I helped my mom this past week prepare for my sister’s baby shower. It went really well! So much good food (of course!) and great company. I had decided to make these delectable Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bites for Friday’s guests.
My sister received beautiful gifts and her little peanut is going to be one handsomely dressed little guy!
These bites are easy to make and take minutes to prepare! I used a few moulds and made several free-handed ones to show you both ways to make them. But I love the way chocolate looks when it’s been moulded…so polished and clean looking. I buy my moulds at Homesense (HomeGoods for my American followers). They’re quite inexpensive too, and the finished product is a spectacular one!
- 2C Enjoy Life dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips, or vegan chocolate of choice
- 2Tbsp coconut oil
- 1C unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2C clover honey (recommended) or agave syrup
- 2Tbsp coconut oil
- Depending on the size of the mould you choose to use or if doing free hand round bites, this recipe will yield up to 60 bites.
1. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Once water starts to boil, reduce heat to simmer and stir chocolate until melted and smooth.
2. Then, add coconut oil and continue to stir until oil is emulsified with the chocolate. Set aside.
3. To make the filling, add coconut shreds with honey/agave syrup in a bowl and mix until well combined.
4. Add coconut oil and mix well, ensuring it’s one with the coconut mixture. Your filling is ready.
5. If using a mould, add a teaspoon into each cavity. Then place a small amount of the coconut filling on top of the chocolate, as shown. Finally, finish off with another teaspoon per cavity to seal off the coconut.
6. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes, until chocolate is hardened and set. Alternatively, you may place the moulds in the fridge for approximately 40 minutes until chocolate sets.
7. If doing free hand bites, shape the coconut mixture into small balls and set on wax paper.
Tip: if you don’t have wax paper, use parchment paper. Wax paper is a better option for this recipe however because it allows for easy handling of the coconut as well as the chocolate.
8. Once all of the coconut mixture is used up, cover with about a teaspoon of chocolate per coconut ball.
9. Using two forks, begin to roll each bite in the chocolate that has slid off the coconut, as shown. Place covered bites on a clean sheet of wax paper. Continue this step until all coconut balls are fully covered in chocolate.
Place in the freezer for 15 minutes, or in the fridge for approximately 35-40 minutes, until chocolate is firm and set.
10. Remove from freezer/fridge and gently pop chocolate coconut bites out of moulds (if using).
Keep refrigerated to keep the integrity of the chocolate intact.
These were a hit at my sister’s shower! And how easy are they to make?! Forget about the conventional Bounty bar and make these deliciously simple yet mouth-watering bites instead! ;)
Bon appétit! xo