Are you craving a sweet treat that is satisfying, delicious and yet not loaded with added sugar? These paleo Chocolate Coconut Haystacks are the perfect choice! With just two ingredients, these chocolate haystacks are a crunchy, decadent dessert.
Paleo Chocolate Coconut Haystacks
Chocolate coconut haystacks are so easy to make. You do not need a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Simply quick tempered the chocolate in the microwave using these easy-to-follow steps.
Full of crunchy toasted coconut and dark chocolate, these chocolate coconut haystacks are a delicious and satisfying healthier treat. Plus they are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!
- 200 grams dark chocolate I prefer 72% dark chocolate
- 100 grams coconut flakes unsweetened
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Evenly distribute coconut flakes on baking sheet and toast in oven for 1 to 2 minutes, until golden. Set aside to cool
- Chop chocolate into small chunks, transfer all but the smallest crumbs/pieces to a glass bowl
- Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until mostly melted
- Continue to stir chocolate until completely melted and cool to touch
- Add chocolate crumbs to melted chocolate, stir to incorporate
Add cooled toasted coconut flakes to tempered chocolate. Stir until the coconut is fully coated with chocolate
Scoop rounded tablespoons of the chocolate and coconut mixture onto parchment paper to set
Once set, serve or store in an air-tight container for up to one week
Choosing a Healthier Dark Chocolate
I use 72% dark chocolate for all of my baking and desserts. I find that anything lower is too sweet and contains too much added sugar. Trader Joe’s sells a 72% dark chocolate that is delicious and reasonably priced. However, the TJ’s dark chocolate is sweetened with refined sugar, and is not paleo.
Thrive Market also sells a good paleo 72% dark chocolate sweetened with coconut sugar.
Please note that I am not compensated by either Trader Joe’s or Thrive Market for these recommendations. I am simply sharing recommendations for products that I choose to purchase.
Nutrition information (per haystack, 15g):
- 97 calories
- 2.6 g added sugar
- 2.0 g fiber
- 1.1 g protein
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