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    Chocolate & Coconut Bites

    One of my favorite delishes, chocolate and coconut bites or otherwise homemade bounties, in a healthy, lent and vegan version. And not only that, they are very easy and quick to make!

    The Bounty chocolate bars are, for decades, a real frequent visitor in our house and certainly in many others. I wanted to try these for years, but eventually I kept neglecting it. But when I tried Tania’s homemade coconut bars, made from Pepi (which were really delicious), I said that’s it; I should immediately try to make a healthier version!

    You will see that for this recipe I used maple syrup as a sweetener, instead of honey, because it has a smoother taste and does not cover that of coconut. You can, of course, make them with honey but choose one with a lighter flavor and aroma.

    It is also important to use coconut oil and not another, because this oil has the ability to harden when cool, so your bites will keep their shape.

    Chocolate & Coconut Bites – Μπουκιές με Σοκολάτα & Καρύδα, τύπου Bounty)

    Chocolate & Coconut Bites
    Yields 35
    A healthy & vegan version of a popular delish.
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    Prep Time
    50 min
    Prep Time
    50 min
    124 calories
    12 g
    0 g
    8 g
    1 g
    7 g
    24 g
    26 g
    10 g
    0 g
    1 g
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    24g
    Yields
    35
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 124
    Calories from Fat 72
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 8g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 7g
    33%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    0%
    Sodium 26mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrates 12g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 1g
    6%
    Sugars 10g
    Protein 1g
    Vitamin A
    0%
    Vitamin C
    0%
    Calcium
    1%
    Iron
    4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Ingredients
    1. • 4 cups (300 g.) grated desiccated coconut
    2. • ½ cup (165 g.) maple syrup or honey
    3. • ½ cup (125 ml) coconut oil
    4. • a few drops of vanilla extract
    5. • 250 g. dark chocolate, in small pieces
    Instructions
    1. In a bowl add the coconut, syrup, oil and vanilla and mix well.
    2. You will have a soft mixture, which will be a bit difficult to shape. That’s why you should shape it into balls, using your hands, and then spread on a dish with parchment paper (you'll need it later). Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
    3. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie, remove from the fire and, using two forks, roll each ball in the chocolate until it is completely covered. Drain well to let the extra chocolate drip off and place onto the greaseproof paper. Wait for the chocolate to harden before serving. If the weather is too hot you may need to put them to the refrigerator for a while.
    Adapted from Pinch of Yum
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    calories
    124
    fat
    8g
    protein
    1g
    carbs
    12g
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    Adapted from Pinch of Yum
    The Healthy Cook https://thehealthycook.gr/
     Enjoy!

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