Do You Love Chocolate? Easy Organic Chocolate Coconut “Nibs” Recipe

Now this is something you’re gonna love…

Well, you will if you like chocolate and coconut.

And since I do, I will tell you that not only is this one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever made, the end result is literally like having a piece of heaven in your mouth.

I’m not kidding either.

It’s THAT good.

In fact, it’s so good that instead of going into a whole shpeel about how I came across the desire to make this and blah blah blah…I’m just gonna get right into the recipe so you can prepare it and revel in its deliciousness as quickly as possible.

But before I do, I will mention one…

tiny…little thing.

This is not a low-calorie treat.

While I am using organic ingredients, coconuts still contain fat. So does chocolate.

So enjoy these, but do so using discipline.

And now…

Dana’s World Famous Chocolate Coconut Nibs

Well, they’re famous in my world anyway 😉

To start, you will need:

  • One bag of organic semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
  • Nutiva’s Coconut Manna
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • One ice-cube tray

Now in order to create this masterpiece, it will work to your advantage to know how to properly melt the chocolate, which type of coconut oil to use and how to work with coconut manna.

I’ll break the details down for you now.

Melting the Chocolate

You will need to implement the double boiler method to melt the chocolate evenly, and without burning it.

Being that I didn’t know how to do this, I figured I’d better watch a video rather than try to figure it out myself.

I was a little nervous, but it worked beautifully. I’ve done it several times since and it’s easy. It also doesn’t take very long.

Check it out.

I used half of my bag of chocolate chips for one ice cube tray. You can use the entire bag if you’re preparing more than that.

The Different Types of Coconut Oils

Before deciding to make this, it would be helpful to know the difference between one type of coconut oil from the next.

I’ll paste a link for you here that discusses this in more detail, but to make life easier for you, I’ll share the basics.

  • Dry/refined coconut oil has a neutral scent/flavor and has a smoke point of 400 degrees.
  • Dry/expeller pressed virgin coconut oil has a slightly sweet coconut flavor and aroma with a smoke point of 350 degrees.
  • Wet/centrifuge coconut oil has a robust flavor and slight coconut aroma (smoke point N/A).
  • Wet village fermented scale has a sour coconut flavor with a light to strong aroma (smoke point N/A).

Working with Coconut Manna

Now in case you’re wondering, coconut manna is the dried and pureed flesh of the coconut.

It contains fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

I happen to LOVE this stuff, so much so that I’ll look for ways to incorporate it into my recipes because it’s just THAT good!

I’ve included it in my healthy tropical pina colada smoothie recipe, but sometimes, I’ll just eat a teaspoonful right out of the jar.

For this recipe, the best way to work with the coconut manna is to have it at a soft and spreadable consistency (similar to raw almond butter).

If your product is kept at room temperature during the hot months of the summer, you may be able to simply stir the contents in the jar before use (as I did).

However, if it’s stored in cooler temperatures, you’ll want to warm it up before using it.

You can do this by heating up a pot of water (between lukewarm and hot but nowhere near boiling) and placing the jar inside with the lid above water. Test every 5-10 minutes to see if it’s easy to mix.

Protect your hands with mitts if necessary while handling the jar and stirring the contents.

So now that the ingredients are ready to be used, the rest is simple.

Putting it All Together

In each cube of the ice cube tray, dribble about 2-3 drops of the coconut oil.

Since I didn’t have a preference as to which oil I wanted to use, I went with the one I had (dry/refined).

When that step was completed, I added 1 well-rounded tsp of melted chocolate to each cube in the tray. Once finished, I added a tsp of the coconut manna on top.

To finish this recipe, I placed the ice cube tray with its contents in the freezer.

About 40 minutes later, I removed them, popped the little nibs out of the tray, placed them in a container and stored them in the fridge.

chocolate coconut

To enjoy these in moderation, I would recommend using them as a sucking candy.

This is what I do…and it works beautifully.

You can also cut them in half to reduce the portion size, which isn’t a bad idea either.

Either way, the end result is like having a small piece of heaven in your mouth.

