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Gluten Free Cocoa-Coconut Energy Balls

I have a very sweet tooth so I am always looking for ways to curb the cravings for chocolate. These energy balls are naturally gluten free, accidentally vegan, packed with nutrients, are refined sugar free and need no cooking. They are a more healthy alternative to chocolate and sweets and really hit the spot.

Added 12th January 2019
Updated 31st January 2021
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • Low Calorie Low Calorie
  • Slimming World Friendly Slimming World Friendly
  • Vegan Vegan


180g dates (roughly 12 dates)
1.5tbsp cocoa powder
25g ground almonds
15g desiccated coconut (plus 10g for rolling)
2tbsp water
  • Preparation Time: 15 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 0 Mins
  • This recipe makes 12

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. Pit the dates and roughly chop, throw into a food processor and blitz for a couple of minutes.

2. Add all the other ingredients to the food processor (except the 10g of desiccated coconut needed for rolling) and blitz again for another minute or two, it should combine well and end up with almost one ball of the mix.

3. Break the mix into 12 pieces and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the 10g of desiccated coconut reserved earlier.

Nutritional Information (Per ball)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
70 12g 2g 3g 10g 1g

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