4-Ingredient Coconut Balls (No Bake)

No-Bake Coconut Balls covered in cocoa powder, a sweet bite-size treat not only for your better half, but also for friends and family. Just 4 ingredients, and you have the perfect recipe to win anybody’s heart. A great dessert for any party.


A bowl with coconut balls dusted in cocoa powder with one truffle bitten into

Just make sure you don’t eat these coconut truffles up yourself, they can easily get you addicted to them.

I always find myself buying a box of chocolates or sweets when I have no idea what else to buy as a present, after all, you can never go wrong with that.

So why not get the box ready yourself? A red heart-shaped one is just perfect to impress your loved one, no matter what the occasion is. After all, love is not celebrated only on Valentine’s Day, right?

If you love coconut, you must try these truffles. What I love about them is how the bitterness of the cocoa powder goes so well with the sweetness of the desiccated coconut and condensed milk.

Or you can cover them in chocolate instead of cocoa poweder, that’s entirely up to you.

I used to find the condensed milk too sweet for my liking, and preferred to use the light version, which was less sweet.

Even so, you really must not add any more sugar.  For this recipe, however, the cocoa powder does the trick, so no need for the light condensed milk. So easy to prepare them, no baking required.

6 coconut balls on a baking paper

Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros vs Coconut Balls

These coconut balls remind me of the Brazilian brigadeiros, which are similar in shape and taste, but use a different technique.

While for these balls all you need to so is combine the ingredients together, shape into balls, dust in cocoa powder, and job done, the brigadeiros have to be cooked first until the chocolate base thickens a bit.

But it’s safe to say that both recipes are scrumptious, and perfect choice for any party, where messy desserts are not such a good idea. They keep well in the fridge, ideally in an air-tight plastic container, so they don’t dry out quickly.

Don’t you just love desserts that are quick and easy to make? And no bake whatsoever!!!

A red-heart shaped box with 6 coconut balls coated in cocoa powder

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5 from 3 votes
Coconut truffles dusted in cocoa powder
4-Ingredient Coconut Balls
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

4-Ingredient Coconut Balls, a delicious bite-size treat made with dessicated coconut, condensed milk and coated in cocoa powder.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: bite-size treats
Servings: 15 balls
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 200 g desiccated coconut
  • 200 g condensed milk
  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g cocoa powder
  1. In a large bowl, add the desiccated coconut and condensed milk.

  2. The butter is best to be used at room temperature, ideally quite soft, but if in rush, just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds, making sure it does not melt completely.
  3. Mix in the butter, then use your hands to shape the mixture into small balls.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then roll the balls into cocoa powder.
  5. Serve chilled.
Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Nutrition Facts
4-Ingredient Coconut Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Potassium 223mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 5%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Enjoy! 🙂





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  • Reply
    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
    April 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    These truffles look so delicious! I want to make them so badly. Pinning!

  • Reply
    April 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Coconut and cocoa are great tastes for truffles!

  • Reply
    Lynz Real Cooking
    April 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Looks so lovely!

  • Reply
    Millie Thom
    April 5, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Decadent seems to be the right word for these. The look and sound so gorgeous.

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    Classic chocolate brigadeiros
    January 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm

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