Easy Choco-Coconut No Bake Balls
If you’ve seen any of my other sweet treat recipes, you know that my motivation is my wonderful husbands sweet tooth. He is a self-admitted sugar addict. But there is no reason for him to go cold turkey on sweet things, I just make sure to have healthy treats in the house for him. No processed sugars, preservatives or chemicals. That makes me feel like a good wife. These babies are dairy free, gluten free, vegan and paleo (if you omit the almonds). WARNING: These balls are highly addictive (don’t say you weren’t warned).
I’ve made no sugar added fruit popsicles, healthy chocolate frosty-ish shakes, no-bake coconut drops, just to name a few. All with great success but I like to change it up for some variety. Especially in the summer, I love a great no-bake cookie.
When I found this recipe, I could not wait to try them for myself. I made a couple of tweaks and tada ~ Easy Choco-Coconut No Bake Balls. They whip up really fast too. After combining everything on the stove, I put the mixture in the fridge for about 10 minutes so it firms up and easier to form into balls. These are one of my favorites when I’m craving chocolate.
These are so easy and dee-licious!!! I added a smidge of almond butter and some sliced almond at the end but it’s not necessary. If you are making a true paleo treat, just omit the almond butter and almonds. They are really just add-in’s after the fact and have no effect on the original recipe. So go nuts (or don’t).
- ½ cup unsweeteded coconut milk
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1½ cups coconut sugar
- 2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup big flake unsweetened coconut
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup chopped walnuts or sliced almonds
- ¼ - ½ cup almond butter (crunchy or creamy)
- In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk, cocoa powder, coconut oil and coconut sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute while consistently stirring, you don't want it to burn.
- Remove from heat and mix in the coconut flakes and vanilla. Combine well.
- If you are adding optional ingredients, you can do that now. I added sliced almonds and a ¼ cup of creamy almond butter.
- Place mixture in the fridge for 10 - 20 minutes so it firms up a little bit.
- Once firm enough, roll into 1 inch balls.
- You can keep your balls in a bowl in the fridge but they won't last long, they are addicting (don't say you weren't warned).