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Chocolate & Coconut Rounds
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Chocolate & Coconut Rounds

Prep Time: 5 minutes

There's just something so perfect about the combination of chocolate and coconut, and these chocolate & coconut rounds are no exception. This super easy and quick snack is a delicious mix of just four healthy ingredients: raw cacao powder, coconut shreds, rolled oats and sultanas. You can have these healthy snacks ready in just a few minutes too - no baking, no freezing - just blend, shape and eat!

I love using dried fruit to sweeten snacks naturally - you might have seen these apricot coconut balls which I sweetened with dried apricots. I chose to use sultanas in this recipe as they are cheaper than dates, but have a similar flavour. Also, you may use raisins instead of sultanas. The recipe states to use between half to three-quarters of a cup of sultanas/raisins; I use half a cup, but my sweet-tooth husband often asks me to add more sultanas. So if you have a sweet-tooth, use three-quarters of a cup for extra sweet chocolate & coconut rounds.

This chocolate & coconut rounds make a regular feature at my house for a quick and easy dessert (with minimal washing up afterwards, too!). They would also be ideal healthy treats for your children's lunch box - with many schools now having nut-free policies, these nut-free snacks are safe to send to school.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sultanas/raisins (to taste - if you have a sweet tooth, go for 3/4 cup)

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor.
  2. After 1-2 minutes of blending, the ingredients will form a dough. If the dough isn't sticking together, add 1 tbs water.
  3. Press the dough into 6 muffin tray moulds to shape into rounds. Alternatively, press into a loaf tray and cut into squares or bars.
  4. Eat immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Makes 6

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    These look absolutely delicious! Thanks for the post! We just pinned this recipe to our Pinterest board "Amazing Vegan Desserts". We can't wait to see what you'll share next!
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