Things I have been cooking lately #176: Chocolate, coconut bites 

Recently I have become obsessed with these coconut bite thingies from Pret and bought loads of them. They’re not cheap though and all the habit was costing me a fortune. I’ve always loved coconut and these are kind of like a healthier version of a Bounty. I decided to try and find a recipe to make my own and this is the result and they’re soooo good!

Chocolate coconut bites
Adapted from The Green Spoon

180g desiccated coconut
125ml melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons honey
125g dark chocolate  (at least 70% cocoa solids)

Place all the ingredients except the chocolate in your food processor and blend for 5 minutes. It’s important to do it for the full 5 minutes to get the right texture.

Line a medium baking dish or Tupperware container with clingfilm and press the mixture firmly into it. Place in the freezer at least one hour.

Remove the coconut mixture from the freezer and cut into bars the size you want. I did 16.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave one minute at a time so as not to burn it. Dip the coconut bars in the chocolate to coat and place on a wire rack to set. Once they’ve hardened enough to handle place in the fridge to store.

Makes 8 – 20 bites depending on how big you cut them

20 Comments

  1. O.M.G. *buys ingredients*

    1. They’re so easy… I’ve already eaten 4… I think they’re going to be a weekly creation here.

  2. Bounty is one of the few sweets I can’t resist. I love coconut!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Mr O and I fight over the Bounties in the Celebrations.

      1. I snaffle them all out, as soon as the tin is open!

  3. Yum! Me and my mom really love the combination of coconut and chocolate so I think I will be making these. Place an almond inside the bars and we’ve got ourselves a homemade Almond Joy!

    1. I think almonds would be a great addition!

  4. Oh my, coconut and chocolate together are heaven! And this recipe sounds pretty easy, thanks for sharing!

    1. I can’t stop eating them… thank goodness they are sort of healthy!

  5. These look amazing and sound so easy to make! (aka, something I could manage). Beautiful!

    1. They are super easy. I’m already going to make more on the weekend.

  6. OMG! This looks irresistible!! Thanks for sharing the recipe Abbi 🙂

    1. You’re welcome. They are so yummy. I have eaten loads!

  7. That looks absolutely delicious. I love coconut! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I have already made them again. Can’t stop eating them!

  8. I’m so hungry looking at these.

    1. You should make some!

      1. Well I’m not the best cook, but I’ll give it a go. Maybe be the naked chef, haha.

        1. Just don’t cook anything that splatters…

          1. Haha, will keep that in mind.

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