These no bake coconut cookies are soft and chewy. They don’t require any flour, eggs, or oil. There is no cooking or baking needed and it only takes about 10 minutes to make the cookie dough. The cookies make an easy and delicious snack.
Lately I’ve been craving healthier no bake desserts to balance out all the other desserts I’ve been indulging on. What I love about these cookies is that they are such a quick and easy recipe and it doesn’t require any baking. The cookies are best eaten straight out of the fridge, which is perfect on a hot summer day.
- Mashed Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Shredded Coconut
Mashed Bananas: You will want to use very ripe bananas because they are sweeter and easier to mash. I only needed one large banana to make this recipe.
Peanut Butter: Make sure to use natural peanut butter (check the ingredient list and there should not be any added oils). This recipe will not work with peanut butter that has added oils. You can also use natural almond butter or natural sunflower seed butter.
Shredded Coconut: These cookies can be made with unsweetened or sweetened finely shredded coconut. If you are looking for a healthy, low sugar cookie, use unsweetened coconut. If you prefer sweeter cookies and don’t mind the added sugar, you can use sweetened shredded coconut.
How to Make No Bake Coconut Cookies
The mashed bananas and peanut butter are first mixed together. You want to stir until the banana is fully incorporated into the peanut butter and the mixture thickens to a thick paste. Then, add in your shredded coconut until the mixture becomes like cookie dough. The cookie dough is then ready to be scooped out and shaped. It’s then placed into the fridge until set.
More No Bake Cookie Recipes
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- 3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
3 Ingredient No Bake Coconut Cookies
- 4 tbsp (56 g) mashed bananas
- 1/4 cup (64 g) natural peanut butter
- 3/4 cup (55 g) shredded coconut
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add mashed bananas and peanut butter. Stir with a spatula until banana is fully incorporated into the peanut butter and your mixture becomes a thick paste. The paste should be able to pull away the sides of the mixing bowl.
- Stir in coconut until it is evenly incorporated and a cookie dough forms.
- Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop out dough balls and place onto the cookie sheet, spacing the balls about 1 inch apart. Press down on each dough ball until it forms a round disk. Cookies will not change shape so shape them as you would like your final cookies to be.
- Place cookies in fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour to set. The cookies will not change much during refrigeration. They will only become firm enough to hold without the cookies losing their form. Store uneaten cookies in the fridge until ready to consume.
- Mash bananas before measuring out the 4 tbsp. You want to mash until it has the texture of mashed potatoes. I like using a whisk to mash. You should only need 1 large banana (and will have some leftover).
- Make sure to use natural peanut butter. There should only be peanuts and salt in the ingredient list and no added oils. See post for potential substitutions.
- If you make these cookies with unsweetened shredded coconut, they will not be very sweet but make a healthy treat. If you prefer something sweeter, use sweetened shredded coconut. Alternatively, you can also mix in 1 tbsp of maple syrup into the dough for sweeter cookies.
- I used Let's Do Organic Unsweetened Coconut.*
- *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.
- The cookies are soft with a little chewy texture from the coconut.
- Nutrition estimate is calculated using unsweetened shredded coconut.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
how to store them? do i need to keep them in the fridge all the time?
You should keep them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
I need healthy snacks to help me lose some weght.
We hope you give these a try!
Love this recipe so good, I tried it with the
Maple Syrup, it was delicious to, thanks for sharing this
recipe. Thanks again!??
So glad it worked out for you!
Why is a large banana needed if recipe only calls for 4 tbsp of mashed banana? Is there a misprint?
The recipe notes state “You should only need 1 large banana (and will have some leftover)” One large banana yields approximately 5.3 tbsp of mashed banana. If you use a smaller banana, you might have just enough or you might be a little short, depending on how small your banana is. Which is why I recommend using a large banana.
Im on my way to make and taste these cookies.
Thank you for sharing.
We hope you love them!
Natural engreadiet good for he body and healthy
I like this recipe but I am allergic to bananas . Is there a substitute.
You can try making these and adding coconut: https://kirbiecravings.com/2-ingredient-no-bake-peanut-butter-cookies/
Enjoy eating healthy. Love no baking required, especially on hot Summer days!
We love that, too!
Really yummy recipe
What the shelf /storage life please
They should keep a few days in the fridge and longer in the freezer
I made those cookies yesterday. I made them smaller, so totally I had 12 cookies. I was surprised that they taste so good. My 3yo daughter enjoyed them as well! Will definitely be making them again!
So glad she enjoyed them!
I like peanuts, but I don’t like peanut butter. I will try this out when I can go back home to my own
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Looks great, but having trouble printing
There’s a “print” button on the recipe card that will open a new tab for you to print the recipe.
They will be really very nice can’t wait to get into them, send me more please
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We r in the middle of Winter in Namibia and as per usual the guys crave something sweet to nibble on..so these recipes u share are amazing..thank u Mimz
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Easy yo prepare/make cookies
They look great.
I’m so very excited to receive your recipes. I have severe nerve damage in my hands which makes baking impossible. Now I can make my own deserts and more. Thanks a million times.
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Thanks so much!
You had my attention with the mention of coconut! These look fantastic!
We hope you try them soon!
I haven’t made them yet, but I sure do plan to. And I’m sure to love them.
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So glad you enjoyed!
Absolutely delicious, just as it was described in your recipe. My grandchildren just loved them. They were so easy to make the children helped me make them. We are making more tonight for a treat tomorrow. Thank You so much for this wonderful cookie recipe.
I’m so glad your grandchildren loved them!