No-Bake Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free)

This post features gifted ingredients from Anthony's Goods. All opinions and photographs are mine. 

If there's one healthy snack or dessert I love, it's a delicious no-bake energy balls recipe...and I'm not exaggerating when I say that these no-bake coconut chocolate energy balls are some of the tastiest gluten free snacks I've ever made!

Looking for a #glutenfree, #vegan and #healthy snack that tastes like dessert? Try out these easy no-bake coconut chocolate energy balls!

If you have a major sweet tooth like me, the rich chocolatey flavor of these chocolate energy balls will check every box of your sugar cravings - without actually having any refined sugar. Plus, these no-bake energy balls only call for eight ingredients, can be whipped up in 15 minutes or less, and are addictively soft, chewy and crunchy all at the same time. One of the star ingredients is definitely the shredded coconut, which was kindly gifted to me from Anthony's Goods. If you've never tried them before, they're an amazing company that offers a variety of specialty flours, seeds, coffee, supplements and more - much of which are certified gluten free. I've been using their buckwheat groats for years before they reached out, so I was thrilled to get to try out more of their products!

And I promise...whether you use Anthony's Goods shredded coconut or your own favorite brand, you won't be able to stop eating these no-bake energy balls once you've made them. So let's dive right into the no-bake energy balls recipe!

Ingredients for These No-Bake Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls

1 mashed banana, ripe

1/4 cup of shredded coconut (I used Anthony's Goods)

2 TBSP banana flour (I used Just About Foods)

3 TBSP coconut flour (I used Better Body Foods)

1 TBSP cacao powder

2 TBSP pumpkin seeds (I used Foods Alive, who I'm an ambassador for!)

2 TBSP goji berries 

2 TBSP puffed rice cereal 

Looking for a #glutenfree, #vegan and #healthy snack that tastes like dessert? Try out these easy no-bake coconut chocolate energy balls!

How to Make These Vegan Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls

Besides being yummy, these no-bake energy balls are super easy to make! First, mash your banana in a bowl. Then add in the flours, shredded coconut, and seeds. For the ultimate crunchy energy balls, mix all of those ingredients well before stirring in the puffed rice. I've found that mixing the puffed rice too much will make it soggy, so less is more with stirring at that point! 

Once you've mixed everything together, start rolling! Put your desired amount of bliss ball batter between your palms (I probably use around one tablespoon of the mix for each of my energy balls) and roll until ball-shaped. Then you can dig into your energy balls...or store them for later!

These vegan energy balls last in the fridge for up to a week (if they don't get gobbled up first), but you can also keep them in a freezer. Just let them defrost at air temperature for a few minutes or so before eating! 

Looking for a #glutenfree, #vegan and #healthy snack that tastes like dessert? Try out these easy no-bake coconut chocolate energy balls!

How to Enjoy Your Gluten Free Vegan Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls

I love eating these energy balls on their own when I need an easy afternoon snack, but they're also crazy delicious with yogurt, smoothies, nut butter, chocolate...the list goes on and on.

As always, feel free to experiment with this easy no-bake energy ball recipe. Add more different spices or extracts - I bet mint extract would be a delicious addition and make these energy balls even more festive! And if protein powder is your BFF, why not sub some of the flour for protein powder instead?

If you do give this recipe a try, I'd love to hear what ya think! Tag me on social media (I'm collegeceliackc on Insta!) and lemme know any tweaks you've tried. I'm always looking for more healthy gluten free snack inspo, so bring on the ideas!

Looking for a #glutenfree, #vegan and #healthy snack that tastes like dessert? Try out these easy no-bake coconut chocolate energy balls!

And let me know in the comments...what's your fave healthy snack?!? 

Comments

  1. I love the addition of goji berries and pumpkin seeds! They add so much flavor and nutrients! :)

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  2. I am always looking for small energy bites to eat in the morning before my run - these will be perfect!

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  3. These sound so delicious and healthy. Now I need to find me some goji berries!

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  4. OMG these look so good! I've never heard of banana flour before. I need to look into it. I'd love having these on hand for a nutritious snack during the day.

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  5. Love the goji berry add-ins! Such a great and healthy way to add flavor!

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  6. My new midday snack! I love how you added goji berries, one of my favorites.

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  7. These look great! I’m thinking these would be amazing as travel snacks. Saving!

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