Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls: Luxurious sweet treat. Image: Marele van Zyl

Chocolate coconut balls: Rich, decadent and utterly addictive

Get ready for a luxurious chocolate treat when preparing these divine chocolate coconut balls.

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls: Luxurious sweet treat. Image: Marele van Zyl

We all need to indulge in a sweet treat from time to time. These decadent chocolate coconut balls are the ultimate dessert or sweet snack to prepare for your family.

If you are a chocoholic, you are in for a real treat when taking a bite of these gems. The combination of coconut, cashew, maple syrup, rich melted chocolate and a dash of salt is incredibly delicious. In fact, one bite and you may not be able to stop. That is how addictive these chocolate coconut balls are.

Serving suggestions of chocolate coconut balls

You can enjoy these chocolaty bites just as they are with coffee after dinner. Alternatively, drop a few of these delightful chocolate balls over a bowl of ice cream. If you have prepared a baked pudding like a malva pudding, why not add a few chocolate balls on the side?

There are just so many things you can do with these delicious chocolate balls. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you have prepared it.

Chocolate coconut balls recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 3 cups 3 shredded coconut

  • 1 cup 1 cashews

  • 1 tablespoon 1 maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons 2 coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • dash sea salt

  • 58 g melted chocolate


  • In a food processor, blend cashews and shredded coconut until the mixture is finely chopped. Add vanilla extract and maple syrup, and blend more until the mixture is slightly sticky.
  • Form mixture into balls and place in the fridge until the balls are firm, about 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix the melted chocolate with coconut oil to make the chocolate sauce. Dip the frozen coconut balls into the chocolate sauce, making sure to cover them entirely; set on a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Chill again for about 20 minutes until the chocolate has hardened.


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