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

Method


  • 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




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