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Raw Cacao and Coconut Haystacks – Paleo and Keto Variations

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If you are looking for a delicious, easy, no-bake cookie then these raw cacao and coconut haystacks are just the thing!

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These haystacks are the perfect combination of melt-in-your-mouth, sweet and salty chocolate, and creamy coconut butter that delicately coats crispy, crunchy coconut flakes. Just wait till you taste them!

A plate of raw cacao and coconut haystacks.

Raw Cacao Is the Cat’s Meow!

This Raw Cacao Paste from Wilderness Poets is my new obsession. It is stone-ground, pure Ecuadorian cacao beans. That means it still has all the wonderful healthy fat that make it perfect for melting and coating. You can easily make your own chocolate creations without any tempering. The cacao paste is unsweetened so you can use your favorite sweetener when making healthy chocolate creations. And the best part, this cacao paste is raw and carefully handled to preserve the natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Raw Cacao and Coconut Haystacks

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Keto nutrition information:

16 grams total net carbs, 0.66 grams per serving!

406 grams total fat, 17 grams per serving; 160 grams total carbs, 6.6 grams per serving; 106 grams total dietary fiber, 4.4 grams per serving; 36 grams total sugar alcohol, 1.5 grams per serving; 27 grams total protein, 1.1 grams per serving.

A plate of raw cacao and coconut haystacks.

Instructions:

Recipe yields 24 haystacks.

In a small saucepan melt the cacao, coconut butter, coconut oil, sweetener, salt, and vanilla over low heat. Stir this mixture until completely melted and smooth. Set the melted chocolate aside for 3 minutes.

Add the coconut flakes to a large bowl and pour the melted chocolate over the flakes. Stir well to coat the mixture evenly.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop the mixture onto the parchment in 12 even piles per sheet. Use your fingers to shape them into nice round haystacks.

Refrigerate the haystacks until completely chilled. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

A plate of raw cacao and coconut haystacks.

Raw Cacao And Coconut Haystacks - Paleo And Keto Variations

Raw Cacao and Coconut Haystacks

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

My haystacks are the perfect combination of melt-in-your-mouth, sweet and salty chocolate, and creamy coconut butter that delicately coats crispy, crunchy coconut flakes.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan melt the cacao, coconut butter, coconut oil, sweetener, salt, and vanilla over low heat. Stir this mixture until completely melted and smooth. Set the melted chocolate aside for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut flakes to a large bowl and pour the melted chocolate over the flakes. Stir well to coat the mixture evenly.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop the mixture onto the parchment in 12 even piles per sheet. Use your fingers to shape them into nice round haystacks.
  4. Refrigerate the haystacks until completely chilled. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Notes

Keto nutrition information: 406 grams total fat, 17 grams per serving; 160 grams total carbs, 6.6 grams per serving; 106 grams total dietary fiber, 4.4 grams per serving; 36 grams total sugar alcohol, 1.5 grams per serving; 27 grams total protein, 1.1 grams per serving; 16 grams total net carbs, 0.66 grams per serving.

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