Frozen Coconut Bites

Frozen Coconut Bites

This recipe doesn’t need much of an introduction.. these ‘home made healthy coconut chocolate bites’ taste AMAZING and they are SO EASY to make!! They require just 2 main ingredients (plus an extra 2 for added amazingness) and are ready in just 15 minutes.. no baking or cooking required!

 

One of the main ingredients is coconut oil. There’s a lot of exciting new research about coconut oil, however always make sure to buy virgin coconut oil and NOT hydrogenated coconut oil, which contains trans fats (the worst type of fat for our health). Coconut oil is rich in a type of saturated fat known as “medium chain triglycerides,” which may be healthier than the types of saturated fat found in butter, meat, and dairy.

 

I personally use coconut oil instead of butter in baking and in oriental stir-fry dishes which are cooked at high temperatures. I still use olive oil for salad dressings.

 

healthy homemade chocolate bites

Healthy chocolate frozen bites

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Coconut Frozen Bites

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil* (melted)
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds or PPB**
  • 1 tbsp stevia/granulated sweetener***
  • Optional - cocoa****
  • Fruit - sliced banana/frozen berries

Instructions

  1. Mix together the melted coconut oil, ground almonds/PPB and stevia (plus optional cocoa)
  2. Pour into ice-cube trays***** (not all the way to the top)
  3. Place in a banana slice or frozen berry into each of the 'chocolates'
  4. Freeze until the coconut mix is solid but banana pieces still soft (takes around 15 mins) - tip out and enjoy!

Notes

*You can buy coconut oil from some supermarkets or online e.g. from MuscleFood – use the code NIC5 for 5% off!

**You can get ground almonds from the baking section in supermarkets and you can read more about Powdered Peanut Butter (PPB) in my PPB review! If you have a nut allergy than you could use ground flaxseeds or protein powder instead.

***Read more about sweeteners [here].

****If you're using cocoa swap 1 tbsp of the ground almonds/PPB for 1 tbsp cocoa.

*****You can get heart-shaped silicone ice cube trays from Amazon. 

 

Nutritional stats provided are based on making 6 'chocolate bites' using 3 tbsp coconut oil, 3 tbsp ground almonds, 1 tbsp sweetener & banana slices.. if you swap the ground almonds for PPB/PB2 they will be 78 Kcal, 7.4g fat, 2.4g carbs and 1.3g protein each.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 87

% Daily Value

Total Fat 8.8 g

14%

Total Carbohydrates 2.4 g

1%

Protein 1 g

2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Healthy chocolate frozen bites

From left to right: Made with PPB, Ground Almonds (which taste like white chocolate!) & then Extra Cocoa.

 

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16 Comments

  1. Pretty Purple
    March 23, 2014 / 11:59 am

    this looks yummy 🙂

  2. Rosie
    March 23, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    These are amazing!! So simple to make and super quick- perfect little treat…wish i’d made more! My favourite are the PB2 (chocolate) ones with frozen raspberries! Heaven. Yet another delicious recipe Nic- thank-you! xx

  3. Liza Salt
    March 23, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Try adding hazelnut shot flavouring you’d usually buy for coffee, and sinking a hazelnut into the middle before freezing! A walnut in the cocoa type would be awesome too!

    Consider decorating with a dark chocolate button stuck on the top with more PB. Yum!

    So much room for creativity – can’t wait to see the variations people try out – amazing as always Nic!! * Xx

  4. Tasha
    March 23, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Hi Nic,

    Is the PPB being used in it’s powdered form or is it 3 tbsp of PPB mixed into a butter form? I don’t have any PPB so I was wondering if I could use cashew or almond butter instead!

    • March 24, 2014 / 8:45 am

      In powdered form 🙂 But I suppose using nut butters would work – maybe use 1-2 tbsp.. do let me know! xx

  5. Alice
    March 23, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    How many bites in a “serving” Nic!?

  6. March 25, 2014 / 10:43 am

    These are incredible! So tasty and quick to make. Yum.

    • March 25, 2014 / 5:46 pm

      Aw thank you! I love them SO much and have had them nearly every day since I first made them!! x

  7. March 26, 2014 / 11:56 am

    This recipe sounds so fab! I got all the ingredients at home and will be making them on Saturday. Yum!

  8. April 2, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Perfect recipe! I must try it. :))

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