The inspiration for this recipe comes originally from The Coconut Mama, and is dipped in chocolate. Unfortunately, chocolate has been bothering us lately, and so we tweaked the recipe to make the coconut portion taste like a stand alone treat. It is such a fast and easy snack to make - not to mention healthy - that I've taken to making sure we have some in the freezer at all times. My son loves these little bite sized morsels. I hope you do too.
Coconut Fingers (makes ~20)
6 dates, pited
1/2 tsp gluten-free vanilla extract
2 Tblsp creamed organic honey
3 Tblsp organic coconut oil
1 1/4 cups flaked organic coconut
In a food processor, blend together the dates, vanilla and honey. In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil. Add in flaked coconut and mix together. Once combined, add coconut mixture to dates in food processor and pulse until blended, scraping sides as needed. Line a bread pan with parchment paper and press mixture into pan evenly until condensed and firm. Place in freezer for 30 minutes and then remove and cut into "finger" sized portions.