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Guilt-Free Chocolate Ganache Coconut Balls

Posted by World Seasonings on

Want to indulge into something chocolately with zero guilt? Then, we have a special treat for you! Occasionally, we will post up recipes that does not include our blends and this is one of them! Since Valentine's Day is coming up, we wanted to provide you a recipe on the sweeter side that you can easily make in your kitchen. We absolutely enjoy making (as well as eating) these chocolate ganache coconut balls because they contain natural ingredients and no artificial or chemically manufactured substances! Cheers to guilt-free eating!

PREP TIME COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
35 mins + 15 mins (inactive) No cooking needed 50 mins

INGREDIENTS:

COCONUT FILLING:
2 cups of shredded coconut
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
Pinch of salt

CHOCOLATE COAT:
¼ Cup coconut oil
¼ cocoa powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp peppermint oil (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

ingredients for chocolate ganache coconut balls

Here is all the ingredients that you will need for the coconut balls and the chocolate to cover with.

shredded coconut in food processor

Put 2 cups of shredded coconut Turn on the food processor and let it shred for 7-10 minutes. You want the coconut to turn into a buttery mixture. Then, add 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and a pinch of salt and mix well.

shredded coconut mixture

This is what the mixture should look like after 7 minutes. Put the mixture in a bowl and let it set in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to harden a little so that you can shape them into balls at ease.

form shredded coconut into balls

With the mixture, shape into 1 inch balls and place them all on a tray. Put the coconut balls in the freezer for 5 minutes or so to chill until they are solidified.

While the coconut balls are chilling, you can start preparing the chocolate. Using a bowl, add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of syrup, 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil and 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint oil (or any flavored oil you prefer). Whisk until smooth.

coat coconut balls with chocolate

Once the coconut balls are firm, dip them into the bowl of chocolate. Coat each ball evenly. Once you have coated all the coconut balls, chill them in the freezer again for another 5 minutes until the chocolate is solid. Afterwards, repeat the coating process with a second layer of chocolate. Then, let them sit in the refrigerator to cool down before serving.

how to make chocolate ganache coconut balls

Now you can surprise your guest with these sweet bite-sized treats! Enjoy!