Dark Chocolate and Coconut Energy Balls

These quick and easy no-bake energy balls are perfect for a healthy on-the-go snack; packed full of healthy fats, protein and fibre. 


Chocolatier’s Tip

Get creative and ring the changes by making this recipe with Lindt EXCELLENCE Roasted Hazelnut Chocolate and coating the balls with crushed hazelnuts. You can also make this recipe dairy-free and vegan-friendly by using our EXCELLENCE 70%, 85%, 90% or 99% Cocoa Dark Chocolates.

If making this recipe for someone following a gluten free diet, always check the manufacturer's label to ensure your ingredients are free from gluten.

12 people


  • 100 g almonds
  • 5 squares Lindt EXCELLENCE Dark Coconut Intense Chocolate (see Tip)
  • 1 tbsp jumbo oats
  • 75 g pitted Medjool dates
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • To decorate:
  • Desiccated coconut (see Tip)


Step 1.

Put the almonds into a food processor and blitz to crumbs. Add the chocolate and oats and blitz again until you have the consistency of breadcrumbs.

Step 2.

Add the dates, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and the almond butter. Pulse to combine. Taste to check the sweetness and add a little more maple syrup, if wished. Tip into a bowl.

Step 3.

Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and sprinkle with desiccated coconut in an even layer.

Step 4.

Shape the mix into 12 balls. Roll each ball individually in the desiccated coconut.

Step 5.

Set onto a plate. Cover and chill for 20 minutes to firm up.


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