As I stirred the spices into the Punjabi Cabbage, coating the cabbage leaves with turmeric, Frank walked up behind me and said, “I want chocolate.”
He had just finished his first quarter midterm finals earlier in the day, and there was a celebration party being hosted at our house (the one we shared with roommates) for all the first quarter students.
People were trickling in, and music and laughter were beginning to fill the house. It was really nice to be surrounded by friends and good conversation.
“I want chocolate,” Frank repeated. “Or something sweet. Can you make something?” He was grinning. He knew I’d make something if he asked. I sighed. “I don’t know what to make!” I said, throwing my hands in the air. “I’ll figure it out, I guess.”
Frank ran off to talk to more people. …He’s such a social butterfly. :) I love it. Meanwhile, I started pulling things out of cabinets to see what I had. Coconut flakes, maple syrup, pastured butter, eggs. Sounds like cookie dough to me, but with coconut flakes instead of flour.
Good. I thought. It will be gluten free! Which meant more people at the party could probably eat it, because, duh, of course we would share. ;)
I ended up making these super tasty coconut cookie dough balls, freezing them for an hour, and then triple coating them in dipping chocolate. They were heavenly! I know I’ll be making them again soon. :)
While I was passing out chocolate-dipped coconut treats, Frank ran past me with a bowl of punjabi cabbage and a mason jar of kefir. “What are you doing??” I shouted at him above the music. “I’m letting people try the cabbage and kefir!” he shouted back, grinning from ear to ear.
Gosh, I love that man. If you come to one of our parties, my husband might just offer you whatever we happen to have in our fridge. Hope that’s cool and all. Haha.
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Treats
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup coconut sugar (buy here)
1/2 cup cocoa butter (buy here or here)
1/2 cup coconut oil (buy here or here)
1/4 cup raw cacao powder (buy here or here)
Powder the coconut flakes in a food processor. It doesn’t have to be a fine powder. Just to where the texture is a little smoother than the flakes/strips. Set aside. Then, in a medium mixing bowl, add the coconut sugar, vanilla extract, softened butter, and egg. Mix well with a whisk or fork, and then gradually add in the coconut powder.
Shape into little balls, arrange on a glass pan, and freeze for at least one hour. When the are sufficiently frozen, use a spoon to dip them in the chocolate dipping sauce. Freeze for 1 minute, then dip again. Freeze for 1 minute, then dip again. And again. And again. Until you run out of chocolate. ;) EAT! And be sure to share with people you love.