I just love the combination of coconut and chocolate, it really makes me smile. Only the well known manufactured bars makes your body not so happy.
Why are these happy bites?
In contrast to this famous bar, these bounty bites are sugar free and full of unsaturated fat. This kind of fat is really important for your body as they contribute to strong bones, healthy liver, heart and long functions and stimulates the communication between nerves. Raw cacao is a source of different minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. This is cacao in its purest form; not a subject of chemical process, where sugar, milk and saturated fat has been added, like in most commercial chocolate.
For 20 bites:
– 180 gram coconut oil
– 160 gram grated coconut
– 4 tbps honey ( agave or maple syrup if you want to have them vegan)
– 60 gram raw cacao
– Contents of 1 vanilla stick
– Pinch of sea salt
To make the filling:
Melt 60 gram of the coconut oil and mix it with 2 tbsp of honey, the vanilla seeds and a pinch of sea salt. Add the grated coconut and mold the mix. Scoop the coconut mix onto a flat oven dish, covered with baking paper. Put it in the freezer for 40 minutes.
For the chocolate coating:
Melt 120 gram of the coconut oil and mix it with 2 tbsp of honey. Add the cacao and salt and mix until a silken texture.
Take the coconut mix out the freezer and cut, or break it in the kind of pieces you like. I always try to make bar shapes, but I always end up with messy pieces. Trust me, the taste will be the same. Coat the coconut bites in the chocolate mixture and put it back on the baking paper. Put the rusks in the fridge for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, heat the rest of chocolate mix up again and coat the bites again for a nice thick chocolate layer. Again they need some 15 minutes in the fridge before you serve them.