These no bake chocolate coconut balls are the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate craving in a few minutes. Made with simple ingredients, they are full of sweet coconut falvor and so delicious!
Like my peanut butter balls, these coconut balls are a fabulous quick and easy no bake dessert. They need little prep and use clean and wholesome gluten-free ingredients.
Inspired by my chocolate coconut bars, I transformed them into bite-sized desserts that everyone adores.
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Why you’ll love this recipe
- Quick and easy. Just 5 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time is all you need to make the,.
- Delicious. The combination of coconut milk, shredded coconut, and melted chocolate makes these balls seriously addictive.
- Healthier. Unlike other chocolate coconut ball recipes, this one uses wholesome and clean ingredients.
Coconut and chocolate form the foundations of these balls. Besides that, it’s just a ciuple of pantry staples. Here is what you’ll need:
- Shredded coconut flakes– Be sure to use unsweetened coconut flakes. The more finely milled it is, the better the coconut balls will hold shape.
- Almond flour– Blanched almond flour, when paired with the coconut, help hold the balls together. I promise you won’t taste the almond flavor at all.
- Coconut milk– Holds the coconut bites together. You can use any milk of choice.
- Maple Syrup– Adds sweetness, and also helps keep the balls smooth and soft. Honey or agave nectar also work.
- Chocolate– To cover the balls up! Use any meltable chocolate of your choice.
How to make chocolate coconut balls
You can make these no bake coconut balls in a blender, food processor, or a mixing bowl. I prefer the former two, but if you don’t have either on hand, go the bowl route!
Step 1- Blend. Add all your ingredients, except for your chocolate, and blend/mix until a smooth dough remains.
Step 2- Shape. Lightly wet your hands and form small balls of coconut. Place them on a lined plate and place in the freezer to firm up.
Step 3- Melt. While the coconut balls are freezing, melt your chocolate.
Step 4- Dip. Remove the balls from the freezer and using two forks, dip each coconut ball in the melted chocolate until completely covered. Once they are all covered in chocolate, place the chocolate coconut balls in the fridge to firm up.
Can I use homemade chocolate?
You can easily make your own homemade chocolate using coconut oil. This is a good vegan and paleo alternative to store bought chocolate.
The ingredients– 1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup cocoa powder, and 1 cup maple syrup.
In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your coconut oil. Once melted, stir in your cocoa powder and pure maple syrup and whisk until combined. Either cool to harden into bars or let sit before dipping the coconut balls in them.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Chill the mixture before shaping it into balls. This will make it easier to handle and prevent it from sticking to your hands.
- To make your chocolate coconut balls more visually appealing and tasty, sprinkle some extra coconut flakes, chopped almonds, or sea salt on top of the balls while the chocolate is still wet.
- Add a dash of coconut oil to the melted chocolate to thin out the chocolate. It will make it easy to dip the balls and also smoother to bite into.
To store: As the chocolate coconut balls are covered in chocolate, they are stable at room temperature. Keep the balls in a sealed container, and they will keep for up to 7 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator, for up to 1 month.
To freeze: Leftovers can also be stored in the freezer. Place them in a ziplock bag and they’ll keep fresh for up to 6 months.
Frequently asked questions
Yes! Using condensed milk will yield chewy and gooey balls. You can even use coconut condensed milk if you want these balls to be dairy-free.
No, these chocolate coconut balls cannot be baked.
More no bake desserts to try
- No bake oatmeal cookies
- Chocolate coconut cookies
- Chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies
- Brownie bites
- Rocky road fudge
Chocolate Coconut Balls
- In a high-speed blender, food processor or mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and blend/mix until a thick dough remains. If it is too thick, add extra liquid of choice.
- Pour the dough into a large mixing bowl. Lightly wet your hands and form small balls. Place the balls on a plate and freeze.
- While the chocolate coconut balls are firming up, prepare your chocolate of choice by melting it. Moving quickly, remove the coconut balls and dip each one in the chocolate until evenly coated. Repeat until all the balls are covered in chocolate and refrigerate until firm.
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