Toasted Coconut Chocolate Bites
A no bake toasted coconut chocolate bite! These bites are super easy to make and they're the perfect antidote for a sweet tooth!
- 250 g / 2 cups dates
- 100 g / 1 cup + 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 50 g / 1/3 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 ganache)
Pit the dates. Place the dates in a food processor with the almonds, toasted coconut and a pinch of salt. 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 melted coconut oil, cocoa powder and honey in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over the toasted coconut date mixture and spread it even with a spatula. Sprinkle the reserved toasted coconut over the ganache.
Place in the freezer for 1 to two hours. Cut into evenly squares and enjoy!