I love chocolate. I might even use it as an emotional crutch. There, I said it and it feels great to get that off my chest. But I can be completely emotionally stable and still enjoy this chocolate coconut freezer candy that I always have in my freezer.
My quest for cleaner chocolate started in the grocery aisle
When I started my health journey, all I wanted was a chocolate bar or something similar that I could have at home for my sweet tooth. I think I read about 437 labels (give or take a couple) on different chocolate bars, never finding one whose ingredients I was truly happy with. Most chocolate bars have a stabilizer in the form of soy lecithin and a lot of them also are made with dairy. So many of them just have some seriously questionable ingredients and high sugar count. So I decided to make my own.
I went through several iterations until I landed on this version. Heaven. Using coconut butter was the difference. If you have never bought coconut butter, you should be able to find it in your health food store’s nut butter aisle (Whole Foods, Sprouts & Thrive Market online are good sources).
You can easily change up the flavors in Chocolate coconut candy
Can you sub out a nut butter for the coconut butter? Absolutely. I would just use whatever you got on hand. Almond, cashew, peanut or sunflower seed butter would all be delicious. The great thing about these is that you can change up the flavor profile however you want. I think I make them different each time I make them, using this recipe as a base. So have fun and experiment.
The addition of the shredded coconut gives it great texture that is super satisfying. Plus, there is only one tablespoon of pure maple syrup in the whole recipe which means it won’t make your blood sugar spike and crash. That is a great bonus when you might be hanging on by a thread by the end of the day, right?
what kind of molds work best?
I found these great silicone molds at Home Goods one time and they have ended up being a great tool in my kitchen. I love how these candies just pop right out from the freezer and clean up great. These are similar to what I use for these candies.
If you want another healthy option, try these super seeds energy bites and maybe throw in some mini chocolate chips.
Try these out and let me know what you think!
Chocolate Coconut Freezer Candy
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- 2 Tbsp coconut butter
- 2 Tbsp nut butter of choice almond, peanut, cashew or sunflower seed
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut optional
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds optional
- In a glass measuring bowl (with a pour spout to make it easy), thoroughly whisk coconut oil, coconut butter, nut butter, cacao powder, syrup and shredded coconut, if using (but you really should. It’s delicious).
- Pour 1 tablespoon at a time into small molds (silicone molds work great!), sprinkle with hemp seeds and place in freezer for 20-30 minutes until hard.
- Pop candy out of molds, store in freezer and try not to eat them all at one sitting.