chocolate coconut bliss balls

I don’t know about you, but in my world, I require a chocolate version of everything. (Okay. maybe not chocolate salad.) So naturally when I was making coconut bliss balls, I needed to come up with a way to make them suit my cocoa needs.  These chocolate coconut bliss balls are not only melt in your mouth chocolaty, but the dates give them a rich salted caramel flavor.

These chocolate coconut bliss balls are a great treat that can be stored in the fridge for weeks! You can eat them as a per-workout energy snack, with your afternoon cup of tea, or even for dessert! I personally love to carry a couple around in my purse for when hunger strikes.  It’s a great way to avoid binge-eating on unhealthy foods when you’re out for the day.

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Chocolate coconut bliss balls

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American


Chocolate coconut bliss balls


  • 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates*
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place all your ingredients in a food processor and blend until it forms a dough. It should be soft enough that you mold it with your hands. (If it is not, add some extra dates)
  2. Take a plate, and fill with shredded coconut for rolling.
  3. Using the palms of hands, roll dough into small balls, then rolling into your plate of coconut.
  4. Place finished balls onto a plate, and then transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 hour.


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 52
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g

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*Medjool dates are a specific type of dates that are larger, softer, and have a more caramel flavor than regular dates. I highly recommend using Medjool dates in baking, however, if you cannot find them where you are, you can simply soak some regular dates in warm water for 5-10 minutes before use.  This will allow your dates to absorb some liquid, making them softer, and help them bind your chocolate coconut bliss balls.