Quick & Easy Coconut Candies

Quick & Easy Coconut Candies

Unsweetened coconut, coconut oil, and honey–just three simple ingredients to the yummy bites! And if you use raw honey and a good quality, raw coconut oil such as Nutiva, these candies become beneficial to your health (in MY opinion–I am not a medical professional).

I love Almond Joy candy bars, but don’t love that the first ingredient in them is corn syrup. I have saved multiple chocolate/coconut candy recipes over the past year and am just now getting around to trying them. I combined recipes from The Nourishing Gourmet and Tessa the Domestic Diva to come up with this one. You can dip them in chocolate, add a whole almond or chopped up almonds and/or fill the rest of the mold with chocolate. We like the coconut part so much, the candies are usually all eaten long before we get chocolate on them!

And without further ado, Quick & Easy Coconut Candies…

Quick & Easy Coconut Candies

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup Nutiva coconut oil, softened or melted
2 Tbsp. raw honey (more or less depending on taste preference)

Directions:
1. Combine all three ingredients in a food processor and process until you reach your desired consistency. (I process it for about 3 minutes–so that the ingredients are well incorporated and the coconut has been ground up so that it is no longer “shreds”.)
2. Spoon coconut mixture into a silicone candy mold such as this and press the mixture down. If you don’t have a silicone candy mold, you could probably line a small pan with parchment paper and press the mixture into the pan and cut into squares.
3. Place in fridge until firm (haven’t timed this, but shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes or so).
4. Flip the candy mold over and pop the candies out and enjoy! They keep best in the fridge, but are also good at room temperature!

Variation: Adding Almonds & Chocolate

1. Spoon coconut mixture into candy mold and only fill cups 1/2 way full. Press an almond down on top of the coconut and then place in the fridge.
2. Melt some dark chocolate chips and spoon on top of the coconut candies (still in the mold). Place back in fridge and wait until chocolate is hard before popping them out and eating them!

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