Seriously Moreish Healthy no-bake Raw Coconut Lime Nibbles
I had planned for these to be an in-between-meals protein rich treat over the next week.. but whoopsie, they disappeared rather fast.
These delicious little balls are just so dang yummy! The soft melt-in-your-mouth texture and citrusy tang, with a backdrop of subtle maple syrup, will have you coming back for more.
Such a treat it is then, to know that you may munch away with a healthy conscience. Full of flavour but with no refined sugar what so ever, the Coconut Lime Nibbles are simply here to please!
These easy peasy dairy-free no-bake nibbles whip up in less than ten minutes, and require a minimum of effort.
1 cup of soft shredded coconut
1/2 cup sulfite-free desiccated coconut (you can substitute these for regular shredded coconut, but the two of them together taste so much nicer!)
1 1/2 cups of grated almonds (store-bought is fine)
1/3 cup of ground rice
2 pinches of salt
6 tbsp Maple Syrup
4 tbsp lime juice and the grated zest of one lime
1/4 cup of melted coconut butter
Food colouring (if you like) Safe food colouring brands
Start by mixing the dry (electric mixer) and wet ingredients separately, leaving out the coconut butter. With the mixer running on slow speed, add the mixed wet ingredients to the dry. Once the batter is well blended, and with the mixer still running at slow speed, pour in the melted coconut butter. The mix will thicken nicely as the butter cools down.
If you fancy a bit of colour then separate the mixture into however many colours you are adding (three in my case), and add a tiny little drop of colour to each batch. Be careful, they soon go fluorescent if you go overboard! Less is more (unless you’re aiming for a traffic light effect that is).
You can use a tablespoon to shape little balls from the mixture, then roll them carefully in soft shredded coconut. The soft coconut is just delicious and will give a very different result than that of the dry version.
Once the balls are done, pop them in a lidded container or on a cling-film covered tray, and leave them in the fridge to set. When they have cooled down properly I like to stack them in a smaller container, each layer separated by little sheets of baking paper (or “mellomleggspapir” -a Noggie favorite..) The nibbles will harden slightly, but maintain a soft, chewy texture.
Lovely to the last bite!