Seriously.

And I’m not the only one who feels this way.

I have a few others in my circle of loved ones who have tried it out for themselves and their expressions of sheer delight said it all.

This is excellent to serve guests or to use as an after dinner treat.

So now that I’ve shared this with you, I’m going to ask that you share this with others if you feel they’ll appreciate this recipe.

If you dig chocolate and coconut…try this out and let me know how you liked it in the comment’s section.

Dana Gore

Author of the books "A Simple Guide to Exercise Safety (What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You)" and "Streetwise Philosophy (A Bullshit-Free Approach to Spiritual Maturity)", Dana Gore is a health and fitness professional, wellness coach, and freelance writer. Dana brings guidance to the public about how to achieve optimal health in a safe and structured manner while inspiring her readers to seek self-awareness and inner peace as a means to well-being in all areas of life.

18 thoughts on “Do You Love Chocolate? Easy Organic Chocolate Coconut “Nibs” Recipe

  • at 3:26 am
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    Hi Dana,

    This sounds delicious. I have melted chocolate in a double boiler when I have made a very delicious chocolate mousse and had no problems so was surprised to read others have.

    I am a little lazy making sweet things these days as I am more os a savory person. It does sound very nice though.

    Have a great day.

    Sue

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    • at 5:28 pm
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      Hey Sue,

      The chocolate mousse sounds heavenly. I’ll have to look into making that one of these days.

      I remember you mentioning at one point that you weren’t into sweets.
      I have seen chefs use chocolate to make savory recipes, although I don’t recall how they did this.

      Something to investigate though because I know that when it comes to cooking…the imagination is the best tool available 🙂

      I hope you’ve had a great weekend Sue. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • at 1:31 pm
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    Hi, Dana

    Love that chocolate recipe. I am lover for both chocolate and coconut. Will try the recipe during weekend.
    Thanks!
    -Stella Chiu

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    • at 7:25 pm
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      Hi Stella,

      Welcome!

      I love them both too. The manna mixed with the chocolate is different than the typical chocolate coconut candy bars you would find in the store. This is quite unique…and I know you’ll love it.

      Let me know if you try this out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • at 10:03 am
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    Hi Dana,

    I did try to melt chocolate once, but burned the entire thing. This is such a great mouth watering recipe, but one I cannot attempt myself. I do know others that can do this easily and will share it.

    My problem is if I could master this, I would eat it before I could ever serve it to others. Chocolate and coconut together is heaven.

    -Donna

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    • at 7:22 pm
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      Hi Donna,

      You are not the only one who has made mention of both burning the chocolate, and eating the entire batch.

      I can say that these are so delicious…that yes, it would be easy enough to want more than a “nib” at a time. BUT…the beauty of freezing chocolates is that by doing this, they can act as sucking candies and last much longer than when you eat one at room temperature.

      The coconut manna makes it so rich that if allowed some time to melt in your mouth, self-control may come easier. 🙂

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  • at 12:28 am
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    Hey Dana,

    I read this post with one eye closed hoping not to remember the ingredients. One will never be enough. Coconut and chocolate are my favorite. So temptation mixed with my all time favorite equals no discipline what so ever. Eat until I feel sick and eat a few more, miss other meals to get back to these little delights.

    I have never worked with coconut manna before – but it has my full attention now. Did you see this guy pour the liquid into the jars – not one drop of mess. Certainly not how it would end up with me in charge of the contents.

    I want to thank you I think, well my taste buds can’t wait to hear from you again, my thighs want to yell – stay away from this woman and her tasty treats.

    Rachel.

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    • at 9:23 am
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      Hi Rachel,

      Welcome!

      Your comment made me laugh.
      In all honesty, this is my most sinful recipe. It was just so good – and the ingredients were so simple and clean that I had to share it.

      I’m a personal trainer and health and wellness professional. However, given that I have also been my own “client’, I know the effects of restricting oneself from enjoying treats.

      Restrictions and limitations usually work against people in the long run. Given that I was a food addict (always the wrong foods no less), I understand what it’s like to have no boundaries.

