Protein-Packed Coconut Almond Energy Balls

By Harper

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I’ve been an avid baker for quite some time now and my best baking days are always, hands down, days when I do not have to turn my oven on. I live in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California so it can reach some scorching temperatures during the peak of summer, so the last thing I want to do is turn my oven on. On the contrary, baking with my oven in the winter time is a dream. So in the summer, my best days are always days when I get to make raw or no bake desserts.

Coconut Almond Energy Bites

These coconut and almond energy balls are packed with protein and make the best high protein dessert or snack.

Completely aside from the joy of not having to be blasted with heat from the oven, I think raw desserts have a deeper and more decadent flavor. For example, using cinnamon in a recipe. It tastes more prominent when it’s not baked and it’s still in raw form. This is all speculation and I might just be slightly crazy and there’s probably no difference but either way, no-oven desserts are always delightful to make.

Since I can remember I have had this terrible sweet tooth—especially late at night, like right before bed time sweet tooth. Perhaps, it’s to balance my palette out after dinner or maybe I really do just have an addiction to sugar. Either way, I always allow myself a decadent treat in the evening. If there’s anything I never skip out on in this world, it’s dessert. That’s why tonight I made coconut almond energy bites with raw cocoa powder. Basically, these are just super healthy, no bake, vegan, paleo and gluten free Almond Joys—only they taste about a million times better! These are sure to be loved by everyone and they are perfect for when that sweet craving hits. Not to mention, a quick little energy boost from the almonds and coconut to keep you fueled throughout the day.

Coconut Almond Energy Bites
Coconut Almond Energy Bites
Coconut Almond Energy Bites

So let’s just forget about going to the grocery store for a candy bar that’s full of preservatives, processed sugar and lots of other things no one can pronounce. Instead, make these energy bites that take no longer that ten minutes from start to finish! Thank goodness for the food processor—it’s dream for anyone that loves no bake desserts. Almost like magic, it quickly processes all your food together—I can’t imagine the healthy life without it. In just a few easy pulses of your food processor, you too can have these sinfully healthy, energy packed bites.

Also try these popular high energy snacks:

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    • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
    • ½ cup raw almonds
    • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
    • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
    • 1 tbsp. unsweetened desiccated coconut, plus more for rolling


  1. Place your dates in a food processor on high until a ball forms.
  2. Use your hands to separate the date ball into pieces and place it back in the food processor with the almonds.
  3. Pulse until almost smooth.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut into the food processor and continue on high until completely incorporated.
  5. Roll your energy bites into 9 evenly sized balls.
  6. Roll balls in desiccated coconut until completely coated.
  7. Store in an airtight container.


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