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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!
Prep 5 mins
Fridge/Freezer 20 mins
Total 25 mins
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.
Keywords snack