Chocolate and coconut is my version of chocolate and peanut butter. They’re just meant to be together. They’re so perfect for each other that they should have one of those cute/nauseating couple names… Choconut?
Remember Bounty Bars – or for those of you outside of Canada – Mounds? Those little chocolate covered coconut bars were my ultimate candy bar addiction when I was younger. Everyone else was eating Mars Bars or Oh Henry’s, but I always went straight for the coconut.
Shredded coconut, condensed milk, dark chocolate, and sea salt are all you need to make these easy and decadent treats. You could always use milk or white chocolate instead, but my heart belongs to dark chocolate.
Now, question: If I make them into bite-sized pieces, does that mean I’ll eat less? Absolutely not.
|Salted Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites|| || |
- 4 cups shredded coconut*
- 1 can sweetened, condensed milk
- 12 oz dark chocolate, chopped
- sea salt (optional)
- In a large bowl, mix together coconut and condensed milk until it forms a thick, sticky paste. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls (you should get about 36 balls) and place on a baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes.
- While balls are chilling, place a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water. Place ⅔ of the chocolate in the bowl, stirring often until melted, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the chocolate until completely melted.
- Using two forks, dip the coconut balls into the chocolate, covering evenly. Place on a baking sheet and top with a bit of sea salt. Repeat for the rest of the balls.
- Let chocolate set, in the counter or in the fridge. It shouldn't take long. Eat immediately or store in a airtight container in the fridge.