No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Ingredients:

4 cups unsweetened organic shredded coconut
2 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil
6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
4 Tbsp unsweetened coconut milk (I used an organic variety from a can)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup organic dark chocolate, melted with 1 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil (the coconut oil makes the melted chocolate smooth)
Additional coconut for dusting if desired.

Instructions:

  1. Place shredded coconut and coconut oil into a food processor.
  2. Process on high speed, scraping down the sides occasionally, until it reaches an almost buttery consistency.
  3. Add the maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and salt and process on high speed until ingredients are combined.
  4. Shape the coconut mixture into 1” balls.
  5. Place on wax paper, and refrigerate for at last an hour, or set in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Once the coconut balls are very firm, melt the dark chocolate, and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat for just a minute or two, stirring constantly.
  7. Once the chocolate is melted, carefully dip the coconut balls into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with a tiny bit of shredded coconut
  8. Allow the chocolate to harden by placing the coconut balls back into the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer, for up to a week.

Enjoy!


Paleo Apple Pie Tart

Paleo Apple Pie Tart

A perfect dessert this Memorial Day weekend.

 Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make the crust, combine almond flour and salt in large bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, stir melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Add coconut oil and maple syrup to dry ingredients, mixing until combined. Press dough into a 9 inch greased tart pan covering bottom and sides. Pierce crust with a fork several times before baking for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and press down any areas that bubbled.
  3. For the filling, peel and thinly slice 4 apples Combine maple syrup, lemon juice and cinnamon, then pour mixture over apples. Spread apples over tart crust. Bake for 30 minutes, sprinkle with sliced almonds, and then bake another 30 minutes or until the apples are soft and slightly brown.
  4. Complete with glaze by combining jam and water in a small pan, heating on low until mixture has thinned. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Brush tart with glaze and serve.

Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, tighten the lid and give it a good shake so all ingredients are blended together.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Enjoy with some grain free granola and a handful of berries on top.
Makes a great breakfast or snack.