Friday, 11 October 2013

Paleo Coconut Chocolates

By popular demand, Coconut Chocolates or Paleo "Bounty Bars" as I like to call them!
Really easy to make and a lovely treat for Halloween or any other occasion meriting a treat, they are delicious and moreish and one or two is just enough to satisfy a craving!

Obviously these don't taste as sweet as a normal chocolate. However if you are partial to some high cocoa content chocolate (eg 85%) this is up your street!

1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup coconut oil (& a little for greasing)
6tbsp of honey
1 cup of shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract

Grease a silicone ice tray with coconut oil to reduce sticking.

For the filling:
Blend 2 tbsp honey with the shredded coconut until a dough forms. If the shredded coconut is too dry add a little water and blend until moist enough to form into balls. Set aside.

For the chocolate:
Place 4 tbsp honey, the cocoa powder, coconut oil and vanilla over a medium heat and stir until honey is melted and all ingredients combined.

Half fill the silicone ice cube with the chocolate mixture. Place a ball of the filling in each compartment. Fill the remaining half of the silicone with the chocolate. Make sure to fill each chocolate right to the brim.

Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Overnight is best. Enjoy!

Original recipe available Kate Evan Scotts book "The Paleo Kid's Halloween" here.
Check it out for great Halloween party ideas!

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