Large coconut flakes are mixed in melted dark chocolate to form gorgeous, delicious coconut clusters. Homemade coconut clusters make an easy, healthy treat.
The idea for these delicious dark chocolate coconut clusters comes from a recipe that my mother in law used to make – chocolate cornflakes clusters.
Chocolate cornflake clusters are delicious, and amazing in their simplicity. You melt chocolate, mix in some cornflakes, spoon the mixture into paper liners and refrigerate.
In fact, it’s so easy that my mother in law used to make it with my kids when they were little. One of our family stories is how my daughter got a burn on her hand one day. She accidentally touched the pot with the hot melted chocolate. My mother in law was mortified! But my daughter was fine. And they continued making the dessert, albeit while exercising greater caution.
Now that my husband and I eat low carb, I wanted to make something similar without using cornflakes. The answer: use large, unsweetened coconut flakes and mix those with melted dark chocolate to form pretty, sweet coconut clusters.
Using unsweetened coconut and dark chocolate makes this keto dessert not just tasty and decadent, but also high in antioxidants and very healthy.
You can keep these dark chocolate coconut clusters in an airtight container at room temperature. I’m not sure how long they last, because the longest I’ve had them last in this house was three days. 😀
PS. Another healthy recipe that combines coconut and dark chocolate is this easy recipe for chocolate coconut truffles.
- 1 (3.5 oz bar) dark chocolate (85% cocoa; I use Lindt), broken into pieces
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (90 grams)
- Line 10 muffin cups with paper liners.
- In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt together the chocolate and coconut oil, gently mixing with a small rubber spatula until smooth.
- As soon as chocolate is melted, turn heat off. Add the coconut flakes and mix to coat the flakes with the melted chocolate.
- Spoon the mixture into the paper liners. Refrigerate 1 hour prior to serving.