Chocolate Covered Coconut Honey Cups Recipe
Here is an amazing, delicious and healthy sweet treat for you to make for your honey (or for yourself)!
I love raw dark chocolate - it tastes great and makes you feel blissful. One of the factors in chocolate that is good for you is anandamide - known as the "bliss chemical" because it makes you feel euphoric and uplifted.
These are very simple to make with only a few ingredients, and are made with high-quality raw organic ingredients for optimal quality, taste and nutrition.
Do you remember Mounds bars from your childhood? These taste just like them - but better!
Chocolate Covered Coconut Honey Cups
1 c. organic shredded coconut
1 T. raw organic coconut oil (find it here)
2 T. raw organic honey
1 c. raw organic cacao paste (find it here)
1 t. organic maple syrup
pinch sea salt
Mix shredded coconut, coconut oil and 1 T. of raw honey together in a food processor. Pulse until well-combined, evenly mixed, and the coconut is broken down into a wet crumble.
Take small spoonfuls of the coconut mixture and form into a ball into your hands. Flatten into a patty and put on a plate or tray. Make all the coconut mixture into flattened patties and put the tray in the freezer to chill.
In a bain-marie (hot water bath) melt the cacao paste, 1 T. honey, maple syrup and pinch of salt in a while stirring until fully melted and the chocolate gets a nice gloss. Don't overcook it because it could get too dry. When it's just right, take it off the heat and make your chocolate cups.
If you don't have a real bain-marie, you can wing it like I do. I fill a medium sized pot with water, put a mason jar lid on the bottom of the pot and place my pyrex 4-cup measuring cup on top of the lid, so it doesn't touch the bottom of the pan, but is instead surrounded by the hot water. Works awesome and I melt my chocolate in the pyrex measuring cup.
I used mini cupcake wrappers and put a small spoonful of chocolate at the bottom of the cup, then pressed a coconut patty down onto the chocolate, and then spooned more chocolate onto the top and spread it around to all the sides to full surround the patty and fill the cup. Alternatively, you can take a patty, dip it into the chocolate, roll it around, cover it in chocolate and put it into the cup and smooth it out. Both ways are slightly messy, but that doesn't matter cause it still tastes great! If you don't have cupcake wrappers, you can just coat the patties with chocolate and place them on a pan.
Now, when you are all done preparing your chocolate coconut love bites pop them into the fridge to chill. You can sprinkle the top with a little extra coconut too, or leave it plain.
Now share them with your sweetie because they really will love you for it - or treat yourself to the best kind of chocolate because you can!
Enjoy this blissful bites of chocolate love!
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