Decadent, simple snack or dessert with a touch of sweetness. These Brazil nut balls are a quick and easy treat to make as it requires no baking.  Healthy snack made in under 5 minutes with just 5 ingredients. Homemade, raw Brazil nut coconut balls.

Healthy bite sized snack. Brazil nut balls with a hint of cocoa, coconut and maple. Delicious snack to enjoy anytime of the day. These snack balls are gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan.

As we go through a lot of paper work getting ready for our big move out West here soon we’ve been coming across past recipes. We’ve been pulling a few of those recipes off to the side to make here for you on the blog. Today’s recipe is one of our favorites. We remember making this a a few years ago and loving it. We were both so happy to discover it again as it is a must-make recipe.

Madison loved snacking on these with us too. A kid approved snack!

If you love Brazil nuts but don’t know what to do with them besides eating them plain we got you covered with this recipe. Plus, we all love a good ball recipe right?

5 ingredient Brazil nut balls recipe

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We adore these Brazil nut balls and know you will too!

Honestly, we could eat these every day. You can use any nut you like as we know Brazil nuts are on the pricey side.

But so worth it as they really bring so much flavor to these energy balls.

A quick and healthy snack that is full of healthy fats to provide you with energy for your busy day. No baking. No flour. No gluten. Energy bites made from Brazil nuts and coconut. This will become your new favorite snack!

The taste from the Brazil nuts isn’t too overpowering but just right. The touch of cocoa, maple sweetness and a dash of salt really make these incredibly delicious.

 A wonderfully delicious healthy snack made from Brazil nuts and coconut.

They definitely taste decadent!

We love adding cacao nibs to ours but you can omit that. We just love the extra crunch!

And if you wanted to add an additional protein boost, substitute chocolate protein powder for the cocoa powder.

High fat energy snack - Brazil nut coconut balls. Paleo and vegan treat. This recipe will become an instant favorite with the wonderful balance of flavors - a little sweet, nutty, chocolaty and salty.

Made from only 5 ingredients and made in under 5 minutes.

We like to have one Brazil nut a day to get our selenium in us.

This recipe provides a large portion of selenium with a yummy flavor. Perfect!

These balls are mostly made from healthy fats with a good source of carbs.

Healthy Brazil Nut Energy Balls

Prep Time: 2 minutes

10-15 balls

Healthy Brazil Nut Energy Balls

This is a high fat energy snack with wonderful balance of flavors - a little sweet, nutty, chocolaty and salty. Healthy and easy snack made from Brazil nuts, cocoa, coconut and maple. Made from only 5 ingredients and made in under 5 minutes.


  • 1 cup whole Brazil nuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs (optional)
  • coconut flakes (optional if you desire to roll your balls in it)


  1. Place brazil nuts into food processor and pulse until becomes crumb-like texture.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse together.
  3. Using a small cookie scooper scoop out the balls.
  4. Roll in coconut flakes if desired.


Snacking made easy.

These are perfect to travel with too.

Let us know if you give it a try. Make sure to tag @purelytwins #purelytwins on Instagram or leave a comment. We love seeing your creations!

Do you like Brazil nuts?


Lori and Michelle

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12 thoughts on “High fat 5 ingredient energy Brazil nut bites

  1. Yum! Brazil nuts are the best!

    Posted on March 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm
    1. yes they are Aubrey, we love them 🙂

      Posted on March 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  2. I have a really bad habit of eating the whole batch of something I make, especially truffles! These ones look amazing and would be something I’d probably OD on XD

    Posted on March 23, 2016 at 8:05 pm
    1. we leave a few out and freeze the rest so we don’t go overboard 🙂

      Posted on March 24, 2016 at 8:42 pm
  3. Gonna have to try to pull these off with with my Vitamix! Looks tasty!

    Posted on April 18, 2016 at 12:45 am
  4. Where do I store them? Fridge? And how long can I make them before serving?

    Posted on August 18, 2016 at 1:23 am
    1. You can store in fridge for a few days or in freezer for longer shelf life.

      Posted on August 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  5. These sound yum! Could I use a nut butter and honey instead!?
    Thanks! ☺

    Posted on April 5, 2017 at 6:07 am
    1. not sure Jen, the texture may different as those are both “liquids”

      Posted on April 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm
  6. Can I use raw Brazil nuts?

    Posted on January 15, 2018 at 1:34 am
    1. Yes.

      Posted on January 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm