Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Balls
10 ingredients or less
1 cup (240 mL)peanut butter
3Medjool dates, pits removed†
1 tsp (5 mL)
1¼ cups (94 g)unsweetened shredded coconut
5.3 oz (150 g)
unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
roasted unsalted peanuts
Make your own
- To a food processor*, add the peanut butter, dates, vanilla, and salt. Blend until smooth. Then remove the blade from the food processor and use a spoon to mix in the shredded coconut.
- Scoop up a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball**. Transfer the rolled balls to a plate and place them in the fridge or freezer.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a microwave or on a stovetop, using a double boiler. Let the chocolate cool off a little bit. Then line a baking tray or plate with parchment paper.
- Take the peanut butter balls out of the fridge and use two forks to dip the balls into the chocolate to coat them completely. Let the excess chocolate drip off and transfer to the parchment paper.
- If desired, sprinkle with a topping before the chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!
- †We use large Medjool dates in this recipe, if your dates are on the smaller side, try adding 1 - 2 more.
- * If you don't own a food processor, you can also mash the dates using a fork and then mix them with the other ingredients. If the dates are not soft, soak in warm water for 10 minutes first.
- ** If the mixture is too sticky and doesn't form into balls easily, add a bit more shredded coconut and try again.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Nutrition per ball
Calories 162 kcal
|Total fat||12.6 g|
|Saturated fat||5.5 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||10.1 g|
|Dietary fiber||2.7 g|
|Total sugars||5.8 g|
|Added sugars||1.7 g|
|Vitamin A||0 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||1.2 mg|
|Vitamin K||1 μg|
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I'm wondering if there's an alternative to using shredded coconut in this recipe. Thanks!
Hands down favorite snack 😍
Made them once and fell in ❤️ The combination of peanut butter, dark chocolate, coconut and sea salt is absolutely heavenly.
the only protein balls that i would willingly eat when i crave chocolate! i also LOVE that you can freeze them - i make a big batch and have them ready to eat for weeks :)
I made these for my granddaughter who participates in both soccer and long distance running. She is, understandably, "crashing" without a nutritious snack before she begins her athletic endeavors. She needed something small, that would not leave her feeling full. She also needed some carbs, good fats and some protein and maybe some iron. Of course the balls should be very tasty. These energy balls have worked out well. They do it all! The only thing I would change is to make them a bit easier to keep in a school locker for the day. They get sticky when not refrigerated. Maybe the addition of some oats? Any ideas? Actually, any guidance for female teenage, vegan athletes would be helpful. Thanks.
These sweet treats are life changing. I know that sounds dramatic, but they are, W.O.W. Such a easy, satisfying, guilt free treat for after dinner. Like others, I store mine in the freezer and get to enjoy them for the weeks to come! Thank you for sharing this recipe and others, I highly recommend everything PUL publishes.
These are amazing!!! Making them is a fun activity, and they come out looking so fancy, it's awesome for a special event or gift. And delicious!!!!
I mean ... what's not to love?? I stored mine in the freezer and enjoyed over the next couple months :)
Easy to make and delicious
I made them last week. I am addicted to these. They are extremely delicious. I'm making loads of them for Ramadan. Thank you!!
I've made this recipe many times and everyone who ate them, loved them, even people who usually eat sugar! Fantastic!!! Thank you!
Made it today after dinner, it was soooo good! And so easy perfect for a weekday treat :)
The saltiness of the peanut butter goes so well with the chocolate! I love having a relatively healthy way to satisfy my sugar cravings.
Did use a lot more coconut and still it was extremely sticky :( but tasted good!
Everytime I do this recipe, it is eaten so fast. My boyfriend and I are obsessed with the coconutty flavor and the crunchiness. This is perfect for my sweet tooth :3
Really really tasty! I reccomend!
so yummy and simple ! thank you for the quality of all your sharing !
Love this! Thank you for sharing.
I made these this morning and they’re so good!! I feel like I just made fancy truffles :D I did have a bit of trouble with the consistency of the peanut butter filling in the beginning. The mixture was too wet to make into balls so I added a lot of extra shredded coconut, but it still wasn’t coming together. I determined that the problem was probably the kind of peanut butter I was using, which was smooth kraft peanut butter and is probably a very different consistency than the natural peanut butter Sadia was likely using. To soak up some of the moisture I added 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/4 cup coconut flour, and finally got a good consistency. After that it was smooth sailing, and they taste delicious! Next time I think I’ll use all coconut flour instead of almond. Thanks for the great recipe Sadia! :)
Just a little fiddly for me to put together at first but I got the hang of it. Flavor is wonderful and satisfying. I really enjoy the texture the coconut adds to this. They would be great for a sweet addition to a special occasion as well.
I simply loveee this recipe! Can't stop eating at one! Really enjoy the texture and mixture of flavours, and they are also very easy to make. Definitely one of the staple snacks at home.
Me and my husband we just loved it !
This recipe makes for super yummy on-the-go snacks! However, I find the flavour of the vanilla extract quite dominating... Next time I will make sure to double-check the amount to make sure I did not add too much!
Are you an expat missing Reese's peanut butter cups?! Problem solved. Yum
These have become a family favourite in our household! Absolutely delicious, only problem is it can be hard to stop yourself from eating them.
This recipe is honestly amazing, we love these peanut butter balls as a healthy-ish snack at any time of day!
Super delicious! I put the dough on a plate and cut then into squares with chocolate on, works great.
Absolutely love those balls for summer 😍
My family devoured these in one day :OOOO
I love those balls. I make them regularly and froze half of it to enjoy later in the month. I love having one with my mid-morning coffee or as a treat in the evening.
These are dangerously good!! Omg! Make a double batch if you can, because you're going to be eating like 2 a day.
A trick that I tried was, put an entire toasted almond in the centre of the ball when rolling it... it's like a special surprise!
Sadia kills it as usual!
Okay, I made these 2 weeks ago but am coming back now to give my opinion on them. They are soo good, the perfect end of every meal. I kept them in my freezer so that I didn't have to worry about them spoiling or melting and they were delish!!
These are so amazing I've had to stop making them because we just eat these instead of making dinner. I've made them with almond butter and have also left out the coconut because I ran out, and that makes them even more like truffles. These would make a great gift I'm sure.
How much calorie does this contain.
I love to eat
But I’m on diet
Easy to make and totally delectable
These are absolutely DIVINE! Made these twice already and it's a great semi-healthier sweet tooth alternative. I love popping these into my morning oatmeal if I want some peanut buttery, chocolate goodness in it
Is there anything that the coconut can be substituted with?
You huuge inspiration :) thanks!
Simple and simply delicious!
Can't wait to make these for my boyfriend <3 and introduce healthy non commercial snacking :)))
Also, lovely website!
These balls are wonderful! Very easy to make. Highly recommend!
Oh, my.... these are one of the most delicious thing I have eaten!! Be careful, it is impossible to stop after you start ;)
Thank you for one more amazing recipe beautifully written and filmed PUL team!
Lots of love from Berlin
H, I would love to make something like these, but I'm sorry, I can't stand coconut! Do you have a recomendation of something else that would work in it's place?