Chocolate Coconut Bites – a healthy alternative to a Mounds bar!

Ready for our last chocolate recipe of the month?  It’s another simple and tasty one – just four basic ingredients and a few minutes of hands on time.

Chocolate Coconut BitesFake "Mounds"

makes about 6, double or triple if you’d like more

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut

1/2 to 1 T. honey

1 t. coconut oil

1/2 cup good quality chocolate chips

Step one:  Mix coconut, honey and coconut oil.   Will be sticky, but should hold together – add a bit more coconut oil if it doesn’t.

Step two:  Shape into small balls (about 1-inch).  Place on a piece of wax paper and place in the fridge for a half an hour or more.

coconut honey balls

Step three:   Melt chocolate and pour a spoonful over each coconut ball.  Place in fridge for an hour or more until chocolate has hardened.  Store in fridge.

These are super tasty and a nice alternative to a typical candy bar.  You could also add a nut to each one to bump up the protein (Almond Joy anyone?).  A fun dessert idea would be a plate of these coconut bites, some banana bites and some fruit dipped in chocolate.  Simple, pretty and a much better choice versus a heavy chocolate cake!

Wonder why you should add coconut to your diet?  Raw coconut contains several healthy fats (including caprylic, capric and lauric fatty acids) which are antibacterial and antiviral and help boost your immune system.   Coconut is high in fiber, and also contains monolaurin which may be particularly useful for combating viruses.

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Shared on WFMW, The Mommy Club, Mommy Brain Mixer and Real Food Wednesday

Comments

  1. Definitely trying these this weekend, I am obsessed with coconut chocolate bars and treats.
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  2. I love banana bites and these look even better. I have a soft spot for coconut. I think these would be easy enough for the kids to help with as well. Thanks for sharing with the Mixer this week :)
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