Raw Chocolate and Coconut Bites

I’m not incredibly skilled at creating dessert and cake recipes off the top of my head. With main meals and snacks you can usually just throw some complementary ingredients and spices together and it’ll usually taste good, but sweet things are more of an art to get right. This has lead to many, many burnt pans and unrisen cakes over the years for me!

This no-bake recipe, however, I’ve been making for myself for ages and never really thought of blogging until now; it’s really versatile, takes hardly any time to make, and it’s almost impossible to fuck up. I made this recipe up because as long as you get the basic wet/dry ingredients ratio about right, you can change it as much as you like!

I’ve done them with raisins, coconut, almonds, apricots and toffee bits before, and it’s worked out just right, so don’t be afraid to take out the coconut if you don’t like it and add other ingredients in.

Let me know how you get on, and I hope you like it :)

Raw Chocolate and Coconut Bites

Raw Chocolate and Coconut Bites

Ingredients

Two tablespoons of coconut oil

Two tablespoons of agave syrup

Half a teaspoon of cinnamon

Two tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter

Two tablespoons of cacao or cocoa powder (cocoa powder is cheaper and more sweet tasting than cacao)

75g of rolled oats

Around 40g of dessicated coconut

Method

  1. Line a cupcake tray with 12 cupcake cases.
  2. Gently melt the coconut oil, agave syrup and cinnamon together in a pan over a very low heat until liquid. Stir in the peanut butter until liquid.
  3. Take off the heat and stir in first the cacao/cocoa powder, and then the oats, and then about half of the dessicated coconut until fully combined.
  4. Shape into little rounds with your hands and place the rounds into cupcake casesΒ on tray. Sprinkle them with the remaining coconut.
  5. Chill for 20 to 30 minutes until firm.

Makes 12

This post is part of the monthly link-up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Joana from My Gut Feeling.

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8 thoughts on “Raw Chocolate and Coconut Bites

  1. Looks like a very easy recipe to suit many dietary needs.

    This post would make a great addition to Our Growing Edge, a monthly blog link up just for new food adventures. It’s a fun way to share your new food experiences with other foodies. This month’s theme is ALLERGY FRIENDLY RECIPES which includes gluten/dairy/nut free recipes.

    More info including how to submit your link here: http://bunnyeatsdesign.com/our-growing-edge/

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