dark choc covered coconut clusters 2

For as long as I can remember, I have picked through those Russell Stover assorted candy boxes that are always present over the holidays, the kind with the separate brown sheet of paper that covers the candies, and I’ve snatched up all of the chocolate covered coconut bites that I could find.  Every.  Single.  Time.  I still love coconut and I definitely don’t cook or bake with it enough, so I was happy to come across a quick and easy recipe for these dark chocolate covered coconut clusters.

*ingredients and their measurements adapted from Pinch of Yum’s dark chocolate coconut bites*

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate for melting

Instructions:

  1. With your hands or a wooden spoon, stir/mix the coconut, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla, until all ingredients are well combined.
  2. Form the mixture into about 24 small balls.  Place the coconut balls in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. Place a glass bowl on top of a saucepan that has a tiny bit of water on the bottom, with the heat turned to medium.  Melt the chocolate wafers in the glass bowl slowly and gently until smooth and spreadable, for about 5 minutes stirring continuously.
  4. Lay out a sheet of wax or parchment paper.  Using two forks, roll each coconut ball in the chocolate until completely covered.  Scoop the ball out with the fork and let the extra chocolate drip off the fork.  Gently nudge the chocolate covered ball onto the wax or parchment paper and chill until the chocolate has hardened.  Store in the refrigerator.

dark choc coconut clusters

Enjoy!

xo gina