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Desiccated Coconut Chews My Most Decadent Chocolate
Ok, Ive said this lately, but my desiccated coconut chew recipe still holds its place on the decadent dessert pedestal. Check out my video recipe below.
I first fell in love with the peppermint patties I found at Sprouts years ago. Sadly the next time I went shopping for these, the patties on close out. In desperation I made a deal with the manager and bought all they had. It seemed like two bottomless bags The creamy cacao butter filling had me sold. Recently I sank into a rather scrumptious coconut chew. the list of ingredients had me wishing for another but all raw version. It didnt exist but I exist so I made a bet. Here it is my video recipe scrumptious all raw version of coconut chews… you will agree hands down~ its a winner!
Raw Coconut Chews Variations
I would say the variations evolved naturally. While streamlining the process and presentation, I still think my original version has the taste I craved the most. My original recipe excludes coconut cream and coconut oil from the center filling. That leaves the center fluffy and moist, the way I like it. However, without an emollient quality of fats the filling cant hold its shape with desiccated coconut falling all over the place when I try to center it inside the chocolate coating. This also means that it cannot stick out of the coating. My second variation, using oil or cream allows the filling to mold into a ball and hold its own, adding contrast at the center of the candy. Eye appeal means a lot! So does time savings and a process that minimizes frustration.
Having Fun making ChoColAte
Making chocolate means getting messy. Maybe not overly messy, if youre careful, but hey messy can be fun! Invite your kiddos. Get out your silicone molds, ladels and measuring pitchers. Leave a little room in your belly the Goldilocks way. Not too much but not too little. You know you wat to try as you go but not feel like stuffing yourself on chocolate lol. I find it meditative rolling out the little center filling of desiccated coconut and coconut oil and then neatly surrounding it in liquid chocolate. Its fun popping candy from their molds and then marveling at how sophisticated they look. Please take pics and share your experiences with me 🙂