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No Bake Chocolate & Coconut Quinoa Cookies

Last Updated on June 9, 2022 by marina

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success®. I received a box of Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa to facilitate this post.

When you hear the word “quinoa” what do you think of? If you’re like me, you may think of a nutritious food that you make as a side dish sometimes. That was before I tried this chocolate quinoa cookies recipe!

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Quinoa Cookie Recipes

Who knew, right? Not only can you use quinoa as a delicious side dish or addition to any meal, there are so many great ways you can cook (and even bake) with it!

No-bake cookies are a staple in our house. They are easy, delicious and a perfect ‘go to’ dessert. The kids can help and it’s always fun making cookies together.

When I made a batch of quinoa peanut butter cookies recently, I decided to use quinoa as an ingredient and they turned out delicious! Not only is quinoa gluten free, a 100 percent whole grain, a good source of fiber and a complete protein, it makes these delicious cookies even tastier.

What is Quinoa?

If you’re not familiar with quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah), it’s a seed that is cooked and eaten like a grain. Quinoa is originally from South America and was a staple food of the ancient Incas. It’s considered a “superfood” because it contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is also a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

So whether you’re looking for a nutritious way to add quinoa to your diet or just want a delicious no-bake cookie recipe, these chocolate quinoa cookies are sure to please.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

I know what you’re thinking… cookies for breakfast? But these cookies are actually quite healthy! They’re made with whole grains, nut butter and chocolate chips. They’re a perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack and can easily be made ahead of time.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional peanut butter cookie, these chocolate quinoa cookies are for you! Made with peanut butter, quinoa and chocolate chips, they’re a delicious and healthy option.

Are Cookies Healthy?

Typically I wouldn’t classify cookies as a healthy choice. They’re considered a “sometimes food” in our house. But with this recipe, I feel good about giving them to my family. We enjoy them as an after school snack or a dessert and they satisfy our sweet tooth without all of the guilt.

So there you have it! A delicious and healthy cookie recipe that even the kids will love.

Whether you’re looking for a healthier cookie recipe or just want to try something new, give these chocolate quinoa cookies a try! You won’t be disappointed.


  • 1 bag Success® Quinoa
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Cup Coconut
  • ½ Cup Almond (Or Peanut) Butter
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter


Cook 1 bag Success Quinoa according to instructions on box (I used a bit of coconut oil mixed with water to boil mine in, it gives an added coconut flavor for the cookies)

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In separate saucepan, combine coconut oil, almond (or peanut) butter, cocoa powder, vanilla and almond extract, butter and ¼ cup of coconut.

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When Success Quinoa is done cooking, remove from water, drain (in bag), open bag and add to cocoa mixture.

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Add Sugar and Mix Together

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On a foil lined pan, use a cookie (or ice cream) scoop to scoop out cookies.

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Add the remaining shredded coconut to the top of the cookies

Refrigerate for 3-4 Hours or until cookies firm up


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I am highly impressed at how these cookies turned out using Success Quinoa and can’t wait to use it in even more recipes!

What’s your favorite go to cookie recipe?

AD Who would have thought that you could use Quinoa in cookies? Recently, I used @SuccessRice Tri-Color 100% Quinoa in our go to no-bake cookies recipe and they turned out delicious!

GiGi Eats

Wednesday 9th of August 2017

I thought you had to cook quinoa!! This is awesome!

Allison Lancaster

Wednesday 9th of August 2017

You do! Then you just put it in the cookies and they are ready to go- quick and easy!


Saturday 5th of August 2017

Omg can we say yum?!?! Everything about these cookies looks absolutely delicious!!!' Must give your recipe a try!


Saturday 5th of August 2017

What a creative and (mostly) healthy recipe! I love quinoa, so this is getting added to my list of things to try! I have not had no-bake cookies since I was a little girl!

Allison Lancaster

Saturday 5th of August 2017

Yes! They're delicious for sure!

Cindy Ingalls

Thursday 3rd of August 2017

I've always been curious about recipes that use quinoa in baking. This one looks especially good when combined with the chocolate and coconut.


Thursday 3rd of August 2017

I love this! What a creative and healthy idea for a yummy looking dessert!