Stack of Chocolate Hazelnut No-Bake Cookies
4.6 from 5 votes

Chocolate Hazelnut No-Bake Cookies

Simple 4-ingredient chocolate hazelnut cookies. No baking required, plus vegan and gluten-free. So fudgy and they taste like Nutella. WHOA.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 12 (cookies)
Category: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3-4 Days


  • 1 cup hazelnut meal (ground from raw hazelnuts)
  • 1 cup medjool or deglet nour dates
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder (or sub cacao powder)
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Add dates to a food processor and pulse until small bits remain - it should form a ball, but not a big deal if it doesn't.
  2. Add chocolate chips, cocoa powder and hazelnut meal and mix until well incorporated (see photo).
  3. Add more dates through the spout while mixing if it appears too dry. You know you have the right texture when you gather a small amount in your fingers and it easily forms a dough. I added a few more to get that perfect doughy texture.
  4. Form into 1-inch discs and eat immediately. To store, refrigerate in an airtight container or bag; freeze for longterm storage.


*You could easily make these into bars by shaping them into a 1/2-inch tall square in an 8x8 pan and then cutting them into bars or "brownies."
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 12 cookies)