These simple, healthy, no-bake cashew coconut balls are ready in 10 minutes with just 3 ingredients.

A pile of raw energy balls on a small plate.

Recipe Features

  • vegan and gluten-free – perfect for those with dietary restrictions
  • quick and easy – make them in minutes with 3-ingredients
  • travel well – they make a great snack on-the-go
  • food prep-friendly – make a batch for healthy snacking all week long

What You’ll Need

Dates, cashews, coconut and sea salt in small containers.
  • coconut – look for medium or fine unsweetened shredded coconut
  • dates – any kind of date works as long as they’re soft and moist
  • raw cashews – look for “raw” cashews, they should not have any added oil or salt
  • sea salt – I like to add a pinch of sea salt to enhance the flavors but it’s totally optional

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor.

Dates, coconut, cashews and sea salt in a food processor.

Step 2. Blend everything into a thick, sticky dough.

Raw energy ball dough in a food processor.

Step 3. Use your hands to roll the dough into balls.

An overhead image of 7 raw energy balls on a plate.

Tips and FAQs

  • It’s important to use soft, moist dates in this recipe to bind everything together. If you only have dry dates, you can soak them in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well before using in the recipe.
  • If you blend everything up and it’s not sticking together, add 1 tsp of water, blend again and repeat as needed until it does. Usually just a splash of water should do the trick, and only if needed, if your dates were nice and juicy you shouldn’t have a problem!

How long do these keep?

The finished balls can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 3 months.

A raw energy ball with a bite taken out of it to show the texture on the inside.

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A pile of raw energy balls on a small plate.

Cashew Coconut Balls

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 15 balls 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These delicious little coconut date energy balls make the perfect quick snack or dessert any time of day.


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process into a thick, sticky dough you can press between your fingers.
  2. Use your hands to roll the dough into 15 balls.
  3. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

It’s important to use soft, moist dates in this recipe to bind everything together. If you only have dry dates, you can soak them in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well before using in the recipe.

If you blend everything up and it’s not sticking together, add 1 tsp of water, blend again and repeat as needed until it does. Just a splash of water should do the trick, and only if needed, if your dates were nice and juicy you shouldn’t have a problem!

The cashews can be substituted with pecans, walnuts or almonds.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 4.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.7 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

Keywords: cashew energy balls, no-bake balls, cashew coconut balls

UPDATE NOTE: This recipe was originally published on November 10, 2014. It was updated with new photos and text on May 4, 2020.