Chocolate covered coconut bites
I have been wanting to make these little chocolate covered coconut bites for a while now and I kept seeing so many different variations of these everywhere, so I thought it was about time that I finally gave them a try. They taste a bit like bounty bars, only a lot healthier of course, but also a lot messier – haha my entire kitchen is pretty much covered in chocolate right now, I seriously cannot make anything without leaving my kitchen a total mess!
Oh and that is chocolate underneath my fingernails, not dirt! Haha I even have chocolate in my hair!!
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
1 teaspoon acacia honey/agave
Raw chocolate coating:
100 g. raw cacao butter
6 tbsp. raw cacao powder
1 tbsp. organic coconut oil
Sweetener of choice, agave, honey, coconut sugar etc.
- Start by making the coconut filling – simply add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until everything is well mixed, but make sure to leave some texture. Roll the coconut mixture into small balls and put them in a container lined with baking paper and place them in the freezer.
- While the coconut filling sits in the freezer you can start to prepare the chocolate. Add the cacao butter and coconut oil to a bowl and place it in a water bath to let it melt slowly. Once melted add raw cacao powder and mix well – I used a whisk to make sure it is properly mixed. Add your sweetener of choice, taste, and add more if you prefer a sweeter taste.
- Take the coconut filling out of the freezer and use a fork to dip the balls into chocolate mix (I dipped it several times to get a thick coating), add toppings if you like and place them in the fridge again to set.
- I hope you like them, enjoy!!