Sugar Monster

chococo
Sometimes I get the impression that you guys think just because we’re the Sweet Cheeks, we eat all healthy foods all the time.  Heehee! *snort* BAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!  No. Way.  Nor actually would I want to.  I love eating Paleo style the majority of the time, for so many reasons – weight management, deliciousness, energy levels, etc.  But I live my life by the 80/20 principle.  80% of the time eat Paleo style and 20% of the time eat whatever I want!  I am definitely a sugar monster.  I love cookies and chocolate and cupcakes and candy and ice cream and… EEEEP!!!  Must. Stop. Thinking. About. Sugar!  The monster awakens…
Soooo, generally if I’m indulging in a sugar product, I go for it.  I’m not big into “Paleo” desserts.  If you’re going to eat some dessert, I say just enjoy some of the real deal.  But when I came across this recipe from Wellness Mama, I decided to give it a go.  This may be considered a Paleo style dessert, but hot dog! is it good!!!  Rich and sweet and chocolaty …. my sugar monster approves.
Chocolate Coconut Clusters
1 (5 oz) bag flaked or shredded coconut, unsweetened
2/3 cup melted coconut oil, plus 1 extra Tbsp
1/2 cup almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
In medium bowl, mix coconut flakes, 2/3 cup melted coconut oil, vanilla, and almond butter until well mixed.  Using your hands, form into 1 inch balls and put on a plate.  Put the plate in the freezer until the clusters harden completely.
Once the clusters have hardened, melt the chocolate in a double boiler with 1 Tbsp coconut oil until smooth.  Dip the clusters into the chocolate and put back on a plate or in a small baking dish.  Put them into refrigerator to harden.
Enjoy!
Inspired by Wellness Mama!!
Pile o' chocolate!

Comments

  1. this is right cheek approved!

  2. Heeheeheee! It IS delish :)
    xo, Lefty

  3. love this!!! a must try!!

  4. YES! It’s so sweet and delicious and addicting! Be careful not to eat it all at once!! =)