Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pineapple-Coconut Candies

If in doubt, just add chocolate.  These dense little balls of pineapple and coconut are pretty good on their own, but wrapping them in a chocolate shell takes them to a whole other level.  Sometimes I think we should all just be wrapped in chocolate shells.  Perhaps that will be my goal for Halloween.

The Ingredients:
3/4 c dried, unsweetened pineapple
1/2 c shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 1/2 t coconut oil, divided
1 T agave
1/2 c chocolate chips
2 t coconut milk (or other nondairy milk)

The Process:
  1. Line a plate with waxed paper and place in the freezer.
  2. In a food processor, pulse pineapple until chopped into small pieces.  Add coconut, 1 t coconut oil, and agave, and continue to process until mixture is well-combined and will hold together if pressed firmly into a ball.
  3. Scoop out heaping teaspoons of pineapple-coconut mixture, and form into balls.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, coconut milk, and 1/2 t coconut oil.  Microwave on low power until chocolate is melted and glossy, stirring every 15-20 seconds.
  5. Remove plate from freezer.  Using your fingers or a toothpick, dip each ball in chocolate, then place on prepared plate.  Return to the freezer for about 10 minutes to allow chocolate to firm up, then store, covered, in the refrigerator.


  1. I haven't chowed down on breakfast. I'm thinking these beauts are nutritionally sound enough to start my day.

  2. The flavor combo in these sounds awesome!

  3. Yes please! One thing that's always on my to-do list is make my own sweets. Particularly ones that look like this!


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