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5 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Date Balls

Claire Carlton, RD
A quick and easy energy bite to satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel your body with protein and fiber. The whole family will love them.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Servings 6


  • Food Processor



  • Place dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside.
  • Place a medium sized pan over medium heat on the stovetop.
  • Once the pan is warm add the coconut and toast for about 3-5 minutes or until it turns golden. Monitor closely as the coconut can burn quickly.
  • Add oats to food processor and process on low until you have a very rough flour. You’re looking to have about 25% whole oats with the rest turned into a coarse flour.
  • Next add coconut, collagen powder, cacao powder and salt. Pulse about 5-8 times until the ingredients are mixed.
  • Drain the water from the dates, reserving ¼ cup, then add the dates and ¼ cup water to the food processor. Process until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed, pausing to scrape the sides with a spatula as needed to adequately mix ingredients. This mixture will be thick and somewhat sticky due to the collagen and dates.
  • Transfer the mixture to a medium sized mixing bowl. Using your hands roll the mixture into 12 1 inch balls.
  • Can be enjoyed immediately, or stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week.


  • If you love this recipe, make a double batch and store in the freezer. 
  • If freezing, place the energy balls on a parchment lined baking sheet, then freeze. Once frozen transfer the balls to a freezer bag or other freezer safe container. 
  • Each serving of 2 energy balls provides roughly 10 grams of protein. 
Keyword chocolate coconut date balls
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