You only need 4 ingredients to make these irresistible chocolate-y, coco-nutty treats. And guess what? Flour, eggs, and butter aren't one them!TipHero

4-Ingredient Almond Joy™ Cookies

These chocolatey, coco-nutty treats are a joy to eat AND make, since they use only 4 (count ’em) ingredients. Don’t have any eggs, butter, or flour? You don’t need them!

Which means you can whip up a batch late at night when you need something sweet, then destroy the evidence before anyone wakes up in the morning. We might need to apologize in advance for this recipe, because it leaves you with absolutely no excuse not to bake cookies right this minute.

Almond Joy Cookies
Prep: 5 Mins | Total: 20 Mins
Serves: 3 dozen
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
1 (14 oz) bag Sweetened Shredded Coconut
1 (14 oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (regular or fat-free works)
2 Cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips
⅔ Cup Lightly salted chopped almonds
Directions
Preheat the oven to 325°F/160°C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
In a large bowl, combine the shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and chopped almonds, and stir until combined.
Use a scooper or a tablespoon to scoop the dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Dip your fingertips in water and gently pat down the tops of each cookie to form discs, or use the back of a spoon.
Bake the cookies for 14 to 17 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container.
You only need 4 ingredients to make these irresistible chocolate-y, coco-nutty treats. And guess what? Flour, eggs, and butter aren't one them! TipHero

We call this an “on a whim” recipe, because it requires basically zero planning ahead — if you bake at all, there’s a good chance that you already have everything you need to make these in your pantry right now. You know, that can of sweetened condensed milk left over from the holidays, those almonds from when you made granola bars, that lonely bag of shredded coconut, and those chocolate chips that you keep on hand “for emergencies”. Put them all together, and you have irresistible little cookies that we’ll take over the candy bar any day.

You only need 4 ingredients to make these irresistible chocolate-y, coco-nutty treats. And guess what? Flour, eggs, and butter aren't one them! TipHero

Fans of coconut macaroons or magic cookie bars are in for a real treat. This is a simplified combo of the two, and really proves that sometimes simpler is better. With their toasty golden edges, gooey melted chocolate, and crunchy almonds, these flourless, eggless, and gluten-free treats didn’t hang around the TipHero kitchen for long.

You only need 4 ingredients to make these irresistible chocolate-y, coco-nutty treats. And guess what? Flour, eggs, and butter aren't one them!

Recipe adapted from Mom On Timeout.

You only need 4 ingredients to make these irresistible chocolate-y, coco-nutty treats. And guess what? Flour, eggs, and butter aren't one them! TipHero