These 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.
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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 Savannah babymoon.
You bet that I packed these peanut butter energy balls with coconut along for the ride. Snacks are a must – always!
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And by suitable match, I mean something with chocolate, as well wholesome ingredients that will leave you satisfied and energized, not sluggish.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Balls Ingredients
These peanut butter coconut energy balls get their staying power from the combination of protein, fat and fiber, something we always talk about in our performance plates!
We’re getting protein from oats, peanut butter and coconut flour, and plenty of healthy fat from the peanut butter and coconut flour
I love showing more ideas for coconut flour uses and versatility, like these coconut flour oatmeal cookies.
Here’s what you need:
- oats (use certified GF to ensure they are gluten free)
- coconut flour
- peanut butter
- cocoa powder (highly recommend this fair trade one)
- coconut flakes (these unsweetened flakes are my favorite)
How To Make Peanut Butter Coconut Energy Balls
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.
You probably have all of these ingredients for these peanut butter coconut balls in your pantry at home right now.
Why You’ll Love These Peanut Butter Energy Balls with Coconut
These peanut butter energy balls have been KEY for easy road trip snacks.
I love chocolate and this combination is just as delicious (yet different) as my vegan chocolate pudding recipe.
- No Bake – Since they don’t require any baking, they come together super quick! Healthy no bake snacks are our favorites.
- Fudgey – This isn’t my first chocolate peanut butter rodeo – these peanut butter energy balls with coconut are extra fudgey. If you also love that combination you must try these healthy vegan brownies.
- Filling – Like I said, carbs, fat and protein make these peanut butter coconut energy balls extra filing!
- Gluten Free – Got a gluten allergy or intolerance? Coconut flour is gluten free, and make sure to use certified gluten free oats!
- Great for meal prep – They are also a PERFECT snack for meal prep, adults and kids alike (more ideas for meal prep snacks).
- 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.
- 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 chocolate coconut energy balls is waiting.
You may enjoy some of these other recipes!
- Frozen Cookie Dough Bites
- Carrot Cake Energy Bites
- Almond Butter Power Balls
- Chocolate Pomegranate Bites
- 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites with Coconut
- Lemon Protein Bites
- Mix all ingredients in bowl except extra coconut flakes, and transfer to food processor or high speed blender (I used a Ninja). Process for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Be careful not to overprocess.
- Add the final coconut flakes after processing. If dough is too dry, add 1-2 tbsp of almond milk to smooth it up.
- Form into 12 one-inch balls. Transfer to fridge for 30 minutes to firm up!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
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