These 3-ingredient healthy coconut bliss balls are the perfect healthy ‘bounty’-like bite-sized treats but so much healthier. They are a healthy vegan snack, refined sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free and take less than 10 minutes to make!
What is so amazing about these 3-ingredient healthy coconut energy balls is that they taste unhealthy. But, they’re not! These healthy vegan snacks actually use sweetened condensed coconut milk, which is super sweet and yet 100% refined sugar-free for delicious healthy bounty bites.
It’s possible to buy condensed coconut milk or you can simply make it yourself: mixing a ratio of 1 can coconut milk with 1/4 cup (or less, to taste) natural sweetener (like maple syrup). This is then brought to the boil and kept on a low simmer for 30-45 minutes till it has reduced in half.
These coconut balls are a go-to for a quick grab n’ go snack, meal-prep snack option and even for a simple homemade edible gift. Because who doesn’t like receiving edible goodies?!
Honestly, I can’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t been absolutely obsessed with coconut. Creamy, sweet, nutty… It’s a genius ingredient that is everything you could ever want!
In fact, if you’re wanting to make your coconut go further then check out my blog posts for homemade Coconut Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Coconut milk or my combined blog post showing you how to make homemade Coconut bowls, chips and Shreds.
How to make the healthy coconut bliss balls:
The process for making these coconut bites couldn’t be simpler. Which isn’t surprising considering they are made up of only 3 ingredients! – Shredded coconut, condensed coconut milk and dark chocolate.
I actually used homemade shredded coconut, which you can find out how to make HERE. However, you can also use store-bought, just make sure to get unsweetened coconut.
If you are making your own condensed coconut milk then follow the process I mentioned above. However, if you are using store-bought, then the process is easy-peasy lemon squeezy.
Simply, mix the condensed coconut milk and shredded coconut together. You can do it in a bowl, no need to get a food processor for this.
Then take some of the coconut mixture and roll into balls. Use my picture for size reference:
If you’re wanting an even healthier treat then you can finish the recipe here, chill the balls and you have yourself delicious little vegan coconut truffles.
If you’re wanting to continue with the dark chocolate for true healthy ‘bounty’ vibes, then – once you’ve formed all the balls simply chill to firm them for about 20 minutes.
Then melt your dark chocolate of choice and dip each coconut bliss ball into it. You can use whatever method you prefer to cover the balls with chocolate.
However, I like to use wooden skewers to dip the balls into the melted chocolate. I then leave them to dry on a wire cooling rack. You can put a piece of baking sheet or wax paper underneath the wire rack to catch any melted chocolate drippings.
If you want you can even be cheeky and double-dip the coconut bliss balls. I used simple dark chocolate. However, feel free to experiment with milk or white chocolate
The recipe for these Coconut Bliss Balls:
- 2 cups shredded coconut (I used homemade)
- 1 cup condensed coconut milk
- 100 grams of dark chocolate for melting
- If using homemade shredded coconut, then you can find out how to make it on my blog. Alternatively, use unsweetened desiccated coconut and begin by mixing the coconut with the condensed coconut milk * until thoroughly combined.
- Form this mixture into coconut balls and leave to chill in the fridge (use my images for size reference).
- Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate and dip each coconut ball into it. You can use whatever method you prefer. However, I like to use wooden skewers to dip the balls into the chocolate and then leave to dry on a wire cooling rack. Leave a piece of baking paper underneath to catch any chocolate drippings.
- Chill once more and enjoy!
* It's possible to buy condensed coconut milk or you can simply make it yourself: Mixing a ratio of 1 can coconut milk with 1/4 cup (or less, to taste) natural sweetener. This is then brought to the boil and kept on a low simmer for 30-45 minutes till it has reduced in half.
Nutrition InformationYield 30 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 59Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 0g
If you’re wanting to experiment with simple, healthy variations on this recipe then I’d definitely suggest experimenting with dried fruit powders. These can be subtle or strong in flavour depending on your taste.
I’d suggest starting with a tablespoon of powder and then adding more, to taste, until you reach the perfect levels. You may need to add slightly more condensed milk to the mixture too, depending on how much powder you add.
Also, if you like coconut energy bites, you might love these Cacao and Almond Protein Balls.
As always, if you give this recipe a go then let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, feel free to tag me in your recreations @AlphaFoodie.