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The sweet tooth has been real lately. Like really real. And of course, chocolate is the answer, as it is to most of life’s problems! There’s something almost therapeutic about some good, high-quality dark chocolate. If you’re more of a milk chocolate person, to each their own. But for me, the darker the better. Especially when paired with coconut.
Coconut is another one of my favorite things. I love the sweetness and richness of it, without it being too sweet, if you know what I mean. Even better is the lower sugar content and high healthy fat content of coconut. That’s why I use coconut butter to sweeten my Caffeine Free Herbal Mocha Latte every morning. Who needs sugar when there’s coconut, am I right? Plus, coconut is SO good with chocolate. Just look at Mounds Bars.
As much as I love Mounds Bars, I’m looking to keep the ingredients in my recipes a little more wholesome that what they make those candy bars with. So, keeping with my no-bake theme this summer, I decided to make these Healthy(ish) Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles. Not only are these little candies healthier than their drugstore counterparts, but honestly, they taste better, too!
Healthy(ish) Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles
So what makes these Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles healthy(ish)? Well, let’s start with the “healthy” part. For me, a big part of keeping things healthy is keeping things simple. Simple ingredients, REAL ingredients, mean less crap going into our systems. It means that we know what’s in our food and can pronounce it all. Simple is a good thing. I promise. That’s why I chose to make this recipe with Pascha 85% Dark Chocolate Chips (my fav), Nutiva Coconut Butter, and shredded coconut, coconut oil, and pure maple syrup from Trader Joe’s (basically my favorite store).
I’ve gone back to using the 85% Pascha Dark Chocolate Chips after using their 100% Cacao Chocolate Chips for a while. Don’t get me wrong. The 100% cacao chips are great, especially for people who are really trying to avoid sugar or who just really like dark dark chocolate. I started using the 85% cacao chips again because they are just a bit sweeter. Yes, they have added cane sugar. But you know what? There are definitely worst things out there than sugar. And it’s okay to eat food that tastes good and makes you feel even better. For that same reason, I added some pure maple syrup to the coconut filling. It just adds that dessert-level sweetness that makes these Healthy(ish) Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles that much better! The rest of the coconut filling is simply unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut butter. That’s it. So simply and SO delicious.
These Healthy(ish) Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffles are the super easy and incredibly decadent (yet semi-healthy) treat you’ll want to take to all your end-of-summer parties. Or maybe you’ll just want to keep them all for yourself! Just one is all you need to satisfy that sweet tooth and get your chocolate fix. When will you enjoy yours?