These Chocolate Coconut Pops are a healthi-er indulgence for a Hallowe’en treat. They're so easy to make, they look cute, and they're both gluten-free and dairy-free.
Chocolate Coconut Pops: fun for Hallowe'en, delicious at any time of the year!
Halloween--the season for sugar, sugar and more sugar! If you're looking to stay healthy this year, but would still like to offer a treat for your kids, these Chocolate Coconut Pops may be the answer.
They're a healthi-er indulgence for a Hallowe'en treat. They're so easy to put together, they're fun to eat, and they're both gluten-free and dairy-free.
Before I became a teacher, I spent the last two weeks of October of every year making costumes, planning parties or potlucks, and snacking on those mini candy bars. Stress plus sugar equalled a lowered immune system and I would end up with a cold on Hallowe'en night.
It was a similar story during my years as a teacher when I had the double whammy of being surrounded by adorable little sneezing, coughing six-year-olds. I consciously try to avoid sugar at this time of year now and look for fun treats that will allow me to stay healthy.
Ingredients for Chocolate Coconut Pops
- coconut oil
- vanilla extract: or almond extract
- pretzel sticks: gluten-free if necessary
- dark chocolate chips
Chocolate Coconut Pops are easy to make!
- Blend coconut, coconut oil, honey and flavouring in your blender, a form into little balls.
- Insert a pretzel stick (gluten-free, if necessary) into the balls before you put them in the freezer (as you won't be able to insert one once they're frozen.)
- Then dip the frozen balls into melted chocolate, and let set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Once set, serve in a mini cupcake liner.
- Remember to insert the pretzel stick BEFORE you freeze the little balls.
Chocolate Coconut Pops
- 2 cups coconut unsweetened shredded
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp pure almond or vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (Use Enjoy Life brand for dairy-free)
- 2 tsp coconut oil melted
- 18 pretzel sticks gluten-free, if necessary
- Whir coconut in a blender or food processor until very finely ground.
- Add honey, coconut oil, and extract to the blender or food processor.
- Process until well mixed.
- Remove from processor bowl and roll 1 inch diameter balls in your hands.
- Insert a pretzel stick in the center and freeze.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate over, not in, boiling water. Stir in the 2 teaspoons coconut oil.
- Dip the frozen pops in the melted chocolate, let the excess chocolate drip off, and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Store in the refrigerator.
More chocolate yumminess, like these Chocolate Coconut Pops
- Chocolate Cherry Bliss Balls
- Salted Dark Chocolate Bark with Pumpkin Seeds
- Salted Chocolate-Orange Almond Bark
- Healthy Quinoa Chocolate Bark
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