These No-Bake Coconut Bites are simple to make with only two ingredients. They taste like little cake balls. Easy, vegan, gluten-free and oil-free.
I created these coconut cake bites on a whim, which turned out better than I thought. This recipe has become a quick and easy one you can whip up for celebrations or as a snack. They require 2 ingredients, no food processor, and just 10 minutes to make!
Coconut flour can be tricky to use. And maybe because of that, I believe a recipe with coconut flour should be simple to make it work.
Coconut flour is tricky because it’s dry (hello, dry crumbled recipe attempts). And it’s also not easy to use as a replacement for any other flour. Coconut flour is different than all the other flours. The texture, taste, and way to work with it are so different from any other flour.
When I have a pack of coconut flour in my kitchen cupboard, I like to add a scoop into a smoothie or sprinkle a bit over a smoothie bowl or oats, but when it comes to baking, I tend to be hesitant or prefer to mix it with other flours.
Last month, when I visited Prague, I enjoyed a delicious snack and couldn’t believe it was made with only 2 ingredients. The idea for these No-Bake Coconut Bites was born.
So, when coconut flour is intimidating, keep it simple. For this recipe, this means no oven, no kitchen equipment, and only 2 ingredients.
The good thing about coconut flour is that it contains fat without having to add oils; it’s grain- and gluten-free and it contains fibers.
These bites naturally-sweetened, rich in healthy fats, grain-and gluten-free.
HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE COCONUT BITES
The base for these bites is water, Medjool dates, and coconut flour. Optionally you can add vanilla or cinnamon, but I love the simplicity of these bites.
Medjool dates are (of course) very sweet, but also coconut flour is a more sweet flour, so there is no need to add more sweeteners.
If you love the idea of these bites but don’t have coconut flour on hand, you can use almond flour or oat flour instead. But since coconut flour contains healthy fats, it helps form the balls much easier than, for example, almond flour.
Once you have combined all the ingredients in a bowl, simply scoop the mixture into bites and roll it into balls. There is no need for toppings; they are irresistible just like that. You truly can’t go wrong with this recipe.
FINAL NO-BAKE TIPS
These cake bites are very simple to make and taste a bit like lightly baked cake.
This simple recipe works because of the combination of fibers and fats (coconut flour) with sweetness and more fibers (Medjool dates).
Date paste is a staple in my kitchen, and you can make it yourself from scratch (I wrote an entire blog post about it), or you can use a store-bought version.
The only thing you should keep in mind while making these bites is to make sure you don’t add too much date paste or too much flour. Follow the recipe below, and you should be able to create the same bites. However, your flour brand might have a different consistency, or your date paste is moister or drier. So keep an eye on the texture and add the flour slowly. Too little flour will make the batter too sticky to roll, and too much flour will result in a batter that is too crumbly to roll.
Once you have a good consistency that is easy to roll into bites, place the no-bake bites in the fridge so they can firm up. But you can also serve them right away. I couldn’t resist taking a bite from the batter. Oh my, so cake-like!
You will love these bites. They are:
- Naturally sweet
- They contain healthy fats
- These bites taste like cake
- Quick & easy to make
- Easy for on the-go
These bites are a perfect easy celebrative treat, but they are also a great snack to have on hand throughout the week.
Are you craving more snack bites? Be sure to check out the following recipes too:
Tahini Chocolate Vegan Fudge
Vegan Gingerbread Bites
Almond Fig Bites
If you want more coconut flour recipes, this coconut butter cookie recipe might be something for you. For some, it’s too dry, and others love it.
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No-Bake Coconut Bites
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: about 19 medium cake bites 1x
- Category: sweet, snack
- Diet: Vegan
Tender, naturally sweetened No-Bake Coconut Bites with dates, and coconut flour! So simple, delicious cake flavor, and the perfect healthier snack or dessert! Just 10 minutes, 2 ingredients, and no food processor required.
- 1 cup/200 gr date paste, click here for the recipe
- 2 to 3 cups coconut flour (1 cup is 100 grams)
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine the date paste and a little bit of coconut flour in a bowl.
Slowly add the rest of the coconut flour.
Mix with a spoon for a few minutes until you have a batter that stays together when you squeeze it between your fingers.
Roll into balls.
Serve or keep in the fridge to create a firmer bite.
Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Keywords: No-Bake Coconut Bites, snack, sweet
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