Tonight I made up the yummiest treat ever. It’s totally healthy, GAPS legal, and super easy!
Chocolate Pumpkin Clusters
4 oz cocoa nibs (pure, no additives, just cocoa mass)***see note
1 TB coconut oil
1/2 c honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 c pumpkin seeds (Previously soaked & dried. Can be roasted or not, mine weren’t.)
1 c shredded coconut (unsweetened)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Combine cocoa nibs and coconut oil in a medium pot, cook over low heat until melted, stirring often.
Add in the honey, vanilla and sea salt, stir until combined.
Remove from heat, stir in the pumpkin seeds and coconut, mix well.
Use a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon to make little mounds on prepared baking sheet. Place in fridge to harden (about 1 hour). Keep in fridge until serving time. Enjoy!
***I just realized that what I had purchased that was called "Cocoa Nibs" is not what they usually call "Cocoa Nibs." It was little round discs of pure chocolate mass. I went to buy it again, and that store (Trader Joes) is only planning to stock the sweetened version now (sad!!!). I ordered raw cocoa nibs through Azure Standard and attempted to make another treat last night, only to find that they wouldn’t melt! I ended up making a coconut flour "chocolate chip cookie" type recipe that was decent, but I was bummed that they wouldn’t melt. So far the above recipe, it would be best to find unsweetened chocolate (pure, no soy, no sugars, no extra junk).