Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls
I loved making our Energy Balls and my family and Amber’s friends loved eating them so I decided to make Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls as well. These are a fantastic snack too! The Energy Balls are a very popular recipe on our site right now. These would be great in a lunch box, after a workout or for an afternoon pick me up. Store some in the freezer for later or tuck them all in the fridge to eat up now!
Simple ingredients go into them. If you want them gluten free just make sure your oats aren’t contaminated. A lot of companies that make oats also make other products that contain wheat. If you want to take these to school and have nut allergy issues just omit the nuts!
I love dates, and they are full of protein, even more than an avocado. In this recipe though you taste mainly chocolate. Rich, dark, delicious chocolate but the dates and honey add the sweetness. I love when something healthy tastes this good! If you are hankering for a chocolate fix these are just perfect.
These could be added to a plate full of decadent treats too and offer up a little healthier choice. This is also very easy to make as all the ingredients go into a food processor, you whirl them up and then you roll in coconut. I also love that they are a no-bake recipe too!
These balls don’t have a lot of crazy ingredients that you may never use again. Everything in them is pretty common and your pantry may have all the items you need already!!
I am craving one of these again just from looking at the pictures!! Enjoy!!
- 1 cup Medjool dated, pitted (about 10 large)
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup medium desicated unsweetened coconut plus more for rolling
- ¼ cup quick cooking rolled oats
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsalted cashews
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and whirl until the mixture starts to pull together. Roll into balls and roll in additional coconut. Store in a tight sealed container in the fridge or freezer.