Bowl of protein balls rolled in coconut. Bowl sits on a plate.

Vegan Coconut Coffee Protein Balls

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These no-bake, vegan protein balls are easy to make in minutes with just 4 ingredients! The combination of coffee and coconut is amazing and with the hints of caramel from fresh, soft dates, these little snack balls are quite addictive!



  • 1 cup (250 g) tightly packed, pitted dates
  • 2 scoops (60 g) vanilla, chocolate or mocha pea protein powder (such as Vega Performance Protein)
  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee
  • 1 cup (100 gunsweetened shredded coconut


  1. If dates are nice and soft, you can skip soaking. Otherwise, place pitted dates in a bowl, cover with hot water and let soak for 15 minutes. Drain well then proceed with the recipe. It’s ok if the dates are wet when you add them to the but make sure you drain off any excess water before adding. I like to press them into the bowl I soaked them in to squeeze out the excess water, then drain it off.
  2. Add the drained dates and the rest of the ingredients to a food processor and mix into a thick dough you can press together between your fingers.
  3. Use your hands to roll the dough into about 18 balls.
  4. Option to roll the balls in coconut, cinnamon, cinnamon sugar or cocoa powder.


Storing: Sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months. If taking to-go, they’re ok at room temperature for 1-2 days but keep cool for best results (they’ll be fine but will just get soft otherwise).

Coffee: Be sure to use decaf coffee if you’re sensitive to caffeine or plan to enjoy these in the evening.


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 86
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 2.3 mg
  • Fat: 3.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.3 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Keywords: coffee protein balls, coconut protein balls, no-bake protein balls