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Coconut balls.

Easy Coconut Balls

No-bake balls of shredded coconut, flavored with a dash of rum. They are easy to make and taste absolutely delicious!
Course cookies
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Czech Christmas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 25 balls
Calories 85kcal


  • 1 and ⅓ cups (100 g) dry shredded coconut finely ground; for dough
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
  • ½ stick (55 g) unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp dark rum
  • 3 Tbsp (22 g) dark cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup (25 g) shredded coconut finely ground; for coating


  • Place the coconut, egg white, cocoa powder, butter, rum, and icing sugar in a bowl.
  • Work into a dough and place in the fridge for an hour to set.
  • Scoop out equal-sized pieces of the dough, roll each into a small ball between your palms, and coat it in coconut.
  • Place the coconut balls in paper candy cups.


  • Makes about 25 balls (if they are around 1 inch in diameter).
  • The coconut balls in this recipe are just sweet enough. If you find the dough too runny, add some shredded coconut rather than sugar.
  • The cookie balls are moist and pretty soft; once made, refrigerate them to firm up.
  • STORAGE: Place the coconut balls in a resealable container and store them in a cool, dry place. The top of the fridge is ideal, where they will last for about five days.


Calories: 85kcal