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Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds

Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds are also gluten-free and these are delicious for a healthier holiday cookie! Use Dessert Recipes to find more low-sugar and sugar-free dessert recipes!

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Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds found on KalynsKitchen.com

In December many food blogs are featuring 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 Dessert Recipes for those of you who have a sweet tooth but are trying to limit sugar in your diet.

These Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops do have a small amount of semi-sweet chocolate chips that keeps them from being sugar-free, but I switched out the powdered sugar for Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) and used unsweetened coconut to create a chocolate cookie with less than 4 grams of sugar each. These cookies were easy to throw together, and if you’re a chocolate fan I think you’ll enjoy them for a holiday treat.

Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to Make Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temp while you preheat the oven to 325F/170C.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or sweetener of your choice, cocoa powder, salt, chocolate chips, toasted chopped almonds, and coconut.
  3. When the eggs have warmed to room temperature, separate the egg whites and mix with the other ingredients.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment and use a cookie scoop to make small balls of dough.
  5. Bake 16-18 minutes, until the tops of the cookies look dry.
  6. Try to let them cool before you sample one!

Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds found on KalynsKitchen.com

The original cookies made with sifted confectioners sugar melted down into flatter cookies when they cooked, but we loved these little balls of chocolatey goodness!

More Tasty Ideas for Low-Sugar Cookies:

15 Delicious Sugar-Free or Low-Sugar Cookies to Bake for the Holidays from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds

These Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds are delicious for a healthier holiday cookie!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Golden 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 semi-sweet chocolate chips (use good quality chocolate for best flavor)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 egg whites at room temperature

Directions:

  1. Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature while you preheat the oven to 325F/170C.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Put almonds in a dry pan and toast them over low heat for 3-4 minutes, just until almonds become fragrant.
  4. Coarsely chop the almonds.
  5. Separate egg whites from yolks (discard the yolks or save for another purpose.)
  6. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), cocoa powder, salt, chocolate chips, toasted chopped almonds, and unsweetened shredded coconut and stir to combine.
  7. Mix in the room-temperature egg whites and stir until all ingredients are moistened.
  8. Use a cookie scoop to make rounded balls of dough and space them about 2 inches apart on the parchment paper.
  9. Bake 16-18 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies look dry, turning the cookie sheet once halfway through the baking time.
  10. Let cookies cool completely before storing in a plastic snap-tight container.

Notes:

You can definitely make these cookies with any sweetener you prefer, but since I have discovered Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) I use that for baking all the time now.

Recipe adapted from Everyday Food.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Made with Stevia or another approved sweetener, Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds a pretty healthy cookie. However, they do have some sugar in the chocolate chips and are pretty calorie-dense, so I’m guessing they would be limited to Phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet. You could make them lower in carbs by using sugar-free chocolate chips.

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    19 Comments on “Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds”

  1. I’m just curious why egg whites and not the whole egg?  Is is critical to the texture or is it for the nutritional value?

    • I don’t think it will work with the whole egg because there is no flour and the egg white is a binder for the sweetener, similar to a meringue. But I haven’t tried it that way so I can’t say for sure how it would work.

  2. I wish you would post the carb and sugar content per serving. It would be helpful.

    • I have over 2000 recipes on the site and spend 6-8 hours most days working on the blog. I’m not able to provide nutritional information for the recipes for several reasons, including the additional time it takes, the difficulty in doing it accurately, and the sheer number of recipes on my site. If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information.

      I just can’t edit over 2,000 recipes to add that info, and I know once I do it on one recipe people will expect to see it on every recipe.

  3. Natasha, sorry but without trying it I really can't say for sure how it will work.

  4. Hi these look delicious.I am starting to experiment with different ingredients for sugar free, low carb treats. I was wondering if it would be OK to chop up unsweetened bakers chocolate for this recipe and just add more stevia or erythritol if it's too bitter? Would it be a mistake in doing so?

  5. I made these and they're absolutely delicious…after deciding to put myself on a low sugar diet, I realized that everything on the market has sugar. I can't thank you enough for this recipe,

  6. Yes, 3 cups is correct. The stevia provides most of the structure, since there is no flour.

  7. It says 3 cups stevia…is that correct? Seems like an awful lot to me for the portions of the other ingredients and how sweet stevia is.. Just want to make sure!

  8. Thanks Jeanne, they *were* really good!

  9. Gluten, schmuten – these just look heavenly even to an omnivore like me!

  10. Thanks Georgia! I had to send most of them home with my nephew so I didn't get carried away eating them!

  11. These are lovely little sweets, Kalyn! They look scrumptious and perfect for any holiday party table.

  12. TW, that sounds like a fun family memory! My mom always made toffee for Christmas, and now my sister Pam carries on that tradition.

  13. Looking at these brought back some sweet memories. We used to make chocolate coconut drops, and "tingling" which were basically chocolate and cornflakes. My mom would help us make these as holiday projects, and we would really get in the spirit. Of course, the recipes were probably 100 percent sugar back then!

  14. Lydia, agreed, and they were delicious!

  15. These remind me a bit of the chocolate coconut macaroons we traditionally eat during Passover. It's so hard to avoid cookies during the holidays, and so nice to have some low-sugar alternatives.