These Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters are super easy to make, low in sugar, no bake and simply irresistible! In addition, this healthy toasted coconut recipe is keto, paleo 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 and keto 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 chocolate coconut clusters recipe is keto, paleo and vegan friendly. The only sweetness comes from the dark chocolate, meaning there's no added sugar.
These keto chocolate coconut clusters 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
- 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 with dark chocolate.
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 and keto 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 and I also love their sugar free baking chips (which are sweetened with erythritol and stevia).
How to Make Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters
This chocolate coconut clusters recipe is 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 low carb chocolate recipes:
Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters (Keto)
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: about 10 clusters 1x
Healthy, homemade Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters. Perfect for dessert or snacking, and keto, paleo and vegan friendly.
- 1 cup dark chocolate (5.5 oz)
- 2 cups toasted coconut chips*
- ⅓ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- ⅓ cup raw sunflower seeds
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ tsp salt
- Melt chocolate in a small sauce pan, over low heat (small burner, lowest heat possible). 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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Oh my gosh I can polish off a bag of those clusters from Costco pretty quickly. I just added some coconut flakes to my grocery list to make these this weekend!
Aren't they addictive?! I hope you like this recipe just as much 🙂
I need to try these! I love the coconut clusters from Costco! These look even better 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!!
I think these taste just as good! And they're SO easy to make!
Helen Jenkins says
Is there a carb count please?
Hi! That will depend on the chocolate you use. You can input the ingredients into an app like MyFitnessPal to determine the macros.
Charlotte Willis says
These are really good as the recipe reads. I used mostly Hu chocolate and also added a few semi sweet chocolate chips to make it closer to the Costco texture. I also had some raw organic coconut that added to the mixture with the tasted coconut. It is very tasty and addictive. I doubled the recipe.
Thank you for leaving a review and sharing your substitutions! 🙂
I made these several times now. I often use sugar free chocolate either Russell Stover or Bake Believe (minimal sugar) which I found it at Job Lot!! I added flax seed to mine and didn't toast my coconut in my second and third batches. I also added some chopped pecans to one batch. They were all delicious. I found large bags of pumpkins seeds and honey roasted sunflower seeds on Amazon. So I have a lot of ingredients on hand to keep making them!! They are our go to treat with healthier ingredients and less cost. I would love to figure out the calories and nutritional value.
So glad you like them! Those alterations sound delicious. You can calculate the calories and nutritional value on an app like MyFitnessPal or Cronometer.
Been making these for my wife and me for a couple of years now, we love them. I like to use Trader Joe's unsweetened flakes instead of chips. Using a small scoop I get 24 clusters, just the right size.
So glad you guys like them! Thank you so much for leaving a review 🙂