No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Drop Cookies

By RachelChavez

To make these decadent chocolate coconut cookies we started with this recipe - http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetic-recip... but we found with a few changes, we made them even better!

Check out our Test Kitchen video to watch this recipe come to life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bexeABBNNE

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Drop Cookies
photographer: Rachel Chavez
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Bittersweet (60%) Chocolate Chips

  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter (one stick)

  • 1/2 Cup Skim Milk

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

  • 3 Cups Rolled Oats

Directions
  1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe plastic cup (the plastic cup will keep the chocolate from scalding). Melt in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until almost all the chips have melted. Stir chocolate to melt any remaining chips. Heating too long will result in burnt chocolate. Set chocolate aside while completing step 2.

  2. Combine butter, milk, and vanilla. Heat in mircowave until butter is melted and milk is steaming. You don't want to boil the milk, just scald it. Ours took about 2 1/2 minutes.

  3. Add melted chocolate to the milk mixture and stir well to incorporate the chocolate.

  4. Add oats to mixture and stir to coat oats well. Repeat adding the coconut.

  5. Refrigerate mixture for about 15 minutes. While mixture is chilling, line a cooking sheet or two with wax paper.

  6. Using two spoons, scoop up about 1 tbsp of mixture and 'drop' onto wax paper. Flatten tops of cookies to form a cookie shape. - OR - Using your hands pick up about 1 tbsp of mixture and roll/squish into a ball and set on wax paper. Flatten tops of cookies to form a cookie shape

  7. Chill cookies in refrigerator for 1 hour to set. Refrigerate cookies in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

  8. *Note - If desired you can add desired amount of sugar or sugar substitute to milk mixture before heating it up. This WILL change the nutritional values.

  9. Also if desired you can use different chocolate chips but note that it WILL change the nutritional values.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
25
Calories 112
Total Fat 7.2g
Sodium 28.2mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.9g
Sugars 3.6g

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26 replies

Elisi(ay-nee-see)
Elisi(ay-nee-see) 2016-10-17 19:29:07 -0500 Report

ohneclue, I am diabetic and I eat oatmeal every morning for breakfast and my blood sugar is between 94 and 100. You may not be able to eat it but that does not mean someone can't!

ohneclue
ohneclue 2016-04-17 16:34:31 -0500 Report

Well ConnieMarie, you really don't have to read their comments EVER!! If knowledge scares you, I suggest you do exactly that. A LOT of the recipes here are simply NOT good for diabetics. If you don't want to hear that, why are you even here? The carb count on this recipe for these pieces of candy is a little too low, not much but a little. Oats are NOT good for diabetics unless they are out in the field working for a living — WAY too many carbs.

ConnieMarie
ConnieMarie 2015-07-03 07:34:56 -0500 Report

Evaziem and Chuck Fisher- anyone else think they need to stfu? Seriously tired of their negative comments on every recipe to the point I am contacting DC about booting them or giving a way to BLOCK THEM SO I NEVER HAVE TO READ THEIR COMMENTS AGAIN.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-06-09 23:02:38 -0500 Report

Have made these before on stove as say a candy. Was excited for the diabetic micro recipe. All went well , followed the directions to the T and at the end could not get the cookies to press together. They kept wanting to crumble. Very dry. Any suggestions ? More milk (2/3),Less oats and/or coconut ? I really would like this recipe to work as before diabetes I loved my chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-06-09 23:02:18 -0500 Report

Have made these before on stove as say a candy. Was excited for the diabetic micro recipe. All went well , followed the directions to the T and at the end could not get the cookies to press together. They kept wanting to crumble. Very dry. Any suggestions ? More milk (2/3),Less oats and/or coconut ? I really would like this recipe to work as before diabetes I loved my chocolate oatmeal cookies.

connectdieto1
connectdieto1 2015-06-09 23:02:00 -0500 Report

Have made these before on stove as say a candy. Was excited for the diabetic micro recipe. All went well , followed the directions to the T and at the end could not get the cookies to press together. They kept wanting to crumble. Very dry. Any suggestions ? More milk (2/3),Less oats and/or coconut ? I really would like this recipe to work as before diabetes I loved my chocolate oatmeal cookies.

connectdieto1
connectdieto1 2015-06-09 23:01:51 -0500 Report

Have made these before on stove as say a candy. Was excited for the diabetic micro recipe. All went well , followed the directions to the T and at the end could not get the cookies to press together. They kept wanting to crumble. Very dry. Any suggestions ? More milk (2/3),Less oats and/or coconut ? I really would like this recipe to work as before diabetes I loved my chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Sasa_to_6
Sasa_to_6 2014-10-10 11:47:59 -0500 Report

It would be helpful to have the fiber content as well as the total carbs. When counting carbs for use with an insulin pump you subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbs to get your bolus amount.

nanmck1
nanmck1 2014-10-06 10:09:59 -0500 Report

Chuck Fisher, I'm sure you have a scale at home. I love my digital scale, it really helps with things I'm not sure of, like these cookies.

mcrummie
mcrummie 2014-07-02 02:53:15 -0500 Report

Remember to eat organic, and watch your grain intake. Try to find a grain replacement if possible. Research all of the food that you are eating, especially that of foods that are white, as most foods are filled with chemicals.

CarolLeePark
CarolLeePark 2014-06-03 06:50:35 -0500 Report

I live in Canada and you can purchase unsweetened coconut in our supermarkets here or at you local Bulk Barn.

evaziem
evaziem 2014-05-14 12:40:38 -0500 Report

Oats is grain. This could work without oats.

Intake of grains should be as close to ZERO as possible. Dr. Sears wrote recently that eating grains is true for birds, not for us.

Grains:
- make us fat,
- elevate our blood glucose leading to diabetes
- give us gluten (i.e. GLUE that creates plaque in arteries and brain blood vessels) leading to leaky gut and in some the Celiac disease
- give us inflammation that is the root cause of most chronic diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer's and more
- contain phytic acid, a mineral blocker that prevents absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc
- baked products are made with brominated flour which is treated with a chemical oxidizer called potassium bromate. Some bakers prefer brominated flour because it produces glutinous dough that endures rigorous processing. Brominated flour is a possible carcinogen which is banned in many countries.

Google it.