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Chocolate coconut balls (dairy-free)

No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls (Dairy-Free)

  • Author: alicia gonzalez tome
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooling time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert, snack
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These no-bake healthy chocolate coconut balls are a holiday season treat that is always a winner between coconut lovers! With a delicious coconut center covered with dark chocolate, it is the perfect sweet treat Made with 5 ingredients only. Dairy-free.



1/2 cup of thick canned coconut cream

1,5 tbsp of honey (melted)

1 tbsp of coconut oil (melted)

1 cup of desiccated coconut

100g of 70% dark chocolate


  1. Make the coconut filling: Combine the coconut cream, coconut oil & honey or maple syrup in a large bowl. Then add the shredded coconut and mix well to combine.

  2. Form small balls of coconut: Lay a small tray or plate with parchment paper. Grab a bit of the coconut mixture with a spoon or small cookie scoop, and form small balls of coconut with the hands. Once you've made all the balls, transfer to the freezer for a few minutes until they firm up and are cold (otherwise they will break apart in the next step).

  3. Cover the balls in chocolate. Melt the chocolate using the double boiler method (see notes), and transfer to a small bowl. Dip the balls into the chocolate (get rid of the excess chocolate). You can use a couple of spoons to do this process.

  4. Lay all the balls back on the parchment paper and pour a bit of desiccated coconut on top. Let them cool in the fridge until the chocolate is completely solid.


  • Make sure you only use the thick layer of coconut cream (don't shake the entire can). Some coconut milks also have a thick layer before shaking them. If you see the ingredient guar gum in the canned coconut milk/cream, is very likely it will be thick!
  • Double boiler method: You need two pots, one slightly bigger than the other, so the smaller fits inside. Add a bit of water to the bigger pot and bring it to boil. Put the smaller pot inside the bigger one, and put the chocolate inside. Stir occasionally until it melts completely. I always recommend using this method as it's the best to not burn the chocolate.
  • Add more honey if you want to make them sweeter. Start with the recommended amount, and add more progressively.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.

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