Makes 14-16 candies
1 c. coconut
4 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs maple syrup or honey
2 tbs water
½ tsp vanilla
pinch of sea salt
1 c. chocolate chips/chunks for melting
1. Mix the coconut with the coconut oil until it is evenly distributed.
2. I used maple syrup if you do as well add it and the water straight to the bowl of coconut. If you use raw honey I would mix the honey and water together first to soften the honey before adding it to the coconut.
3. Add the vanilla and salt and mix completely.
4. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes so that the coconut absorbs the liquid in the recipe.
5. Now use your fingers to turn the mixture into bite size balls and place them on a plate covered in wax paper. Put the plate in the freezer for 10 or more minutes.
6. While you are waiting melt the chocolate in a double boiler or holding a small pot with the chocolate in it over a larger pot filled with boiling water. Make sure to continuously stir the chocolate until it is melted.
7. Now the coconut bits should be fully hardened. Once the chocolate is cool enough to handle it is time to dip the coconut bites into the melted chocolate making sure to fully cover all the coconut.
8. Place each bite covered in chocolate back on the plate and the plate back into the freezer.
9. The chocolates will be hard enough to handle in about 15 minutes, but the longer you give them the more solid they will become.
10. To serve them you might want to take them out of the freezer a few minutes before so they are not quite as cold, but do not leave them at room temperature for hours because they will melt.