Chocolate coconut bites

CHOcolate coconut BITES

Chocolate bounty bitesCoconuts contain significant amounts of fat, but they provide fat in the form of medium chain saturated fatty acids, including Lauric acid. When converted in the body, lauric acid forms monolaurin which is both antiviral and antibacterial and this has been shown to help destroy a wide variety of undesirable organisms. Coconuts are also full of fibre, calcium, selenium and magnesium, and combined with the magnesium rich dark chocolate in this recipe, these bites provide a muscle soothing  and relaxing snack which is free from refined sugars and hydrogenated fats.

Ingredients
  • 200g block creamed coconut
  • 150g desiccated coconut
  • 6 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 100g 85% dark chocolate
method
  • Place the block of creamed coconut, oil and raw honey in a bowl
  • Boil a pan of water and place the bowl with the above ingredients in over the top and stir until all of the ingredients have melted
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the desiccated coconut until a thick mixture forms
  • Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper and pour the mixture in, press down firmly
  • Place the baking tin in the fridge for 1-2 hours until the mixture has hardened
  • In a separate bowl, break the chocolate into chunks and melt over a pan of boiling water
  • Once melted, pour the chocolate over the top of the coconut mix until fully covered
  • Place back in the fridge until set
  • Cut into small squares and store in the fridge for up to 10 days