Mounds Coconut Balls

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This Mounds Coconut Balls recipe is the road to coconut heaven! It is one of the easiest dessert recipes of all times using just as little as five super budget-friendly ingredients. The decadent fusion of coconut and chocolate speaks for itself because the flavours go so well hand-in-hand. You’ll forget about store-bought candy or making other desserts for a while. With each bite, you’ll enjoy the combination of chocolate, nuts and real shredded coconut in a creamy filling. It’s a perfect dessert you can serve the guests during the holiday season, at family get together, great for stuffing stockings or even make them as a gift for co-workers. To create the holiday effect, you can also add spiced rum or bourbon to this delicious recipe that sums it all up for you.

Coconut flakes have a natural sweetness and a nutty flavor that adds a distinct taste to dessert recipes. Their dense texture is also another factor why they replace food grains. Coconut flour is one of the top preferred flours among other grain flours because to begin with it is not a flour but coconut that is finely ground. Coconut flour is low in carb and healthier because of its fiber content. Always use unsweetened coconut flakes to get maximum health benefits and to keep it low in sugar. Since there is sweetened condensed milk already added to the recipe, you probably may not want your treats way too sweeter. You can find unsweetened shredded coconut at any health food store or baking store and sometimes called as ‘desiccated’ coconut. You can shredded coconut in your kitchen by throwing coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and blend them until you get a coarse texture. Besides the essential health benefits that unsweetened coconut nutrition has to offer, it is also low in carbs and supplies lauric acid to your system which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. There is no better reason than this to make treats that have coconut in them.

You can make this scrumptious recipe even more delicious by adding mixed nuts. The more you add, the better. Think pecans, cashews or even macadamia nuts. Adding pure vanilla extract also gives it a good flavour as opposed to using just an artificial vanilla flavor. You could also add coconut extract in the place of vanilla if you want. You can also add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice to the coconut filling especially during the holidays you can never have enough treats with spices in them. Add chopped raisins or dates for that wonderful twist of natural sweetness. Mint goes well with chocolate, so go ahead and add some peppermint essence to this recipe. You need to add less than a teaspoon since the essence is concentrated, a little goes a long way. When you’re buying the chocolate to prepare this recipe, you could make it a tad bit healthier by adding dark chocolate instead of the regular milk chocolate. Any brand of dark chocolate with at least 70 percent or more cacao in it ensures less sugar and processing and yields maximum health benefits as well. Dark chocolate is a potent source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron.

Thank you to Lisa at the My Incredible Recipes food blog for sharing this delicious Mounds Coconut Balls recipe with us. Do check out Lisa’s blog for more dessert recipes that are simple and easy to make. This Coconut Cream Truffles recipe is delicious and one-of-a-kind among many other chocolate dessert recipes. Make some for everyone today!

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