Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 30 mins

Yields: 25

I love chocolate, and I love coconut and so it was only natural that I would combine the two to create these sensational chocolate coconut bites. They are just sweet enough to keep your cravings at bay, and because they are in little bite-sized portions, it is easy to monitor how many you are eating.

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup shredded coconut, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 cup raw cacao butter, chopped
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ - 1 tsp stevia

Method

  • Place the shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil and honey in a food processor. Blitz until well combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using your hands, take a small amount of coconut mixture and roll it into a ball. Place on the tray and repeat until all of the mixture has been used. Place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Once the coconut bites have frozen, make the chocolate. Place the cacao butter in a plastic or heat resistant bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until the cacao butter has melted, stirring between each zap, and it has reached 105F - 113F.
  • Sift in the cacao powder and stevia, mixing thoroughly to combine.
  • Cover a cool surface with parchment paper, then pour the chocolate mixture on to it.
  • Using a spatula, move the chocolate around constantly until it thickens to a toothpaste consistency. Return it to the bowl and microwave it in 5-second intervals until the temperature is between 82F – 93F, mixing between each zap to remove any lumps.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper. Remove the bites from the freezer. Cover the coconut bites completely with melted chocolate then sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  • The chocolate will set quickly due to the cool temperature of the bites.
  • Refrigerate for 5 minutes if required. The bites will keep in the fridge in an air tight container for several days.

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