Updated: Jul 8
It is the love child of a golden rough and fudge.
It is rich, satisfying and moreish, so beware.
My Coconut Rough recipe is finally in your life! Sorry, not sorry.
As happens (very regularly) I had a chocolate craving but no chocolate to be seen or found in the house.
My solution was to experiment by making a quick chocolatey snack before running off to yoga. It only took a few minutes and it hit the chocolatey spot. With these ingredients generally being staples in my cupboard, it quickly became a favourite weekly treat in my house and a treat that I now make for my yoga students. My family also make regular request for it for gatherings and birthday’s. It also has approval of my very particular 4 yr old niece!
I can't count the number of times people have asked for the recipe! This chocolate delight has been going strong for about 18 months or longer now.
This 'recipe' is the result of said experiment. Although I'm not sure you can call it a recipe! To be honest I haven't played around with it much, other than adding a couple drops of peppermint oil or orange oil. I hit the recipe jackpot the first go!
So here it is. Generally equal parts of these 4 ingredients (organic if you can);
Coconut oil, 1 tablespoon
Brown rice syrup, 1 tablespoon (it is naturally fructose free, that's a win!)
Cacao powder, 1 tablespoon (you can use coco powder)
Desiccated coconut, 1 tablespoon
optional: peppermint or orange essential oil, only 1 drop for small batch and 3 for large.
You can go old school and use your own muscle or use a food processor/kitchen aid. Whatever floats your boat. Just decide the size batch you want to make.
You'll also need a bowl, spoon, spatula - for a large batch, mould of some kind (see step 4),
The method to this chocolate amazingness goes a bit like this;
ONE: If the coconut oil is already soft, pass go and collect $200... wait, just skip this step! (sorry bad joke)
In a bowl, heat coconut oil until it is soft and smooth,10-15 seconds in the microwave (generally only need to do this in winter. Coconut oil has a low melting temperature of 23 degrees)
TWO: Mix the coconut oil and Brown Rice Syrup together (equal quantities), until they are combined and the consistency is smooth.
THREE: add the Cacao powder and Desiccated coconut (equal quantities) to the wet ingredients. Mix and combine it all together.
FOUR: Place and press the mixture into any of the following (something non stick like silicon):
A single silicon mould
Silicon cupcake moulds
If a large batch line a cake tin with baking paper
Ice cube trays that have a silicon base that you can press up.
FIVE: place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, enough time for it to firm up.
SIX: Take out of the tin or mould, cut into cubes is necessary (bigger batch). Then DEVOUR! and maybe hide them from your significant other, children... or yourself! I told you it is moreish!
Yep that's it!
You might like to make adjustments to the ratios of the ingredients. Run free with it, make it your own and play around with different flavours.
This is a rich recipe, and tastes like dark chocolate because of the Cacao powder. If you use coco powder it will be less decadent.
Let me know how you get on with it and if you love it. Be warned, it is highly addictive!
If you make it post it on your socials and tag me.
Keep fighting the good fight
Big love, peace out!