I’ve created a lot of desserts that have made me friends. This is one of them. (Let’s be friends!)
Lovingly referred to as “green balls” more often than not, these Matcha Coconut Bites are just sweet enough to be satisfying and have enough fibre to keep them from sending you on a rocky ride on the blood sugar roller coaster. They also offer a bit of an energy boost, and they just plain look awesome – people will definitely ask you what you’re eating and it can open up a great conversation about real food and healthy treats.
So let’s get to it!
Matcha Coconut Bites
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup melted coconut manna
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp stevia
optional: add 1 tbsp moringa powder for an extra nutritional boost
- Heat a pot of water and set glass jar of coconut manna in water to melt. (If you’re making this on a hot summer day and it’s already soft and melty in the jar, then you won’t need to do this part.) Measure out 1/3 of a cup only once it’s soft and runny.
- Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Squeeze and roll mixture into balls. Place balls in a container (can pile them up) and let set in the fridge at least 1 hour.
- Store in the fridge. Makes about 15.
That’s it! You can whip of a batch of these bad boys in about 10 or 15 minutes (and it only takes long if you want to roll ‘em into nice smooth spheres). They last weeks in the fridge (although they do get harder as they dry out) and freeze well.
These are GREAT treats to bring to potlucks and picnics and whatnot, as they travel well and are easy to share. No muss, no fuss.
Please savour and share these neat lil’ green guys! (And now YOU can use them to make new friends too!)