Snowy Peaks

These flourless chocolate treats look like tiny snow-capped mountains. Made with a blend of almonds, coconut and chocolate, they are gluten-free and have a rich, decadent flavor.

Snowy Peaks
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 ¼ cups shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 cup whole unsalted dry-roasted almonds, preferably skin-on

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice, cardamom, cinnamon or nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips

  • 3 large egg whites, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Place coconut, almonds, granulated sugar, cocoa, allspice (or cardamom, cinnamon or nutmeg) and salt in a food processor. Pulse to grind the nuts. Add chocolate and pulse to chop. Gradually add egg whites and pulse until the dough holds together when pinched.

  3. Drop about 2 teaspoons of dough per cookie onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving 1 inch between each mound. Using 2 dampened fingers, pinch the dough on four sides to form each into a little peak or a flat-sided pyramid.

  4. Bake the cookies until they feel firm-ish and peel away easily from the paper (or mat), 22 to 24 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack until the cookies are completely cool, about 30 minutes.

  5. Just before serving, dust the cookies with confectioners' sugar.


To make ahead: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.

Equipment: Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
6g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 26
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 30mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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