These decadent chocolate bites are completely dairy-free, but still smooth and creamy thanks to all the coconut oil, and they’re easy to tweak exactly to your tastes. They’d be the perfect low-carb Halloween treat: with just 2 tablespoons of sweetener for the whole batch, the calories in this recipe come out to 79% fat, 18% carbs, and 3% protein. And most of that fat is coming from coconut oil, which is a very ketogenic fat if you’re interested in ketosis as a dietary goal.
You can use your favorite shape of candy mold to make these, and you can add in whatever goodies you like – berries, nuts, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, dried fruit, or whatever you can think of. The one thing to be aware of is that they don’t last very long out of the freezer: if you leave them out to get warm, they’ll quickly melt again and you’ll end up with chocolate puddles.
If you want more of this recipe, just double the amount of everything and go to town. Kids will love them, and especially if you’re strictly dairy-free, they’re a great way to enjoy chocolate on Paleo without any potential dairy issues.
Chocolate-Coconut Bites Recipe
Protein: 2g / %
Carbs: 25g / %
Fat: 28g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted;
- 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder;
- 2 tbsp. raw honey or maple syrup;
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract;
- Your choice of toppings (nuts, dried fruit, etc.)
- Sea salt;
- In a bowl, whisk the cocoa powder with the melted coconut oil until smooth.
- Combine all the remaining ingredients, whisk until smooth, and season with a pinch of salt.
- Pour the liquid into your favorite candy mold, and add the topping of your choice.
- Place in a freezer, and freeze for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer a few of minutes before serving.