These chocolate coconut energy balls are so easy and tasty! It’s a quick recipe made in 10 minutes with vegan and gluten-free ingredients. You can satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy manner with just dates, coconut, almonds, and cacao. Each bite-sized ball is perfect for an afternoon snack or as a nutritious dessert!
Chocolate and coconut – a winning combination in everyone’s hearts! I’ve paired these two ingredients to create a simple, nutritious, beyond easy recipe. It’s great for a post-workout bite, afternoon snack, or as a healthy dessert. These will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your diet plan!
These chocolate coconut energy balls are:
- Soft and chewy
- Made with 6 ingredients
- Vegan and gluten-free
- Refined sugar-free
- Ready in under 10 minutes
What ingredients are in chocolate coconut energy balls?
- . Otherwise known as desiccated coconut or coconut shreds, it’s one of the main ingredients in this recipe. Coconut is a healthy source of fats and fiber.
- more. . These chocolate coconut balls are naturally sweetened with instead of processed sugar. Dates contain iron, magnesium, B vitamins, and
- . Almonds provide various nutrients including vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium.
- here. . Either or can be used for this recipe. Learn more about the difference between these two ingredients
- . We’ll use a dash of pure to enhance the flavor of all other ingredients.
- Salt. I prefer using pink because it contains several minerals. However, regular table salt works perfectly fine.
How to make chocolate coconut energy balls
For the full recipe, scroll down to view the recipe card below.
First, add all of the ingredients to a. This includes , , , pitted , vanilla, and salt. Then, process the ingredients until a sticky dough is formed.
Next, use a smallor tablespoon to scoop the dough into 18 rounds. With clean hands, roll the dough into balls. If desired, decorate by rolling half the chocolate coconut energy balls in additional .
Enjoy! These can be consumed immediately or stored in the refrigerator. They will firm up a bit and take on a chewier texture once refrigerated!
- Create a sticky dough. The ingredients should form a sticky dough once combined in the . If your dates are quite dry and hard, you may struggle to get the ingredients to stick together. If so, no worries! This is an easy fix. Simply add 1-2 tbsp water and process again. The extra moisture should allow the ingredients to fully combine. As long as you can pinch the dough together and it sticks, you’re good to go!
- Decorate! Feel free to decorate each ball. I rolled half in and kept the other half plain. In addition to making the balls look pretty, rolling them in another ingredient is a great way to add more nutrients! Some healthy options include , , and . If you are a major chocolate lover, you can even drizzle melted chocolate on top.
- Store in the refrigerator. Store these chocolate coconut energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Once refrigerated, they will take on a firmer and chewier texture. Personally, I think this makes them taste even more delicious!
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These chocolate coconut energy balls are the most delicious snack and healthy dessert! Satisfy your sweet tooth in a nutritious manner with dates, coconut, almonds, and cacao.
- Add ingredients to a food processor. Process until a sticky dough forms.
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop the dough into 18 rounds.
- Use clean hands to roll the dough into balls.
- (Optional) roll each ball in shredded coconut to decorate.
- Store energy balls in an airtight container. I recommend keeping them in the refrigerator to firm and maintain freshness.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 157
- Sugar: 18g
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5g
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 2.5g
Keywords: chocolate coconut energy balls, vegan chocolate coconut balls, bliss balls with dates
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