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Simple {Two Ingredient} Coconut Chocolates

February 10, 2015 by

coconut-chocolates

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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The Members

1 10 oz. bag of chocolate chips (I used dark)

1 cup shredded coconut (I used sweetened)

1 Tablespoon raw wheat germ – optional (I would imagine that flaxseed meal would work well, too)

 

The Method

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.

Enjoy!

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41 Responses to Simple {Two Ingredient} Coconut Chocolates

    • Heather

      I’m so sorry to hear about your son’s allergies. I was thinking about trying this same recipe with oatmeal instead of coconut. If you do, please come back and let me know how it goes. As soon as I have the time, I’m going to try white chocolate and oatmeal. I’ll let you know if I don’t hear from you first. Blessings to you and yours.

  1. Jaime Buckley

    You know what Heather–I don’t HAVE to watch my weight anymore.
    …it never GOES anywhere for me to worry about it.

    So OH yeah–I’m with ya on the chocolate. I’m an imported white chocolate guys, but yeah.

    All my treats are very calculated. Fat Free Free….all the way.
    *wink*

    BTW–I’m going to use you as a pristine example for goodies in my (hopefully) next post. Hope you don’t mind, but your food here is yummmmmy.

    SO I’m gonna spread the love.

    • Heather

      You always crack me up, Jaime! 🙂 I’m honored to have you spreading the love. Thanks so much! Blessings to you and yours, my friend.

    • Heather

      This recipe is very simple, but very yummy! I hope you try it soon, Kristen. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. latisha2015

    Sounds like a healthy sweet treat. Don’t you love it, when you can have a treat, and not feel guilty about it. Awesome kitchen experiment. I really appreciate you sharing this a TGI Saturdays.

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