Coconut, Cashew and Chocolate Bites (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free!)

It has come to my attention that for a vegetarian, I do not really come up with any cliche vegetarian recipes. Lets be honest, I eat a lot of sugar and fat. . . neither of them the good versions of themselves. So here we go, my first raw, vegan AND gluten free (and processed sugar free I suppose) snackable that is FREAKING DELICIOUS.Raw Fudge

I tested these out on a whole range of demographics and found that it was a pretty successful and healthy snack! I have kept them in the fridge for the past 2 weeks and they are still perfect in texture and taste. Now that I’ve thought about that. . . I’m wondering how I had the self control to extend their life that long.

 Raw Fudge1

If there is one thing that I probably can’t go without, it’s chocolate. Or cheese. Especially if I know that I’m not meant to have them or am trying not to have them. It’s a form of cruelty really. First world problems. We all have them.

Raw Fudge2

Next time I make these, I want to mix them all together but I have had mixed feelings from my other guinea pigs about that. They like the look and the taste of the two kept separate. And then there was the one person who doesn’t like chocolate – DOESN’T LIKE CHOCOLATE?! I KNOW RIGHT. Who just took the whole chocolate part off.

Raw Fudge 3

I find that in Australia, I can tell when Summer is coming from my coconut oil. When it becomes liquid, it’s on like donkey kong and I’m off to the beach. I remember buying a bottle of fresh coconut oil in Phuket and then arriving home only to find that I couldn’t get it out of the bottle to use. For something that cost me 1000baht (approx $35AU) I was a bit miffed…

Follow my lead. . .

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 120g blanched almonds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  1. Place mini patty pans into 24 mini muffin trays and set aside to fill.
  2. Using a food processor, place the coconut, almonds, 2 tbsp honey, maple syrup and 1 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil into the processor bowl and process until completely ground. Evenly distribute the mixture over 24 mini muffin trays, approximately 1 1/2 tsp of mixture into each one. Press firmly to pack down.
  3. To make the chocolate mix, combine 3 tbsp coconut oil, honey, agave and cocoa powder and whisk until just combined. Place a teaspoon onto each patty pan and spread evenly using a pallet knife. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator to set.
  4. Chew.
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51 Responses to Coconut, Cashew and Chocolate Bites (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free!)

  1. Johanna GGG says:

    sounds delicious – I love chocolate but I do have a friend who hates the stuff – more for me I say – it is happy days to find healthy desserts that taste good too

  2. They look so beautiful!! And I can see how they must be freaking delicious :-) Can’t wait to try them!!
    Thank you for another must- try-delicious recipe!!

  3. Reanna says:

    These sound absolutely delicious! Will definitely try whip these up soon when I get my hands on some coconut oil!

  4. These coconut and cashew bites look delicious and healthy!

  5. Freaking delicious is right! These are totally my kind of snack :)

  6. OMG!!!!!! these are sooooooo cute!!!!! I’m a sucker for chocolate and cheese too! I’m pretty sure these won’t last even 2 minutes if I can lay my hands on them! :D :)

  7. vegeTARAian says:

    Pinned! You just made my day with these. Oh and someone who doesn’t like chocolate? TIme to evaluate the friendship :P

  8. Hotly Spiced says:

    These look really delicious. I’ll pin them. So few ingredients yet so much flavour and they’re really pretty too and would make excellent hostess gifts xx

  9. CCU says:

    These bites are looking quite brilliant, healthy but a cute little treat :D

    Cheers
    CCU

  10. These look incredible!

  11. I’m also a vegetarian and find myself balancing the big amounts of vegetables I eat with lots of sugar/fat/chocolate :) Those look so great and I will definitely try them since I love every way you can combine chocolate and coconut.

  12. Oh, these look just too good…must have some!

  13. It’s getting chilly here, my coconut oil is solid! hehe. These look soooo good!

  14. Daniela says:

    OMG, if all raw,vegan and Gluten free food would look as good as this one
    I would be the first to follow:)
    Great post Cass, thanks for inspiring me what to serve when my vegan friends come to visit!

  15. The chocolate layer on top looks so pretty! I think I’m becoming a little more addicted to chocolate every day.

  16. Hahaha! I love that you know Summer is coming from the state of your coconut oil. These little beauties look spectacular!! Definitely putting in the must try list.

  17. Wow, these does look ah-mazing!! What a great after-dinner treat to satisfy a sweet tooth, yet it’s not that bad for you! :)

  18. These chocolate bites look fantastic! I love that coconut layer!

  19. I love that these are healthy and decadent all at once! Need.

  20. TBM says:

    Did you hide them from yourself? I never would have lasted that long. Never!

  21. I made a very similar version a few weeks ago — this looks so freaking delish!

  22. these sound great Cass! :)
    don’t think they would’ve lasted long here :P

  23. Asmita says:

    Delicious! What’s there not to love about this. Could gobble them up all at once.

  24. Mmmmm… these little treats look really tasty! I like the flavor combination.

  25. Delicious bites, you might just have to take them away from me or there will be none left! ;)

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