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Creamy Coco-Bites (Paleo, AIP)

These Creamy Coco-Bites have been my go-to snack for years, yet I never tire of them. I developed the recipe out of need for some fuel before or after teaching a SoleFire Fitness class. Like most people, I can’t exercise on a full stomach, so a small nutrient-dense snack is perfect.

Most transportable snacks are full of sugar however, so I was determined to make something that would keep my blood sugar levels balanced and stable. These Creamy Coco-Bites have absolutely no sugar added, but you wouldn’t know it, they’re sweet, indulgent and satisfying. My only caution would be to keep them in the fridge during the summer as they do melt when it’s warm!

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A little hat tip to my American heritage with the red, white and blue. Make these for the upcoming 4th of July and your friends won’t know that their sweet treat is actually incredibly healthy!

Emily’s Dietary Scorecard

Gluten Free Dairy Free Tree Nut Free No Sugar (added)
Grain Free Delicious Vegetarian Low Sugars (all forms)
Paleo Nightshade Free Egg Free Low FODMAP

Vanilla Coco-Bites

Ingredients

  • 200g coconut flakes/chips* (~4 cups firmly packed)
  • 3 TBL extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 10 drops alcohol-free pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150ºC (300ºF).
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Spread the 4 cups of coconut flakes evenly over the baking sheets and toast in the oven for 2 minutes, until warmed but not browned (this is to keep them pure white in color).
  4. Place the coconut into your high-power blender along with the melted coconut oil and vanilla.
  5. Blend on high speed, using the Twister Jar Lid. Take breaks every minute or so as to not overheat the motor and within a few minutes you will have a thick, liquid paste. Feel free to add more melted coconut oil in small amounts, if blender is struggling to liquify.
  6. Once a thick liquid forms, taste and add more vanilla if desired.
  7. Pour into silicone molds or cupcake liners and place in fridge for 1-2 hours to firm-up.
  8. Before serving, let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes (less if it's summer).
  9. Enjoy.

Notes

*I recommend the large flakes/chips over the finely shredded variety as they tend to blend up easier.

https://solefirewellness.com/food/recipes/creamy-coco-bites-paleo-aip

Strawberry Coco-Bites

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150ºC (300ºF).
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Spread the 4 cups of coconut flakes evenly over the baking sheets and toast for 5 minutes, until golden.
  4. Place the freeze-dried strawberries into your high-power blender along with warm, toasted coconut and melted coconut oil.
  5. Blend on high speed, using the Twister Jar Lid or tamper. It should liquify quickly, within a minute or so, but if your blender is struggling, take a break for a few minutes to prevent the motor overheating. Feel free to add more melted coconut oil in small amounts, if blender is struggling to liquify.
  6. Now that the mixture is liquid, pour into silicone molds or cupcake liners (careful it will be hot) and place in fridge for 1-2 hours to firm-up.
  7. Before serving, let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes (possibly less if it's summer).
  8. Enjoy!
https://solefirewellness.com/food/recipes/creamy-coco-bites-paleo-aip

Blueberry Coco-Bites

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150ºC (300ºF).
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Spread the 4 cups of coconut flakes evenly over the baking sheets and toast for 5 minutes, until golden.
  4. Place the blueberries, then the coconut into your high-power blender pour on top the melted coconut oil.
  5. Blend on high speed, using the Twister Jar Lid or tamper. Take breaks every minute or so as to not overheat the motor and within a few minutes you will have a thick, liquid paste. Feel free to add more melted coconut oil in small amounts, if blender is struggling to liquify.
  6. Pour into silicone molds or cupcake liners and place in fridge for 1-2 hours to firm-up.
  7. Before serving, let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes (less if it's summer).
  8. Enjoy!
https://solefirewellness.com/food/recipes/creamy-coco-bites-paleo-aip

Delicious treats on a plate

** Alternatively (as pictured) you can pour each layer into a glass dish (allowing each layer to fully cool before adding the next layer) to make a red, white and blue slice. Once all 3 layers have cooled, break into bite size portions and enjoy the delicious flavor combo.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Tara June 16, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for the awesome recipe, I’m making them right now! Curious, for the future, if you could use already toasted coconut chips (providing they have nothing added) to avoid turning on the oven?

    • Reply Emily June 16, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      Hi Tara! I like to toast the coconut for a few reasons – mainly I find that it blends up faster and easier when it’s warm, I also like the flavor it adds and the freshness factor. I think pre-toasted (nothing else added) chips would work fine however, as long as you have a good blender or food processor. If you do try it, please come back and let us know! Enjoy!

  • Reply Anna June 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Emily. I made the vanilla ones – yummo!! Will definitely be making these again. Where do you get freeze-dried berries? Thanks!

    • Reply Emily June 30, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Hi Anna, awesome! Glad you’re enjoying the yumminess. I just updated the post with links to the freeze-dried berries. Let me know how you go!

  • Reply Kaylani July 1, 2016 at 2:54 am

    I’m wondering if using fresh berries would be okay?

    • Reply Emily July 1, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Hi Kaylani, the water content of fresh berries may change the texture and/or flavor, I am not sure if it will work, but if you experiment with it please come back and let us know how it went! A few people have asked me this recently, so I am keen to hear the results. Good luck and enjoy 🙂

  • Reply Sarah July 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Made these for our 4th of July BBQ and had no leftovers! Big hit, will be making again!

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