Decadent Chocolate Coconut Haystacks
It's tough when you have dietary restrictions to satisfy your sweet tooth. These little yummy bites nip that problem in the bud. The coconut oil provides so much satisfaction and great mouth feel. You feel like you are eating a real treat and yet, it's healthy! Give them a try and see what you think.
If you know anyone who might love these please share!
1/2 cup coconut oil melted
1/2 cup raw cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/3-1/2 cup agave nectar (I exclude this because I'm avoiding sweeteners and they still taste awesome)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup ground golden flaxseed OR 1/2 cup coconut flour
2 tbsp. sunflower butter
Dash of cayenne pepper.
Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and stir in all ingredients except coconut. When the sauce is completely melted and all ingredients are incorporated, remove from heat and stir in coconut. You can also add other things like cacao nibs or dried goji berries, etc. at this point if you like.
On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat, drop spoonfuls or roll spoonfulls of the mixture and then pop in the freezer for about ten minutes.
Now you can eat and enjoy!
These can melt at room temperature so I suggest keeping them in the fridge. They will last for weeks, if you don't eat them all up right away!