This week went by like a crazy whirlwind at work. Every night I came home so exhausted, I didn’t even have energy to stand in my kitchen. This weekend we are going camping, but I haven’t even started packing yet. The weather should be beautiful, so hopefully I will come back feeling refreshed and ready for next week!

Every Sunday I like to make something yummy to get me through the work-week. This past Sunday, I made these no-bake chocolate coconut walnut cookies. They are so easy to make, no oven required! All you need is a stove-top or microwave to heat up the ingredients, stir, shape and refrigerate. They are good for a week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Even though they have a fairly high calorie count per cookie, they provide healthy antioxidants (cocoa), fiber (oats), protein (peanut butter and walnuts), and omega-3 (walnuts). I like to eat one of these when I am low on energy and need a pick-me-up. They don’t last very long though!!

By the way, my friend Louise over at Healthy Recipes Magazine is offering all My San Francisco Kitchen readers a free 3-month subscription to the magazine. Click here to get started on cooking some healthy recipes in your kitchen! Special thank you to Louise & all at Healthy Recipes Magazine.

Have a great weekend! XoXo

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4.7 from 6 reviews
No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Walnut Cookies
Prep time
Type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 and ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ⅓ cup and 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy!)
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  1. Add butter, milk, honey/maple syrup and cocoa to a small sauce pan and heat on medium until butter is melted. Stir well.
  2. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and oats. Stir well.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in walnuts and shredded coconut. If they are too dry, you can add a little more milk or peanut butter; they should be wet enough to hold together, but not too wet where they won't hold their shape nicely.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop teaspoonfuls of the dough onto the baking sheet.
  5. Flatten with the back of a spoon and shape with your hands into a cookie, with desired thickness.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator (best result is at least 2 hours, but you can eat them before!).
Makes 12 cookies



  1. Bam's Kitchen says:

    I am going to make these tonight! thank you for posting a gluten free no bake cookie recipe. If you lived a little closer, I would give you a hug. You made my day. Did you see that this recipe is almost viral on pinterest? Well I am going to pin in too!

  2. Amy says:

    No-bake cookies are perfect for summer!! I live north of SF, and it’s typically 90°+ every day of the summer. At least 100°+ for 10-20 days too. Not fun!

  3. Jan says:

    Could you please post the nutritional values when you post a recipe? This would help us diabetics tremendously. Thank you.

    • Kristianne says:

      Hi Jan!
      I will keep this in mind for future recipes, but I have been asked before and to be honest it takes a lot of time to do this for each one. I try my best, but you can always go to and enter all of the ingredients to get an idea 🙂

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  5. Deana says:

    Would this still hold together without the coconut and walnuts or do you have any ideas for substations?
    I don’t really enjoy walnuts but I was thinking of doing cashews. But for the coconut I don’t have any ideas. I’m just not sure if it’s helping keep the cookie together.

    • Kristianne says:

      Hi Deana,

      The coconut is both for holding the cookie together and for the flavor…I have not tried to omit it, but if you do, I would suggest increasing the amount of oats until you get a good texture that holds together… let me know! Also cashews sound great.

  6. Kelly says:

    My daughter and I made these no bake cookies and they were absolutely delicious!! We are making another batch right now because they didn’t last long!
    Thank you!

  7. Kelly says:

    Update on our 2nd batch! We failed to notice that we didn’t have milk..but we did have my daughters chocolate milk container from a restaurant so we used that instead and lowered the amount of maple syrup! We now rate them 10* stars lol. So delish

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