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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Balls

Here is my favorite snack for the last month or so. I found it so difficult to find UNSWEETENED coconut flakes (or shredded coconut), but my local grocery stores leave a lot to be desired. Eventually I found them at Whole Foods and Sprouts, but better supermarkets should carry it too. (Look closely, most say sweetened and that will not do for this). I also upgraded from regular unsweetened cocoa powder to raw cacao, which really is worth it.

These little babies are great on the Belly Fat Cure and Fast Track, since they contain no grains. But I'm been having them since way before I started doing no-grains. One warning, if you are sensitive to caffeine, don't have them at night! On that same token, they are a great little energy boost.

Chocolate Coconut Balls
Chocolate Coconut Balls
Ingredients:
1 Cup UNSWEETENED Coconut flakes
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil or Butter (I typically use Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp cocoa powder (I use raw cacao)
1 tsp stevia (or stevia sweetener of your choice)
2 Tbsp coffee (or water is fine too)

How To:
Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon, making sure that everything gets covered. If you don't like your coconut flakes chunky, you could put it in the food processor, but I did not. Roll into several tight s balls, place in a plastic container and freeze. They don't stick together well right away, but are great once frozen  the will be fine. Don't be tempted to taste one yet, also wait until they are frozen. They totally remind me of the No Bake Cookie we learned to make in Jr High Home Ec.

If you try them, definitely let me know!

10 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try these with coffee - all my favs all in one bite! yum!

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  2. It's funny how I love the coconut flour but I hate coconut...I am sure they are good.

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  3. Those look so yummy! I had posted early on if anyone had a no bake cookie recipe. Those sound perfect!

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  4. Amber, you have to try www.tropicaltraditions.com for all your coconut oil/flakes/flour. You won't beat the price or quality. All different types of unsweetened coconut chips/chunks/flakes.

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  5. Amber, they look delicious! How many make a serving? one?

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  6. I cant wait to try them. I was at my grocery store today looking for unsweetened coconut flakes for the pumpkin muffins and they did not carry any so I guess I will make it without.

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  7. Oh my, these sound delish!! I'll be trying them this weekend.

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  8. keep coming with the great recipes girl! I read a book a while back about all the benefits of coconut so i've known about it for a while but never actually attempted any of the recipes using the flour or flakes. we just switched to the oil. this is great! may actually make the difference in me sticking with the bfc this time! you're wonderful amber! cannot thank you enough!

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  9. I just made these today, I used finely shredded coconut - super yummy! The coffee flavor (and kick) are a bonus! They definitely hit the spot for me.

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  10. I just made these using the above recipe. They would not ball at all. NOthing would hold together Maybe because I used liquid coconut oil instead of butter? Don't know but I spread the mix in the bottom of a small Tupperware and put it in the freezer. Let's see !

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