Mounds Bar Truffles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Loaded with a hefty dose of shredded coconut, heart-healthy coconut oil and a touch of honey, these two-bite treats are sure to be a hit with any coconut lover. These truffles are a quick and easy solution for getting your chocolate candy fix, without too much effort or mess in the kitchen.
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!)
Place the plate in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, to allow the coconut mounds to firm up. They should become pretty solid, thanks to the coconut oil!
While the coconut filling is setting in the freezer, this is the perfect time to start melting the dark chocolate. Since I don't own a microwave, I use the oven to melt my dark chocolate chips--> placing them in a 400-degree oven for 5 minutes does the trick!
Note: Alternatively, you could skip the chocolate chips and make your own raw chocolate coating instead. (This recipe would work great!) The only problem with raw chocolate is that it doesn't last long at room temperature, so store-bought dark chocolate works better for serving to company or at a party.
Using a spoon, coat each coconut mound with a dollop of melted chocolate, spreading the coating around evenly to cover every last inch! If you'd like to coat the bottoms, as well, allow the first coating of chocolate to set in the freezer (about 10 minutes) then dip the bottoms in chocolate and freeze again on the parchment paper to set.
Serve slightly chilled for best texture, and enjoy!
Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Iron: 0.9mg