Coconut Bites

If you’re co-co-nuts for coconut then you’ll love these – homemade Bounties. Whenever there’s a box of chocolates in the house you can bet that it’s always the coconut ones that go first (well, those and the fudge). There’s something about sticky, chewy coconut and rich belgium chocolate that is just irresistible. So, when I woke up to the bank holiday rain I decided there was only one thing for it; homemade coconut bites and a day of movies.

Aside from pigging out in front of the TV with a huge bowl of these beauties, they’re also the perfect treats for when unexpected sweet-toothed guests drop by, or for popping in a ribboned box and giving as a gift.

You’ll need;

200g desiccated coconut

200g condensed milk

200g of chocolate (milk or dark)

2tbsp of icing sugar

Start by measuring out your coconut and pour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in the condensed milk and icing sugar until you have a stiff, sticky mixture.

Now it’s time to get your hands dirty! Take a small amount of your coconut mixture and roll and mould into your desired shape. Don’t worry about making them too neat, that’s how you know they’re homemade! Pop on a lined baking tray and put in the fridge to set for a minimum of 4 hours.

Once your coconut has set it’s time to get dipping. In a ban-marie melt your chocolate and stir until smooth.

Dunk and roll your coconut in the chocolate until evenly covered. Then, place back on the baking tray and pop an almond on top to decorate. Now you’re ready to chill. Pop back into the fridge for around 2 hours so the chocolate has plenty of time to set.

I even had some almonds and chocolate left over to make some Fruit and Nut (adding some raisins from the store cupboard).

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