Just like the last 5 minutes of a Disney movie, Halloween treats have the unfortunate reputation for being overwhelmingly sweet. Thankfully, there are cooks out there blazing a new trail of decadent desserts that aren't suffocatingly saccharine. Fortunately, Lindsay Kinder, of @food.la.la, recently shared her favorite healthy Halloween recipe with us that will let you indulge without trading all your treats for tricks.
These little peanut butter cup coconut bites remind us of a Snickers bar, without all the processed stuff. They come together in a snap and they'll be waiting for your the moment your sweet tooth strikes.
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2 cups coconut chunks (about 1” each)
½ cup smooth peanut butter (or almond or sunflower butter)
1 TBS coconut oil
¾ cup dark chocolate
1 TBS sea salt
- Line a sheet pan (that’s small enough to fit in your freezer) with a sheet of parchment paper. Place a cooling rack on top and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter. If it’s stiff, add ½ TBS coconut oil.
- Remove the peanut butter from heat, and using a fork, gently dip each piece of coconut into the peanut butter. Scrape the fork along the side of the pan to remove any excess and set coconut chunk on the cooling rack.
- Repeat with all coconut chunks.
- Freeze until solid.
- In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate. If it’s stiff, add ½ TBS coconut oil.
- Repeat steps 3-4.
- Immediately top each with a generous sprinkle of sea salt and return to the freezer. Why immediately? Because the candy is frozen, the chocolate will harden quickly, and the sea salt won’t stick.
- Once frozen solid, remove each piece of candy from cooling rack and store airtight in freezer.
- Remove from freezer 5 minutes before enjoying!
- For a pumpkin flavor, add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice to the peanut butter mixture.
- Add some ground Sightglass coffee from your Imperfect box to the chocolate
- Drizzle extra peanut butter on top, or sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Don’t skip the sea salt though...it’s what makes them come alive, alive! Mua-ha- ha-ha.