These delicious little chocolate covered coonut cups are an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Best of all, they require no-baking, and set with just a bit of time in your freezer. They’re so simple to make, that it’s a great project with which to involve your kids. They’re a great little indulgence to bring out at the end of a more sophisticated adult meal though.
In total, there are six different ingredients to these delectable cups: unsweetened cocoa powder, raw honey and coconut oil for the chocolate coating, and coconut oil, vanilla, shredded coconut, honey and a pinch of salt for the coconut cups.
There are plenty of health benefits that come in each little cup:
- Cocoa powder is chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants
- Raw honey has anti-bacterial qualities and if you use local raw honey, it may help with hay fever and other environmental allergies
- Coconut also has anti-bacterial qualities, along with fiber and vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc
- Coconut oil has many benefits including antioxidant properties and being high in lauric acid which helps increase immune responses
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp raw, local honey
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 cup of shredded coconut with 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch (about 1/16th of a teaspoon) of salt.
- If making coconut cups, simply divide and press the coconut mixture into a silicone muffin pan. Or if making coconut squares, press the coconut mixture into a small loaf pan.
- Using the same mixing bowl, now mix the cocoa powder, honey and melted coconut oil until consistent.
- Divide the chocolate mixture over the coconut cups, and spread evenly. Or if making bars, spread the chocolate mixture over the pressed coconut and spread evenly.
- Set in the freezer for 15 minutes, or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Pop out of silicone pan, or cut into bars and enjoy. Cups or bars can be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container (if they last that long!).