You can treat yourself to this little taste of heaven, shared by the Detoxinista. Aside from being delicious, it contains only healthy ingredients and it’s vegan and paleo friendly! It’s one of Sam’s favorites for several reasons, but one being the quick prepare-to-eat time ratio. Because as we all know, when we want chocolate, we want it now!
1 tablespoon raw almond butter
1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch fine sea salt
In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Adjust flavor to taste, if necessary.
Thank you to my niece, Caileigh, for sharing these on her Facebook page from Detoxinista . I absolutely LOVE chocolate and coconut and especially having them together! These look easy, delicious and are not too bad for you. The top three, in my book! I wish I had some chocolate chips right now so I could make them, but sadly, I can’t keep them in the house because I will eat them straight from the bag :-(. Enjoy yours with or without an almond on top, depending on whether or not you feel like a nut!
Mounds Bar Truffles
makes 8 pieces
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of fine sea salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (You can also substitute carob chips)
In a medium bowl, combine the shredded coconut, coconut oil, honey, water, vanilla and salt, and mix well. Allow the mixture to rest for 5-10 minutes, so that the dried coconut will absorb some of the moisture.
Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop the coconut mixture onto a plate lined with parchment paper, creating bite-sized mounds. (The mounds will be fragile at this point, but will firm up soon!)