Be warned! After you try these keto friendly, low-carb chocolate balls, it will be hard for you to stop eating. They are super dense with chocolate and have a twist that gives them the perfect crunchiness.

They are simple to make, no special equipment required, and they are my perfect solution for times when I have a sweet tooth, but don’t want to overdue the carbs.

You can make these chocolate balls in their keto version, by using quality dark chocolate, with at least 85% solid cacao, or you can use sweeter chocolate, if you don’t have any sugar limitations. Whichever dark chocolate you choose, make sure it is a quality one, without any additives.

If you have allergies, or simply don’t like coconut, you can use almond flour or crushed cookies instead. You can replace the pecan nuts in the recipe with other seeds. I don’t recommend reducing them completely because they give the extra twist of crunchiness.

Chocolate balls, keto friendly, low-carb, vegan

These chocolate balls are super easy to make, and they are made with only five ingredients. They are the perfect snack if you are on a keto or low-carb diet.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack, sweet
Cuisine Israeli
Servings 10 balls


  • 100 g quality dark chocolate*
  • 40 g shredded coconut** about 1/2 cup
  • 50 g pecan nuts*** about 1/2 cup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • Optional: Quality dark cacao powder for decoration


  • Place the pecan nuts on a pre-heated pan and cook them for 1-2 minutes from both sides. Be careful not to burn them, so better use low heat and mix them.
  • Let the pecans cool and chunk them them to pieces roughly using your hands.
  • Melt the chocolate in a heating pot, preferably with a double boiler for non-direct heat, but not a must.

  • Mix the chocolate with the shredded coconut, add the almond butter and salt and mix well. Lastly, add 2/3 of the pecan nuts and mix well.
  • Set the bladder to cool for a few minutes in the freezer or 10-20 minutes in the refrigerator first. Once the bladder is firm enough, start making balls with your hands.
  • Once the chocolate balls are ready, you can dip them in the pecan nuts that you set aside. If needed, cut the pecans smaller with a knife or by pulsing in a blender. If you like, you can coat some of the balls with quality cacao powder or additional shredded coconut.


*I use 85% quality solid cacao for the keto version, but brands with a higher sugar ratio, like 70% solid cacao, would give a sweeter result. You can also add a bit of sweetner if needed.
**You can use coconut flour or almond flour instead of shredded coconut. If you eat carbs – you can make flour by pulsing digestive cookies in the blender. 
***You can replace the pecans with walnuts. If you have nut allergy, you can use sunflower seeds instead.  
Keyword chocolate, chocolate balls, easy, gluten free, healthy dessert, keto, low carb, paleo, Plant based, sugar free, vegan, vegetarian