If you are anything like me and like coconut and chocolate, you will love this recipe! These coconut bites taste similar to the Bounty chocolate bar only less sweet.
These Coconut Bites can be prepared with or without chocolate coating. I couldn’t decide which way was better and decided to give you both options.
If you prepare them without chocolate, you will only need 1 ingredient (so you’ll get 1 Ingredient Coconut Bites). They will be just the pure coconut snack without any added sugar, perfect for snacking throughout the day.
If you dip the coconut balls into chocolate, you will get a nice dessert which is perfect for satisfying a chocolate craving. Chocolate covered variation has a bit more sugar from the melted chocolate but is still better than most chocolate bars out there.
If you are like me and can’t decide which one you prefer, just make both. They each serve a different purpose and will last a few weeks in the fridge. The ingredient measurements in the recipe are for about 25 to 30 chocolate covered coconut balls, just double the amount of shredded coconut if you want to make some extra coconut balls.
Speaking of coconut and chocolate.
Recently, I received some samples of COCOZIA Chocolate Coconut Water. I love chocolate drinks but don’t like chocolate milk so I was curious to try it. I was skeptical at first because chocolate flavored coconut water sounds a bit strange to me. But I was pleasantly surprised and really liked the drink!
I think it’s a great dairy-free alternative to chocolate milk. It can also be warmed up and served as a hot-chocolate or poured over ice and even made into a slush type of drink.
If it sounds like something you might like, it’s sold on Amazon and you can check it out here.
- 2 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 100 gr dark 70% chocolate
- Place 1 1/2 cup of the shredded coconut into a food processor, pulse a few times and then process for about 4 to 6 minutes until you get a smooth white paste.
- Transfer the paste into a bowl. Add the remaining 1 cup of the shredded coconut and mix until combined. Place the bowl in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Cover a cutting board or baking sheet with parchment paper.
- To shape coconut balls, scoop the coconut mixture with a measuring spoon which is 1/2 tablespoon in size. Press the mixture firmly into the spoon with your thumb, then pop it out and gently shape into a ball. Place the ball on the parchment paper. Once you are done shaping all coconut balls, place them in the fridge for about 20 to 30 minutes until firm.
- In the meantime, melt the dark chocolate. Pour the melted chocolate into a small bowl. Using 2 forks, dip each coconut ball into the chocolate. Place the chocolate covered coconut balls back on the parchment paper. Once all coconut balls are covered in chocolate, place them in the fridge. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours until chocolate is set.
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