Chocolate Coconut Balls

 

I must confess, if you like to keep your hands clean, this recipe is probably not for you. I originally searched a recipe that is eggs and nuts free to be able to bring the coconut balls to my son school. And that is how I came across with this one. The original recipe had coconut oil and maple syrup or honey in it. Obviously, maple syrup or honey, both are transformed in the body to pure sugar, which is a big NO-NO for diabetes. I omitted the maple syrup/honey and added three packs of Stevia. The first time I made the coconut balls, I did not have coconut oil and I replaced it with an unsalted butter. And it worked out perfect!

Later, I was grocery shopping and got especially the coconut oil for this recipe. The second time I made those coconut balls, it was a real mess. I put it in the freezer for 10 minutes, but the mixture was too soft and I could not form the balls. So I left it for a bit longer and it became I big chunk of chocolate that froze together. I had to melt it on the stove and break the chunk and freeze again. A mess! Coconut oil is softer than the butter, therefore, the time in the freezer is important.

Today was my third time that I made the coconut balls and it worked out fabulous as you can see by the pictures!

Preparation time: ~20 minutes. Freezing time:10 minutes first time, ~ 30 minutes second time.

INGREDIENTS:  ~17 coconut balls

  • Butter, unsalted  – 1/2 cup melted
  • Cocoa powder – 1/2 cup
  • Stevia – 3 packets
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut – 1 cup
  • Oatmeal (quick oats) – 1/4 cup

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a small metal pan, melt the butter. Remove from heat and stir in cacao powder with Stevia. The smell is like you are in a chocolate shop. Add shredded coconut and mix well. Add quick oats and mix well for to an uniform mixture. Place the pan in a freezer for 10 minutes.
Afterwards, prepare a parchment paper sheet. Using ice cream scoop, form the balls by forming the shape with hand. Freeze the balls for 30 minutes before eating.

 

 

One coconut ball is about 3 g of carbs (out of the 3 g carbs, 1.5 g is fiber so about 1.5 g digestible carbs), 7.5 g of fat and ~80 calories, most of the calories come from fat.

Bon Appetit!

8 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Balls

  1. You are a persistent woman! I don’t think I’d have the patience to keep trying. Chocolate and coconut. I’m not sure if that or chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combinations. I think it depends on the day. This is a great recipe and I hope to try it soon. Maybe the week I’m on vacation. I love experimenting with recipes, though I have little to no time to do so. It’s kind of meditative, like gardening, only more exciting because you never know the outcome. Thanks for sharing, Svet!

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    1. I don’t really have a choice, since after a while you want to try something different and new. Maybe it’s also my way to make up for my previous poor eating habits. I agree that if you focus on the recipe and making it, it’s kind of relaxing, cause you don’t think about anything else. Thank you Kim for your kind words!

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    1. Thank you so much! Basically, my blog was a creative way to express myself. Also, most of my blog are recipes that are low in carbs due to recent diabetes in my family. And I hope that others can enjoy healthy low carbs food that is simple to make and delicious.

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