Cacao Nut Balls

Cacao, nut butter and nuts make up these delicious low carb balls that are my favourite go to snack whenever I need a little pick me up or a special treat.  Cacao Nut Balls are very simple to make and is a quick recipe that you can whip together in about 15 minutes.


Favourite Nuts

Although these Cacao Nut Balls are coated with hazelnuts and toasted coconut, you can always swap it up with your favourite nuts like ground walnut, pecan or even pistachios would be a nice treat.  I have a love of hazelnut, probably for my love of nutella that I don’t enjoy any longer 🙁

When to Make These Balls…

These Cacao Nut Balls only need a handful of ingredients and only 15 minutes of your time.  These are great for a before workout power snack or they go great with my morning coffee for a little pick me up when I didnt get enough sleep.  They are so good you just might end up eating them all in one sitting, so be careful to limit yourself to make them last.

Cacao Nut Balls – Low Carb

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1 Ball

Calories per serving: 157

Fat per serving: 12.4

Cacao Nut Balls – Low Carb



  1. Combine the crushed hazelnuts and toasted coconuts in a small bowl
  2. In a medium bowl add all other ingredients and mix well with a fork
  3. Using a tablespoon scoop out mixture and form into 1 inch balls
  4. Roll into the hazelnut/coconut mixture and coat well
  5. Enjoy!


Protein 2.7g Carbs 4.7g Fiber 1.9g Net Carbs 2.8g

If you are looking for a more savoury snack, check out these Low Carb Ricotta Bites!

What are your favourite go to snacks to make in a pinch?

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