The Perfect Chocolate Treat for Friends
A little bit of this & a pinch of that
The ingredients are easy to fin
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 1/2 cups Almond Meal
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 180 gr 70% chocolate for melting
Firstly, in a blender or food processor, pulse the coconut until the texture resembles flour.
Then, place the coconut & almond meal in a bowl & add the maple syrup, coconut oil & vanilla extract and stir ingredients together until it forms into a thick paste.
Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes while you prepare to melt your chocolate. I found that placing the mixture into the fridge let it set a little making it easier to roll into balls. (warning your hands will be oily from the coconut oil).
Once that is done, chop the chocolate into pieces & place into a pyrex or heat proof bowl. You can either melt this in the microwave or melt on the stove over a pan of boiling water. I prefer this to the microwave as I can control the steadiness of the chocolate melting.
Then, allow the chocolate to cool.
Remove the mixture from the fridge & roll into small bite size balls. Use a teaspoon as guidance for the quantity of the balls. This will help keep the sizes relatively consistent.
Finally, line a flat baking tray with wax proof paper. Using 2 forks or a skewer, roll each ball in the melted chocolate until all covered & place on the tray
Repeat this process & refrigerate until all chocolate has set.