Chocolate Coconut Clusters Recipe

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Chocolate Coconut Clusters Recipe
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This recipe is almost too good to be healthy, and amazingly, it is one of my family’s most delicious and healthy dessert recipes!

Chocolate Coconut Clusters

These chocolate coconut clusters also have only 5 ingredients, are simple to make, and kids love them! My kids eat these like candy…. in fact, they prefer these to candy! They taste like a mixture of almond joy bars and raw coconut macaroons, and are a dessert you can feel good about letting your kids have because they are packed with healthy fats.
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Nutrient Rich Ingredients

The simple but nutrient dense ingredients are what make these so delicious, filling, and nourishing. They contain:

  • Coconut flakes: A great source of protein, fiber, and beneficial fats.
  • Coconut Oil: Has hundreds of uses and benefits. A great source of medium chain triglycerides and beneficial lauric acid. It is also filling and anti-fungal, making it effective at fighting overgrowth in the digestive track. I wrote another post about 7 ways to eat more coconut oil if you’re interested in incorporating more coconut oil into your diet.
  • Almond Butter: Another source of quality fats and protein and it provides great flavor to this recipe. Sub or leave out if you have an allergy.
  • Dark Chocolate: Good source of magnesium and antioxidants. Some studies even suggest it might lower the risk of heart disease.
Who doesn't love chocolate? These chocolate coconut clusters are delicious and healthy. Only 5 ingredients and the kids can help make them!

Chocolate Coconut Clusters Recipe

A simple and rich nutrient-packed dessert with coconut, coconut oil, almond butter, and vanilla wrapped in a dark chocolate shell.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories 212kcal
Author Katie Wells




  • In medium bowl, mix coconut flakes, the 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, almond butter, and vanilla until well mixed.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Using hands, form into 1 inch balls and put on a plate lined with parchment paper.
  • Put the plate in the freezer until the clusters harden completely.
  • Once the clusters have hardened, melt the chocolate in a double boiler with 1 TBSP coconut oil, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  • Dip the clusters into the chocolate and put back on a plate or in a small baking dish
  • Put them into refrigerator and eat once they get cold.
  • Enjoy the awesome mixture of crunchy chocolate shell and chewy coconut center!


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Coconut Clusters Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 clusters)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.3g30%
Saturated Fat 16.2g101%
Sodium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 8.6g3%
Fiber 3.3g14%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 1.8g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Keep in the refrigerator up to two weeks (if they last that long!)

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Who doesn't love chocolate? These chocolate coconut clusters are delicious and healthy. Only 5 ingredients and the kids can help make them!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


163 responses to “Chocolate Coconut Clusters Recipe”

  1. Lisa M Avatar

    5 stars
    I made these tonight after a long hiatus. What I love most is how they aren’t super sweet like macaroons. I also like that they’re healthy. Additionally, I can eat theses on a carb conscious eating plan. I add course salt (Pure Ocean) on top and the flavors blend beautifully. I like a mix of 100% and semi-sweet chocolate for these. These are a favorite amongst the crowd. I wish I could post a picture.

  2. Sarah Avatar

    2 stars
    Honestly I was so excited to make these as the reviews were great; however, mine didn’t come out like the picture and the instructions. My mixture wasn’t white like the picture. I had to add some honey as the mixture wasn’t sweet at all. After I refrigerated the mixture, I couldn’t form it into balls- it kept falling apart. What did I do wrong? I was very disappointed. I ended up having to spread the mixture into a pan and spread some of the melted chocolate on top. It tastes fine but I was really looking forward to having a dessert that looked like your picture.

    1. Jamie Larrison Avatar

      Adding the honey likely made the mixture too thin to hold together. Since coconut oil is solid at room temperature and honey is a liquid the consistency wouldn’t work for shaping into balls.

  3. Stephanie Avatar

    Hello! I followed the instructions to the T. My coconut filling is tan, I assume from the almond butter. Your’s appears to be white. Did you use a different nut butter? Cashew? Or perhaps coconut butter?

  4. Lisa Avatar

    5 stars
    These are sooo delicious. They dont even last 2 days in my home, lol. We all love them. It’s great to have such an easy, healthy & yummy snack to make for my grandson on short notice. Thank you Katie!

  5. Christine Avatar

    Sound totally yummy. Why almond butter? Can another nut butter be used that would still taste good? I’m allergic to almonds.

  6. Kay Avatar

    Hi y’all, I don’t know when this was originally posted, but today [February 6, 2018] there are NO amounts on the ingredients list or in the Instructions! I even tried clicking the “Print” button but only get the instructions… Can someone tell me what happened? I’d love to try these, but I’m not good enough to guess at the proportions of the ingredients (although I see in a few of the comments that it should be 1/3 cup coconut oil, I’ve no idea what the rest of the amounts should be). Thanks in advance for any help… In His grace, Kay [in VA]

  7. Michelle Avatar

    This looks awesome! However, I have a nut allergy. Would you recommend Sunflower butter as an alt to Almond butter?

  8. Marci Avatar

    I’m a little confused with the measurement of coconut oil…on the ingredient list it’s 1/3 cup coconut oil but in the instructions it says add 2/3 cup. Also, i could only find a large bag of coconut flakes, 14 ounces so I weighed out 5 ounces to use and when this was all mixed with the peanut butter (I don’t have almond butter on hand) the filling is very brown in color, nothing like the picture. Any advice or clarification? Thanks!

  9. Cortlin Avatar

    5 stars
    I made the switch to whole, real food about 6 weeks ago. I completely cut out all forms of refined sugar and this was the first “dessert” I made myself. So, so good! I generally don’t follow recipes exactly so I just used as much oil as I felt was necessary. I also added a mashed banana, put it all into a food processor, then flattened the whole mixture into a square Tupperware layered with parchment, poured a little coconut oil on top, and popped it in the freezer for a bit. Then poured the chocolate on and then back to the freezer. After 15 minutes I pulled it out and cut into squares. Absolutely delicious. This is just one of many recipes on your site that I have been enjoying, thank you!!

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