Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Orange Coconut Chocolate Bites
This one's for my sister. No dairy, no wheat, no nuts for her so this is what came to mind: zesty orange, balanced with rich coconut, coated in dark, dairy-free chocolate.
I forgot to toast the coconut. My sister she preferred it to be chewy but I think she was just trying to be nice.
I pressed these into a mini-cupcake tin lined with paper cupcake liners so my sister could easily eat them on the go. I think they would make great mounds or even rounds if you don't have mini-cupcake tins or liners.
Zest of 1 orange
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted
100g good quality dark chocolate
Mix together the orange zest and coconut. In a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt dark chocolate.
When the chocolate is about 2/3 melted, remove from heat. Stir in the coconut and orange zest.
Spoon the mixture into mini-cupcake liners, or on top of parchment paper in mounds.
Dry for about 1 hour.