Raw Vegan Bounty Bites
Makes approximately 15 bites
You will need:
For the bars:
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp agave nectar/maple syrup/coconut sugar
For the raw chocolate coating:
3 tbsp cacao butter or coconut oil
2 1/2 tbsps cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup/agave nectar
Put half of the desiccated coconut in a food processor and process for 15 or so minutes, until it forms a runny coconut butter, then combine with all the rest of the ingredients for the bars in the food processor and process for a few minutes until it forms a thick mixture. Either spread out flat in the bottom of a small baking tray, or roll into the desired shapes, then place into the freezer to set. Once set, either cut the slab into pieces or just remove from the freezer and leave the balls whole.
Whilst the coconut is freezing, get to work on the raw chocolate coating. Place the cacao butter or coconut oil into a small glass bowl that is sitting in a pot of hot water to form a water bath so that it can melt. If necessary, turn the heat up under the pot to a low heat, but be careful not to get any water into the cacao butter. Once the cacao butter is liquid, add the cacao powder and sweetener, mixing vigorously to prevent any lumps.
Now comes the fun part- dip your coconut bars into the raw chocolate mixture, and then place onto a piece of greaseproof paper to set. The coldness of the coconut should make the chocolate set almost immediately so that they are ready to eat, so enjoy, or freeze to keep them in their best condition