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Chocolate Cherry Bites Recipe


Healthy and Delicious Chocolate Cherry Bites Recipe

Credit: Lee Holmes

These chocolatey, cherry and coconutty raw, refined sugar-, gluten- and dairy-free treats are perfect bite-sized snacking. If you don’t buy commercial chocolate bars but love cherries, coconut and chocolate, you’re in for a real treat.

Makes: 12–15 slices

Ingredients

Method

  • 2½ cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp Supercharged Foods Love Your Gut Powder* (optional)
  • 1 tbsp rice-malt syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted & frozen

  • Chocolate Coating
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cacao butter
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder10–12 drops liquid stevia or to taste (optional)
  1. In food processor, pulse coconut, coconut oil, coconut cream, powder and rice-malt syrup until combined. Be careful not to over mix. Add in frozen cherries and pulse until combined.
  2. Using hands, scoop up about 2 tbsp of mixture, shape into egg shape and place on tray. Repeat until you use up all mixture. Place in freezer to set for 2 hours.
  3. After about 1½ hours, prepare chocolate coating by melting ingredients together in small pot over low heat. Transfer to bowl, place in fridge for 15 mins to let thicken slightly.
  4. To cover in chocolate coating, first prepare rack over tray to catch any dripping chocolate. Carefully dip eggs in chocolate coating mixture and place on rack.
  5. Note: You want to work quickly here to prevent the eggs from melting. This is why it’s important that your chocolate mixture isn’t too hot but is still melted and has a liquid consistency. You may wish to work in batches.
  6. * Available at most health-food stores.



 

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.