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Dark Chocolate Coconut Bon Bons
What You Need
  • 2 cups raw fine flake coconut this is different from sweetened coconut flakes. Typically found in the natural section of the store.
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 vanilla bean split use seeds (you may save the bean for other tasty projects like flavoring sugar).
  • 4 ounces quality dark chocolate for melting we used Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • Instructions
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the fine coconut with maple syrup, vanilla beans and coconut oil. You’ll want a smooth consistency making sure there aren’t any chunks of coconut or coconut oil (if it was cooler when mixed in).
  2. Line a couple baking sheets with was or parchment paper. Then use your hands to gently press 1 to 1.5 inch balls together, gently shaping as you go.
  3. The warmth of you r hands will help soften the coconut oil enough that rolling may not be an option. When placing on the tray, push down just a pinch to create a flat bottom. Cover and chill for about an hour.
  4. Follow the instructions on your chocolate for melting, the microwave method works well.
  5. Be sure to use a dish that is able to be heated and is large enough to tip both the bon bons and a fork or two into.
  6. Dip each coconut ball into the chocolate, roll a little bit to completely covered then very carefully place back on the covered baking sheet, flat side down.
  7. Follow the same way for all of your bon bons chill uncovered until the chocolate fully sets then transfer to an air tight container.