No Bake Chocolate and Coconut Energy Balls

These No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls are quick and easy to throw together and so deliciously good. Perfect snack without the guilt that keeps you energized, too. Best of all, it’s completely gluten-free!

I have attempted to make some snacks for hubby and myself that are healthier and do not contain all the bad stuff that comes from processed food.

After some trial and error, I was finally able to make these coconut chocolate almond balls that were really delicious and great for nibbling when your stomach is grumbling.

When hubby saw what these little chocolate balls looked like (chocolate brown in color), he said it reminded him of the famous natural wonder in the Philippines called Chocolate Hills in Bohol.

Check out below the photo of what the Chocolate Hills look like. From a distance, these tiny cone-shaped hills look like chocolate-covered mountains especially during the dry season when the grass has thinned out.

Perhaps I need to work more on shaping these little mounds into cone-like structures so they look quite similar to the Chocolate Hills. In the meantime, I thought this should do. What do you think? 🙂

These little nibbles are a great snack as they are not overly sweet (you can adjust the sweetness to your taste) and has a great contrast of sweet and salty flavors.

Since I only used natural sugar such as honey or maple syrup as a sweetener, it’s actually good for you.

Also, these are completely gluten-free, raw, vegan, and absolutely delicious! Enjoy each yummy bite!

FOR FULL RECIPE & INSTRUCTIONS and to PRINT, SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW.

What are the INGREDIENTS for No Bake Chocolate and Coconut Energy Balls?

  • Coconut – dried and shredded or dessicated.
  • Almond Flour
  • Dark Chocolate – we like the 70-80 % dark cocoa but feel free to use a lower percentage chocolate bar or substitute with raw Cacao Nibs
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt – or use your favorite natural salt (not the bleached variety)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Vanilla Extract

NOTE: As Cacao Nibs are unsweetened (not sweet and slightly bitter), you may have to increase the amount of honey or maple syrup by an additional 1-2 Tablespoons or adjust to your taste.

How do you make No Bake Chocolate and Coconut Energy Balls?

Mix all the ingredients and pulse in a food processor until well-blended. Continue to process until it has a paste-like consistency (a little sticky). Shape into balls by using your hands or use a rounded tablespoon to shape them into hills. Or, if you’re not bothered about shaping it just eat with a tablespoon!

Enjoy these yummy snacks!

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No Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

These No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls are quick and easy to throw together and so deliciously good. Perfect snack without the guilt that keeps you energized, too. Best of all, it's completely gluten-free!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make chocolate energy balls, how to make coconut and cocoa energy balls, how to make gluten-free energy balls, no bake chocolate coconut energy balls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 319 kcal

Ingredients

  • cups coconut, dried and shredded or dessicated
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 oz dark chocolate bar, about 60-80% or replace with ⅓ cup raw Cacao Nibs (see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt, adjust to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, adjust sweetness to taste
  • 1 tbsp honey adjust sweetness to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, adjust amount to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients and pulse in a food processor until well-blended. Continue to process until it has a paste-like consistency (a little sticky).

  2. Shape into balls by using your hands or use a rounded tablespoon to shape them into hills. Or, if you’re not bothered about shaping it just eat with a tablespoon!

Recipe Notes

TIPS & TRICKS

As Cacao Nibs are unsweetened (not sweet and slightly bitter), you may have to increase the amount of honey or maple syrup by an additional 1-2 Tablespoons or to taste.

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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