High fat 5 ingredient energy Brazil nut bites

by purelytwins

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.

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

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.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes


  • 1 cup whole Brazil nuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 23 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.


  • Serving Size: 10-15 balls

Snacking made easy.

These are perfect to travel with too.

Do you like Brazil nuts?


Lori and Michelle

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Aubrey March 23, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Yum! Brazil nuts are the best!

purelytwins March 24, 2016 - 8:41 pm

yes they are Aubrey, we love them 🙂

Cassie March 23, 2016 - 8:05 pm

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

purelytwins March 24, 2016 - 8:42 pm

we leave a few out and freeze the rest so we don’t go overboard 🙂

Madrat April 18, 2016 - 12:45 am

Gonna have to try to pull these off with with my Vitamix! Looks tasty!

Mary August 18, 2016 - 1:23 am

Where do I store them? Fridge? And how long can I make them before serving?

purelytwins August 18, 2016 - 3:54 pm

You can store in fridge for a few days or in freezer for longer shelf life.

Jen April 5, 2017 - 6:07 am

These sound yum! Could I use a nut butter and honey instead!?
Thanks! ☺

purelytwins April 5, 2017 - 11:02 pm

not sure Jen, the texture may different as those are both “liquids”

Aki January 15, 2018 - 1:34 am

Can I use raw Brazil nuts?

purelytwins January 15, 2018 - 10:06 pm


Chris February 20, 2023 - 8:54 am

Can the coconut butter be substituted? I’ve never even heard of it and not sure where to buy it. But this looks like a recipe I’d love to use!

purelytwins March 6, 2023 - 7:33 pm

Coconut butter is just ground up coconut flakes. You can make you own but blending in a strong food processor or blender some coconut flakes until they become smooth.

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