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chocolate coconut date balls in a white bowl

Chocolate Coconut Date Balls (No Bake) (Vegan+GF)

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  • Author: Verna
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 18 balls 1x


Healthy, easy and decadent these No Bake Chocolate Coconut Date Balls have only 7 ingredients and take 15 minutes to make! Vegan, gluten free, and no refined sugar!


  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (I like Hershey's Cocoa 100 % Natural)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For rolling chocolate balls:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut


  1. Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for 5 minutes
  2. While dates are softening, add the walnuts and cashews to your food processor. Process until they are completely broken down.
  3. Drain the dates well and add them next. Process until everything is completely mixed.
  4. Add the rest of ingredients: coconut, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Process until mixed, scraping down sides if necessary. The mixture should look crumbly, but will come together easily.
  5. Add the chocolate mixture to a bowl. Roll into approximately 1 inch balls. If the mixture seems oily that is normal it is just the nut oils coming out. Makes 18 balls.
  6. Roll the chocolate balls in coconut. Cover and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes so they firm up. Enjoy! For step by step photos see above post.


  • They will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in ziplock bag or a sealed container.
  • To Freeze: Place on a baking sheet and freeze, once frozen add to a zip lock freezer bag or a sealed container. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • If you’d like to roll the balls in melted chocolate instead of coconut, see my Vegan Truffle recipe for instructions. (Chill in fridge before rolling in chocolate)

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Sweets, Gluten free, Snacks & Sides
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: American, Canadian, Vegan