Indulge in Decadence with These Cocoa Crunch Cookies

My dear readers,

Allow me to introduce you to a recipe that boasts of the perfect mix of indulgence and health – Cocoa Crunch Cookies, but with a twist! These delightful treats are not only gluten-free, but they are also dairy-free. As someone who carefully scrutinizes ingredients for any harmful additives, I highly recommend this versatile recipe.

After all, who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? And when these cookies give you an extra boost of protein derived from plant-based yogurt and eggs, there’s no reason not to indulge. Not to mention the added bonus of guilt-free snacking as you enjoy these little cocoa-infused wonders.

One of my top priorities is to encourage people towards healthy eating habits without sacrificing on taste, and these cookies are the perfect example of that. Whether you’re looking for a mid-day break or a sweet late-night snack, this recipe is a go-to solution for any sweet tooth cravings.

Without further ado, let us delve deep into the process of making these deliciously healthy Cocoa Crunch Cookies.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cocoa Crunch Cookies ( Gluten Free )
Cocoa Crunch Cookies ( Gluten Free )

Dearest readers,

Allow me to introduce you to the most delectable gluten-free and dairy-free cookies that will delight your taste buds, Cocoa Crunch Cookies. Why should you try this recipe?

Firstly, they are perfect for those with dietary restrictions as they are free from gluten and dairy. They are a perfect sweet treat for individuals who follow a plant-based lifestyle.

But more importantly, these cookies have a rich chocolate flavor that will take your taste buds on an adventure you won’t soon forget. They are made with unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and cinnamon which give them a unique chocolatey crunch.

Secondly, they are incredibly easy to make. You only need a few basic ingredients that you may already have in your pantry like gluten-free flour blend, eggs, baking soda, butter, and granulated sugar. This recipe is inclusive of all skill levels of bakers since it involves little preparation time and has only a few steps.

Finally, these cookies remind us of our childhood favorite cereals such as Koko Krunch or cocoa puffs. Imagine having a wonderful breakfast snack for kids with the same deliciously crunchy and chocolaty taste without added artificial colors or flavors. You can also make an extra batch that can be stored in an air-tight container for later use.

In summary, these Cocoa Crunch Cookies will give you a perfect balance of indulgence and nutrition in every bite. Don’t hesitate to try making them at home and let me know what you think about them.

Ingredient List

 Get ready to indulge in the chocolaty goodness of these gluten-free cocoa crunch cookies!
Get ready to indulge in the chocolaty goodness of these gluten-free cocoa crunch cookies!

Here is a complete list of gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients required to make these yummy Cocoa Crunch Cookies:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup rice cereal such as Koko Krunch or Freedom Foods Cocoa Crunch Granola

Be sure to use good quality gluten-free flour blends for the perfect texture in every bite. The brand is purely up to you!

The Recipe How-To

Step 1: Prep and Preheat
Before starting on this delicious gluten-free cookie adventure, make sure to get all the cookie ingredients lined up. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will ensure that the cookies don’t stick to the pan.

Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Once these are combined, add in the yogurt, then add in the egg, one at a time, until everything is well mixed together.

Step 3: Add Dry Ingredients
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Give it a quick stir to evenly distribute all ingredients and then gradually add it into your wet mixture bowl. Mix everything together until well blended.

Step 4: Make Cookie Dough
Next, fold in the crispy rice cereal or any other gluten-free cereals you prefer such as Koko Krunch, buckwheat or granola. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips and indulge in that amazing scent of double chocolate chip cookies dough!

Step 5: Form Cookies
Time for some cookie molding! Pick about two tablespoons of dough for each cookie and use your hand to shape each portion of dough into small balls. Place each ball about 2 inches apart onto your parchment-covered baking sheet.

Step 6: Bake Cookies
Place the baking sheet in preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes or until they’re lightly golden around the edges. Then, remove the baking sheet from oven and let it cool for few minutes.

These amazing chocolate crunch gluten-free cookies are ready to be indulged. Enjoy them on their own or pair with a cup of hot chocolate or plant-based milk. The aroma is just irresistible!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect combo of crunch and chewiness, you won't believe these cookies are gluten-free!
The perfect combo of crunch and chewiness, you won’t believe these cookies are gluten-free!

Dear readers,

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand that cooking is an art that offers ample scope for creativity. Hence, to cater to all the varying taste buds, I am suggesting some delicious substitutions and variations for our Cocoa Crunch Cookies recipe.

For vegans and those with dairy allergies, you can easily substitute butter with plant-based options like coconut oil or vegetable shortening. Instead of using regular chocolate chips in the recipe, you can use dairy-free chocolate or carob chips, which are made with ground carob pods.

For gluten-free variations, you can substitute regular flour with gluten-free flour blends made from rice, quinoa or cassava flour. You can also swap oats as oatmeal cookies are a popular variation of this recipe. If you’re using a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend that doesn’t have xanthan gum, remember to add xanthan gum as it helps hold the dough together.

