No Bake Coconut Balls

Prep time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

2 cups dessicated coconut

½ cup rice malt syrup or maple syrup (honey will work, but isn't vegan if that matters)
4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch sea salt


Optional: a handful of pepitas, raw chocolate to drizzle.

No Bake Coconut Balls

Method

Place the dessicated coconut into a mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dessicated coconut, along with a good pinch of sea salt and combine well. At this stage, you can add any additional ingredients you like, for example, a handful of chopped nuts, cacao nibs, pepitas, or dried fruit.

Line a shallow baking tray with baking paper and press the mixture into a level rectangle shape, alternatively you can use silicone ice cube moulds. Freeze the pressed mixture for 10-20 minutes until set, then slice into portions, or pop out of the mould, if using. If you want to drizzle a little melted chocolate (raw or otherwise, I don't discriminate), this is when you'd do that (and let's be honest, when is a little extra chocolate a bad idea?).

Store refrigerated.