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Date Coconut Protein Balls

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 balls 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These date coconut protein balls are packed with protein, and have a delicious chocolate flavor and chewy texture from the medjool dates. These healthy energy bites are vegan friendly, raw, and no bake.



  • 1 cup almonds (131g)
  • 1/3 cup protein powder (41g)
  • 2 cups medjool dates, pitted (12 ounces; 340g)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (86g)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (20g)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (13g)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (21g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey (84g)
  • 2-4 tablespoons water (30-60 ml)


  1. Pulse the almonds and protein powder in a food processor until the almonds are in small pieces.  Pour the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the whole pitted dates to the processor and pulse until the dates are chopped and clump together.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of coconut flakes, the cocoa powder, flaxseed, chia seeds, vanilla, and salt and pulse until blended.
  4. If the mixture is too dry to roll into balls, add the honey and some of the water, pulsing until the mixture comes together into a dough.
  5. Roll the dough into 2 tablespoon-sized balls, each weighing approximately 30g.  Then, roll each protein ball in the remaining coconut flakes.
  6. These protein balls will keep at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks if they are stored in an airtight container.  They can freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: energy, recipe, dates

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