If you run out of granulated sugar or brown sugar, use honey or maple syrup instead. Just keep in mind that the flavours will differ from the original recipe. You can also use natural sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit sweetener.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add different ingredients like nuts and dried fruits to your cookie dough mix. Adding cinnamon powder will give your cookies a warm flavour whilst adding coffee powder will give them an additional “oomph”. You can also try using other cereals like buckwheat cereal or even crushed granola for more crunch.

I hope these substitutions and variations give you enough room to experiment and tailor the recipe to your liking. Remember, cooking is all about fun and creating something unique every time!

Happy Baking!

Serving and Pairing

Once your cocoa crunch cookies are baked to perfection, serve them with a cold glass of almond or coconut milk or even a hot cup of coffee or tea. These cookies also pair well with Greek yogurt or a bowl of fresh fruit.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, crumble the cookies over some vanilla ice cream for a crunchy and creamy treat. For a plant-based option, try pairing them with dairy-free ice cream like So Delicious’ Cashewmilk Frozen Dessert.

For breakfast, pair these cookies with some fruit-infused oatmeal or a smoothie. The cookies will add a satisfying crunch to your morning meal that you’ll look forward to every day.

No matter how you choose to serve them, these cocoa crunch cookies make for the perfect dessert or snack any time of day.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your taste buds will be jumping for joy after you sink your teeth into these cocoa crunch cookies.
Your taste buds will be jumping for joy after you sink your teeth into these cocoa crunch cookies.

It is possible to make these scrumptious cocoa crunch cookies in advance, and they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze the dough if you would like to get a head start on baking or if you don’t want to prepare a full batch of cookies all at once.

When it comes to reheating cookies, it is best to let them come to room temperature before serving. You may also want to warm them up before serving, in which case you can simply pop them in the oven for a few minutes or microwave them for 10-15 seconds. This will help bring back some of the crisp texture that may have been lost during storage.

If you have any leftover cookies, consider using them as toppings for yogurt, ice cream or oatmeal. These delightful gluten-free cocoa crunch cookies are perfect as breakfast snacks or evening treats. Experiment with different ways of serving and enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that you have all the ingredients for these scrumptious cocoa crunch cookies, let’s move on to some tips that will help you achieve the perfect results. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare the dough and bake your cookies.

1. Use good quality gluten-free flour

The flour is a crucial ingredient in this recipe, and using a high-quality gluten-free flour blend can make all the difference in achieving the ideal texture and flavor. Look for a brand that contains a mix of flours, such as brown rice, sorghum, or tapioca starch.

2. Sift your dry ingredients

Sifting your dry ingredients before adding them to the mixing bowl can help ensure that they are well blended and free of any lumps. This step also helps to evenly distribute the baking powder and baking soda, which results in even rising during baking.

3. Chill your dough

After mixing your cookie dough, it’s important to chill it for at least an hour before baking. This helps the dough to set and makes it easier to handle when forming into cookies. It also helps prevent spreading during baking, resulting in thicker and chewier cookies.

4. Don’t overbake

Overbaking is one of the most common mistakes when making cookies, leading to dry and burnt bottoms. It’s best to remove your cookies from the oven while they are still soft in the middle— they will continue to firm up as they cool.

5. Store properly

Once your cookies have cooled completely, store them properly so they maintain their freshness. A sealed container at room temperature is usually sufficient (unless you live in a particularly humid climate). You can also freeze them for up to three months.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to enjoy perfectly baked cocoa crunch cookies every time!

Bottom Line

In summary, these Cocoa Crunch Cookies are the perfect treat for anyone who loves delicious, healthy snacks. With easy-to-follow instructions and a flexible recipe that can be adapted to suit different dietary needs and preferences, these cookies are sure to please everyone. Whether you’re looking for a tasty breakfast to fuel your day or a satisfying snack to curb your sweet tooth, these Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect choice.

So why not give them a try today? And don’t just take my word for it – try them out for yourself and see how delicious they can be! With just a few simple ingredients and some easy preparation steps, you’ll be enjoying these delightful cookies in no time. And who knows – you may even discover some new favorite ingredients along the way!

Cocoa Crunch Cookies ( Gluten Free )

Cocoa Crunch Cookies ( Gluten Free ) Recipe

A crunchy cookie that has cocoa with corn flakes crushed on the inside to make a good alternative to the regular cookie fare with gluten free ingredients.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 23 Cookies
Calories 132 kcal


  • 2 cups corn flakes, crushed
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup gluten free blend flour
  • 3 tablespoons premium cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Blend flour, gum, cinnamon, cocoa, b. powder and b. soda together in a small bowl. Set aside
  • In a large bowl mix butter and sugar together and form a smooth paste
  • Add eggs to butter/sugar mixture and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy
  • Put corn flakes in a large bag and crush lightly with a rolling pin before adding to butter/sugar mixture.
  • Stir in yogurt and combine all ingredients together well
  • Mix in dry ingredients blending everything with flour to make a soft ball of dough
  • Take small amounts of dough and roll it in your hand to make a ball.
  • Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned
  • Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool completely.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 35gCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 20.9gProtein: 2gFat: 4.8gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 111.8mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 9.1g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Canadian, For Large Groups, From Scratch, Weeknight
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