Thursday, May 2, 2013

Raw & Simple Chocolate Haystacks

These chewy, chocolate treats are super simple to make, yet, tastes like a gourmet treat. I use longer coconut threads to give it that haystack look (Sprout's grocery stores carry them) but you can use the finely shredded coconut with the same great results. Jazz it up with some chopped nuts or hemp seeds for a little nutrition boost.

Chocolate Haystacks
Makes 12 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

2/3 cup cacao powder
½ cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, warmed to liquid
½ vanilla bean, scraped or small pinch of vanilla powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
2 cups shredded coconut

Blend cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth.

In a bowl, hand mix shredded coconut with chocolate mixture.

Line a plate with parchment paper. Use a spoon or melon scoop to form 12-14 individual haystacks on the parchment paper.

Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.



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