So I’ve got this thing for coconut. And chocolate.
Let’s not even try to hide my obsession with that stuff. It really is quite the addiction. I don’t think I’d ever survive one of those sugar free cleanses. Nope…I need my chocolate to stay sane. But let’s get back to the coconut.
So I was tinkering in my kitchen, wanting to make something that Bestie would appreciate. Do you ever do that? Whip something up in hopes that one of your friends or maybe a parent would appreciate the recipe? Well anyway, I started making these little bites with Bestie in mind. Her and I are on the same boat when it comes to coconut. It’s called the Yes-Please! boat 🙂 You guys are more than welcome aboard, but only if you are a die hard coconut fan. No fence riders on this boat!
There I go getting sidetracked again. Point is, I made these 100% Bestie proof…until my bag of chocolate chips caught my line of sight. Sorry Bestie, I really did try to keep them chocolate free, but you can always leave them out!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Bites
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup plain almond butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- unsweetened shredded coconut (for rolling)
Place your almond butter and honey in a bowl and microwave for 20 seconds to get it nice and melty. Dump in your remaining ingredients and stir well. Roll into 18 balls (or make them larger and have less) and roll in coconut or cocoa powder if you want! Store in the fridge.
I love making little bites like these. I mean, talk about the perfect little grab and go snack. Usually I would prefer them to have more protein in them, but I actually love using these little babies as a crumble on top of some greek yogurt.
Aren’t they just the cutest?!
Now that I’ve fulfilled my best friend duties of the week [well, sort of] it’s on to Love Day goodies. I’m wanting to bring something on Tuesday to my youth group kids, but I want it to be different from the usual cakes and cupcakes. I’m actually thinking of a cookie cake. I had plans of actually making myself the cookie cake (for my birthday) but everyone and their mother (no, really… I’ve got moms at church making me cakes) are giving me some type of goodie this weekend, so I’m trying to keep myself away from the sweets until the ultimate showdown this weekend. As you can tell from this recipe however, I have issues staying away from chocolate.
This is going to be a long week….
Do you ever get in the kitchen to cook or bake something with someone else in mind? (not FOR them necessarily, but just something you know they’d like)
Should I make a cookie cake for my high school kids or something else?