Orange Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites Print Recipe Print Recipe

When a girl needs her chocolate, don’t get in her way, she needs her chocolate.

Hey now, let’s not discount the health benefits of dark chocolate, okay?

Daily Occasionally, I’ll grab a handful of chocolate chips when my cravings kick into full force. That usually does the trick. The other night my husband and I were dreaming aloud about food, mostly sugar filled. Quite common for the two of us. Later, I decided to experiment with the chocolate bars stashed in the freezer… and that’s when these heavenly pieces came about.

The combination of chocolate and orange reminds me of my grandma. It’s her favorite. If you’re not a fan, you can change it out for almond, vanilla or even peppermint extract. Either way, it’s a piece of homemade chocolate, I think you’re going to like it. a lot.

[Pre-toasting]

[Toasted]

A piece of cold dark chocolate. I’m in love. Serious love.

[Photographed by Lisa Thiele | With Style and Grace]

Orange Dark Chocolate and Coconut Pieces

[Adapted by Elana's Pantry]

PRINT Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quality dark chocolate, bar or chips
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract [or almond extract]
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted and then chopped
  • 1 cup shredded [sweetened or unsweetened] coconut, toasted
Directions
Using a double broiler, melt the chocolate. Once it’s all melted, add the orange extract.

Make sure almonds and coconut are completely cool before you stir into the melted chocolate.

I used silicon baking cups, but you can use either a cupcake pan [sprayed with non-stick] or drop directly onto parchment paper – lined baking sheet. With an ice cream scooper or spoon, drop chocolate mixture into the cups or onto parchment paper.

Place baking pan/sheet in the refrigerated for about 2 hours, allowing them to harden. Once they were hardened, I placed them in a container and placed them back in the fridge. I prefer my chocolate pieces cold.

Enjoy!

*Gluten-free

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  • http://www.bevcooks.com Bev Weidner

    Uh, A) BEAUTIFUL shots.
    B) I need that to be digesting in my belly right now.
    C) I have no C. But I always feels like there needs to be a C. YUM.

  • http://sweetalchemies.blogspot.com Maia

    I LOVE dark chocolate and orange. It’s one of my favorite combinations. These look very easy to make – thanks!

  • http://www.cassieland.me Cassie

    OBSESSED!!! These look fabulous

  • http://ingredientsinc.net Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    I”m loving these! Have a super weekend

  • http://www.EntrepreneuressAcademy.com Melanie

    Those look delish!xx

  • http://www.apartment-34.com erin

    a) these photos make my heart melt! b) this recipe looks divine! c) i don’t have a double boiler – think I can still do it?! d) cannot wait to see you!!!

  • http://www.healthyeatingforordinarypeople.com/ Rivki Locker

    I just LOVE the combination of orange and chocolate. I never even heard of orange extract. Now I’ll have to seek some out.

  • Linda Baker

    they look so good!!! I am going to fix this weekend.

  • http://beautifullyused.com Courtney

    i wonder if orange zest would work just as well as extract??

  • http://stayinthelines.blogspot.com Jaclyn

    these look awesome and I’m contemplating making them right now!

  • http://www.bigbearswife.com Angie @ Bigbearswife

    every girl needs a little chocolate and these would be perfect! Love the shape too! looks like the perfect bite!

  • http://www.wanderingeducators.com wandering educators

    oh YUM. i’ll be making these!!

  • http://cookieandkate.com Cookie and Kate

    Oh my, those look incredible! Dark chocolate and coconut are my favorite things, and I can only imagine that almond and orange essence complement them wonderfully.

  • http://www.dineanddish.net Kristen

    I love russell stover chocolates and these look like one of my fave’s from their box! Love these beauties.

  • http://morselsoflife.com Morsels of Life

    Now I”ve got to make these!

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  • Lisimclean

    would recipe still work if I dont have a broiler?

  • AZgrannie

    Lisimclean…I believe that should say “double BOILER” not broiler…you can just use a shallow glass bowl over a pan of simmering water….do not let the bowl touch the water!

  • Kathleen

    these were so amazing! and addictive! thanks, found this recipe on pinterest. also want to add, they are very easy to make!