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Dreamy Coconut Bites

Dreamy coconut bites

Once a month, the first Sunday of every month, my in laws have the whole family over for what we call “Pizza Sunday.”  There are usually at least 6 adult couples, who all have at least 3 children whose ages range from 3-21.  It is a day my family looks forward to every month.  The family fellowship is sweet and my in-laws have made their home an absolute haven for the grand kids.  They have a pool, basket ball hoops, tether ball, volleyball, a play set & a nice big yard.  Inside they have a pool table, pinball machine, arcade game, video games and a play room.  My kids never want to leave Grandma’s house!
The adults sit around and have great conversation while we eat.  We then enjoy watching the kids play and swim, sit around and relax with magazines, chatting in between pages.  It is so awesome. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to truly love and enjoy all of my in-laws.
My Mother-in-Law orders a bunch of pizzas, makes a big healthy salad, and puts out some fruit and a few appetizers.  She usually has a couple different desserts, and sometimes asks us if we would mind bringing desserts. This last pizza Sunday she asked a few of us to bring a dessert to share.  I know she is a huge fan of coconut, so I searched my pinboards for something sweet with coconut in it.  I found the perfect recipe.
The recipe is originally called Coconut Crack Bars via Chocolate Covered Katie.  I can see why…they are addicting.  But I decided to name them something a little less harsh, especially since they are made with pretty wholesome ingredients.  I also took the liberty to add chocolate chips to the recipe.  Yum!
These are no-bake and take just minutes to whip up in your food processor.  They are vegan, but were very well- received by both vegans and non-vegans in the family.  If you are a coconut lover, you must try them! I will be making this recipe again and again. 
Dreamy Coconut Bites
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened) (80g)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or agave nectar if want to keep vegan)
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil 
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (my fav vegan brand, dairy, nut and soy free – click here)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor. (Perhaps you can mix by hand if you don’t have a food processor, but I haven’t tried.) Squish into any small container (I used a 7×5) and fridge for an hour before trying to cut. (Or freeze for 15 minutes.) Can be stored in the fridge or freezer, for at least a few weeks.

Dreamy coconut bites and chocolate chips

Are you a coconut lover?  Here are a few more recipes from NN with coconut in them!

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  • Anonymous
    June 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Looks great and so simple.

    I also love spending time with my in laws. Its a wonderful time.

    Love hearing about your family time.

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