These chocolate coconut energy balls are creamy, rich and decadent and energizing little bites of delicious. Plus you only need a handful of simple ingredients and I bet you have them all in your cupboard right now! Made from wholesome dates, unsweetened coconut and almonds, you can feel good about popping a few of these energy balls for a snack, dessert or even a yummy addition to a healthy, balanced breakfast.
Vegan Baking Fails
In the past few months, I’ve mostly unsuccessfully delved into developing my own vegan baking recipes. I’ve had a few successes, which you’ll find posted under Snacks in my recipe section, but I’ve had a lot of failures. Some of them were edible but not very pretty to look at and some of them went straight into the garbage. What a waste!
Testing vegan baking recipes is no easy feat and the edible but not quite right ones need to be eaten by someone aka my husband and I and that’s a lot of baking for two people to eat.
Back To No-Bake Energy Balls
Today, I’m moving on baby! It’s back to basics: raw treats and desserts that don’t require any baking. I love them, they’re simple, they’re good for you, they’re easy, so I’m saying so long, oven! If you’ve been here before, you’ll know I love sharing energy a ball recipes and there’s quite the collection of them on the blog!
More No-Bake Energy Ball Recipes
…and so many more! You can browse all the energy ball recipes under the Snacks category if you want to check out some more.
Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls with Almonds
The wonderful thing about these little treats is you can serve them to your friends and family and they’ll never guess that a. they’re vegan, and b. they’re good for you!
These decadent treats can be enjoyed as a wholesome, energizing snack anytime of day. They would even be great as a pre-workout snack due to the natural sugars from the dates and healthy fats from the coconut oil and almonds. That being said, they’re delicious enough for a dessert tray, vegan holiday goodie, sweet after-dinner treat or basically anytime your sweet tooth comes calling with a chocolate and coconut craving. Skip the store-bought treats and satisfy that craving with these ultra-creamy and rich, whole food bites!Print
- ½ cup raw almonds
- 1 packed cup, pitted dates
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened fine coconut
- ¼ cup cocoa
- Optional, but recommended:
- coconut and cocoa for rolling.
- Place the almonds in a food processor or high-powered blender and start to break down.
- Once the large pieces are gone, add in the rest of the ingredients.
- Remove and place in a bowl.
- Roll into balls.
- Optional, but recommended – Roll in coconut, cocoa, or both!
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This recipe was originally posted as a guest post on The Little Honey Bee.