Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Recipe: Low carb "coconut rough" bites

Whether you're looking for 'fat bombs' to add fat calories or whether you just need a sweet treat without breaking a low carb diet this low carb rendition of an antipodean favourite is just delicious.

Low Carb Coconut Rough

1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup Splenda
50g unsweetened baking chocolate
1 tbpsn cocoa
2 - 4 tbpsn cream or coconut cream


  • In a pan melt the coconut oil, this will be soft at room temperature and will require only light simmering
  • Add the Splenda and stir until the sweetener is melted
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler and add to the oil mixture; then add the cocoa and mix thoroughly
  • Add the shredded coconut and stir while heating on a low temperature
  • Slowly add the cream, for a vegan variation use coconut cream
  • Cook until all the coconut is soaked through with the fudge mixture,
  • When the mixture has reached the consistency of gravy turn the heat off
  • Take a small pan or tupperware container - I used a 10cm * 15cm container
  • Pour the hot fudge mixture into the pan, you may need to tap the container on the bench to get the coconut mixture to create a smooth top
  • Leave to rest until close to room temperature and then refrigerate until solid, preferably overnight
  • If a white layer forms on the outside this is excess coconut oil that has not soaked into the coconut and is perfectly safe to eat
  • Cut into cubes, this recipe should make around 25 pieces
  • A shout out to Guittard 100% Cacao baking chocolate which is delicious and the lowest carb chocolate I can find on the market
  • Calories listed are for the whole batch per piece macros are 62 Calories, 1.6g Carb (1.3g net), 6.7g Fat


  1. To get the best out of your diet, choose easy, low-carb recipes that call for lean meat, poultry or seafood low carb 30 minute meals