chocolate coconut bites

chocolate coconut bites

I’ve been tempting you with this recipe for a while now, and I’m so happy to finally be sharing the recipe on my blog! I’ve always loved the combination of chocolate and coconut, so creating this recipe was so much fun to do. As you all know, I’m a total chocoholic – so recipes involving chocolate are definitely my favourite ones to come up with. Usually, when I feel like making something chocolatey (which is pretty much 24/7), I want something quick to prepare so that I have something ready to dive into as soon as possible! So, these chocolate coconut bites are just perfect for when you need that quick chocolate hit.

The centre of these bites are made using a combination of desiccated coconut, pouring coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut sugar and some delicious, creamy Coco Amor spread from Coconut Merchant – which adds a lovely element of decadence to their flavour and texture. Then, I mixed these ingredients together, pressed them into balls and put them in the freezer for about 25 minutes so they would firm up. Then, I melted a mixture of dark chocolate and coconut oil to coat them in. Lastly, I dipped each of the bites in the chocolate to cover them before quickly freezing them again to set.

Making these are just so easy to do, so they’re a great treat to make at any time for any occasion.

I hope you enjoy the recipe!

 

chocolate coconut bites

makes about 12

ingredients

for the coconut bites:

4 tbsp Coconut Merchant Coco Amor Spread
3 tbsp pouring coconut milk
for the chocolate coating:
150g dark chocolate

method

  1. Firstly, melt the coconut oil on a low heat, and set it aside – so it’s not hot for when you combine it with the other ingredients. Then, add the desiccated coconut, coconut sugar, coco amor, coconut milk and coconut oil into a large mixing bowl and mix everything together until everything has combined.
  2. When this is done, line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Then, press the mixture into about 12 balls, and place them onto the tray. Next, move the tray into the freezer and leave the bites for about 25 minutes to firm up.
  3. When 20 minutes have past, begin to melt the chocolate. Place a pan onto a low-medium heat and add a couple of inches of water. When the water begins to boil, place a heatproof bowl on top, break up the chocolate, and add it into the bowl with the coconut oil. Stir gently until the mixture has melted. When the mixture has melted, remove the pan from the heat and set the chocolate aside to cool (but not cool enough so it sets!).
  4. When the chocolate has cooled enough, remove the bites from the freezer.  Take one of the bites off of the tray, dip it into the chocolate to coat it, then place it back on the tray. Then, repeat this process with the rest of the bites. After all of them have been coated, place them back in the freezer for 2 minutes.
  5. After 2 minutes, take the bites back out of the freezer, and dip each of them in another layer of chocolate. Then, place them back in the freezer for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. At this point, there should still be some chocolate left. So, after 2 or so minutes, remove the bites from the freezer and drizzle them with the remaining chocolate to finish.
  7. Lastly, place them back in the freezer for a final 5 minutes. Then, serve them or move them to the fridge to keep cool in between eating!

 

 

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15 comments:

  1. Hi, Harriet! I missed you; I hope you are having a great 2017 so far. I’ve seen so many recipes to make chocolates, but something about it intimates me, there’s just no way it’s as easy as it looks. There’s no way my chocolate coconut bites would look as good as yours 🙂

  2. Wow six out of eight ingredients are all coconut based somehow–coconut is such an amazingly versatile thing!! I love coconut, I eat it pretty much everyday in some form, but with chocolate is still probably my favorite way 🙂 These look marvelous!

  3. When I was younger, before I developed an allergy to cocoa, chocolate and coconut was my faaaaaavorite combo! So these bites are totally torturing me! They look just heavenly, Harriet! I’ll have to whip these together for the hubs for Valentine’s Day because I’m sure he would love them! Cheers!

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