Y’all these chocolate coconut bites are life. They are so easy to throw together, healthy, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, whole grain, refined sugar free, and totally tasty. What more could you look for in a snack? Not much. I make this in a fairly big batch and they last me all week. While they are very lightly sweetened, the sweetener comes from dates and maple syrup, it’s still enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.
I bought pitted dates, but you want the pitted, no problem. The pits are so simple to remove.
Here is the beauty of this recipe- everything is thrown in the food processor and mixed that way. Y’all. So. Simple.
I love Hershey’s dark cocoa. It is my favorite, mostly for the dark color it produces. I just love that!
You can also sub in honey for maple syrup if you want. I just prefer the flavor of maple syrup. The product will have the same texture either way.
Once the batter is all mixed, I add in the cacao nibs last. I really like to have chunks of these, so I don’t want them over mixed. If that texture doesn’t matter to you, add them in with all the other ingredients.
Next up, scoop into portions. I like to use this scoop , and use it all the time for these bites. It gives me such a great size for a small snack. I like to roll these too after I have scooped them. You definitely don’t have to do this, but I am slightly anal and can’t resist.
I like to refrigerate mine for a bit to set the bites. Then, package in an airtight container. They hold really well for 7-10 days, no problem!
I like to hold mine in the fridge. It probably isn’t necessary, but I feel better about it anyway.