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No-Bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies

These simple,  healthy, no-bake gluten free chocolate walnut cookies make a great afternoon snack or dessert. They’re super easy to make!

No Bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies (dairy free + naturally sweetened). Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts. As always, opinions are 100% my own.

I’m going to go out and say it right off the bat today, you guys are going to love these no-bake gluten free chocolate walnut cookies! Not only are they incredibly easy to make, they’re tasty little bombs of chocolatey goodness.

These make such a great snack or healthier dessert option for lunch or after dinner. My girls love these and they’re perfect for Kelsey’s lunch box ????

Super easy no-bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies (dairy free + naturally sweetened). Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

One thing that I really love about these little no-bake cookies is that they get better as they sit. The flavors become more pronounced and the texture softens ups a bit more when they sit for a day or two in the fridge. Make-ahead snacks like this are such a godsend during busy weeks or even for weekend meal-prepping.

The star of these cookies is the walnut butter. Yep, you read that right, walnut butter. Now don’t worry, you do NOT have to run out to the store just to buy a jar to make these. All you have to do is throw some toasted walnuts into a food processor and blend with 1-2 tsp of oil (I use avocado), and a pinch of salt and voila: walnut butter.

Super easy no-bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies (dairy free + naturally sweetened). Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

I used walnuts and walnut butter in this recipe because they’re one of my favorite nuts. I’ve pretty much been obsessed with them since making my chunky monkey overnight oats. And I often use them in my quick breads like my pumpkin banana bread and my cranberry orange bread. I would even roll these No Bake Cookie Dough Bites in some finely chopped walnuts for a fun added texture!

California Walnuts are full of omega-3’s, have 4 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber per ounce. They’re a great choice when you’re looking for a little nutty snack. I love how versatile they are in sweet and savory recipes and I’m super stoked to come up with some more recipes to use with the leftover walnut butter.

In the mean time, my family and I will be noshing on these delicious no-bake gluten free chocolate walnut cookies. Enjoy!

Super easy no-bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies (dairy free + naturally sweetened). Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

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Super easy no-bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies (dairy free + naturally sweetened). Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

Healthy No-Bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Yield: 11 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These simple, healthy, no-bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies make a great afternoon snack or dessert. They're super easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 C gluten free old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 C walnut butter
  • 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use dairy free)
  • 1 C dates, pitted
  • 1-2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 C walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the oats, walnut butter, chocolate chips, and dates to the bowl of a food processor. Turn the processor on and process until the ingredients have all been chopped up and have formed a crumbly texture. Add the water and process again until the "dough" starts to come together. The dough should be moist enough to hold together but not be "wet".
  2. To form the cookies, press 2 tablespoons of dough into a 1/4 cup measuring cup to mold. You can also just form them by hand.
  3. Press the chopped walnuts into the tops of the cookies. (This is slightly more tedious, but I placed the walnut pieces into the bottom of the measuring cup before pressing the dough on top.) Place cookies on wax paper and refrigerate until solid, about 1 hour.
  4. Cookies taste best the next day and cold but can be enjoyed at room temperature.

Notes

You can find an easy walnut butter recipe here

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 553Total Fat: 27gCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 16g
Super easy no-bake Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Cookies (dairy free + naturally sweetened). Recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Tuesday 19th of September 2017

mmmm... walnuts. love this recipe!

Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar

Sunday 11th of September 2016

What a cool idea. Sounds not unlike a Larabar!

Sharon

Sunday 11th of September 2016

I guess they're similar, I prefer the cookie form and extra chunks of walnuts though :)

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Saturday 10th of September 2016

I love that these are no bake- they look delicious!

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