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Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls

Chocolate Coconut Balls are delicious, bite-sized treats that are perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings. Made with shredded coconut, almond flour, and sweetened with maple syrup or honey, these balls are coated in rich chocolate for a decadent finish. Whether you enjoy them as a snack, dessert, or homemade gift, these irresistible treats are sure to be a hit!

Why Try This Recipe:

If you’re a fan of the classic combination of chocolate and coconut, these Chocolate Coconut Balls are a must-try. Not only are they easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, but they’re also naturally sweetened and customizable to suit your taste preferences. Plus, they’re freezer-friendly, making them a convenient treat to have on hand whenever you need a quick indulgence.

Ingredients Summary:

  • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup or honey/agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (can use any liquid of choice)
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips (can use homemade chocolate)

Instructions:

  1. In a high-speed blender, food processor, or mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and blend/mix until a thick dough remains. If it is too thick, add extra liquid of choice.
  2. Pour the dough into a large mixing bowl. Lightly wet your hands and form small balls. Place the balls on a plate and freeze.
  3. While the chocolate coconut balls are firming up, prepare your chocolate of choice by melting it.
  4. Moving quickly, remove the coconut balls from the freezer and dip each one in the melted chocolate until evenly coated. Repeat until all the balls are covered in chocolate.
  5. Refrigerate the chocolate-coated coconut balls until firm.

Serving Suggestions:

Enjoy these Chocolate Coconut Balls as a delightful snack, dessert, or party treat. Serve them on a platter at your next gathering or package them up in a pretty box to give as gifts to friends and family.

Storage Info:

Store any leftover Chocolate Coconut Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Alternatively, freeze them for longer storage and thaw before serving.

Techniques or Tips:

  • If the dough is too sticky to handle, refrigerate it for 15-30 minutes before shaping into balls.
  • Customize your chocolate coconut balls by rolling them in chopped nuts, cocoa powder, or additional shredded coconut before dipping them in chocolate.
  • For a fun variation, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon to the dough for extra flavor.

FAQs About the Recipe:

Q: Can I use other types of flour instead of almond flour? A: Yes, you can substitute almond flour with other types of flour such as coconut flour, oat flour, or all-purpose flour, but the texture and flavor may vary.

Q: Can I use other liquids instead of coconut milk? A: Yes, you can use any liquid of choice such as almond milk, cashew milk, or regular milk, depending on your dietary preferences.

Q: Can I make these chocolate coconut balls nut-free? A: Yes, you can omit the almond flour and use more shredded coconut or another type of flour such as oat flour to make them nut-free. Adjust the consistency of the dough as needed.

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