These Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters are ridiculously easy to make, low in sugar, no bake and simply irresistible! In addition, this healthy toasted coconut recipe is Paleo, Keto and Vegan friendly.
Have you tried those Innofoods dark chocolate coconut clusters from Costco?
Well, we were gifted a bag last December and I knew I needed to recreate my own Paleo friendly version.
As far as ingredients go, the Innofoods dark chocolate nuggets aren't too bad. In fact, what makes them non-Paleo are the sugars. (The sugar in the chocolate and the added cane sugar and rice syrup.) Other than that, those chocolate clusters are perfectly healthy - naturally gluten free, grain free and Vegan friendly.
Did I mention they're also irresistible?! Try eating just one 😉
My Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters recipe is Paleo, Vegan and keto friendly. The only sweetness comes from the dark chocolate.
These coconut cluster chocolates are made with a mixture of toasted coconut and seeds, all bound together by melted chocolate.
Here's what you need to make them:
Ingredients in Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters
- dark chocolate
- flaked coconut
- pumpkin seeds
- sunflower seeds
- chia seeds
- sea salt (optional but recommended)
And that's it! So simple!
All that's needed are these 5 ingredients and you have yourself a batch of homemade coconut clusters.
But the best part? This recipe is easy to customize to your liking. For instance, you can swap chopped pecans for sunflower seeds, or use hemp seeds instead of chia seeds. Even adding a handful of dried fruit or sprinkle of bee pollen is an option.
What type of coconut should you use?
For this recipe, I recommend using a toasted coconut. Toasted coconut has a nuttier, sweeter flavor and more crunch than raw coconut.
However, if all you have is raw coconut flakes, then they can be toasted in the oven for a few minutes prior to making this recipe.
Some of my favorite Paleo toasted coconut chips are:
What chocolate do you recommend?
My favorite Paleo and Vegan chocolate is from Hu. I would recommend using their baking gems in this recipe.
However, if you are following a keto diet or want something less sweet, then pascha chocolate has some amazing 100% dark chocolate chips. Or, you could use sweetened keto friendly chocolate chips such as Lily's dark chocolate chips.
How to Make Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters
These no bake coconut clusters are easy to make and can be ready in under 30 minutes! Here's what you need to do:
First, melt the dark chocolate. Do this by placing the dark chocolate in a small sauce pan and melting over low heat, stirring frequently.
Once the chocolate is fully melted, add the rest of the ingredients to the sauce pan. Mix until everything is coated in dark chocolate.
Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the chocolate coated mixture onto the pan. I did this using a large cookie scoop (just under ¼ cup per cluster). Feel free to make them as large or as small as you want.
Then, place the clusters in the freezer to set. This will take 10-20 minutes depending on how large you made your clusters.
More Easy Chocolate Recipes
If you like these, check out some of my other easy Paleo chocolate recipes:
- Homemade Andes Mints
- Superfood Dark Chocolate Bark
- 5 Minute Peppermint Fudge
- Cinnamon CBD Coconut Butter Cups
Healthy, homemade Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters. Perfect for dessert or snacking, and Paleo, Vegan and keto friendly.
- Melt chocolate in a small sauce pan, over low heat. Stir frequently until fully melted.
- Add remaining ingredients to the sauce pan. Mix until well coated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the chocolate coated mixture onto the pan**
- Place the clusters in the freezer for 10-20 minutes or until set.
*Raw coconut flakes will work as well. Or, toast raw coconut flakes in the oven by baking at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
** I did this using a large cookie scoop (just under ¼ cup per cluster). Feel free to make them as large or as small as you want.
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