Chocolate Covered Coconut Chips with Honey Drizzle
This past week on the Primally Inspired Facebook page (like the page so we can keep in touch!), I told you I was obsessed with oven baked coconut chips. I first found the recipe here and have been making variations of it ever since I discovered how easy, simple, and absolutely delicious they are to make and eat. But out of all my experimental variations, my chocolate version is out of this world and hands down my favorite. I’m pretty sure you’ll agree.
I mean how could you go wrong with a combination like dark chocolate, coconut, coconut oil, honey and sea salt? It’s pretty much all my favorite things wrapped into one. Heaven on a plate, right?! 🙂
Just like regular potato chips, these things are mighty addicting and I’m willing to bet that you won’t be able to stop at one handful. But unlike chips, these have plenty of nourishing and beneficial nutrients in them.
Coconut and coconut oil are one of nature’s best sources of lauric acid. Lauric acid strengthens the immune system and protects us against pathogens in the gut. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil also give us quick energy. And then of course there’s my favorite – dark chocolate. Cacao is jam packed with antioxidants. So much so that cacao contains higher antioxidant count than the acai, pomegranate, blueberry, and cranberry! And we can’t forget about honey. Honey is a powerful immune booster and it’s even been called nature’s energy.
This is such a healthy, nourishing snack that you can feel great about eating or giving to your kids. Ditch the regular chips and grab some coconut chips!
- 2 cups of unsweetened coconut chips or large flakes
- 2 T coconut oil
- 1 tsp cacao powder
- few pinches of sea salt
- 1-2 teaspoons of pure raw honey
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In a shallow baking pan, add the coconut flakes and coconut oil and stir until well mixed.
- Sprinkle the cacao powder and sea salt all over the coconut.
- Stir briefly.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes.
- Watch carefully towards the end of the cooking time, as it can burn.
- Once it is done cooking and right before serving, drizzle a teaspoon or two of honey all over the chips.