Coconut Bites are a delicious and healthy snack that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Made from coconut flakes, these bite-sized treats are packed with flavor and nutrition. They’re perfect for an on-the-go snack or as a treat you can enjoy whenever you're craving something sweet.
Coconut bites are made with only the most healthy ingredients, including coconut flakes, coconut oil, dates, nuts, and freeze-dried fruit. This combination of ingredients creates a snack that is both sweet and slightly savory, with a hint of tropical flavor.
The coconut flakes provide a crunchy texture while the coconut oil adds healthy fats to the mix. And the dates add just enough sweetness to make these bites irresistible.
Coconut bites are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. They’re also low in calories and sugar, making them a great snack for those watching their weight.
These bites are easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. You can also customize your coconut bites by adding different flavors and ingredients. I've included a bunch of different ideas in this post to help you customize them to your preferences.
Trust me, when you make these coconut bites once, you'll want to have them on hand all the time!
Want to learn how to make these Coconut Bites at home? Then keep on reading!
Table of Contents
- What are Coconut Bites?
- What Makes This Coconut Bites Recipe Special?
- What You Need to Make Coconut Bites at Home
- How to Make Coconut Bites (Step-by-Step)
- Recipe Variation Ideas for Coconut Bites
- How to Store Leftover Coconut Bites
- Similar Recipes You'll Love
- Recipe Card
- Healthy Coconut Bites (Video Recipe!)
What are Coconut Bites?
Coconut Bites are a delicious, no-bake snack that is perfect for those looking for a healthy snack to have on the go. They are made with nuts, freeze-dried raspberries, and coconut flakes for a chewy, sweet treat.
Coconut Bites are an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth without the unhealthy refined sugar found in many snacks.
These bites are also great for those who are always on the go. They can be easily stored in a snack bag and taken with you wherever you go, so you don't have to worry about finding unhealthy snacks when hunger strikes.
They're also incredibly easy to make. All you need is some nuts, freeze-dried raspberries, coconut flakes, and a few other ingredients. Once you have all the ingredients, it only takes a few minutes to mix everything together and form the bites. Trust me, you're going to absolutely love them!
What Makes This Coconut Bites Recipe Special?
This Coconut Bites recipe is special because it is a healthier alternative to traditional granola bars. It has no unhealthy refined sugar, but at the same time is perfectly sweet enough that will not only keep hunger away but will satisfy your sweet cravings for some time.
It also requires very few ingredients and can be made in just a few minutes. This makes it perfect for those who are always on the go and need a quick snack.
These Coconut Bites are also incredibly versatile. You can easily customize them to your liking by adding different nuts, dried fruits, or even chocolate chips.
You can also make them in advance and store them in an airtight container for up to a week. This makes them perfect for meal prepping and having healthy snacks on hand whenever you need them.
Finally, these Coconut Bites are incredibly delicious. The combination of coconut, almonds, and dried fruit creates a chewy, sweet treat that is sure to satisfy your cravings.
What You Need to Make Coconut Bites at Home
All you need are some basic ingredients that you can easily find in a grocery store near you. Most can be bought in bulk as well. Here's everything you'll need to make these coconut bites at home:
- Coconut flakes: First of all, we'll need some coconut flakes for our coconut bites! I've always used unsweetened coconut flakes for this recipe. Using sweetened coconut will make these balls too sweet.
- Medjool dates: Next, we'll need some dates. They add a natural sweetness that is caramel-like in taste and also act as one of the binding agents in the recipe.
- Almond flour: We'll also be adding some almond flour or almond meal to our mixture as it'll help with thickening it. Alternatively, you can also use coconut flour.
- Almonds: We'll also need some dry roasted almonds. I've used the salted kind for this recipe but you can also use unsalted dry roasted almonds and add ⅛ teaspoon sea salt.
- Freeze-dried raspberries: You'll also need some freeze-dried fruits to add more flavor and take your coconut bite to the next level. I've tried using different kinds of freeze-dried fruit over the years, but the raspberry flavor is my favorite!
- Coconut oil: We'll also be adding some coconut oil to our coconut bites to help bind everything together into small balls. You can substitute coconut oil with some nut butter such as almond butter to turn these into energy bites!
