As Halloween and Diwali are around the corner, it’s pretty tough to curb those cravings for sweets and chocolates especially if you are on diet. This simple naturally sweetened dark chocolate coconut truffles will come to your rescue as sweet tooth savior while promising a guilt free pleasure.
I love to have coconut in maximum of the recipes I make and it’s no surprise for you guys as my first lazy recipe post was also on coconut. Recently, one of my colleagues at work offered me a dark chocolate coconut bite and surprisingly I loved it.
It is pretty unusual for me to like a 60% or above dark chocolate. The concept of mixing coconut and dark chocolate intrigued me and I immediately had an urge of making it at home.
I often have dark chocolate with honey as a snack but adding coconut was like an icing on the cake. If you are like me who force themselves to have dark chocolate for antioxidants (anything to stay young 😀 ) then girl! This recipe is your life savior (or snack savior).
Total Time – 30 mins (including 15 min wait time)
Prep Time- none
- 2 cups of coconut flakes, unsweetened
- ¼ cup of natural honey
- 1 table-spoon of natural coconut oil
- 4 once of dark chocolate (I used 60% dark )
- Pinch of sea salt (optional)
- Flat Plate
- Blend 2 cups of coconut flakes in a blender or food processor until crumbs form.
- Add coconut oil and honey to the blended mixture and stir. Form the mixture into small balls or any shape you intend. Add extra coconut oil if you feel the mixture is tough and crumbly.
- Once the balls are rolled, place them in freezer for 15 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate for 40-45 seconds in a microwave or naturally on a stove.
- Stir the chocolate until smooth and dip each coconut ball in the chocolate and remove it using a fork. Place it on a baking tray or any flat plate with aluminum foil or baking sheet on it. Top with sprinkles/ sea salt or roasted coconut flakes of your choice and refrigerate it for an hour.
- Store the dark chocolate coconut truffles in fridge to avoid melting of chocolate and coconut.
Let’s make it simpler (exclusive and DL favorite 🙂 )
If you don’t mind having flaky coconut or if you enjoy having more coconut flavor then you can directly add the mixture of coconut flakes, honey and coconut oil (ignore the blending part) into melted dark chocolate and cut them into small squares after refrigerating the mixture for 40 mins.
This is how we experimented the bites for the first time by simply picking the ingredients of the chocolate we tasted while keeping it healthy. We proudly call it our exclusive and favorite as we enjoy having coconut flavor a little more 🙂 . Hope you like it too!
Where to buy
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut: note- It’s really hard to find unsweetened shredded coconut in grocery stores except wholefoods. I get mine online from Amazon
- Dark Chocolate- Whole foods
- Organic Honey (USA) / Organic Himalayan Multiflower Honey (IND)
- Oraganic virgin coconut oil (USA) / Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil (IND) / Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (IND)
- Sea salt
Dark chocolate (60% or above cocoa) is rich in antioxidants as it contains more cocoa and less sugars. Antioxidants help to fight ageing and keep your skin glowing and youthful. It is perfect sweet tooth rescuer when consumed with honey (natural sweetener). Less sodium content and rich in protein
For 100 gram serving size of 60% dark chocolate
- Calories- 578
- Total Fat- 38g ; Saturated Fat- 22g ; Trans Fat- 0g
- Protein- 6g
- Sodium- 100mg
Happy Trick or Treating and Diwali to you all from Team DL! Have a wonderful one! 🙂
What are your favorite Halloween and Diwali sweet treats? let us know in comments!
SB & Lakki
lazy recipes– As the name speaks for itself, these are quick to make, vegetarian or vegan, healthy and require less utensils (all I care about..). These recipes are either exclusive to dl or done my altering the original recipe to make them hassle free and lazy friendly.