Raw Choc Cherry Ripe Bites

mummyknows-choc-cherry-bites-3It seems these days there are almost as many trends in food as there are in fashion. I’m sure you’ve all heard the rumours that chocolate is good for you. But just how good for you depends on what’s in it and how it’s made. And what better way to know exactly what’s in it then to make it yourself? The most wonderful way to enjoy chocolate, theses Raw Choc Cherry Bites are absolutely incredible. Jam packed with only the purest, healthiest ingredients, they are completely delicious and utterly guilt free! xx

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Raw Choc Cherry Bites
(Makes Approx 18 Squares)

Ingredients
Filling
1 heaped tablespoon coconut sugar
1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
3/4 cup shredded coconut
15 cherries seeded and chopped
5 large strawberries chopped
Coating
1/3 cup Raw Organic Cacao Butter (Loving Earth)
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
3 heaped tablespoons raw unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3-4 tablespoons coconut sugar (or 2-3 tablespoons rice syrup)

Directions
Combine all the filling ingredients in a blender and blend for a few seconds, ensuring the mixture remains textured. Line a square container with baking paper and pour the mixture on top using a spatula to flatten evenly. Transfer to the freezer for 2-3 hours. Remove from the freezer and cut into squares, then return to the freezer while you prepare the coating.

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine all the coating ingredients and stir until just melted. Careful not to over heat as the ingredients should remain relatively raw and uncooked.

Now for the fun part:
Prepare a tray / plate with a sheet of baking paper.
Transfer the coating mixture into a shallow bowl. Dip each frozen square into the coating and cover on both sides, then lay out on the preprepared baking paper as you go. Best kept stored in the freezer and packed into air tight plastic containers. Allow to defrost slightly before serving xx