These Vegan Chocolate Coconut Candy Cookies are easy to make sweet little candy treats that are filled with chocolate and coconut flavor!
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My mom’s recipe
I really love these No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies. They are my mom’s recipe from when I was a kid.
When I told her I was going to be making them to share with everyone, she told me how she makes them with coconut now too.
Well, that got me thinking – what if I upped the coconut flavor and made them vegan?
Try all my Candy Cookie flavors
- Pumpkin Spice Candy Bites
- Peppermint Mocha Candy Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Coconut Candy Cookies
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry No Bake Candy Cookies
- No Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies
Coconut and vegan!
Let me just say that I love these! With a nice coconut flavor, these are a little more crumbly than their non-vegan counterparts. But the flavor is great! And they are just as easy as the originals.
Not those peanut butter filled no bake cookies I see everywhere either – these Vegan Chocolate Coconut Candy Cookies are more candy than they are cookie. Sweet and lovely. And reminiscent of pralines.
Vegan Chocolate Coconut Candy Cookies Recipe Notes
I like unrefined coconut oil for this recipe. The unrefined coconut oil will have a bigger coconut flavor, and the candy cookies benefit from that. If you have refined, that will be fine too, just a little less coconut flavor.
For the coconut, use either sweetened or unsweetened coconut. I know that unsweetened can be difficult to find. Just know that the candy cookies will be a little sweeter if you use sweetened coconut.
And I really like the dark chocolate cocoa for these candy cookies.
Vegan Chocolate Coconut Candy Cookies Recipe
Vegan Chocolate Coconut Candy Cookies
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup full fat canned coconut milk
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
- 3 cups instant oatmeal uncooked
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, add the melted coconut oil, sugar, milk, and cocoa. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add oatmeal, shredded coconut, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Drop by large spoonfuls onto aluminum foil or use a cookie dough scoop to form mounds. Sprinkle with additional shredded coconut as garnish, if desired. Allow candy cookies to cool.