Chocolate Coconut Shards

If coconut roughs are your thing and you’re trying to get away from cheap additive-laden chocolate, then voila! These are packed with anti oxidant pure or raw cocoa, blood sugar balancing cinnamon, coconut oil for immune boosting and metabolism, coconut for fibre and satiation and natural, unrefined sweetness options.

What you’ll need!

(Serves 4 people a good sized treat. Double batch for people coming over)

50g of coconut sprinkles. The full Recipe is here or the abridged version:

You make the sprinkles by combining 2 cups of dessicated coconut (make sure it’s preservative220 free) and 1/2 a cup of rice malt or maple syrup or coconut syrup. Cook on a low 100 celcius oven for 5 hours OR toast with a couple of stirs for 20-25mins on 180C until golden brown. It will harden to a crunch as it cools.

Cool. Then store in the pantry in jars or lock n’ lock.

Once you’ve got those in the cupboard, this recipe takes all of 3 minutes and 10 minutes to set in the fridge!

What you need

30g coconut oil. I use expeller pressed extra virgin, which has no fragrance. I find the fragrance interferes too much flavour wise. Use whichever you like of course though. Your cooking is about you, not me.

10g – 15g dutch processed cocoa powder (or raw cacao if you prefer) Use 10g if you normally like a lighter style of chocolate and 15g if you’re a dark chocolate fan.

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean powder (optional)

What to do!

And here’s the part you’ll really love. Take all of the ingredients. Pop them in a mini food processor for 10 seconds or until well combined into a thick, shiny brown goop with coconut flecks. Press said goop onto unbleached parchment paper until evenly pressed out and about 1/2- 1/3 cm thick. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Take out. Break apart into shards & Enjoy!


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Real Treats. Happy Bodies

Alexx x


photography by Kristine Cosgrove, Mamacino.

p.s worried about the calories? the saturated fats in coconut? Coconut fat doesn’t store in the body. The body loves to convert it straight to energy, so unless you’re a totally sedentary person, you won’t find coconut ending up on your hips! Further on the subject of saturated fat there’s good quality and bad. Quality fats such as coconut oil and grass fed animal, pasture raised animal fat, are not only good for you, but are essential to the function of our brains and bodies in general. Happiest of happy days to all of that, and now get going and make your treats :)