Chocolate Coconut Balls {5-ingredients}

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Chocolate Coconut Balls are one of our favorite no-bake holiday treats. A sweet, moist, coconut center, covered in a chocolate coating with only 5-ingredients! These are so Easy to make and always a huge hit with everyone.

If you love coconut like we do, you might want to also try these Coconut Macaroons, Hello Dolly Bars and our German Chocolate Cupcakes.

chocolate coconut balls in a bowl for the Holidays

Chocolate Coconut Balls

For this recipe you will want to use dessicated coconut. That’s a bit different from shredded coconut – it’s finely shredded coconut that is not sweetened. If you do not have this, go ahead and use regular shredded coconut. That’s OKAY. I personally would pulse the coconut in a blender a few times, but I am a bit picky with texture. We also show you below how to cut back on the sugar to make a healthier version of these yummy coconut balls.

Chocolate Coconut Balls in mini Cupcake Liners

How To Make Coconut Balls

This is a recipe that my grandma made every holiday season.  She loved coconut and would bake with it all the time, especially around the Holidays.  Chocolate Coconut Balls are completely no-bake though.  All you need to do is melt a bit of chocolate; that’s as hard as ‘baking’ gets in this yummy recipe. Even though this recipe is super easy, it will take a bit of patience dipping each ball in the chocolate. It’s worth it though, trust me!

Ingredients you will need:

  • coconut
  • powdered sugar
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • shortening

Coconut Balls in mini cupcake liners


  1. You start by mixing the coconut, sweetened condensed milk and powdered sugar. Form the mixture into balls and place on a pan lined with wax paper. Place the balls in the fridge to firm.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening. Dip the balls into the chocolate mixture getting rid of any access chocolate.
  3. Place the balls back on the paper and let them set.

chocolate truffles on wax paper

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Balls

  • 2 cups dessicated coconut
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips for melting

Follow the recipe as listed below using these ingredients.

Chocolate Covered Coconut Bon Bons on a wood plate

Tips and Tricks

  • We love to use this chocolate dipping tool for recipes like this and makes it so much easier.
  • Add an almond in the center. It will taste just like an Almond Joy Candy Bar!
  • You can also add in chopped almonds to the coconut mixture.
Coconut Balls dipped in Chocolate inside and outside
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Chocolate Coconut Balls

Servings: 30 balls
Total: 20 minutes



  • In a large bowl combine confectioners sugar with coconut and condensed milk.
  • Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place onto a pan lined with wax paper. Place in refrigerator until firm.
  • In a microwave-safe glass bowl, melt the chocolate chips with shortening, removing to stir once or twice until smooth.
  • Dip each ball into the chocolate allowing the excess chocolate to drip off. Place the chocolate balls onto the waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in refrigerator.

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Serving: 30g | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg



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