Wowzers….I can honestly say these are the most silky smooth, sexy, chocolate coated, creamy coconutty, delicious things on the planet! You need to make them right now!!
I first tried them at Vudu cafe in Queenstown and thought I had been swept off to a tropical island with monkeys in palm trees and turquoise sea. Wow I am obviously missing the sun a lot! We have an inversion layer covering Wanaka at the moment and it is depressing and grey and apparently it hangs around for weeks, downside to dreamland.
This recipe is from Mondays a new cafe in Aukland started by two health food bloggers. I cannot wait to visit and try all their riduculously good looking food now that I’ve had an amazing taster!
Makes 20 small barsCoconut filling 2 cups desicated coconut 1 cup coconut cream 2 tbsp agave 3 tbsp coconut oil pinch sea salt Raw chocolate 1 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 2 tbsp agave pinch sea salt Melt the coconut oil and cream in a saucepan with the agave until it is all smooth. Mix in with the desicated coconut Press into a small lined baking tin, preferably with square sides so that it is about and inch high. Stick in the fridge to set for half an hour then cut into mini bars and transfer to the freezer. To make the chocolate coating, melt the coconut oil in a bain marie with the agave and when its all melted stir in the chocolate and a pinch of salt. Levae to cool for about 5 mins off the heat. Take the coconut filling and dip it in the chocolate sauce, because of the cold it will start to set very quickly. When coated put the bars onto a baking paper lined tray and set in teh fridge for 5 mins, then add another layer of chocolate. Sprinkle a little coconut over the top before they set to make it stick. Store in the fridge and enjoy your little bars of tropical heaven! Photos Jase Hancox CoLab Creative