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Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls (Paleo, AIP, Nut-Free)

Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls with a bite taken out.
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These Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls are not only delicious, they’re also Paleo, AIP-friendly and nut-free! And packed with collagen and fiber for a heavenly healthy treat!

I’ve been following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) for over two weeks now, and while it definitely isn’t easy, I can honestly say I feel better than I have felt in years. Frequent stomachaches are finally a thing of the past. My daily exhaustion and anxiety are starting to subside (anti-inflammatory lifestyle choices such as getting 8-10 hours of sleep/night play a significant role here, too).

Something I still struggle with, though, is finding AIP-compliant treats that crush sugar cravings without going overboard.

In my pre-AIP life, I would just grab a small square of chocolate to calm my sweet tooth. But, as chocolate is a no-go on AIP, I am severely lacking in the treat department.

Enter: these Paleo, AIP, Nut-Free Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls.

Close up of Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls.

I know there are a lot of “bliss balls” recipes on the interwebz, but the vast majority of them call for nuts or seeds, which are also a no-go on AIP. Or they have added sugar, which is also a no-go (and unnecessary, if you ask me).

These babies are perfect, though. They’re not only nut- and seed-free, they also pack in grass-fed collagen peptides, for an added boost of protein in your fiber-filled AIP treat!

Plus, they’re super easy and quick to make, and they store well, so you can make a whole batch and enjoy a small treat whenever the craving strikes.

I took these camping with me a couple weeks ago, and they were absolutely perfect to snack on while my fellow campers were enjoying their non-AIP-compliant treats and beverages. They helped me not feel deprived while spending time with people enjoying alcoholic beverages, bread products and not-so-healthy camp food.

In fact, a few of my fellow campers may have expressed a bit of jealousy that they didn’t get to enjoy these heavenly morsels.

Stacked Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls.

What’s in these Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls?

So, what’s in these Paleo, AIP, Nut-Free Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls, you ask? Ingredients you probably already have on hand (if you keep a well-stocked AIP or Paleo pantry)!

And how easy are they to make? As easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Pulse dry ingredients in food processor.
  2. Add (pitted) dates and coconut mana and pulse again.
  3. Roll into bite-sized balls, roll in shredded coconut (you can skip this step, if you’re lazy like me), and chill!

You ought to know by now that easy is my M.O.

Other recipes to try

Looking for another AIP-friendly treat? Check out these 4-Ingredient Carob Date Bars or these Carob Collagen Bliss Balls.

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Close up of Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls.

Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls (Paleo, AIP, Nut-Free)

  • Author: Andrea
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Assemble
  • Cuisine: AIP, Paleo
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Coconut Collagen Bliss Balls are not only delicious, they’re also Paleo, AIP-friendly and nut-free! And packed with collagen and fiber for a heavenly healthy treat!



1 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked and drained

1/4 cup coconut manna (or coconut butter), softened

1/4 cup shredded coconut (+ extra for rolling)

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 Tbsp grass-fed collagen peptides

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

pinch of sea salt


  1. Pit dates and soak them in warm water for 10 minutes. If your coconut manna is hard, place the whole jar in a bowl of hot water to soften (or take the lid off and zap it in the microwave for just a few seconds at a time, stirring often. Be sure not to burn it! It burns fast).
  2. While dates are soaking, add shredded coconut, coconut flour, grass-fed collagen peptides, cinnamon, ginger and sea salt to food processor and pulse a few times to mix.
  3. Drain dates. Add drained dates and softened coconut manna to food processor and pulse until well-combined.
  4. Use a small spoon or mini cookie scoop to scoop mixture into small balls on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Roll with your hands, then roll in shredded coconut and place back on parchment paper.
  5. Transfer to fridge to chill for 30-60 minutes, then enjoy!


Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to a month.

All nutrition information is an estimate, only, using an online nutrition calculator.


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 81
  • Fat: 3.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2.6g

Keywords: coconut, collagen, bliss balls, aip, paleo, nut-free, collagen bliss balls

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  • Reply
    January 24, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Very good! The cinnamon and ginger really add depth to the flavor. Great texture too! Turned out so good, I will definitely make again!

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      January 24, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      Love this! Thank you so much for your feedback, Colleen!

  • Reply
    January 17, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Trying to make these now. I followed the instructions and they came out so dry and crumbly even pressing them together hard doesn’t make balls. Has this happened to you before?

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      January 18, 2022 at 1:10 pm

      Bummer! I have never had this happen. I’m wondering if your dates were too dry? Did you try soaking them in warm water for 10 minutes before adding them to your food processor? Or, if your coconut butter was hard when you began, it might need softened first. Let me know how it goes!

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        January 26, 2022 at 9:58 am

        Update: for the first time making them when I wrote you, I ended up adding 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil and they were much more moist but still hadn’t fully incorporated the flour. We had soaked the dates. We hadn’t softened the coconut butter. I know it says it in the ingredient list, but that left my mind by the time I got to directions, and when it didn’t say softened again, I forgot to soften it. I use another recipe that doesn’t soften the manna so it didn’t seem odd to me.

        We made them again last night. Soaked dates and softened the manna. They mixed up better but were still falling apart some when rolling them. I added coconut oil again. Oh and I used 3 Tbsp coconut flour and 3 Tbsp collagen in hopes the flour would incorporate more. I’m remembering that coconut flour never really changes from its original form once ingested. Maybe it never fully incorporates? Anyway next time I’m going to double the coconut manna and see if that does it since it being thicker might help incorporate the flour and hold them together better.

        4 stars only because I’m having to tinker with it. Love all the flavors coming together in these bliss balls!

        • Reply
          January 26, 2022 at 11:54 am

          That’s a real bummer. I’m sorry you’re having to tinker with it so much! I’m not sure what’s going on. 🙁 Thank you for your feedback, though! I have edited the recipe card to hopefully make things more clear in the directions. Let me know if you have any more feedback, or if you discover measurements that work for you!

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