27 February 2013

chocolate & coconut bites.

These sweet treats (or devilry, as Jediah called them), are a mix between a no bake cookie and a truffle. They are wicked. They are also incredibly simple and you probably already have the ingredients on hand. I kind of just threw some stuff in a pot & it ended up being a new favorite. Jediah's parents stopped by, I had a batch of these on hand, & these chocolate-coconut bites were a big hit. So, to Jediah's parents, here is the recipe. 

I have eaten an embarrassing amount of these in the past few days. I think the chocolate is soaking up my college-senior anxieties.

dark chocolate & coconut bites. 
makes 16-18 small truffles

1/2 cup good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or a bar broken up 
1/2 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter (I used chunky, but smooth would be fine too)
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 TBL dark cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
a pinch of sea salt (if your nut butter is not salted)

1 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut, + more rolling, but this is optional
  1. In a medium sized pot, over medium low heat, melt chocolate, nut butter, syrup, cocoa, vanilla & sea salt. Once the everything is melted and combined (about 3-4 minutes), take off the heat & stir in the coconut.
  2. It will be a bit thick. Let it cool for a minute. Then, using your hands form tablespoon sized balls (like a ping-pong ball size). If you want, you can roll in extra coconut. I like it either way, Jediah prefers it without...so you decide. 
  3. Cool in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. Keep stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container. 

happy eatings & cheers! 

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