Raw cacao balls

Raw cacao balls

Raw cacao balls

Brenda Janschek

These raw cacao balls will keep tummies fuller for longer. They’re gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free; plus they’re full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and lots of good stuff – and they’re absolutely delicious!

makes: 10
prep: 0:15

cook 0:30


  • 2 1/2
    cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4
    cup coconut oil
  • 1/3
    cup raw honey
  • 1/2
    cup raw cacao powder
  • 1
    tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and whiz them together well. (If you don’t have a food processor, try mixing it all by hand).
  2. The mixture should be wet but not soaked. If you find it too wet just add some more coconut. If it’s too dry, add more oil.
  3. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls with your hands, then roll the balls in shredded coconut and place them on a cookie tray.
  4. Put them in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes, or until they set.


  • You can use pure maple syrup instead of raw honey, or you can use a mixture of both.
  • For a richer flavour use more cacao powder. If you’re not a fan, use less!
  • You can either store these in the freezer (where they become firm, but not frozen) or in the fridge.
  • Recipe created by Brenda Janschek for Kidspot.