• moran naor

COCONUT-CHOCOLATE SQUARES


I made tons of versions of these bars in my life and always and called them 'bounty', just like everyone. now iv'e stopped doing it.

calling a well known treat the same name as the healthy version is wrong.

people who try it for the first time will always have an expectation to have the same old industrial treat!

now if those people are into healthy kitchen and are familiar to the ingredients it will be ok, they are used to their general tastes BUT if they're new to it.. uh uh. they're truly expect refine sugar & dairy chocolate taste!

some of them will love it, some might be disappointed.. and i'm not blaming them! i've been miss leading them. so this is the reason why i stopped using the traditional names of a well known treats.

these type of treats are a 'must have' in your fridge. every one loves them, they're easy to make, and they're easy to eat! i mean.. you only need to grab them with your fingers! (how more easy can it get?)

play around with shapes and sizes! make them finger size, squares, bars or coins shape.

i encourage you to try this one! it's a total winner for everyone!




COCONUT & CHOCOLATE SQUARES


coconut filling:

2 cups coconut, shredded

1/2 cup cashews, activated

3 Tbsp coconut butter

3 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp agave

1/4 cup coconut cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

hint of lemon juice

pinch of salt


1. in a food processor blend all the ingredients together

2. pressed onto a shallow pan covered in parchment paper and freeze.

3. after an hour, before making the chocolate, take out and cut into squares.


chocolate coating:

1/2 cup cacao butter, liquefied

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup maple

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

pinch of salt


1. melt the cacao butter on a 'bain marie': A Bain Marie is simply a way of heating something gently. Basically you put your Cacao Butter in this case, in a bowl, and then put that bowl inside a pot of hot water. It’s a gentle way of melting something.

2. sift the cacao powder into the bowl with the butter

3. add all the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.

4. dip each of the coconut squares in the chocolate and put on a tray covered with parchment paper.

5. put in the fridge to settle for 10 minutes.

6. store in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for longer time.

7. if storing in the freezer take out 15 minute before serving.


tips:

#1 i recommend dipping the squars twice for best result.

#2 save the rest of the chocolate in the fridge. next time you'll want to use it, melt on a bain marie gently.

enjoy!

mori

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