No Bake Coconut Cocoa Chewy Bites

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Gluten Free Recipes

I have found a great blog with TONS of recipes for coconut, not only do they have great recipes, they also have lots that are gluten free. I made these twice now and I take them as a treat when I go to someone elses home for dinner. This way I still have some dessert, since usually what is offered isn’t gluten free. These are a great treat!

•    2 tablespoons butter
•    1/2 cup coconut oil
•    1/4 cup raw honey
•    1/2 cup organic sugar
•    1/4 cup organic cocoa powder
•    1/8 teaspoon salt
•    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•    2 cups shredded coconut
In small to medium saucepan, add butter and coconut oil. Turn on medium-low heat and as the fats melt, stir in cocoa powder until mixed. Add in honey and sugar and continue to mix until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth and thickens with a shiny appearance. (Be careful to not overheat or scorch the cocoa.)
Remove pan from heat and add salt, vanilla and mix. Then add the shredded coconut and mix until all coconut is covered (the mix will become thick, similar to stiff cookie dough, as the coconut absorbs the moisture).
Use a melon scoop or rounded measuring spoon to scoop out mounds and place on parchment paper. Let them sit to cool and set up. Can be placed in refrigerator to firm up more quickly.

Make sure you check out the Coconut Recipe blog, for lots of ways to use coconut!

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Comments
  1. Rachelle says:

    I’ll have to try these out. They look so yummy and my son is always looking for treats.

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