These No Bake Coconut dessert balls hit all the marks – super easy and so delicious. If you are looking for a simple, no bake dessert, you have come to the right place!
I have a confession to make. I have the biggest sweet tooth EVER. Sadly, I’ve passed this on to my children as well so any time I can find a yummy treat made with not so bad for you ingredients I jump for joy! And coconut is one of my favorites. I know, I know, it’s not for everyone so if you’re not a fan of coconut just go ahead and hop on over and look for another recipe right now – I won’t judge you.
But for the rest of you that enjoy all the flaky deliciousness of coconut, read on for the full recipe and tell me what you think if you decide to try them.
As a runner I am always craving something a little sweet after I’ve put in some good miles and these hit the spot every time. I like to make them ahead and keep them in the fridge so they’re cold, then enjoy a couple as my recovery treat!
The recipe for the no bake coconut dessert balls have just four ingredients – six, if you add the chocolate drizzle – and NO refined sugar! I am calling that a sweet treat score that I do not feel guilty for enjoying.
You could adjust the recipe to create a protein ball (although I haven’t tried that yet) too! I would try adding vanilla protein powder and additional coconut milk to get the protein grams you are looking for.
Well, enough of me sharing how amazing these are – I’ve either convinced or not by this point – let’s get to the recipe!
No Bake Coconut Dessert Balls
- 1 1 /2 cups shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp coconut milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp honey or agave syrup
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips or carob chips
- In a large bowl, mix together all four ingredients for the coconut balls. Let sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
- Remove and form small balls out of the mixture. Place on a baking sheet (I prefer to use a wire rack over a baking sheet).
- To create the chocolate drizzle, microwave 1 Tbsp of coconut oil with 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (or carob chips). Heat for 15 seconds at a time, stirring between, until you have a smooth consistency.
- Drizzle coconut balls with chocolate sauce and return to the refrigerator to set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
If you’re looking for another delicious no bake coconut cookie these will satisfy your chocolate craving!