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Chocolate Coconut Cookies

5 from 20 votes

These delicious homemade chocolate coconut cookies are completely irresistible! 

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies

If you love chocolate and coconut, this simple coconut cookie recipe is for you.

The cookies turn out soft and sweet, with a light and chewy texture.

It’s a quick and kid-friendly healthy snack recipe, with keto, paleo, vegan, high protein, and gluten free options all included.

Also try these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Recently it’s come to my attention that an inordinate number of people are finding my blog by searching for “chocolate covered bees.”

My first thought is Why???

Why would you want to do that?

Let me offer an alternative: these chocolate coconut cookies.

Please trust me, they taste much better than chocolate covered bees.

Actually, I haven’t tried chocolate covered bees… so maybe I don’t know what I’m missing?

(But seriously, please don’t eat chocolate covered bees.)

For keto, make these Keto Cookies or Keto Chocolate Cookies

Easy Southern Coconut Cookies

Adapted from the original Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Oh, and in case you’re curious, I have tried both chocolate covered ants and grasshoppers.

My childhood was… interesting.

Maybe this is why I’m now a vegan.

Step by step video

Above – watch the video how to make chocolate coconut cookies

The Best Easy Chocolate Coconut Cookies

The coconut cookies go great with this Whipped Coffee recipe.

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Chocolate Coconut Cookies

These easy chocolate coconut cookies are completely delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 8 – 12 cookies
5 from 20 votes


  • 1 tbsp flour of choice or protein powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (must be unsweetened, full fat)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey or agave (for sugar free, see note below)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt


  • To make the chocolate coconut cookies: Preheat oven to 350 F. Stir ingredients together, then either microwave or heat on the stove until thick enough to scoop balls onto a cookie tray. (I used a melon baller, but a cookie scoop or spoon also work.) Bake on the center rack 15 minutes. Let cool completely before taking off the tray. If desired, dip in melted chocolate or melted sugar free chocolate chips.
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For Keto Macaroons: Add 3 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil in place of the maple syrup, and sweeten with uncut stevia to taste.
For Paleo Macaroons: Use either almond meal or coconut flour for the 1 tbsp flour of choice.
For Protein Macaroons: Substitute an equal amount of your favorite protein powder (I like this vegan protein powder) for the flour or almond meal.
Or for no-bake cookies, try these: Chocolate No Bake Cookies

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Published on October 8, 2020

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  1. Donna says

    The “headline” reads no oven required, but the recipe calls for baking them in the oven. Did I miss something?

    • Kimberly says

      Glad you mentioned this comment because I am also confused. Obviously you have to bake them since they seem really wet.

      • CCK Media Team says

        Hi, we are so sorry, Katie wrote this post a little at a time over a few months and got mixed up by her own recipe. Please disregard the old commentary in the post!

  2. Naomi says

    These are great! I’ve tried both the original and also tried another batch substituting almond extract for vanilla, adding trail mix, and adding a Tablespoon of Justin’s almond butter. Both batches were delicious

  3. Tuya says

    5 stars
    Thank you! Yummy. Also looking for a copycat of aldi coconut cashew salted caramel crisps if anyone has suggestions. Do you think this could be tweaked to get there?

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