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Thursday, April 18, 2013

REAL Coconut Mounds

Healthy Homemade Mounds Candy Recipe
Step 1: Using a small saucepan, gently heat coconut oil and shredded coconut on low heat. The shredded coconut will begin to “puff” up after a few minutes in the warm oil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 2: In a food processor, process dates, vanilla and salt until creamy and smooth.
Step 3: Mix coconut mixture with date mixture. Pour into a small, bread loaf size pan. Place in freezer for an hour or until set.
Step 4: Gently heat dark chocolate in a small saucepan on low heat. You can also use a double broiler to melt the chocolate. While chocolate is melting, cut the coconut candy into “mound” size pieces.
I cut mine into even squares, then cut them in half again. These taste great without the chocolate too!
Step 5: Dip coconut candy into melted chocolate and then place them carefully on parchment paper. Refrigerate the candy until it is set, 30-45 minutes.

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