Christmas

Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites.

February 28, 2013
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

These sweet treats 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. —we eat. happy.

  • Makes 16-18 truffles
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or 4oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I used chunky, but smooth would be fine too)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • a pinch of sea salt (if your peanut butter is not salted)
  • 1 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut (desiccated), + more rolling, but this is optional
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a medium sized pot, over medium low heat, melt chocolate, pb, 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 TBL sized balls. 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.

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