|No Bake Coconut Cocoa Chewy Bites|
|Prepared by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy|
Servings: 1 dozen
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1/2 cup Gold Label coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup organic sugar
- 1/4 cup organic cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups shredded coconut
In small to medium saucepan, add butter and coconut oil. Turn on medium-low heat and as the fats melt, stir in cocoa powder until mixed. Add in honey and sugar and continue to mix until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth and thickens with a shiny appearance. (Be careful to not overheat or scorch the cocoa.)
Remove pan from heat and add salt, vanilla and mix. Then add the shredded coconut and mix until all coconut is covered (the mix will become thick, similar to stiff cookie dough, as the coconut absorbs the moisture).
Use a melon scoop or rounded measuring spoon to scoop out mounds and place on parchment paper. Let them sit to cool and set up. Can be placed in refrigerator to firm up more quickly.
Recipe submitted by Cherie, Kettle Falls, WA