It’s one of my favourite flavour combinations ever.
Really anything with coconut has my heart. Well except for fresh coconut or coconut water…
I’ve tried so hard to like coconut water because it’s full of all sorts of good things, but I just can’t. I’ve tried like 100 different brands and nope. One time I drank some and thought it was delicious, but then a couple sips in it started to gross me out.
Also once in Hawaii I thought it’d be really cool to get a full coconut to drink out of at a market. I took a sip and spat it out, I just couldn’t do it. I carried it around with me thought because it looked pretty awesome. I’ve also tried a few flavoured ones and still nope. Coconut water just isn’t my thing.
Buuuutttt I do love coconut butter, shredded coconut on everything, coconut flavoured things, coconut chips, coconut whipped cream, coconut curry…
And I especially love it in the form of chocolate coconut energy balls.
I received a sample of Manitoba Harvest chocolate hemp protein in a Vegan Cuts Snack Box and decided to put it to good use in amping up these energy balls!
These make for a perfect on the go snack or ‘lunch-dessert’. They’re packed full of good-for-you ingredients and they’re easy to whip up. Things can get a little sticky, but they’re definitely worth it. I try to have some sort of energy/bliss balls in my freezer all the time just in case I ever need something really quick and nutrient dense. Or sometimes I just crumble them on banana ice cream. It’s also perfectly normal to eat like 3-5 as soon as you make them…
At least that’s what I tell myself because it happens every time…
These lovely little chocolate coconut energy balls taste rich and chocolatey with the right amount of coconut flavour. They’ve also got some crunch thanks to the cacao nibs. They’re full of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats – making them a perfect balanced bite.
3 tbsp oats
1 tbsp cacao nibs
Add the dates and 1 tbsp water to your food processor and process until the dates are broken down.
While it’s running add in oats, coconut, cocoa powder, and protein powder. Continue to process until it starts to turn into one big clump. It should be a little tacky, but not sticky. If it seems dry add in a little more water, if it’s too wet add in more oats.
Add the cacao nibs and pulse until they are distributed in the mixture.
Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and roll into balls with your hands.
Let set in the freezer for a few minutes, then enjoy!
Store in a container in the freezer for up to a month.