Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

I've been on an energy ball roll lately (no pun intended). They're so easy to make, easy to pack for snacking on the go, they prevent hanger, which prevents road rage (true story), and there are literally endless combinations to try! 

In the past month I've probably made more than a dozen batches of energy balls. Not all of them have been for me, but a lot of them have :D I have gotten my mom addicted to them too. Now she always packs a few with her before she goes anywhere so she can snack on the go. This batch is probably my favorite so far because they taste like a tropical get away- they're sweet with a hint of nutty and the coconut coating gives it a sweet crunch. All I need is these energy balls, a Mai Tai, and to be on the beach in Maui and life would be perfect!!

Coconut Energy Balls
  • 6 dates, pitted
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • OPTIONAL: 1 Tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

In a food processor combine dates, protein powder, peanut butter, and 1 TBS coconut flakes (if using). Process until everything is combined into a coarse, loose dough. 

Place coconut flakes into a container or bowl.

Take dough and roll into tablespoon sized balls- I was able to get about . After forming a ball roll it in coconut flakes until it's coated. Repeat with remaining dough.

Store energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge or you can freeze them- they're so good frozen in dairy free yogurt!! 

If you make these yummy energy balls take a picture, tag me on instagram, and use the hashtag #thesimplelife I'd love to see your creations! Don't forget to like my new Facebook page


  1. love that these only have a few ingredients!!! yum!

    1. I'm all about keeping things simple!! Chocolate and coconut is such a good combo :)

  2. YUMMY! The fewer ingredients the faster it is to make. It's amazing how the chocolate coconut flavor really is such a perfect(o) combination.

    1. Exactly!!! I love quick and easy snacks, plus it's such an easy recipe to double to triple the recipe. Chocolate and coconut is forever one of my favorite combos :)