This recipe first came to my attention when hubs sent it to me via email.
As I noticed it pop up in my inbox, I thought to myself: “what is hubs trying to tell me?!
After much deliberation, I finally figured it out – he wanted me to make these delicious creations! (hubs is nothing if not subtle)
Of course, in the interests of marital bliss…and my own yearning for sweet treats….I acquiesced.
And it was fortunately very easy since I had all the ingredients in the cupboard, ready to go. You can just whip up a batch of these before dinner and they’ll be ready in time for dessert.
And with coconut oil as the main ingredient, you are getting a healthy dose of an extremely nutritious fat that can improve your digestion, heart health, immune system, hair, skin and nails.
Maple Coconut Chocolates (makes 6)
*adapted from Beyond The Peel
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 4 tbsps maple syrup
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- Heat the coconut oil until liquid and stir in the maple syrup.
- Sieve in the cocoa powder and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla extract.
- Pour into individual muffins cases (to prevent spreading I put the cases in a muffin tray while filling them).
- Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Keep in the fridge until needed.
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