Each night after dinner, my sweet tooth takes over. I literally go on a mission for something – anything – sweet, to satisfy my craving. It’s like I can’t eat anything savoury unless I have at least a bite of something sugary to follow … very dangerous! That’s where these chocolate-covered goodies come in handy. They’re the perfect size – just a bite or two – and are made of ingredients I feel absolutely OK with eating a few times a week.
1 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips for dipping
1 tsp. coconut oil for dipping chocolate (optional)
Combine almond butter, honey, coconut, salt and vanilla in a bowl and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Put bowl in fridge until dough is easier to roll into balls. (This took me about a half hour, but can vary. If the dough is still too sticky to roll into a ball in an hour, try adding more coconut.)
Roll dough into 1″ – 1 1/2″ balls. Place on wax paper lined plate. After rolling all the dough into balls, place plate in freezer. Melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil, if using, in a double-boiler over low heat. Dip frozen (or partially frozen) balls into chocolate and place again on wax paper lined plate. Return plate to fridge or freezer for chocolate to harden.
Note: Dark chocolate is messy! It will melt on your fingers quickly, so be sure to eat these out of the fridge or freezer.
Source: Adapted from fastPaleo
P.S. Hi! I’m taking a much more relaxed approach to blogging these days, and while I won’t be posting to a schedule, Brilliant Sugar will continue to exist. Check back sometime :)