I tried to call these “snackballs”, but google told me it’s actually “snack balls”….so here you go – fudgy chocolate coconut snack balls! I made these a few weeks ago when the small hungry people that live with me wanted a snack and we were a little low on groceries (always easier to get creative with what we have than to head to the grocery with 3 helpers…) They turned out good enough that I had to make another batch, and then again once school started, for lunchboxes. So I thought I would share!
Anytime something can be made in 5 minutes in just the food processor, I am in. Bonus that these have all healthy ingredients and still taste like a little snack ball of dessert! Literally, you’re just going to add all ingredients to the food processor:
Then pulse/process until well combined, until it looks like this:
Then you just add some water, process again, and done! IMPORTANT!: You’ll notice that they seem really wet after you add the 3 Tbsp water, but I promise you didn’t do it wrong. You have to let them sit for maybe 10 – 15 minutes and the oats will absorb it. It helps keep them from drying out after a few hours, and ultimately gives them the fudgy texture you want.
Store these in an airtight container for up to 3 days!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup sunbutter (or sub other nut butter)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp cacao powder (or sub cocoa powder)
- 8 pitted dates
- 1.5 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp hempseeds
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Add all ingredients except water and chocolate chips to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse/process until well combined.
Stop the machine, add water, and continue to process until well combined and moist. Stir in chocolate chips. Form into balls, whatever size you want! We do slightly smaller than a golf ball size, which makes 14. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
IMPORTANT! You'll notice that they seem really wet after you add the 3 Tbsp water, but I promise you didn't do it wrong. You have to let them sit for maybe 10 - 15 minutes and the oats will absorb it. It helps keep them from drying out after a few hours, and ultimately gives them the fudgy texture you want.