Gluten Free No-Bake Date Cookies

These gluten and dairy-free no bake date cookies require only 4 simple ingredients.

This is day 12 of my #20daysofcookies campaign to post a new gluten free dairy free recipe each day. Enjoy the other recipes here.

gluten free no bake date cookies recipe
Gluten Free No-Bake Date Cookies.
Here is the 12th new cookie recipe for the month of December, #20daysofcookies, where I will share 20 new gluten free cookie recipes from December 1-20. Make sure you subscribe to receive each one!
This is one of the easiest cookies to make. In fact, it only has 4 ingredients and one of those ingredients is water.
For those of you on a grain free or paleo diet, these cookies are a sweet you can enjoy.
I can hardly believe this is recipe #12 already, only 8 more to go. Have you made any of the previous recipes? Let me know on FacebookTwitter or Instagram if you have made any.

gluten free no bake date cookies recipe

These gluten and dairy-free no bake date cookies only require 4 simple ingredients.

Gluten Free No-Bake Date Cookies


  • This recipe makes 19 balls.
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted pistachios
  • 3 tsp water
  • Optional Topping:
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil. melted
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips


  • In a food processor, process the dates, coconut and pistachios.
  • Add 1 tsp of water at a time, while pulsing mixture.
  • Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop and to scoop up date mixture.
  • Roll into a ball shape with your hands.
  • Place balls on cookie sheet and place in refrigerator for an hour.
  • After an hour you can add the topping.
  • Optional Topping:
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips.
  • Stir.
  • Drizzle a bit of chocolate onto each ball.
  • Place back in the refrigerator to set.
  • Enjoy!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
gluten free no bake date cookies recipe

3 Holiday Treat Recipes that are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Low in Sugar.

gluten free date coconut pistachio balls
Happy New Year everyone!
It is hard to believe it is already 2014 and I am going to be 49 years old this spring.
Last year on my 48th birthday I realized I needed to get healthy.
The first thing I did was buy the UP bracelet from Jawbone (insert jawbone website) and get walking.
I’ve used pedometers before and I like the accountability they give to me. This bracelet not only keeps track of my steps, but it allows me to input other exercise I do, and it also keeps track of my sleep.
All this was important to me.
I started off wanting to get 15,000 steps in per day and by July I upped it to 20,000 steps per day.
Walking became my part time job and I started to slowly lose weight.
Then winter arrived in Calgary and my weight also plateaued. I was walking 2 1/2 hours a day and not losing at all. I knew I needed to up my workouts if I was going to continue on this journey.
Seriously, I am not on a diet. I have tried every diet out there, and have always gained it back. This time it is about getting into shape and eating healthy.
My daughter had started seeing this personal trainer and I liked what I was hearing about her workouts. It didn’t hurt that she really liked her trainer either. I decided to give him a call and see about getting starting some personal training.
In November I started training with Kyle at Vagus Fitness 3 times a week and I am very, very glad I made that initial call.
vagus fitness calgary
vagus fitness calgary
Here is a little background on me in case you are all thinking I’m some sort of an athlete.
First of all I never exercised as a kid. Sure I road my bike around but I grew up in the country and gravel roads aren’t the best. I never played any sports and still to this day do not know how to skate.
Really I am just trying to get into shape.
I will never be a size 0 nor am I trying to be. I would like to be a healthy size and weight for me and be in good shape. Last year the kids bought us bikes for our anniversary and it is something I really enjoy and would like to bike a lot more this year, so that means I need to be in better shape.
Exercising is darn hard work at times, and I am sure I complain to Kyle too much about certain routines he has me doing. But truly, I am thrilled.
I feel better, I am stronger and I am challenging myself past my comfort zone which makes me smile!
Before Christmas, Kyle asked me to come up with some recipes for his blog that were gluten free, dairy free and lower in sugar.
He does have a fitness facility so healthier baked goodies would be best.
I came up with 3 recipes and I encourage you to go on his site and take a look.
How about Gluten-Free Date Coconut Pistachio Balls?
gluten free date coconut pistachio balls
These no-bake balls are delicious and super healthy for you too. Gluten Free Rice Krispies, coconut oil, raw pistachios and dates.
Next there is a recipe for Gluten Free Elderflower Marmalade Oat Bars.
gluten free elderflower marmalade oat bars
I challenge you to make these squares and see if anyone notices they are low in sugar, gluten free and vegan.
They really are just that good.
And last is a recipe for Gluten Free Vegan Gingerbread People.
gluten free vegan gingerbread people
These cookies are gluten free, egg free, vegan and low in sugar.
You will be very pleased with this recipe too.
Check out for these recipes and if you are in the Calgary area I would highly recommend these guys for helping with your fitness goals.
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