Paleo Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls


You’re going to love these easy paleo energy balls that taste like dessert and are also a healthy snack! The recipe yields a batch but one bite, and you’ll be hooked on their super chocolatey flavor and chewy texture. 

They are perfect for a long bike ride, post exercise, adding to your kids lunch box or afternoon snack for a healthy pick-me-up.

paleo chocolate coconut energy bites


These paleo energy balls are made with raisins instead of dates. Raisins are naturally sweet and give the bites a doughy texture that blends perfectly with cocoa powder and vanilla extract. It’s a chewy and chocolatey snack that’s good for you- what’s not to love?

The final touch is to roll the energy balls in shredded coconut. It adds a nice touch and makes them even tastier, but you could swap coconut out for chopped nuts or serve them plain.


Chocolate energy balls are a healthy snack that tastes like a treat. Each serving has only 54 calories and 7 grams of carbs and this recipe is made with real ingredients like cashews, raisins, and cocoa powder. There’s no added sugar so you can enjoy a couple of bites guilt-free!  

They are also free of gluten, grains, and dairy, which makes them a paleo snack

paleo chocolate coconut energy bites

Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

The recipe yields a batch but one bite, and you’ll be hooked on their super chocolatey flavor and chewy texture.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Endurance Nutrition, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 25 bites
Calories 54 kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 1 cup Raisins packed
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • pinch innamon
  • 1/3 cup Shredded Coconut


  • Place raisins in a medium bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften then drain.
  • Place the shredded coconut onto a plate and set it aside. 
  • Add raisins and all remaining ingredients, except the shredded coconut, into a food processor and pulse until the mixture turns into the consistency of sand. Remove the blade from the unit.
  • Using a spoon or your hands, scoop out the dough and roll it into a ball with the palms of your hands. 
  • Roll each brownie bite over the shredded coconut and set onto a parchment-lined plate or in an airtight container. 
  • Chill the bites for 30 minutes before enjoying. Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to a week.


Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 28mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate energy balls, Endurance Nutrition, Gluten Free, kid friendly, Paleo, paleo energy balls
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