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These chocolate coconut balls are made healthier with unsweetened coconut, maple syrup, and coconut oil. They're so delicious you'd never know it though!

Chocolate Coconut Balls

These chocolate coconut balls are made healthier with unsweetened coconut, maple syrup, and coconut oil. They're so delicious you'd never know it though!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 149 kcal
Author Christy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded (desiccated) coconut
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (must measure 1/3 cup after melting not before)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Line a small plate or baking sheet with parchment paper.*
  2. Mix coconut oil, coconut, maple syrup, and vanilla together with a spoon.
  3. Use your hands to form 1" balls and place each one on the parchment lined dish. The mixture will be very sticky and it may be hard to form balls. I found that it helps to form the ball in one hand and use the other to smooth it and place it on the sheet.
  4. Place balls in freezer for about an hour.
  5. Prior to removing the balls form the freezer, melt chocolate in a double boiler (I used this method). It can take a while for the chocolate to melt so be patient. Once the chocolate starts to melt, you will need to stir often to prevent from burning and to allow it to melt all of the pieces evenly.
  6. Remove coconut balls from freezer. For fully chocolate dipped balls - use a soup spoon to dip each one in chocolate and place back on the lined dish. For balls drizzled in chocolate, dip a small spoon or the tine of a fork in chocolate and drizzle back and forth on top of each coconut ball. Drizzling can take patience so be prepared for it to take more time to do this than the dipping method.
  7. Place balls back in freezer for 30 minutes to harden chocolate. Serve or store in freezer until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

* You can use wax paper instead or can place directly on the dish. If you do not line the pan, the balls might stick after dipping in chocolate so you will have to remove them very carefully.

Nutrition information will vary depending on how much chocolate you end up using.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Coconut Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.