Chocolate Bliss Balls using a whole coconut (bolinhas energéticas de chocolate com côco)


These Chocolate and Coconut Bliss Balls are a raw vegan snack filled with protein and energy, packed only with real and nutritious ingredients. Perfect to nibble on-the-go.

  • 1 whole coconut
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup granola (with fruits and nuts)
  • 1 cup mixed almond and hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or other)
  • 1/3 cup cacao

Preparing the coconut:

Well to start look for  locate the 3 ‘eyes’ on the coconut.  They are easy to pierce with a screwdriver, nail, or something else.  Tap carefully 2 of the holes, and then drain the coconut water over a small bowl.  Strain the liquid through a fine sieve or cheesecloth and drink it, you deserver it 🙂

Now that you have an emptied coconut, you need to crack it. Then get coconut ‘meat’ out of the shell with a blunt knife. Then use a vegetable peeler or a knife to remove the brown skin and voilà.

Preparing the bliss balls:

Put the coconut pieces in a powerful food processor and process for a minute at full speed. Add all the other ingredients and blend together for another minute or so until creamy

Wet your hand lightly and form small balls with the dough.  Leave it as it is or roll them in coconut flakes or cocoa powder.

Store the bliss balls in a glass container  in fridge for a week or freezer for a couple months.


  • 1 côco inteiro
  • 1 caneca de tâmaras 
  • 1 caneca de granola (com frutas e nozes)
  • 1 caneca com amêndoa e avelãs
  • 1 colher de sopa de manteiga de amêndoa (ou outra)
  • 1/3 caneca de cacau

Preparar o côco:

Ora bem, para começar é necessário localizar os 3 ‘olhos’ do côco. Eles são fáceis de perfurar com uma chave de fenda, ou outra ferramenta pontiaguda.

Furar 2 dos 3 olhos; despejar a água num copo e beber  🙂

Com um martelo ou contra uma pedra no jardim partir o côco. Com uma faca de barrar manteiga, inserir a lâmina entre a parte branca e a casca.

Com um descascados ou faca afiada descascar o côco.

Preparar as bolinhas:

Colocar os pedaços de côco num processador de alimentos por um minuto a toda velocidade. Adicione todos os outros ingredientes e misture por mais um minuto ou até ficar cremoso.

Humedecer as mão com água e moldar pequenas bolas com a massa.

Deixar as bolinhas assim ou rolá-las em cacau em pó.

Armazenar num recipiente de vidro no frigorifico por uma semana ou congelar por alguns meses.


13 thoughts on “Chocolate Bliss Balls using a whole coconut (bolinhas energéticas de chocolate com côco)

  1. Ella Walsh

    I’m a runner and this is just what I need 😉 I will try them today. *** I did your vegan Snickers last weekend and OMG they are deliciousssssssss ????? cheers Ella

    • Ana Rocha ??

      I’m really happy that you are trying different recipes 😉 your feedback is really important to me ? let me know if you enjoyed this one too.

      • Ella Walsh

        they turned out absolutely perfect ? loved it. I’m a huge fan of your blog ?

  2. Cynthia

    These sound yummy and way better than processed snacks

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