Chocolate Covered Coconut Cups: No Baking Involved!

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

 

 

No-bake chocolate-covered coconut cups or squares

Rating: 5

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 coconut cups or squares

Serving Size: 1 coconut cup or square

INGREDIENTS

Coconut cups or squares:
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 2 tbsp raw, local honey
    • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • pinch of sea salt
Chocolate coating:
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil

INSTRUCTIONS

To make your coconut cups or squares:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
For the chocolate coating:
  1. Using the same mixing bowl, now mix the cocoa powder, honey and melted coconut oil until consistent.
  2. 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.
  3. Set in the freezer for 15 minutes, or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. 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!).

Read more: http://www.healthyitips.info/chocolate-covered-coconut-cups/#ixzz6H0ycMgty

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