Most of us are trying to watch our weight by eating a little healthier. But let’s be honest, we all need a little chocolate now and then. Tell me I’m not alone here.
I have found that it usually takes just a bite or two (or three or four!) to satisfy my sweet tooth and my chocolate craving. So when I found myself in my kitchen with a package of dark chocolate chips and a bag of sweetened coconut, you know I was thinking of a Mound’s bar.
I did an online search and sure enough, there are many recipes for making the homemade candy yourself. They all called for ingredients that I didn’t have on hand, though. I knew there needed to be an easier way.
I thought an experiment was in order. I mean, how can you go wrong with chocolate chips and coconut?
Using a double boiler, I melted down my bag of chocolate chips and then added coconut and a little raw wheat germ so it would be even healthier.
I’d say it was a success. It’s the perfect treat to have on hand when you just need a little something. It couldn’t be easier. I’ll show you how I did it.
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1 10 oz. bag of chocolate chips (I used dark)
1 cup shredded coconut (I used sweetened)
Using a double boiler or a microwave, melt the chocolate chips.
Transfer into another bowl, if needed, and add coconut and wheat germ or flax, if using.
Stir until combined.
Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
I used this handy little cookie scoop to place my candy on the paper-line cookie sheet. I flattened them a little to shape them into nicely formed circles.
Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or until frozen. I then cut them into quarters so I would have little bite-sized candies.
These are best stored in the refrigerator as they will soften if they get too warm.
See? They couldn’t be easier. Give them a try and let us know how you like them in the comments.
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