- Vanilla extract: You'll also need some vanilla extract as this will add flavor and also enhance the flavor of all the other ingredients!
How to Make Coconut Bites (Step-by-Step)
These no-bake treats are the perfect snack to make ahead. You can make several batches at once, freeze them and pull them out as you need them. Here's what you'll need to do to make them step by step:
Start by toasting coconut flakes in a small skillet for about 3 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally until the flakes turn golden in color then set aside to cool a bit. In the meantime, remove pits from the dates, melt coconut oil, and measure out all dry ingredients.
Into a food processor, add pitted dates, toasted coconut flakes, almond flour, salted almonds, and freeze-dried raspberries.
Process for about a minute or so, and then add vanilla extract and melted coconut oil. Process for another minute.
Then stop the food processor, remove the lid, and use a silicone spatula to remove unprocessed nuts stuck to the bottom and sides of the food processor container then process for 30 more seconds.
Using a tablespoon ice cream scoop, scoop some of the coconut mixture and transfer it into our hands. Squeeze the crumbs together in your hand and then roll them into small bite-size balls.
Place rolled bites onto a platter lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Let them chill in the fridge for an hour and then transfer them into a storage container with a lid.
Your delicious Coconut Bites are ready to be served!
Recipe Variation Ideas for Coconut Bites
The great thing about this recipe is that it can be easily adapted to suit your taste. You can add extra nuts or use different flavors of freeze-dried fruit. Let's look at some of the ideas you can try:
Nuts: You can add whichever nuts you love most, including pecans, cashews, walnuts, and pistachios. All of them will work great for the flavors in this recipe and I'm sure you're going to love how it turns out!
Seeds: To add more nutrition, you can flaxseeds or chia seeds to your coconut mixture too! It'll add healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber to your coconut bites making them even more delicious and nutritious!
Other sweeteners: You can also add other sweeteners to the recipe including maple syrup and honey. Adjust the almond flour to make sure the consistency turns out right.
Chocolate: If you want to turn these into a treat, you can also add some small dark chocolate chunks to it to really take the flavor to the next level!
How to Store Leftover Coconut Bites
You can store your coconut bites in an airtight container in a cool place at room temperature or preferably in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Alternatively, you can place them in freezer-safe bags and freeze them for up to one month.
Enjoy them as a snack or use them as a topping for yogurt, oatmeal, or ice cream. No matter how you enjoy them, coconut bites are sure to be a hit!
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Healthy Coconut Bites (Video Recipe!)
- ½ cup – unsweetened coconut flakes
- 20 – organic Medjool dates pitted
- ½ cup – almond flour
- 1 cup – salted almonds
- 1.3 oz – freeze-dried raspberries (or any other freeze-dried fruit
- 1 tsp. – pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. – coconut oil melted
How to Make Coconut Bites
- These no-bake treats are the perfect snack to make ahead. You can make several batches at once, freeze them and pull them out as you need them. Here's what you'll need to do to make them step by step:
- Start by toasting coconut flakes in a small skillet for about 3 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally until the flakes turn golden in color then set aside to cool a bit. In the meantime, remove pits from the dates, melt coconut oil, and measure out all dry ingredients.
- Into a food processor, add pitted dates, toasted coconut flakes, almond flour, salted almonds, and freeze-dried raspberries.
- Process for about a minute or so, and then add vanilla extract and melted coconut oil. Process for another minute.
- Then stop the food processor, remove the lid, and use a silicone spatula to remove unprocessed nuts stuck to the bottom and sides of the food processor container then process for 30 more seconds.
- Using a tablespoon ice cream scoop, scoop some of the coconut mixture and transfer it into our hands. Squeeze the crumbs together in your hand and then roll them into small bite-size balls.
- Place rolled bites onto a platter lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Let them chill in the fridge for an hour and then transfer them into a storage container with a lid.
- Your delicious Coconut Bites are ready to be served!
This recipe was originally posted on January 16, 2019 (original picture below), and updated for a better user experience. The post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure.
The recipe was adapted from Fifteen Spatulas and adjusted to my liking.