Need a Lift? Two words: Coconut bonbons

I Made Bonbons.  And Ate Them.

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Coconut covered in dark chocolate were my bonbons today.  Simple.  Beautiful. Tasty. And fairly healthy, since I made them myself.  Small indulgences like this sometimes are all it takes to make a blah day better!
This recipe makes about 12 coconut bites.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups unsweetened finely shredded coconut.  I used Let’s Do Organic brand
  • 1/4 cup light agave syrup
  • generous 1/4 C coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 oz chocolate.  I used a mixture of 85% dark chocolate and semi-sweet.
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Instructions:

  • Pulse the coconut in a food processor until fine.  
  • Add the agave syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla and process about 3 minutes–until everything is blended well and will hold together a bit.
  • Remove from the machine and form into 1″ balls.  This will take a little bit of manipulating.  Your hands will be coated in coconut oil, but just keep pushing the mixture together until it forms little round balls
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  • Place on a waxed-paper lined baking sheet.
  • Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler
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  • Remove the coconut balls from the freezer and then roll in the chocolate.  I used a 2-pronged fork to roll them around in the chocolate and then lift them to the baking sheet
  • The chocolate will harden fairly quickly
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  

If you have any left.

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Love,
Lassen’s

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