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Chocolate-Coconut Candies

Chocolate-Coconut Candies with Almonds and Sea Salt

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Recipe Details

Story

Chocolate, almonds, and coconut are three of our favorite dessert ingredients—so we dreamed up this supremely simple treat that combines all three! Shredded coconut, maple syrup, vanilla, and a little coconut oil make the perfect candy filling, which gets enrobed in dark chocolate and topped with a single almond. A sprinkle of flaky Maldon salt on top perfectly balances the sweetness of this total crowd-pleaser. 

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Quick facts

Serving size
4servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
easy
By Chef Michelle

By Chef Michelle

Nutritional info

  • Calories 520
  • Protein 5g
  • Total Carb 40g
  • Total Fat 42g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • shredded coconut
    1 cup
    shredded coconut
  • coconut oil
    1 1/2 ounce
    coconut oil
  • jar maple syrup
    1
    jar maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup
    semisweet chocolate chips
  • roasted salted almonds
    1/3 cup
    roasted salted almonds
  • Maldon sea salt
    1 teaspoon
    Maldon sea salt
  • parchment paper
    1
    parchment paper

What You’ll Need

  • blender or food processor (optional)
  • baking sheet
  • 8" medium pot

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    In a blender or food processor, combine shredded coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Pulse until mixture is fully combined into a thick paste. Alternatively, chop shredded coconut as finely as possible, combine with remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, and mash with a fork to create a paste.

  2. Form candies

    Form candies

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using your hands, form coconut paste into 12 equal rectangular shapes, about 1 x 2 inches each; place on prepared baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to freezer and chill until candies are hardened, 30-45 minutes.

  3. Melt chocolate

    Melt chocolate

    After about 20 minutes of candies freezing, place chocolate chips in a medium heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted. Alternatively, create a double boiler: Bring 2 inches water to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. Place bowl with chocolate over pot and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth, 2-4 minutes.

  4. Top candies

    Top candies

    Remove coconut candies from freezer. Top each with 1 almond and gently press to secure. (If needed, cut almonds in half to ensure all 12 candies have some almond on top; or, if you have extra, save them for a snack!)

  5. Finish and plate candies

    Finish and plate candies

    Spoon melted chocolate over candies on baking sheet, and immediately sprinkle with as much Maldon salt as desired. Return baking sheet to freezer to chill until chocolate has hardened, 15-20 minutes more. Using a fork, gently lift chocolate-coconut candies from parchment, and enjoy!

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