These Cashew & Coconut Energy Balls are made with only SIX ingredients and come together in 5 minutes! They the perfect healthy snack recipe to bring with you to the park or pool this summer! They’re paleo & vegan!
My last pregnancy changed my taste buds forever. There are many foods I once enjoyed that I no longer do (more on that later)….but much more noteworthy are the foods that I used to feel nothing about that are now the center of my world.
On food that used to repulse me, but I now can’t live without is coconut. I couldn’t even eat something with coconut oil in it. True Story. But now….in the glorious present I crave coconut all.the.time. I don’t know how I ever lived without it. I created this Coconut Energy Balls recipe because I wanted a healthy snack that was sweet but not chocolatey, filled with lots and lots of coconut.
How to make Coconut Energy Balls
1. Use a Food Processor
These balls are so easy to make. Toss the ingredients into a food processor and let the magic happen.
2. Process Dates first
I always process my dates first for two reasons. 1) I like to make sure there are no surprise pits in them and 2) they take the longest to blend well so getting them started first ensures you won’t over-process these coconut date energy balls!
Coconut Energy Balls: Substitutions
- Cashews. I don’t recommend substituting the cashews (if you want a different energy ball recipe try these or these). But a combination of 1 cup of any nuts will work.
- Almond butter. Feel free to substitute whatever type of nut/seed butter you prefer.
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Cashew Coconut Energy Balls
These Cashew & Coconut Energy Balls are made with only SIX ingredients and come together in 5 minutes! They the perfect healthy snack recipe to bring with you to the park or pool this summer!
Process dates in a food processor fit with “S” blade until crumbly.
Add coconut, cashews, vanilla and salt and process until well blended and fine.
Add almond butter and process until mixture starts balling up or sticking together.
Roll into balls, 1-2 TBS at a time.
Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
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