Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites

Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites

These paleo chocolate coconut bites are easy to whip up, amazingly chocolatey and crunchy, vegan, and even have an option to be made Whole30 compliant.

Packed with protein, these paleo chocolate coconut bites are sweetened only by dates, but they satisfy any chocolate craving. These are kind of addicting, but in a good way. They are the perfect little bite of crunchy goodness that satiate your appetite if your in need of a snack, making it easy to only eat one or two.

Besides the fact that these are delicious, my favorite part about this real food treat is that there is no baking involved and they are simple to prepare. Making any food quickly is always a bonus!

What Tools You’ll Need

  • Food processor
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • A spoon
  • Small bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet, plate, or tray

How To Make Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites

Add 15 pitted, soft Medjool dates to food processor and pulse several times until they are roughly chopped.

Take one cup raw almonds, 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 cup melted virgin coconut oil, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt, and add it to the food processor with the chopped dates. (Omit the vanilla extract to make this a Whole30 compliant snack). Blend until mixed well.


Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites

Using a spoon, scoop out enough mixture to easily roll into a small ball using your hands. Continue until you’ve rolled all the mixture. This makes about 14 to 16 balls, depending on the size.


Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites

In a small bowl, place two to three tablespoons of shredded coconut and gently roll each chocolate ball to evenly coat with the coconut.


Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites

Place balls on a parchment lined plate, tray or baking sheet, and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.


Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites

 Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and serve chilled.


Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites

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Paleo Chocolate Coconut Bites
Prep Time
15 mins
Chill Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These paleo chocolate coconut bites are easy to whip up, amazingly chocolatey and crunchy, vegan, and even have an option to be made Whole30 compliant.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: dairy-free, paleo, vegan, Whole30
Servings: 15
Author: Erin Higgs
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pitted soft Medjool dates (about 15 dates)
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut as a topping
Instructions
  1. Add dates to food processor and pulse several times until they are roughly chopped.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the shredded coconut topping, to the food processor and blend until mixed well.

  3. Using a spoon, scoop out enough mixture to easily roll into a small ball using your hands. Continue until you’ve rolled all the mixture. This makes about 14 to 16 balls, depending on the size.

  4. In a small bowl, place the remaining shredded coconut and gently roll each chocolate ball to evenly coat with the coconut.

  5. Place balls on a parchment lined plate, tray or baking sheet, and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

Looking to make this Whole30 compliant?

Omit the vanilla extract to make this a Whole30 compliant snack.

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16 Comments

  1. Ooooohhh! These look yummy! And I love chocolate and coconut!! Thanks for sharing! I will have to try it out.

    • Thanks! Let me know what you think.

  2. What a tasty snack these are! I love coconut, and am always looking for a healthy bite…think I’ll be giving these a try soon. 🙂

    • I love coconut too. These are one of our favorites!

  3. Ohhhh my goodness these look so tasty! And I love that they are (relatively speaking) “healthy” too!

    • Thanks! They are tasty… haha and yes they are healthy as long as you don’t eat all of them in one sitting!

  4. Wish I wasn’t allergic to Coconut this looks like a great recipe!

    • Food allergies are no fun. I haven’t tried making this without the shredded coconut or the coconut oil, but I imagine it would result in a treat just as tasty.

  5. These look perfect for those days when you just NEED to satisfy a sweet tooth. They look so good!

    • Thanks! They definitely satisfy a sweet tooth with the plus of not being full of refined sugar.

  6. Chocolate and coconut, my favorite combination! I’m just curious, is there an alternative to dates? I can’t eat them but would love to try this recipe.

    • I haven’t made this particular recipe without dates, but you should check out this recipe from Healthy Recipes: https://healthyrecipesblogs.com/chocolate-coconut-truffles/ . It includes chocolate and coconut but leaves out dates and almonds. I’ve made this recipe before with maple syrup as the sweetener. It’s delicious and a good alternative if you can’t have dates.

  7. These look so good, and how nice that they are a healthy snack. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for checking out the recipe!

  8. Oh yum! I’m always looking for fun Paleo treats and these don’t disappoint! Coconut is one of my favorite treats, so I can’t wait to try these!

    • Thanks! Coconut is always a great treat. Let me know if you give these a try.


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