Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

While I was making Healthier No-Bake Cookies, I wondered what would happened if I left out the cocoa powder and turned them to a caramel version. And… here we are with Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies which, (dare I say it?) are better than the originals because chocolate + caramel = better than just chocolate!

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

A little sprinkling of sea salt over the the top is the perfect addition because it brings out the caramel flavor. For the chocolate chunks, I used an 80% bar that I brought back from Choklat in Calgary. To keep this recipe 100% dairy free and vegan, be sure to use a dairy free chocolate.

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

I like to use both big flake and fine shredded coconut in these cookies for textural interest. In the recipe there is an optional 1/2 cup of almond or cashew butter which is a really nice addition to these cookies, but be sure to try it both ways because each has it’s own merits.

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

Coarsely chop your chocolate being sure to leave some larger chunks. Too many small pieces will melt into your cookies and you will definitely want to bite into some chocolate chunks!

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

The base is made the same way as the traditional no-bakes, it’s boiled on the stove for a couple of minutes until the caramel mixture thickens. Once you remove if from the heat, add the coconut flakes and the nut butter if you’re using it. After everything is thoroughly mixed, add the chocolate chunks and stir as little as possible to keep the chunks intact.

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

Portion the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies | Get Inspired Everyday!

This version of no-bakes takes a full 3-4 hours to set up. Not to worry though, you don’t have to wait – they’re so good warm and gooey!

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Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies
 
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Serves: 15 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups coconut sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk, (from the can)
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ Teaspoon sea salt
  • 2½ cups finely shredded coconut
  • 1 cup big flake coconut
  • ⅔ cup dark chocolate chunks or Enjoy Life chocolate chips (I used 80% dark chocolate)
  • Optional: ½ cup almond or cashew butter
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the coconut sugar, coconut oil, and coconut milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, and boil for 2-3 minutes until the caramel thickens, stirring constantly to keep the caramel from sticking.
  2. Remove the caramel from the heat and add the vanilla, sea salt, and coconut. Stir to combine. If you're using the almond or cashew butter, mix it in thoroughly. Finally, add the chocolate chunks and combine, stirring as little as possible to keep the chunks intact.
  3. Portion the cookie on a parchment lined baking sheet and let cool. This version of no-bakes takes a full 3-4 hours to fully set up, but you don't have to wait that long because they're really good warm and gooey.
Notes
To keep this recipe 100% dairy free and vegan, be sure to use a chocolate that is dairy free.


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52 Comments on “Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies”

  1. Steve

    These look amazing but am I missing something? Where’s the caramel in the ingredients? Is it a mixture of the coconut sugar, oil, and milk?

    1½ cups coconut sugar
    ½ cup coconut oil
    ½ cup coconut milk, (from the can)
    2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
    ¼ Teaspoon sea salt
    2½ cups finely shredded coconut
    1 cup big flake coconut
    ⅔ cup dark chocolate chunks or Enjoy Life chocolate chips (I used 80% dark chocolate)
    Optional: ½ cup almond or cashew butter

    1. Kari

      You’re definitely not missing anything, the caramel flavor comes from boiling together the coconut sugar, coconut oil, and milk – coconut sugar has a distinct caramel taste to it. I hope you enjoy the recipe, and be sure to let me know how it goes, or if you have anymore questions! 🙂

  2. B

    Thanks Kari, sounds great will definitely try it soon. I’m always looking for no bake recipesand this one has both my favs chocolate and coconut 🙂

  3. B

    Hi, do you think if I replace the Coconut milk with coconut cream and ditch the nut butter it would work?
    Thanks,

    1. Kari

      I think it would work with canned coconut cream instead, but I might reduce the coconut oil by 1-2 Tablespoons because of the increased fat content of the coconut cream. The nut butter is totally optional as just a variation so you will definitely be fine without it. I hope you enjoy the recipe, and be sure to let me know how it goes, or if you have anymore questions!

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