Last updated on December 3rd, 2022

Maca is a highly effective energy booster that provides essential nutrients for physical and mental performance. When combined with dates and coconut, you get a delicious energy ball that is a great pre-workout snack or tasty treat any time!  This is also a great fuel option to carry during your long runs or races.

In less than 10 minutes you’ll have about 12 coconut maca energy balls (depending on the size you make them) and if you’re patient enough to put them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, you’ll be rewarded with an even more enjoyable fudgy texture.

no bake coconut maca energy balls

No-Bake Coconut Maca Energy Balls

Melissa Boufounos
Maca, dates and coconut come together to make a delicious energy ball that is gluten free and vegan! No cooking required. You will need a food processor. 
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Minimum Fridge Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12 balls


  • 1 heaping cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maca powder, gelatinized
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour for rolling


  • Add pitted dates, shredded coconut, melted coconut oil, maca and sea salt to food processor and process until everything starts to clump together and become well combined. About 1-2 minutes. 
  • Spread coconut flour on a plate. Remove the mixture from the food processor and gently roll into balls. Roll each ball in the coconut flour until coated. Gently tap the ball against the plate to shake off excess flour. 
  • For best results, put energy balls in a sealed container in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before eating. 


You’ll likely gobble these up in a few days, but they will keep for at least a week in the fridge in a sealed container. 
The mixture is brittle at first, but after the energy balls have been in the fridge, they have a much thicker and fudgier consistency to them and they will not fall apart. 
Keyword date and coconut balls, energy ball, maca balls, no bake energy balls


By the way, if chocolate is more your thing, you have to try my Chocolate Truffle Protein Balls!

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  • Melissa Boufounos

    I'm a certified holistic nutritionist in the Ottawa area. As a longtime athlete, my focus is in performance-based nutrition coaching for young athletes and obstacle course race athletes. My mission is to help the next generation of athletes optimize their nutrition so they can optimize their performance.

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