I love an effortless, no-bake, portable dessert. These Coconut Balls are sweet and creamy and, being a no-bake dessert recipe, are so quick and easy to make. They are also healthier as they don’t use sweetened condensed milk or powdered sugar.
You don’t need condensed milk or sugar to make coconut balls soft and sweet. This recipe uses ingredients suitable for Keto picnic food, vegan, gluten, dairy, and nut-free diets without sacrificing taste.
This recipe has only four ingredients, and we give you the quantities for making 12 or 40 coconut balls.
Want more delicious no-bake dessert ideas? Try our Chocolate Granola Bars. For Keto-friendly, no-bake desserts – we’ve got Chocolate Sweet Potato Fudge, Chocolate Avocado Truffles and Cocao Peanut Butter Fat Bombs for your guilt-free pleasure.
If you want to recreate the authentic Ferrero Raffaello Coconut Balls, simply pop a hazelnut in the centre of each ball when you are rolling them.
If your mix is too wet, add a little more almond flour or coconut. If it is too dry, add a bit more coconut milk. You will know how it feels after rolling a few balls.
Storage & Freezing
You can keep coconut balls in an airtight container in a cool place, but they are better when stored in the fridge. They will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
You can freeze these coconut balls. You may want to flash freeze them first on a tray in a single layer to prevent them from sticking together. Then keep them in a container or zip lock bag for up to 3 months.
No Bake Coconut Balls
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ¾ cup Keto maple syrup
- 3 cups desiccated coconut
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or mixing bowl to mix by hand. Reserve ½ cup of coconut for rolling the balls.
- Pulse or mix ingredients until you have a well-combined dough.
- Roll the dough into balls.
- Roll each of the balls into the dry shredded coconut coating the entire ball.
- Refrigerate the balls for half an hour to let them set.
StorageThese coconut balls can be kept at room temperature in a sealed container, although they will be best in the fridge in an airtight container. They will keep this way for up to up to a week. You can freeze coconut balls; they will keep for 2-3 months.
Recipe TipIf your mixture is too dry or crumbly, add more coconut milk. Add more almond flour or shredded coconut if your dough is too wet. You will know once you have rolled one or two coconut balls.
Ingredient Quantities for 12 Balls
- 50 gr – 0.38 cup Almond Flour
- 30 ml- 0.09 cup Coconut milk
- 90 gr – 0.30 cup Keto Maple Syrup
- 110 gr – 1.10 cups Coconut