These chocolate covered protein bounty balls are a healthy, homemade version of the classic candy bar. Made of only 6 simple ingredients, these easy to make protein balls are the perfect post-workout treat. This no-bake recipe is also paleo, vegan, gluten-free, flourless, dairy-free and… guilt-free! | #paleo #vegan #glutenfree #postworkout #protein #healthy #treat #cleaneating

Coconut Protein Bounty Balls (Vegan, Chocolate Covered)

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 15 balls
Calories 189 kcal
Author One Clever Chef


  • 2 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup whey vanilla protein powder*
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour Skip this ingredient for the vegan version
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup OPTIONAL
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate** melted


  1. Mix all of the above ingredients in a large mixing bowl (except for melted dark chocolate, of course).
  2. Roll the preparation into 1-inch balls.
  3. Transfer to freezer for about an hour.
  4. Slowly melt dark chocolate in a double boiler.
  5. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  6. Dip the balls in dark chocolate then place them on the lined baking pan. (You can use a fork and a spoon to manipulate the coconut balls or a dipping scoop if you have one)
  7. Optional: Top with extra melted chocolate, using a small spoon.
  8. Optional: Top with fleur de sel
  9. Transfer to freezer for about 10 minutes.
  10. Place the balls in an airtight container.
  11. Keep refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

* Use Plant-Based vanilla protein powder for vegan and/or paleo version. When doing so, do not use coconut flour and gradually add more coconut milk, spoon by spoon, until you can easily shape the mixture into balls. This step is very important as plant-based protein powder absorbs much more moisture than regular whey.
** The type of dark chocolate used should be compliant with your personal diet.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Protein Bounty Balls (Vegan, Chocolate Covered)
Amount Per Serving (1 Ball)
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.