by Olena

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls

by Olena

One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls is a no bake healthy haystacks recipe with cacao powder, coconut flakes, maple syrup, coconut oil and oats. | ifoodreal.com

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.

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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

One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls is a no bake healthy haystacks recipe with cacao powder, coconut flakes, maple syrup, coconut oil and oats. | ifoodreal.com

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.

One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls is a no bake healthy haystacks recipe with cacao powder, coconut flakes, maple syrup, coconut oil and oats. | ifoodreal.com

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.

One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls is a no bake healthy haystacks recipe with cacao powder, coconut flakes, maple syrup, coconut oil and oats. | ifoodreal.com

One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls is a no bake healthy haystacks recipe with cacao powder, coconut flakes, maple syrup, coconut oil and oats. | ifoodreal.com

And then some rolled or quick cooking steel cut oats for texture and carbs. That is it.

One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls is a no bake healthy haystacks recipe with cacao powder, coconut flakes, maple syrup, coconut oil and oats. | ifoodreal.com

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.

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Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls

4.8 from 4 reviews

One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls is a no bake healthy haystacks recipe with cacao powder, coconut flakes, maple syrup, coconut oil and oats.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 balls

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, melt coconut oil on low heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

*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.

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