Coconut Balls – Only 3 Ingredients

I love coconut flavored anything: candles, desserts, coffee. It’s all delicious in my mind. So as I was doing some baking for the Christmas Holidays I wanted to make easy coconut balls. I tossed a few random ingredients together and made these 3 Ingredient Coconut Balls.
3 Ingredient Coconut Balls

3 ingredient coconut balls. This easy recipe is gluten free, no bake, vegan and is a great alternative to cookies. They’re good year round from Christmas baking to bridal shower favors (plus the coconut oil has health benefits). Check this recipe out on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen. It's like homemade candy!

This weekend has been a baking weekend. I have been getting some goodies organized and frozen from the holiday season and freezing them. Whipped shortbread, turtles, cookies and cream fudge and two new additions to my blog: Biscotti Munch and Coconut Balls. If the above photo doesn’t prove it to you, they turned out beautifully. Although I will admit they look a little boring (I was going to dip them in chocolate but opted against it since I ran out of chocolate) but what they lack in appearance, they make up in flavor.

3 ingredient coconut balls. This easy recipe is gluten free, no bake, vegan and is a great alternative to cookies. They’re good year round from Christmas baking to bridal shower favors (plus the coconut oil has health benefits). Check this recipe out on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.

Making the coconut balls were relatively easy. I am pretty proud of myself for remembering to measure what I did, although as you can tell from the photo my cups are not level.

First I melted the coconut oil (I use this one).

3 ingredient coconut balls. This easy recipe is gluten free, no bake, vegan and is a great alternative to cookies. They’re good year round from Christmas baking to bridal shower favors (plus the coconut oil has health benefits). Check this recipe out on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.

Then I added the powdered sugar. I have to admit, at this point I was about ready to start eating it. It smelled so good (I love coconut oil for the very reason).

3 ingredient coconut balls. This easy recipe is gluten free, no bake, vegan and is a great alternative to cookies. They’re good year round from Christmas baking to bridal shower favors (plus the coconut oil has health benefits). Check this recipe out on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.

After a quick addition of sweetened coconut flakes (I used medium) and a few stirs, I was ready to shape the coconut mixture into balls.

3 ingredient coconut balls. This easy recipe is gluten free, no bake, vegan and is a great alternative to cookies. They’re good year round from Christmas baking to bridal shower favors (plus the coconut oil has health benefits). Check this recipe out on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.

That’s it! They’re super simple to make.

I plan on going forward with my original plan and dipping them in dark chocolate (or mint chocolate) when I create them again in a few weeks. I’ll let you know how they turn out, although I am pretty sure they’ll be awesome. It’s not often chocolate actually ruins a dessert.

Anyway, I’ll quit my blabbering as I actually have a few more items to bake and shoot for the blog (this upcoming Biscotti Munch is going to be amazing). Enjoy the recipe friends!

Coconut Balls

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3 Ingredient Coconut Balls

Great for any time of the year, but I like these at Christmas.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes (I used medium)

Directions:

  1. Melt the 1/4 cup of coconut oil in the microwave for about 45 seconds or until melted.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar.
  3. Stir in coconut.
  4. Shape into balls and enjoy or freeze until you’re ready to enjoy them.
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Easy Coconut Ball Recipes:

Nanaimo Balls

Chocolate Covered Coconut Balls

Coconut Breakfast Balls

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Reynolds Baking Sheets Parchment Paper

Silicone Baking Mat

Shredded Coconut

What’s your favorite holiday dessert?

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43 comments on “Coconut Balls – Only 3 Ingredients”

  1. I love this recipe! So easy and GLUTEN FREE!! My favourite kind!

  2. I love coconut! These sound amazing.

  3. Yum, I’m a fan of coconut too and with some gluten free guys in our family, these are perfect, thanks for the recipe. x

  4. oh yes, these dipped in dark chocolate YUM!!

  5. Those sound totally yummy. I would absolutely try them. I love coconut for that reason as well. It smells delicious!

  6. I love coconut! I will have to try these. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  7. I’m not normally a fan of coconut but slowly converting to one. These look really good!

  8. You had me at “just 3 ingredients”!! My favourite kind of desserts to make 😉

  9. I am totally in love with any recipe that takes little effort and few ingredients. It helps that I am a total sucker for coconut!

  10. An easy coconut dessert that can be frozen? Sold. And I have the ingredients. I see this happening in the near future. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  11. These look yummy! And easy. Will certainly try these. Thanks!

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  13. Such a good idea!! I love coconut too! The perfect little treat for after dinner 🙂

  14. my mom and her friend used to make these every Christmas but I think they used butter instead of coconut oil we had never heard of it then ,then they dipped in chocolate we couldn’t leave them alone they are good with pecans chopped up in them

  15. Super recipe – can’t wait to try – but…did I miss it? How many does this recipe make?
    TIA

  16. OMG, my mouth is watering just looking at those! I’m pinning so I can make these SOON!!

    Tania

  17. Love these! thanks! Visiting from the Re-Treat Link Party #96!

  18. Wow, this looks easy! Never tried it but will! Thanks.

  19. I am soooo making these for the holidays! They look like little snowballs and I love anything with coconut!

    • I love anything with coconut as well. Enjoy 🙂 Keep your eyes on the blog I have The Ultimate Christmas Cookie coming up next week 🙂

  20. I LOVE coconut. And this looks so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  21. can these be mailed

  22. This sounds so delicious. I love coconut and only 3 ingredients to make these. I will be trying these out! Thanks for sharing.

  23. I would love to try these! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!

  24. This looks simple and delicous – my kind of recipe! Thank you for sharing at #Homemattersparty

  25. I love coconut! Pinning this! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays…hope you will join us again tomorrow at 7am!

  26. Can I used toasted coconut for this recipe?

  27. Mmmmm bala de côco reminds me the many delicious treat we have in Brazil. Yummy!

  28. Can I use this recipe for chocolate Easter eggs? Also do I have to keep them refrigeratored? Please let me know because I really want to try your recipe. Thanks  

    • Hi Delores,
      I’m not sure what you mean for chocolate easter eggs. Do you mean shape them as eggs and dip in chocolate? You can do that. I would recommend keeping them cool so the coconut oil doesn’t melt.

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