Coconut & Chocolate Treats

These are a delicious healthy treat, if you like coconut and chocolate

which is a great combination in my opinion. They are like a macaroon, a coconut biscuit covered with chocolate. It’s great to have a biscuit or cookie recipe to hand as most bought biscuits have a long list of ingredients, with lots and lots of sugar. This recipe has just 5 ingredients, with good fats (coconut oil), protein (ground almonds) and dark chocolate. They also are gluten free, dairy free and vegan.  


Ingredients

220 g desiccated coconut

60 g ground almonds

90 g solid coconut oil (at room temperature)*

125 ml maple syrup

75 g dark chocolate (I use 60% dark chocolate) 


Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180’C fan
  2. Add all the ingredients except the chocolate to your food processor and blend until you have a  sticky mixture that you can easily roll into a ball, but you still want some texture from the coconut. This can take at least 1 minute, but it depends on your machine.
  3. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  4. Roll the mixture into tightly packed balls (about 12) and place them on the baking sheet. Flatten them down gently with your palm.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes until golden.  Remove them and let them cool fully.
  6. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate.
  7. Dip one side of each biscuit fully into the chocolate, then drizzle the remaining chocolate over the other side of the biscuit
  8. Leave them in the fridge to set or they can be frozen for later.

* Most coconut oils available to buy are flavoured which I think are best for this recipe. Unless it says on the packaging that it is unflavoured, take it that is flavoured.


This recipe is courtesy of The Little Green Spoon