Chocolate and coconut are quite the combination when it comes to making this delicious chocolate lovers recipe. It is easy to make and only uses a few ingredients. These mouthwatering chocolate covered bites will be a great family snack time treat. They are also wonderful if you need to make something easy to take along and serve at any type of party. Some people even enjoy making and giving these types of homemade chocolates as gift ideas for others.
Whether you want to make them for your children to enjoy or you want to impress everyone at the office party, this recipe is one you may consider. It is economical to make and making these candies will also make you and someone you know happy.
Recipe for Chocolate Coconut Bites
What You Need
- 1 package white cake mix
- 1 container vanilla frosting
- 4 ½ teaspoons coconut flavoring
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- 1 package chocolate almond bark 24 ounce
How to Make It
Follow the directions on the package label of white cake mix to prepare the cake, while also adding 3 teaspoons coconut flavoring to the mix while combining the necessary ingredients to make the cake. After baking the cake remove from the oven and allow the cake to become cool to the touch.
Add the remaining 1 ½ teaspoons coconut flavoring to the container of vanilla frosting and combine well.
After allowing the cake to completely cool to the touch, begin crumbling up the cake into a large mixing bowl and then stir in the frosting to fully combine and coat the cake crumbs. Stir in the shredded sweetened coconut and sliced almonds. Mix well to combine and then form the mixture into a large ball.
Cover with the lid, aluminum foil, plastic food wrap or even a clean dry dishtowel. Place in the refrigerator to chill overnight or for several hours before continuing to make the dessert. You can also place the mixture in the freezer between 45 to 60 minutes before use.
When you are ready to proceed, melt the chocolate almond bark in a medium size saucepan over a low heat setting. Stir constantly to prevent sticking, scorching and burning.
Remover the cake mixture from the refrigerator or freezer and then begin to form small 1 inch bite size balls from the chilled cake mixture, while rolling the dough between your hands to do so. Drop the small 1 inch bite size balls into the melted chocolate and then roll it around until covering the cake balls well. Remove the balls from the chocolate mixture while using two forks to do so. Place chocolate covered balls onto a sheet of wax paper to cool and become firm. Repeat this step as you continue to dip and cover the small 1 inch bite size balls to make the candy. This recipe should yield somewhere between 60 and 70 pieces of chocolate coconut bite candies.
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