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2 Ingredient Coconut Cookie Dough Balls!

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A simple no-bake snack that can be made in under 5 minutes, and both kids and adults will gobble them up:

You know I like recipes that are fast and easy.  So these coconut cookie dough balls are pretty much a dream come true. First of all, they taste like coconut cookie dough. And secondly, they’re no-bake, with just two ingredients.

It can’t get any easier than that!

I also now have new recipe tab: 5 Minute Dessert Recipes.

(If you click on the above link, you’ll see all of my recipes that take 5 minutes or less to make! I’m working on a “no-bake” tab as well.)

A simple no-bake snack that can be made in under 5 minutes, and both kids and adults will gobble them up:

I’m not even sure I can call this a “recipe.” It’s too simple!

Coconut Cookie Dough Balls

(no added sugar!)

  • Scant 2/3 cup pitted dates (80 g) (I like Sunmaid brand, because they’re softer. See the nutritional info link, below, for substitution notes)
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp coconut butter or Homemade Coconut Butter
  • Tiny pinch salt (can be omitted if desired)
  • Optional: shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc.

Blend everything together in a food processor. This makes a small batch, so I used my Magic Bullet. If you have a bigger processor, it might be best to double or triple the recipe so everything blends more smoothly. (The recipe can be done in a blender, but the results are stickier.) Smush into one big ball, then roll into little balls or bars or cookie-cuttered shapes. These will last in the refrigerator for a few weeks or frozen for a few months, or they can be frozen.

View Cookie Dough Balls Nutrition Facts


coconut cookie dough balls

Note: the cookie dough balls in the photos contain nuts. But after taking photos I revamped the recipe to make it nut-free!

If you want balls without coconut butter, try one of these similar recipes:


German-Chocolate Fudge Bites

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Girl-Scout Cookie Bites

Are you a fan of quick and simple recipes?

Or do you prefer the challenge of making fancier, more-complicated recipes? If you have any favorite quick recipe ideas, feel free to share them in the comment section.

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Published on May 2, 2012

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  1. Melissa (Better Fit) says

    These remind me of your fudge Babies- those things are a staple in our house!

    I need to get a better technique for the dates though… I use a hand blender and it all gets a bit messy and sticky! But at least it’s a delicous mess 😉

  2. jen bargnesi says

    I really want to make these, like right now but all I could find was coconut oil. The people at Trader Joe’s market said I could use the coconut oil and coconut butter interchangably, true or false?

  3. Shannon says

    I was not prepared for how good these were going to be. Added shredded coconut AND dark chocolate mini chips. Satisfies all cravings known to man.

  4. krystal says

    Sound so yummmy! Can they be frozen? I’m due in about 10 weeks & want to have as many healthy snack options on hand so I don’t end up binging on snicker bars. =)

  5. Jen B says

    Hi Katie!
    I love your blog so much! A friend introduced it to me a few months ago when she brought this recipe to a party. Ever since then I can’t get enough! I have been making at least one recipe a week and have never eaten more chocolate or been healthier in my life! Thank you for coming up with so many amazingly healthy and delicious recipes! You have an amazing talent! Even my husband can’t believe how delicious a healthy recipe can be!
    Thank you!!

  6. Jennifer says

    Hi, Katie!
    Love these cookies. A question about “serving size.” You mention making 12g balls. I don’t have anything to reference that with. About how large a cookie is 12g? Half an inch? Smaller?
    Thanks! I enjoy trying your recipes!

  7. Mandy says

    Mmmmm….. that looks so good! I love coconut and I have sweet tooth. Definitely will try out this receipe. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ann says

    Totally confused!
    I successfully made coconut butter. Yeah! I used same brand/kind you used and it worked out great.
    Then I attempted the coconut cookie dough balls. I doubled the batch because I used my Vita-Mix. I added a little extra coconut flakes and about 10-12 raw almonds because I think everything is better with nuts. Blended them for a bit.
    They turned out extremely greasy. Oil was RUNNING off my fingers. I couldn’t believe it. Was it the almonds? Or is it the coconut butter really that greasy. So confused.
    Help. Thanks!

  9. Cathy says

    A couples hours after my first post……One double batch of Chocolate Larabars……..which is too big for my food processor. I had a sticky–chocolate mess and had to divide it up. But alas. They taste great. Instead of adding any water to get it a bit thinner I added some fresh frozen cherries.
    Then I made your Oatmeal Raisin Larabars. Your chocolate dilemma is solved when you make this batch in the same container as the chocolate larabars. Wah-la Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Larabars. I added 3 drops of dark rum. Its heavenly!! 🙂

  10. john Coffer says

    Hey Ms
    ..for this recipe…can’t we just dunk these cute little date-coconut only x2 ingredients into local artisan melted dark chocolate to complete your recipe?? The don’t need coconut sugar as they are already sweet enough withe dates. Ultimate but Awesome truffle from C.C.K!

  11. Beth Saunders says

    Breakfast!!! These coconut cookie babies were amazing!! I am SOOO thankful for your healthy dessert website!

  12. Beatriz Rudisill says

    I absolutely love all of your healthy and tasty recipes, I have made a lot of them they are delicious particularly the black bean brownies, cheese less cheesecake with greek yougurt. Thank you sooo much for sharing these lovely recipes with the rest of us God bless and I really appreciate you!!
    Thank you for being so nice

  13. Erica says

    What did I do wrong? I doubled the recipe and added shredded coconut and a tiny bit of mini chocolate chips. It wasn’t sticky and holding form. It just crumbled when I tried working with it.

  14. Kiki says

    Loved this recipe!!! It’s so EASY, SO FLAVOURFUL and HEALTHY.
    It’s also very versatile, you can but almost anything in it. I put coconut oil, shredded coconut and chocolate chips.
    I’ve heard apples & dates are delicious too.



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