Yesterday I made these, and I after we tried them, I vowed that I had to share them before the next holiday.
Who can resist those yummy Reeses holiday hearts (or trees or eggs for that matter)? Not me! I usually always break down and splurge to get one. However, a few weeks ago, I came across this recipe on a website, and I promised myself that I would try it soon.
The only thing I didn’t have around was coconut flour. A lot of gluten free baking calls for coconut flour, so it was on my to-buy list. We just went to Trader Joe’s and they had Organic Coconut Flour for just a couple of bucks.
Below you will see some photos, and even further down, the full recipe! Enjoy!
1/2 cup organic, natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, you may also use other nut butters)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt (add only if your peanut butter is unsalted)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
In a medium bowl: Mix peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut flour and salt.
Use a tablespoon, make a rounded scoop. Roll each scoop into a little ball and then flatten out and shape into heart. I used my finger to indent the top of the “heart”. It isn’t perfection, but it worked!
Place hearts on a plate lined with parchment paper and put in the freezer
If you have a double boiler, melt the chocolate. I don’t have one, so I made one by putting a glass bowl over a boiling pot. Be careful if you do this. And I don’t recommend the little ones helping as the steam is pretty unpredictable.
Put chocolate chips and coconut oil into double boiler and melt chocolate. Stir until nice and liquid-like. Use a rubber spatula and drop hearts into chocolate, coating evenly. Return to parchment paper The second time I made this, I used quality bar chocolate and accidentally left out the coconut oil (whoops!). Still turned out great! But I would imagine the coconut works well to keep the chocolate from drying to look chalky.
As I made this recipe, I added a little bit more coconut flour as the recipe was still too sticky to roll into balls. I think you should play it by ear as far as adding more or less of any of the ingredients. Just taste it! Completely okay to eat raw 🙂 One thing I love about trying new ways of cooking. Enjoy!
These are best kept chilled. As Dextonita mentions, they do get a bit melty if left out for a while.