Monday, February 9, 2015

Dark Chocolate Coconut Mini Bites

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

Makes about 30

1 cup desiccated coconut
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
100g or 4oz dark chocolate (I used Glittard 70% cocao dark chocolate)
50g or 2oz white chocolate (optional, read note)
a pinch of sea salt (optional)

1) In a large bowl, mix desiccated coconut, honey (or maple syrup), coconut oil and vanilla. Stir until they come together.

2) Using your hands, squeeze the mixture into mini bite-size balls. First, you squeeze the mixture in your palm a few times (you'll get some oil on your hands), and then gently shaping it from an oval into a round ball.

3) Once you have finished turning the coconut mixture into mini bite-size balls, place them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until firm.

4) Place dark chocolate in a medium size bowl and melt dark chocolate gently over a pot of hot water. Once melted, stir in a tiny pinch of sea salt if using. Salt heightens the taste of chocolate. You can melt the chocolate using microwave too but be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl.

5) Line a tray with non-stick baking paper. Using two forks, roll each coconut ball in the melted dark chocolate until completely covered. Scoop the ball out with the fork and let the extra chocolate drip off the fork. Gently nudge the chocolate covered ball onto the lined tray. Repeat for the rest of the balls.

6) Chill the dark chocolate covered coconut balls in the refrigerator until chocolate is completely set before serving. You can stop at this stage and store them in refrigerator.

7) Place white chocolate in a medium size bowl and melt white chocolate gently over a pot of hot water. Transfer the melted white chocolate in a small ziplock bag & cut a tiny hole at one corner. Drizzle melted white chocolate on cold & set dark chocolate covered coconut balls by squeezing the ziplock bag gently. Once completed, chill them in the refrigerator until the white chocolate is completely set before serving. Store them in refrigerator.


Note: You can absolutely omit the white chocolate drizzle as I only did it for these photos. They look prettier with some colour contrast. Alternatively, you could sprinkle some desiccated coconut immediately after you have rolled each balls in the melted dark chocolate.


Source: Pinch of Yum

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