Sugar-Free Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops
Sugar-Free Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops are also gluten-free and these are delicious for a healthier holiday cookie!
In December many food blogs feature an ongoing series of sugary treats, and I’ve been resisting the Christmas cookie baking fever for a few weeks now. But every year at Christmas I try a few new recipes to add to my collection of Desserts and Baking Recipes for those of you who have a sweet tooth but are trying to limit sugar in your diet.
These Sugar-Free Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops were easy to throw together, and if you’re a chocolate fan I think you’ll enjoy them for a holiday treat.
What ingredients do you need?
- Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link)
- cocoa powder
- sea salt
- Lily’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (affiliate link)
- slivered almonds
- unsweetened shredded coconut
What sugar-free ingredients did I use?
These cookies are made with Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (affiliate link) and I switched out the powdered sugar for Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) and used unsweetened coconut to create a chocolate cookie without much sugar.
Are the cookies completely sugar-free?
I’m calling these cookies sugar-free because they use Monkfruit Sweetener and sugar-free chocolate chips. But they do have a small amount of unsweetener coconut which does have some natural sugar. Check the nutritional information to see if this cookie is too much of a splurge for you.
More Tasty Sugar-Free or Low-Sugar Cookies:
How to make Sugar-Free Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)
- Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temp while you preheat the oven to 325F/170C.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or sweetener of your choice, cocoa powder, salt, sugar-free chocolate chips, toasted chopped almonds, and coconut.
- When the eggs have warmed to room temperature, separate the egg whites and mix with the other ingredients.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment and use a cookie scoop to make small balls of dough.
- Bake 16-18 minutes, until the tops of the cookies look dry.
- The original cookies made with sifted confectioners sugar melted down into flatter cookies, but we loved these little balls of chocolatey goodness!
- Try to let them cool before you sample one!
More Sugar-Free Cookies you might like:
- 3 cups Monkfruit Sweetener (see notes)
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder (use a good quality cocoa powder for best flavor)
- 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
- 3/4 cup Lily's Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 egg whites at room temperature
- Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature while you preheat the oven to 325F/170C.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Put almonds in a dry pan and toast them over low heat for 3-4 minutes, just until almonds become fragrant.
- Coarsely chop the almonds.
- Separate egg whites from yolks (discard the yolks or save for another purpose.)
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Monkfruit Sweetener, cocoa powder, salt, sugar-free chocolate chips, toasted chopped almonds, and unsweetened shredded coconut and stir to combine.
- Mix in the room-temperature egg whites and stir until all ingredients are moistened.
- Use a cookie scoop to make rounded balls of dough and space them about 2 inches apart on the parchment paper.
- Bake 16-18 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies look dry, turning the cookie sheet once halfway through the baking time.
- Let cookies cool completely before storing in a plastic snap-tight container.
You can definitely make these cookies with any sweetener you prefer, but since I have discovered Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) I use that for baking. You can probably use Golden Monkfruit for this recipe but I think the Classic Monkfruit dissolves better in recipes where there isn't much liquid.
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2.4gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Made with Monkfruit or another approved sweetener, Sugar-Free Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops are a pretty healthy cookie. However, they do have some sugar in the unsweetened coconut and are pretty calorie-dense, so they would be limited to Phase 2 or 3 for the original South Beach Diet. They may be too high in carbs for stricter low-carb diets.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2012. It was last updated with more information in 2021.