I don’t know about your house but a sugar addict lives in mine. My husband has a wicked sweet tooth so I like to have easy healthy sweet treats on hand for him. When I found this recipeI had to give it a try since we both LOVE coconut. These little babies taste just like Almond Joys except they only have 5 ingredients, are dairy free, gluten free and vegan.
My unsweetened shredded coconut was already finely shredded. i buy it in the bulk section at Whole Foods. But if you can’t find already finely shredded coconut, you can just put your flakes in a food processor and give them a few pulses to shred. I used a square mold for my candies but any mold will work, even a mini cupcake molds if that’s what you have.
These were ready in 15 minutes, that’s it. Combine the coconut flakes, coconut oil and raw honey. I found it easiest to use my hands to massage everything all together. If you find that the mixture is too dry, just add 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil at a time to moisten up the mixture.
I was struttin’ around the kitchen like a friggin’ peacock after making this recipe because it was so good. I mean really good and it just happens to be paleo which is even better. Delicious, low-carb, protein AND paleo!
This recipe has a medium to medium-hot amount of heat. It’s absolutely the perfect amount of heat for me but then I like a good amount of spice. I use and love this red pepper seasoned rice vinegarthat really gives it a good kick but if spicy isn’t your thing, I recommend using regular rice vinegar. That will help cut the heat in half.
I shared this with the hubby and before I could ask how much he liked it, it was gone. Like GONE GONE. All he could do is nod yes vigorously while he was still chewing his last bite. Needless to say, he loved it.