Dark chocolate and coconut haystacks, www.feedthemwisely.com

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Haystacks

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I love coconut macaroons. However, these days, I find them a little too sweet and too time consuming to make. But I still love chocolate and coconut! So I wanted a quick alternative that combined coconut and dark chocolate, was super easy to make, and not overly sweet. These dark chocolate and coconut haystacks couldn’t be simpler. They contain only two ingredients and you don’t have to temper the chocolate.

Recipe makes approximately 20 chocolate haystacks.

Ingredients

  • 200 grams dark chocolate (I prefer 70% dark chocolate)
  • 100 grams coconut flakes, unsweetened (I prefer large flakes)

Directions

  1. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Chop chocolate into small chunks, transfer all but the smallest crumbs/pieces to a glass bowl
  3. Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until mostly melted
  4. Continue to stir chocolate until completely melted and cool to touch
  5. Add chocolate crumbs to melted chocolate, stir to encorporate
  6. Add coconut flakes to melted chocolate, stir until fully coated with chocolate
  7. Scoop rounded tablespoons of chocolate / coconut mixture onto parchment paper to harden
  8. Once solid, transfer haystacks to an air-tight container until ready to serve

Adding the smallest pieces of the chopped chocolate once the melted chocolate has cooled slightly is an easy way to "quick temper" the chocolate and prevent it from crystalizing, www.feedthemwisely.com
Adding the smallest pieces of the chopped chocolate once the melted chocolate has cooled slightly is an easy way to “quick temper” the chocolate and prevent it from crystalizing or turning white.

Nutrition information (per haystack, 15g):

  • 97 calories
  • 2.6 g added sugar
  • 2.0 g fiber
  • 1.1 g protein

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