These toasted coconut chocolate bites are the ultimate sweet bite you need in your life whenever you get that strong urge for a sweet chocolate bite! Easy to make, no cooking required and they’re stored in the freezer so they’ll last for ages! providing that you don’t eat them all!
As I’m writing this, I’m enjoying one of these toasted coconut chocolate bites, with a cup of hot steaming earl grey green tea! So gooood!!
I just love no bake bites! I have shared carrot cake bliss balls, orange cinnamon apricot bites, and these vegan raspberry cream cups and now I’m sharing these toasted coconut chocolate bites! What all four of these no bakes bites have in common is that they are indulgent tasting, easy to make and incredibly satisfying!
And if you’re a fan of coconut and chocolate, then this recipe is definitely something for you!
Like most no bake goods, these toasted coconut chocolate bites consist of a base of dates, to sweeten and to help the mixture of toasted coconut and almonds to hold together when they’re pulsed together. A pinch of salt is also added, as salt really helps to balance out the sweetness of the dates!
The toasted coconut, date and almonds mixture is pressed into a form and placed in the freezer while the chocolate is prepared. This chocolate mixture is easy and something I’ve done for like 8 years, when I really got into raw food baking! It’s just coconut oil, cocoa powder and honey. Melt the oil, and the cocoa and honey and whisk until smooth! If it curdles, don’t fret. It can happen if a little bit of water gets into the mixture! The antidote for curdles chocolate is… WATER! Add a small splash of luke warm water and whisk, add a little bit of more if needed, and before you know it, you’ll have a smooth chocolate ganache again!
Spread it over the date mixture, sprinkle over toasted coconut and freeze for an hour or two so the chocolate can set!
Once set, take it out and and cut into squares. I prefer to cut them into quite small squares, about 2 cm x 2 cm (1″ x 1″), I find that is the perfect size to sooth the sweet snack attack!
Store these toasted coconut chocolate bites in the freezer, where they will stay fresh for at least a month, if not two. But I dare to say that they will be eaten up way before that! If they last over two weeks, well done you! And if they didn’t don’t worry they are healthy 😉
A no bake toasted coconut chocolate bite! The perfect antidote for a sweet craving! Perfect for freezing!
- 250 g / 2 cups dates
- 100 g / 1 cup + 2-3 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 50 g 1/2 cup almonds
- pinch of sea salt
- 50 g / 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 60 ml / 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 60 ml / 1/4 cup honey
Heat a large dry frying pan. Once hot, add the coconut and toast it. Stir it all the time, so it doesn't burn. Once it starts to colour, remove the pan and keep stirring until evenly toasted. Transfer over to a plate and leave to cool. Once cooled, reserve 1/4 of the toasted coconut to sprinkle over the chocolate.
Pit the dates. Place the dates in a food processor with the almonds and the toasted coconut and a pinch of salt then pulse until sticky and all ingredients have been incorporated.
Press the mixture with slightly oily hands into a 23 cm x 15 cm (9" x 6") form, lined with baking paper.
Mix the metled coconut oil, cocoa powder and honey and whisk until smooth.
Pour over the toasted coconut dates mixture and spread with a spatula if necessary. Sprinkle with reserved toasted coconut.
Place in the freezer for 1 to two hours. Cut into evenly squares and enjoy!