Coconut Energy Balls (GF, DF, No Bake & Delicious)

These delicious date coconut energy balls are packed with goodness and provide an easy, yet powerful snack in a rush.

They are super quick to make and are perfect for fussy eaters as they taste like a ‘treat’ without being loaded with sugars.

The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and they store really well in the freezer for many months – making them perfect for meal prep and last minute visitors.

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Ingredients To Make Coconut Balls

For these delicious coconutty energy balls, you will need:

  • Coconut – unsweetened desiccated/shredded coconut.
  • Nuts – we’ve used cashews here, but almonds and macadamias also work well.
  • Medjool dates – you can use dried dates if you don’t have medjool dates, however you will need to soak them slightly before blitzing or they can be too dry.
  • Cocoa powder – you can use cacao if preferred.
  • Vanilla – extract, essence or paste all works well.
  • Coconut oil – this adds to the flavour and helps the mixture to bind, however if you don’t have any on hand, you can use water or orange juice.
Coconut Energy Balls ingredients
chocolate coconut balls

Coconut Energy Balls

These coconut energy balls are the perfect snack to keep on hand. Loaded with goodness, they are satisfying and delicious!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Fridge/Freezer 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12 Balls


  • Food Processor


  • 1 cup desiccated/shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup nuts (we used cashews)
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or paste
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • pinch of salt
  • extra coconut for rolling


  • Blitz all ingredients together until mixture resembles a crumbly texture (see below picture).
  • Scoop out tablespoon-sized mixture and form into balls. Roll in extra coconut.
  • Allow to set in the fridge or freezer for 20 minutes before serving.
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Coconut Energy Balls made in a food processor
Add all ingredients together in a food processor and blitz.
Coconut Energy Balls blitzed
Mixture should look crumbly but will come together into balls easily. If too dry however, add a teaspoon of water.
chocolate coconut balls

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