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Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites with coconut sprinkled on.

Naturally Sweet Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 1x

Description

These dark chocolate coconut bites are naturally sweet and creamy on the inside and covered with a layer of delicious chocolate!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate for topping

Instructions

  1. Pulse the coconut in a food processor until sticky crumbs form. Set aside about 1/4 cup of the mixture.
  2. Mix the coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and sea salt. Stir in the coconut from step one. Form the mixture into small balls by squeezing until a ball forms. The mixture will be crumbly, so it doesn’t work to put the mixture in your hands and roll it. You have to squeeze it. There will be a little bit of excess oil – that’s okay.
  3. Once you have the balls rolled, refrigerate for 1 hour or so until they are firm. At this point, if you want, you should be able to take them out and re-roll them to get the shape just right since they’ll be firm and malleable.
  4. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut and shake or stir constantly for a few minutes until the coconut is lightly browned and fragrant.
  5. Melt the chocolate for a minute or so in the microwave. Stir it until it’s smooth. Dip each coconut ball in the chocolate and remove with a fork, letting excess chocolate drip off. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and top with the toasted coconut from step three. Freeze or refrigerate to set the chocolate. I like these best in the fridge because they are soft enough to eat anytime!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate bites, healthy chocolate dessert, coconut bites, chocolate coconut bites