KIDS, COOKING, COSTUMES & CRAFTS (...and alliteration)

Chocolate Coconut Ice

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Here is a sickly sweet, yet sugar-free, yummy, yummy treat (well, there’s sugar in the chocolate, but we broke that into bits and therefore we all know the calories have all fallen out, right?)

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I saw this recipe for Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars on Pintrest, and had been thinking about it for days and days. I go crazy for a Bounty Bar, and I was thinking about how to combine the concept with the classic Coconut Ice. So here is my version.

  • 1.5 cups of Coconut Oil
  • 3 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 8 ounces chocolate (use sugar free chocolate if you want to pretend this “healthy”!)

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Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 secs so that it liquifies. Mix in the coconut and honey. Easy peasy!

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Spilt the mixture in half and add some red food colouring to half. Or, to be specific, I used a drop of magenta and a drop of orange to get a pretty coral colour.

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Gratuitous chocolate shot. Yum.

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Melt your chocolate then take close up photos of it because it looks so ridiculously delicious.

Press the white coconut into a parchment lined tin. Then add the pink layer, then top with the melted chocolate. I garnished the top with Trader Joes Coconut Chips because those things are the best.

I used an 8″ square tin, but honestly I think you could halve this recipe if you have a smaller tin. You really don’t need to make too much of this, it is sweet. Just looking at the photos now is making me feel a bit sick.

Pop it in the freezer for 20mins or until you can’t wait any longer.

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The original recipe suggested cutting the squares when the chocolate is at room temperature. I tried this, but then the coconut started to go a bit melty whilst the chocolate was still like a rock. Cutting it without the chocolate breaking was very difficult, hence my squares are more ‘rustic’ and ‘slab’ style. Maybe you will have better luck.

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Store it in the fridge. Enjoy your face full of yumminess!