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Coconut Energy Balls

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    A no-bake, gluten-free and vegan energy ball loaded with coconut and peanut butter for the perfect on-the-go treat!


    Who else loves on-the-go snacks!? They’re perfect whether you are actually always on the move or just too lazy to make a snack. Prepping these coconut energy balls to have on hand during the week is a huge life saver when the hunger cravings strike and you want something sweet but also nutritious. 

    These energy balls are gluten free, made with a base of coconut flour and shredded coconut. They are also refined-sugar free and vegan! Maple syrup and medjool dates provide the sweetness factor without using granulated sugars. Peanut butter binds the balls together and makes these balls a super easy no-bake vegan recipe.

    So, what’s the hype with energy balls? Are they actually beneficial? The answer is yes! Energy balls are full of nutrients, healthy carbs, fats, and fiber, perfect for a well-balanced diet. 

    ingredients in bowls for coconut energy balls

    What Ingredients are Needed for Coconut Energy Balls?

    Shredded Coconut: Desiccated unsweetened shredded coconut.

    Dates: Pitted medjool dates.

    Peanut Butter: Creamy natural peanut butter.

    Coconut Flour: Is the base of our energy ball. And YES, you can eat coconut flour raw, without heat treating it. 

    Maple Syrup: To naturally sweeten the coconut balls without the use of refined sugars.

    Vanilla Extract: To enhance the flavors.

    blended date mixture in blender

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    How to Make Coconut Energy Balls

    Step One: In a food processor or blender, add the pitted dates, creamy peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pulse until dates have broken down and a paste like texture is achieved.

    Step Two: Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the shredded coconut and coconut flour and mix with a spatula until a dough starts to form.

    Step Three: Spoon a tablespoon sized amount into your hands and roll into a ball. 

    Step Four: Place balls on a parchment lined baking tray and place in the fridge to chill for at least one hour. 

    Step Five: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat.

    coconut energy balls in a white square dish

    Coconut Energy Balls

    A no-bake, gluten-free and vegan energy ball loaded with coconut and peanut butter for the perfect on-the-go treat!


    Prep time: 5 min |

    Cook time: 1 hr, 0 min |

    Total time: 1 hr, 5 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 10

    Ingredients:

    • 8, medjool dates, pitted (104g)
    • ⅓ cup, creamy natural peanut butter (80g)
    • ¼ cup, maple syrup (75ml)
    • 1 tsp, vanilla extract (4g)
    • ½ cup, shredded coconut (40g)
    • ¼ cup, coconut flour (36g)

    Directions:

    1. In a food processor, add the dates, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pulse until dates have broken down. 
    2. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the coconut and coconut flour and mix until a dough starts to form.
    3. Using a tablespoon, spoon the mixture into your hands and roll into a ball. 
    4. Place balls on a parchment lined baking tray and place in the fridge to chill for at least one hour. 
    5. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat.
    Notes:
    1. I recommend storing these in the fridge until ready to eat.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 ball

    Serves 10


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 166
    Total Fat 7g
      Saturated Fat 3g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 9mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24g
      Dietary Fiber 4g
      Sugars 19g
    Protein 3g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Coconut Energy Balls


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Snacks

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Coconut Balls, Energy Balls, No Bake Snack


    Ratings and reviews (1)

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    Stephanie B
    5 days, 3 hours ago

    These are delicious and perfect for any time of day. Great snack

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    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 5 days, 3 hours ago

    yay! so glad you enjoyed them

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