No Bake Chocolate Cookies

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These no bake chocolate cookies might be low sugar and low carb, but they’re high on decadent chocolate flavor!

no bake chocolate cookies

We are still watching our sugar at our house and it’s working out beautifully, especially when I make myself something sweet and don’t have to feel guilty about it. I had a hankering for classic no bake chocolate cookies and decided to try out a low-sugar version. This simple recipe has become a favorite of ours now, and I’m going to show you how to make them, along with tips and tricks for adjusting them to your own taste. My no bake chocolate cookies are a little different to others though (but just as delicious, trust me), as I opt for no oats and peanut butter.

I have kept a bag of these little gems in the fridge for the past few months now and have a few a week, just to keep the sweet monster from rising up and attacking. They taste close enough to the good old days but substituting pecans for the oats definitely takes it up a notch for me.


Recipe Ingredients

  • Heavy cream
  • Butter
  • Shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • Chopped pecans
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla
  • Sweetener of your choice. I am choosing Swerve.

ingredients step 1 no bake chocolate cookies

Place butter, cream, and sweetener in a saucepot.

Bring it just to a boil over medium-high heat, while stirring constantly. Once it comes to a boil, allow it to boil for two minutes and then immediately remove it from the heat.

Stir in the vanilla.

step 4 add cocoa coconut

Add the cocoa, coconut and…

step 4 add nuts no bake chocolate cookies


step 7 scoop out mix no bake chocolate cookies

Stir until well blended.

Plop out by spoonfuls onto parchment paper and allow to cool completely so that they harden. You can put them in the refrigerator or even the freezer to speed up the process.

Then, enjoy your little treat! This no bake chocolate cookies recipe makes about a dozen.  I keep these in a zipper sealed bag in my fridge (hidden towards the back so the kids don’t find them).


  • As I said, I keep mine in the refrigerator for a month. However, if you’d prefer to freeze them, ensure they’re completely set and then place them in a sealed container in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge before serving/devouring.

Recipe Notes

  • I use Swerve because it has zero net carbs and we go by net.  However, you can also use Stevia, but make sure you adjust the amount added to taste, as it may require less. If you love Stevia, just be happy that I’m leaving my share on the grocery store shelves for ya! Not all taste buds are the same and we actually taste things differently. I’m one of those people that just can’t handle the taste of Stevia, no matter what brand.
  • These are not going to taste identical to the ones made with sugar, but the amount of sweetener you use is going to make or break this recipe. I only use 1/2 a cup of Swerve, but I could probably even cut that back to a little over 1/4 a cup. Hint: I have and they are even better. I suggest starting on the lower end and going up.  Also, know that the type of sweetener is going to affect how much you need to use, as some are sweeter than others. I think the greater chance is that the cookies will be too sweet, rather than not sweet enough, so keep that in mind. My measurements are using Swerve, which can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here.
  • While I love pecans, you can use your preferred nut. It also tastes great with walnuts and almonds.

Here are some more chocolaty cookie recipes:

Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallow

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

no bake chocolate cookies

No Bake Chocolate Cookies

These delicious no bake chocolate cookies are low in sugar and carbs and will help with the sweets craving for those of you following the low sugar lifestyle.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 73kcal


  • 1/4-1/2 cup Swerve* Monk Fruit or sweetener of your choice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder


  • Mix Swerve (sweetener), cream, and butter in a saucepot. Bring it to a boil and once boiling, cook for two minutes.
    1/4-1/2 cup Swerve*, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup butter
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, cocoa powder, coconut, and pecans. Stir well.
    1/2 cup coconut shredded, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Drop tablespoonfuls onto parchment or waxed paper and allow to harden. If the mixture appears runny or greasy, let them set in the fridge for about five to 10 mins before serving. Enjoy!


*Please read post for important notes about this recipe.
The Sweetener used will impact the nutritional facts.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I made these with Swerve and no coconut. When I spooned them onto the parchment paper, liquid started sleeping out of each “cookie”, so I had to drain the plate. Any idea why they were runny?

  2. These are amazing! My friend just brought some over to share and I was blown away by how good they are. Goodies without the it! Thanks for sharing this one. We’ll be making them often.

  3. Made these cookies yesterday afternoon. I doubled the recipe but must have done something wrong because mine never got firm and they were very greasy.

  4. These are delicious! I made a batch last night. I doubled the recipe and put the tray in the fridge to “harden” for a few minutes. Turned out perfect. This recipe really helps when you need a low carb chocolate fix. Less guilt. 😉 I love all your recipes but most certainly follow low-carb. Hope you post more of them in the future!

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