Firstly I’m going to apologize for my lack of posts recently. As you may have heard I am in the process of self publishing my first ever cookbook and the last 3 months has been a lot of work getting it all together, putting my heart and soul into it to make sure all the content and recipes are perfect before it goes to print.
While Its been a very busy time It has been one of the most rewarding experiences and I am so very excited to launch it and for the world to see! This project has been a huge part of my families life lately with the kids and hubby eating lots of cold dinners (because it can take an hour to get that perfect photo!) but we always still make time for family times and our own family traditions, such as weekend family breakfasts and Sunday roasts.
My baby girl Hallie turned one this weekend. I don’t know where the year has gone. She is just the most perfect baby girl and brings us all so much happiness. The twins and I (because if you didn’t know already its really the “Threenagers” that make the decisions in the house these days!) decided to throw her a Teddy Bears Picnic themed birthday party.
I love doing kids birthday parties, the twins first birthday was really just about mum and dad and friends having some champagne to celebrate surviving a year, but these days having older kids and so many of our friends having older kids too, Hallies birthday (as its meant to be) was all about the kiddies (mainly the toddlers really) but she loved her party and had a ball!
I try and be very conscious with my kids birthday parties that I always offer a variety of healthy food options on the party table for the kids, lets be honest it’s not a birthday party without a little bit of cake or a treat but I try and make lots of healthier options available to avoid the 6pm sugar crazy toddler come down!
These bounty balls are refined sugar free and absolutely delicious, they taste better than the real thing without all the nasties. They hit the spot perfectly for my sweet tooth and are a great edition to any party table, celebration or to keep in the fridge for a just because treat!
Once you make these you’ll never look back, soft, coconutty and naturally lightly sweet. Try and use organic coconut milk and unsweetened shredded coconut and I use 85% dark chocolate, the higher the % of dark chocolate the better it is for you – you know dark chocolate, full of antioxidants, Its great for us so no excuse not eat it!
What you’ll need (makes 20 balls)
1 cup coconut milk
¼ cup raw honey
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
150 grams 85% dark chocolate
Extra 1 tbsp coconut oil for melting with chocolate
– Combine coconut milk, raw honey and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low- medium heat stirring with a wooden spoon for approximately 1 minute until fully combined and smooth
– Remove from heat and stir through the shredded coconut
– Pour mixture into a tray or deep plate lined with baking paper and freeze for 2 hours
– Before removing coconut mix from the freezer melt chocolate with extra coconut oil in the microwave or in a stainless bowl over boiling water
– Line a plate or tray with baking paper
– Remove coconut mix from the freezer and with clean hands roll into small balls (about ping pong ball sized or what ever you like really)
– Use two spoons to dip the ball into the melted chocolate and cover completely before placing on the baking paper lined plate/tray to set
– Repeat with remaining mixture and refrigerate to set. Once set you can transfer them into a air tight container to keep in the fridge or in the freezer to last longer. Enjoy!