Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Plant-Based Chocolate Snowballs


If you’re worried about being tempted by the endless holiday treats this time of year, make sure to have these sweet and fudgy bites on-hand to satisfy that sweet tooth. No-bake, 5 ingredient and easy to whip up – it doesn’t get much better than that!


Plant-Based Chocolate Snowballs

Plant-Based Chocolate Snowballs

Plant-Based Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Bring these 5-ingredient no-bake chocolate snowballs to your next gathering for a sweet, fudgy treat. Made with nuts and dates and rolled in coconut.
4.80 from 20 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: chocolate, Chocolate Bites, No-Bake Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15 snowballs
Calories: 84kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 1/4 cup coconut flaked, unsweetened
  • 1 cup raw, unsalted almonds or other nuts
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 15 Deget Noor pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup water


  • If coconut is in large flakes, blend in a food processor or blender for 20 seconds, or until very small and snow-like pieces form. Place is small bowl and set aside.
  • Add almonds and cacao to food processor fitted with an S-blade and blend for 15 seconds. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add dates and water to food processor. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Add to almond and cacao mixture. Stir until combined.
  • Using damp hands, take about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Next, roll the ball in coconut. 
  • Place balls on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Place pan in the freezer for 30 minutes before moving balls to a sealed container. 


Roll balls in the coconut as soon as they are made. If you make all of the balls first and then roll them, they will have dried out. 
Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 


Serving: 1snowball | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Snowballs”

  • 2 stars
    This is a super SUPER biter recipe. Some may like it however, I did not. It made my lips pucker. I ended up tripling the amount of everything besides the cocoa and added chocolate chips. After that I could finally somewhat stand them.

    • We’re sorry to hear this recipe didn’t work out for you! For less of an intense chocolate flavor, you can up the dates or reduce the cacao. You could also use medjool dates instead of deglet noor, as those are sweeter.

  • 5 stars
    Made them with pecans. Fudge heaven! Really hit the spot when you’re craving something sweet!

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