These Coconut Protein Balls are easy to make in just 10 minutes with healthy dates, crunchy pecans, almond butter and shredded coconut. Packed with flavor, protein and nutrition for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or pre-workout snack! Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, paleo and freezer-friendly!
Place the pecans in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until ingredients are broken down and the mixture clumps together. Add more nut butter or sweetener (1 Tablespoon at a time) if mixture does not stick together.
You can wet your hands slightly (so the balls do not stick or chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes before hand) then roll a tablespoon (or 1 1/2 tablespoon) of the mixture into a ball with your hands. Repeat with remaining mixture. It will make about 7-8 balls.
Optional Coconut Coating: Roll each ball into a small bowl 3 tablespoons of the reserved shredded coconut and drizzle with some melted chocolate. Chill in the fridge or freezer to set.
Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
*You can lightly toast the unsweetened shredded coconut until golden either on a skillet on medium heat or bake them on a baking sheet in the oven at 315F for 5-8 minutes for even extra flavor.