Love cherry ripes? But hate the sugar associated with them? Well we have a solution! These are even tastier and sugar free!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Freezing Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serves: 12
Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: Australian
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, vegan


  • 1 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract, optional
  • 1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen

Chocolate Coating

  • 1 cup 85% dark chocolate


  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Add all the filling ingredients to a food processor.
  • Pulse until mixture comes together but still has texture.
  • Roll tablespoons of the mixture into round balls, place on the baking tray and freeze for at least twenty minutes.
  • Just before the coconut balls are done in the freezer, melt store-bought chocolate over a double boiler being careful not to seize the chocolate.
  • Remove the coconut balls from the freezer and roll them in the melted chocolate so they are completely coated.
  • Place balls on a tray and sit in the fridge to set before serving.


These balls will require refrigeration. You can also store them in the freezer for 1-2 months.
Nutrition Facts
Not Quite Cherry Ripe Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137.2 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 9.2g58%
Carbohydrates 6.6g2%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 5.2g6%
Protein 1.3g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.