With Halloween just around the corner I thought I should share this delicious, HEALTHY, recipe for “mounds” candy. I actually think these are 100 times tastier than mounds. Aside from being tasty, these are extremely easy and quick to make too!
- 1 cup organic shredded coconut - where to buy shredded coconut
- 1/4 cups coconut oil - where to buy coconut oil
- 3-4 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 1-1 1/2 cups homemade chocolate chips
Step 1: Using a small saucepan, gently heat coconut oil and shredded coconut on low heat. The shredded coconut will begin to “puff” up after a few minutes in the warm oil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 2: In a food processor, process dates, vanilla and salt until creamy and smooth.
Step 3: Mix coconut mixture with date mixture. Pour into a small, bread loaf size pan. Place in freezer for an hour or until set.
Step 4: Gently heat dark chocolate in a small saucepan on low heat. You can also use a double broiler to melt the chocolate. While chocolate is melting, cut the coconut candy into “mound” size pieces.
Step 5: Dip coconut candy into melted chocolate and then place them carefully on parchment paper. Refrigerate the candy until it is set, 30-45 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is linked to Real Food Wednesday @ Kelly The Kitchen Kop, Homemaking Link-Up @ Raising Homemakers, Simple Lives Thursday hosted by GNOWFGLINS & Sustainable Eats, Pennywise Platter @ The Nourishing Gourmet, Fight Back Friday @ Food Renegade, Monday Mania @ The Healthy Home Economist, Healthy Halloween Candy & Treat Link-Up @ CookingTF