Coconut Bliss Balls
Coconut seems to be the latest fad and it's no wonder why when you look at it more closely. The saturated fat in coconut oil is very rare and beneficial in that it helps to promote weight loss, posses antioxidant properties and supports your immune system. The oil properties convert easily into energy and therefore very little is stored as fat, promoting weight loss. So at 3pm when you are hitting that energy slump, these little balls of guilt-free awesomeness are a fabulous pick me up and best of all will leave you feeling very satisfied.
1 cup finely shredded coconut
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups dark chocolate chips
Combine coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup (honey), and vanilla extract in a blender or food processor. Blend until well combined into a thick ‘crumb’.
Use your hands to mould the coconut crumb into bite-sized balls. They should stick together nicely. Place the balls on a piece of wax paper.
Melt chocolate chips and use a spoon to gently drizzle the melted chocolate over each coconut ball. You want enough to fully cover the top and sides of each ball, but not so much that it makes a large pool around the base.
Sprinkle each ball with a bit of sea salt while the chocolate is still moist.
Refrigerate for two hours (to harden) and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 balls