These Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Balls are a healthy snack or dessert option. Made with coconut flour, oats, chocolate and peanut butter, these chocolate coconut balls are gluten-free, full of fiber, protein and flavor.
We took a trip to Savannah this weekend to visit my parents. Ed was traveling for work and we have been sick of the rain in Charlotte. We thought it was the perfect time to get out of Charlotte and why not go to our favorite spot? We also traveled there for our babymoon.
It was just what I needed after feeling sick, depleted and under the weather last week. We’ll be traveling back to the Charlotte area today.
These chocolate covered coconut balls I’m sharing with you today have been KEY for the road trip and snacking.
Yes, you heard me right, chocolate coconut balls, made with peanut butter, oats and a few other healthy + wholesome ingredients.
I love chocolate and this combination is just as delicious (yet different) as my vegan chocolate pudding recipe.
They are also very fudgy if you’re into that. This isn’t my first chocolate peanut butter rodeo – if you also love that combination you must try these healthy vegan brownies.
Sadly, I couldn’t share these with Camryn because they do have honey in them (no honey until 1 year), but that meant more for me.
And my mom liked them too!
These no bake coconut balls also got a recipe makeover this weekend.
I’ve been wanting to re-shoot this recipe for a long time because they are so so delicious but the older pictures were so gross and poorly lit.They definitely did not do them justice! My parents’ kitchen here is so bright and open so it made for much better lighting.
Firstly, they are no bake, meaning they come together super quick! They are also a PERFECT snack for meal prep, adults and kids alike (more ideas for meal prep snacks here).
To me, these taste like chocolate coconut flour oatmeal cookies. Toddlers love them because they’re made with:
Perfect combination if you ask me. We’re using peanut butter to hold these guys together, and coconut flakes to top them, but scroll down for some allergy friendly modifications.
And by suitable match, I mean something with chocolate. These peanut butter coconut balls also make a great option for coconut flour desserts, acting as the most perfect after-dinner snack or a snack to fuel your day.
They have wholesome ingredients that will leave you satisfied and energized, not sluggish.
These chocolate coconut fat bombs get their staying power from the combination of protein, fat and fiber.
I love showing more ideas for coconut flour uses and versatility, but if you’re not a fun, you could also substitute protein powder for the coconut flour if you want to add even more protein (I would probably go with a fudgey chocolate flavored one!)
Here’s what you need:
Now, let’s review how to make these guys. All you need is one bowl and a food processor or solid blender.
First, mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl.
Then, transfer to a high speed blender. If you prefer, you can add the coconut flakes last, but I actually like having small pieces in the actual batter. Personal preference!
Coconut flakes add flavor, fiber and some potassium. Just make sure not to overprocess these no bake peanut butter oatmeal balls , or else they won’t stick well.
While I actually experimented with this recipe months ago, I wasn’t quite ready to share with you yet, though.
Since, I made a few adjustments and revamped them a little bit and here we are. An upgraded, more delicious and updated version!
And, best of all – you probably have all of these ingredients for these no bake coconut balls in your pantry at home right now.
Don’t worry – these gluten free no bake energy bites can be made allergy friendly in many ways!
Make sure to use certified gluten-free oats (if you need them to be gluten free).
If the mixture seems too dry or dense after processing, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk, as needed to smooth them up.
Also, I recommend letting them firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. It makes rolling them a lot easier and they will stick together better.
Believe me, the hardest part about making these coconut energy balls is waiting.
More in the mood for a healthy quick bread recipe? This sweet potato quick bread with chocolate chips will satisfy your sweet tooth and is the perfect snack!
If you do make this recipe, I’d love if you would leave a rating and review.
What’s your favorite way to eat chocolate?