I came up with these healthy chocolate coconut balls during crazy weeks of no school. I wanted a dark chocolate treat without the guilt. Some days I do need a chocolate boost to survive past my desired bedtime until the real one happens.
These balls are super easy to make and no food processor is required like many balls recipes call for. Everything is mixed in one bowl or even a pot you melt coconut oil in.
Many of you told me that these balls remind you healthy haystacks. I wasn’t born then, so I trust you on that one.
How to Make Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls
Combining coconut oil with cacao powder and maple syrup makes dark chocolate (+ banana = coconut oil fudge). Did you know?! I prefer maple syrup to honey because it mixes and tastes better. My personal preference.
Then I added unsweetened organic coconut flakes which I think makes the best combo in the world. I could eat Bounty almost every day if it wouldn’t make me fat, kill gut flora and poison with chemicals, instead I make superfood chocolate bars.
And then some rolled or quick cooking steel cut oats for texture and carbs. That is it.
After a school pick up, I made myself a cup of green tea and carefully placed 2 chocolate balls next to it on a plate. Not too close so they don’t melt.
Have you tried my carrot cake truffles yet?
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey*
- 1 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened**
- 1/4 cup rolled or quick cooking steel cut oats***
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- In a medium pot, melt coconut oil on low heat.
- Remove from heat and whisk in cacao powder and vanilla extract. Whisk in maple syrup or honey. Add coconut flakes and oats; stir until well combined. Place mixture in a freezer for about 10 minutes.
- Line flat sheet or platter with parchment paper. Using small scoop, form and roll golf size chocolate coconut balls placing on a platter. Freeze for 30 minutes. Enjoy chilled straight from the freezer or fridge.
*If using refrigerated maple syrup, chocolate mixture will harden while mixing. You might not need to place it in a freezer before rolling. Also honey might require extra time whisking as it is quite solid. **I like to use coarsely shredded organic coconut flakes like Camino whenever I can find them. ***You can use 1/2 cup of oats for more hearty balls.
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving = 1 ball:
Total Fat: 15.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 3.1 mg
Total Carbs: 10.0 g
Sugars: 4.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 1.5 g
WW Points+: 5