No bake choco-coconut energy balls | Recipe

Coconut energy balls

Thanks to A Strong Coffee and her recipe for walnut cake using coconut oil, I have recently discovered how amazing coconut oil is! I’ve had an unopened jar sat in my cupboard for months and the first time I used it was a couple of weeks ago when I made the walnut cake. It was really tasty and using natural coconut oil rather than butter, it was even better as it added flavour with natural goodness.

I have seen so many recipes using coconut oil to make energy bites, bars, and the like. So at the weekend I thought I would have a little experiment in the kitchen and make my own. I just chucked in a few ingredients that I already had lying around in my cupboards, and turned out with these tasty no bake coconut energy balls that are packed with natural ingredients & goodness; the whole family love them too!


  • 130g dried figs, chopped
  • 130g coconut oil (this ingredient can be found over at Gold Bee)
  • 1tbsp organic cacao powder
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 150g rolled oats
  • 30g desiccated coconut


  • Using a small hand held blender, blitz up the figs until they form a smooth paste.
  • Add the coconut oil and cacao powder and blitz until the figs, oil, and cacao are well combined.
  • Scrape the blitzed up mixture into a bowl and add the cranberries and oats, and mix until the oats are well combined with the fig and coconut mixture.
  • Separate the mixture into 10 palm sized pieces, and roll into a ball.
  • Roll the balls in the desiccated coconut and place onto a tray.
  • Refrigerate the coconut energy balls to allow the oil to harden up again, and then enjoy at your leisure, either after a workout or as a pick me up during the day.

Coconut energy balls

Coconut energy balls

Coconut energy balls

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3 thoughts on “No bake choco-coconut energy balls | Recipe

  1. I’ve got a jar of coconut oil that has been sitting in my cupboard for about 6 months as well! Ha!
    I’ve heard a lot about these energy balls lately, so wanted to give them a try before some of our longer jogs. I love all of these ingredients, so this sounds like our winner! 🙂

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