      These little treats are a way to connect to the creative process of healthy living. Good food can be a fun and joyful experience…but it’s always best appreciated with a sense of balance and discipline. These make an excellent replacement for the chemical ingredients found in most store bought candy.

      Use these as a sucking candy and put the rest away!
      They are no doubt AMAZING…but are meant to be enjoyed in moderation.

      Coconut manna is so good! I have used it in a smoothie recipe shared on this blog as well.

      I appreciate your visit and comment Rachel. If you do try this out, please let me know how it went.

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    • at 4:33 pm
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      Hi Christine,

      Welcome!

      Well, I will let you know that these FAR outweigh traditional candy, especially in regard nutritional content. They may not be low in calories, but the ingredients are at least easy to pronounce and it’s always cool to make your own treats.

      If you try this out, let me know how it goes 🙂

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  • at 11:13 pm
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    Dana this looks so great! I think it’s now on my list of things to try for when I need a treat 🙂 Thanks for the details about the different kinds of coconut oils too…I never knew all of that!

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    • at 4:31 pm
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      Hi Devon,

      Welcome!

      These are fantastic. Perfect for a (small) treat.
      I had to learn about the different oils as well, and thought this info would come in handy.

      If you try this out, come back and let me know how it goes.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • at 10:17 pm
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    Yum! I love chocolate and coconut, so these sound fabulous! Thank you for including how to melt the chocolate because I would have had no idea.

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    • at 4:29 pm
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      Hi Shann,

      Welcome!

      These ARE fabulous. Melt in your mouth, heavenly fabulous. They are really, REALLY good!

      If you make this, please let me know how it goes.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • at 9:17 pm
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    Oh my goodness Dana! This looks amazing! I’ve never melted chocolate before so I’ll be nervous not to burn it.

    This would make a great holiday basket. Thanks for showing us how to make it!

    Take care!
    Cori

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    • at 4:26 pm
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      Hey Cori,

      Ummm, yeah. These ARE amazing!
      And yep, they sure would make a great holiday basket.

      I was nervous to melt the chocolate as well…but I gave it a shot anyway. It came out fine…it’s just always better to use less heat and turn up if necessary than the other way around.

      If you try this, let me know how it goes 🙂

      Have a great rest of the week Cori. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • at 5:22 pm
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    I don’t know Dana, that looks like a lot of trouble. I’ve tried melting the chocolate like that before and I’ve burned the darn thing each time. I was following the instructions too just like the video. Guess I’m not very good at this kind of stuff. LOL!!!

    This does look really good though, I LOVE coconut and chocolate so I would probably devour them rather quickly. Maybe I better be glad that I can’t get past melting the darn chocolate.

    I’m going to share this post anyway because I know I’m not the only lover of this delicious dessert that would like to get their hands on this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    ~Adrienne

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    • at 6:00 pm
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      Hi Adrienne,

      Well, in all honesty, I was a little frightened to try the double boiler method for the chocolate. I had never done this before, and I was nervous.

      It worked out fine though. I’ve made this a couple of times now and they’ve come out amazing.

      I will admit though that it may be tough to implement self-control with these for some people…and as I mentioned at the beginning of the post – they aren’t low cal.

      An excellent way to enjoy them is to use them as a sucking candy. The ingredients will literally melt in your mouth…and for a minute or so, it will be like tasting heaven.

      They are THAT good.

      Considering how easy it is to buy a chocolate bar filled with some of the most processed and artificial crap out there, these are not only more wholesome, but they were fun to make.

      To me, there’s nothing like coming up with a new recipe and seeing it come to fruition. The reason I like them is because I know how challenging it can be to restrict yourself when it comes to food (or anything else). So I say, follow the path of least resistance and enjoy certain things, even if fattening by using clean, natural and organic ingredients and apply balance.

      If you decide not to try this…then I will suggest making it a point to visit me when you’re in my neck of the woods and I’ll make sure to have them around 🙂

      Enjoy your week Adrienne – and thanks so much for stopping by.

      Reply

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