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Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

 

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

These little treats are the perfect size to pop in your mouth when you want to indulge in something chocolatey. You don’t have to feel bad at all about eating these because there is no added sugar, you get a nice shot of good fat from the coconut oil, and there’s plenty of protein and fiber from the coconut and almond butter. They are so good that Zach and I usually end up fighting each other for the last one. They are easily one of my favorite treats and they get bonus points for being so cute!

 

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

 

Ingredients:

 1 ½ cups shredded unsweetened coconut

2/3 cup coconut oil, not melted, but soft if at all possible

½ cup almond butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips, around 60 – 70% cacao tastes the best

1 T. coconut oil

optional toppings: sea salt, shredded unsweetened coconut, or slivered almonds

 Directions:

 Mix the shredded coconut, coconut oil, almond butter, and vanilla into a medium sized bowl. If your coconut oil is melted or if the mixture seems runny, put it into the fridge to harden up a bit or until you can easily form the mixture into balls. Form into 1 inch balls and place on a plate. Place in the freezer until they harden completely.

 In a double boiler, melt chocolate and 1 T. coconut oil and stir until smooth. Dip the balls into the chocolate. Place back on plate and if you’d like, top with any toppings you wish. Refrigerate until cold and the chocolate is hard. Enjoy!

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27 comments

  1. I made these and they turned out really good. It was hard to stop at one 😉 I’m really glad I found your website, warm regards!

  2. I love these!

  3. These are so good! I’m addicted!

  4. These are delicous. Making a 2nd batch this evening.

  5. Thanks like your Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites | Primally Inspired

  6. Delicious. I’ve been making a similar recipe to this for awhile now for a treat. I tweaked it to your specifications and it was just what they needed.

  7. THESE ARE SO GOOD! Thanks for posting!

  8. I added a little bit of sea salt to the top as a garnish.
    I love this recipe!

  9. Thank you so much!!! They turned out wodnerful!! Im actually making a second batch now 🙂 Love your website!!!!

  10. I’ve made these at least 5 times. You would think I would remember the recipe by now.lol But I love them so much! It’s the perfect size for a little treat and a little bite of sweetness and chocolate.

  11. I made these for Christmas and they were gone in 5 minutes! Everyone loved them and I’ll be making them a lot now.

  12. I made these tonight for my sister’s party. So fantastic! I made 2 batches. The 2nd batch I took some liberties and got creative, adding cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate liquor. I topped them with sprinkles for a festive flair. Loved them!

  13. Came across your banana bread recipe thru my sister in law and fell in love with your recipes. Will start making some today. Please add me to your site so I can receive more. Thanks again for catering to gluten free people like us. as it is not always easy to find great recipes.

    • Primally Inspired

      So so happy to have you Celine! 🙂 I love feedback, both positive and negative, so don’t be afraid to comment what you think! Also, if you have any suggestions about recipes you’d like to see, I’m always looking for new things to create and I love the challenge of creating healthier and gluten free recipes 🙂
      Thanks again for your kind words – means a lot to me!!

  14. thank you- these were great! I added a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of salt to the mixture for my sweet-toothed husband. I made them in little silicone molds for ice cubes. Do you think, for next time (there will definitely be a next time!), I could replace some of the coconut oil with coconut butter? If so, how much? Thank you again!

    • Primally Inspired

      Awesome, so glad you both liked them 🙂 Great idea on the silicone molds!! Yes, you could definitely replace some/maybe all the coconut oil with coconut butter. I used the coconut oil as the binder to bind all the ingredients together. I would add just enough coconut butter until it’s thoroughly mixed and starts forming into a paste. Start on the lesser side (since you can always add more, but can’t take it away) and then adjust until you get a consistency like a paste. If it isn’t forming into a paste, maybe add a touch of coconut oil. Hope that helps! 🙂

  15. I’m going to try these using macademia nut coconut butter instead of the almond butter!
    Also, a print button for the recipe would be great (I’m not finding one, but I don’t have my glasses on either! LOL)

  16. When you list 1 T. Coconuts oil what does that mean?

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