Merry Christmas 🙂
I had a wonderful Christmas eve and Christmas day with my family in the western part of Iceland where my family is from. In Iceland we open our gifts at Christmas eve after we eat a wonderful meal. This year I made an amazing Portobello Wellington. Guys you have to check it out ! My dad even said it was almost better than the Christmas roast he had made. Here is the link http://virtuallyveganmama.com/2011/05/portobello-wellington-vegan-dinner-party-time.html I found this recipe on Pinterest.
But this holiday season I’ve been experimenting in my dad’s kitchen a bit. I made these little bounty bites. And man they are simple and so delicious. They are made from only 4 ingredients if you wish. I used few different chocolate types ’cause I wanted different kinds of bites. So I used Peppermint dark chocolate , Rice milk chocolate and finally dark chocolate.
First was to melt the coconut oil with the syrup.
when that was done I added shredded coconut in to the mixture until it was forming well to roll up balls.
Then you need to make some kind of balls out of this mixture. Mine was not perfect but when they had cool down I could make them more in to a ball shape. I made my balls rather small. Bite size pieces is best.
After staying in the fridges for 30 minutes, I could roll them better up. And next up was dipping in chocolate. Be careful to have your bites cold when you dip ’cause other wise it will all fall apart.
Then you cool them again. For an hour would be best so the chocolate and the coconut filling are defiantly cold.
These babies disappeared off the plate as soon as I served them! They were specially good with hot coffee.
6 Tbsp coconut oil
6 Tbsp syrup (can use agave, maple or just what you have on hand)
2 cups approx. Shredded coconut (you may need to add a bit more)
Chocolate to dip in.
1. Melt the coconut and syrup.
2. add shredded coconut little at a time until you reach the texture of a bounty filling, sticky but light and fluffy.
3. Roll to little balls. Then cool for 30 minutes.
4. Form better if not perfectly round.
5. Dip in chocolate.
I Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, we had the best time.
This is my favorite holiday of them all. Tho I do not like the weather here. It’s cold and snow everywhere. Many people would love this but I would rather stay in rain then all this snow and cold.
Until next time.