Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

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Cambria Glosz

Cambria Glosz, MS, RD
Nutritional Reviewer

Calling all coconut lovers! These dark chocolate coconut bites are reminiscent of your favorite Halloween candy without the major sugar crash. We know not everyone is a coconut lover, but we think this recipe may win over a coco-skeptic. 

Flaked coconut is blended and mixed with coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and sea salt. The mixture is rolled into balls and coated with silky dark chocolate. Hard to pass up! 

We think it’s always a good idea to have a sweet treat stored away in your refrigerator for those late night “emergencies.” These come together really quickly and are a healthier dessert to stock up on. 

Desserts are a really fun way to start making healthier swaps in your diet. This dark chocolate coconut bite recipe is a reminder that sweets belong in a balanced diet. It’s all about making swaps where you can so that you can eat food that makes you feel good physically and mentally. 

Using honey instead of granulated sugar and dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate are just a couple of swaps we highlight in this recipe. If you’re interested in other ways you can make healthy swaps but keep eating the foods you love, check out our master list of healthy food swaps for more ideas!

dark chocolate coconut bites

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

Our healthy spin on a mounds bar! These sweet treats store well in the refrigerator (not that they’ll last very long) and are easy to make.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 balls
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ÂĽ cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • â…› cup coconut oil melted
  • â…› cup honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 oz dark chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Pulse coconut in a food processor until crumbs form. Set aside about 1 tbsp of the mixture.
    Pulse coconut in a food processor until crumbs form. Set aside about 1 tbsp of the mixture.
  • Mix the coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and sea salt. Stir in the coconut from step one.
    Mix the coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and sea salt. Stir in the coconut from step one.
  • Form the mixture into small balls with the help of a small scoop.
    Form the mixture into small balls with the help of a small scoop.
  • Once all balls are rolled, refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
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  • Add the set aside coconut to a nonstick skillet over medium heat and stir for a few minutes until the coconut is lightly browned.
    Add the set aside coconut to a nonstick skillet over medium heat and stir for a few minutes until the coconut is lightly browned.
  • Melt chocolate for a minute in the microwave and stir it until smooth.
    Melt chocolate for a minute in the microwave and stir it until smooth.
  • Dip each coconut ball in the chocolate and remove with a fork, let excess chocolate drip off.
    Dip each coconut ball in the chocolate and remove with a fork, let excess chocolate drip off.
  • Place on parchment paper and top with the toasted coconut.
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  • Freeze for 3-5 minutes to set the chocolate.
    Freeze for 3-5 minutes to set the chocolate.

Notes

When forming the balls, the mixture will be crumbly, so it won’t work to put the mixture in your hands and roll it. There will be a little bit of excess oil, that’s completely normal.
To store them, place them in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 ballCalories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 7mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate, coconut
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