These coconut bliss balls are made with almond flour and sugar-free coconut flakes. They are a healthy treat that is also vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.
Are you a fan of bliss balls? If you’re not sure what they are, they are simply raw no-bake sweet ball that tastes somewhere between a cookie and a granola bar.
These coconut bliss balls combine two of my favorite flavor combos: coconut, and almond! They use simple ingredients and are super quick to make. You’ll have a healthy and satisfying homemade snack in minutes!
💗 Why You’ll Love These Coconut Bliss Balls
- All Natural Ingredients
- Low in Sugar
- No-Bake Recipe
- Quick and Easy
- Kid Approved
- 5 Ingredients
- 10 Minutes Prep
🥣 Ingredients and Notes
Blanched Almond Flour: Be sure to use blanched almond flour, not almond meal. The almond flour adds protein and helps to bind the other ingredients together.
Unsweetened Coconut: Use unsweetened desiccated coconut shreds to reduce added sugar.
Raw Almond Butter: Use raw almond butter, rather than roasted almond butter. It has a more subtle flavor and adds tons of protein, and healthy fats.
Maple Syrup: Added for natural sweetness.
Vanilla Extract: Helps to enhance the coconut flavor.
📋 Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Combine the almond flour, 1 cup of coconut, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a food processor.
Step 2: Process until completely combined and dough forms a large ball. The dough will be crumbly, but able to stick together when rolled into balls.
Step 3: Scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture using a cookie scoop for even results. Roll into 12-14 coconut balls.
Step 4: Pour the reserved ¼ cup of coconut into a small bowl. Roll each ball in the coconut pressing gently to help the coconut stick to the edge of each ball. Refrigerate the bliss balls for 15 minutes for a firmer texture.
💭 Expert Tips
- Use Blanched Almond Flour-It has a finer more delicate texture that works best for no-bake bliss balls.
- Use Pure Organic Maple Syrup-It’s an all-natural sweetener that’s often used in whole food plant-based baking. While the sugar content is the same as regular white sugar, it’s not as processed and you can be assured it’s vegan.
- Use a Cookie Scoop-This will ensure that each ball is the same size.
- Refrigerate-Refrigerate the bliss balls before serving to help them become firm. Store the coconut bliss balls in the refrigerator.
Yes, overall bliss balls are a healthy snack or dessert option. These coconut bliss balls contain almonds which have healthy fats, protein, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E which helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. These are high in protein, fiber, and nutrients which help to stave off hunger and promote weight loss. Coconuts are high in manganese which promotes bone health. They’re rich in copper and iron too which help form red blood cells. The coconut used in these cookies is unsweetened which reduces the overall sugar. One bliss ball contains 13% of your daily recommended fiber too!
Bliss balls are typically made with a combination of nuts, some sort of raw flour, and often Medjool dates as a natural sweetener. You need something that will bind the ingredients, something that will naturally sweeten the ingredients, and then you can be creative. Energy bites could use coconut oil as a binder, or they could use butter. Try different variations to put your own spin on this simple recipe.
Store the bliss balls in the fridge for up to 7 days in an airtight container. You can also freeze them in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
📖 Variations and Substitutions
Add Mini Chocolate Chips: If you are a chocolate lover, consider rolling your bites in mini chocolate chips instead of coconut.
Use Peanut Butter: If you don’t have almond butter, feel free to substitute it with peanut butter.
👩🏻🍳 How to Serve
Serve these with a cup of Oat Milk Hot Chocolate for an extra special treat in the wintertime.
Enjoy them as an after-school snack, or pack them in your kids’ lunch for a special treat.
😋 More Bliss Balls and Bites!
Coconut Bliss Balls
- 1 cup blanched almond four
- 1 ¼ cup desiccated coconut shredded, dried, unsweetened
- ⅓ cup raw almond butter
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine the almond flour, 1 cup of coconut, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a food processor.
- Process until completely combined and dough forms a large ball. The dough will be crumbly, but able to stick together when rolled into balls.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough using a cookie scoop for even results. Roll into 12-14 balls.
- Place reserved ¼ cup of coconut into a small bowl. Roll each ball in coconut pressing gently to help the coconut stick to the outer edge. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving for a firmer texture.
- Use Blanched Almond Flour-It has a finer more delicate texture that works best for no-bake cookies.
- Use Pure Organic Maple Syrup-It’s an all-natural sweetener that’s often used in whole food plant-based baking. While the sugar content is the same as regular white sugar, it’s not as processed and you can be assured it’s vegan. Refined white sugar has been known to have bone char unless you purchase organic, or the sugar specifies it’s vegan.
- Use a Cookie Scoop-I love my cookie scoop. I use it every time I make both no-bake and traditional cookies. It helps me get evenly round cookies.
- Refrigerate-You can refrigerate the cookies before serving them to help them become firm. Store snowball cookies in the refrigerator.