Chocolate Coconut Snack Mix – Grain-free, RSF, Corn-free

Chocolate snack mix
Chocolate snack mix with goji berries and sea salt

Chocolate coconut snack mix is a great low-sugar, grain-free treat. With fiber and good fats from the coconut and nuts, antioxidants from chocolate and goji berries, it packs a lot of nutrition in a small portable package!

I was inspired by a package at Chocolate Coconut Crisps. Don’t get me wrong—it was great. However, at $5 for two ounces of product, it was too pricy. I really hate paying for something I can make infinitely cheaper at home! Of course, why just have chocolate and coconut when you can add fruit and nuts and make it a wholesome snack mix.

Corn-free Sweeteners Rehashed

As I mentioned in the Strawberry Chocolate Party Balls post, it’s impossible for me to find dark chocolate with a sweetener that I can tolerate. By making this recipe myself, I got to control the type and amount of sweetness. By adding the dried fruit, I got away with adding only one tablespoon for ten servings! (Your taste buds may vary.)

Do’s and Dont’s

fruits, nuts and coconut flakes
Mix large coconut flakes, nuts and dried fruit in a large bowl
Snack mix on baking sheet
Spread the chocolate coconut mixture out on a baking sheet
  • Do buy the large coconut flakes. The tiny shreds will get lost in the chocolate. It will still taste good but it won’t look as pretty. 🙂
  • Do customize the snack mix with your own selection of dried fruit and nuts. Raw nuts would be perfect here as well. I only used roasted nuts because I had them on hand.
  • Do choose your own sweetener. Remember that a granular sweetener like coconut sugar will change the texture of the snack mix.
  • Don’t skip the flake sea salt. It makes the chocolate flavor pop.
  • Do keep refrigerated until serving to maintain the crispness of the coconut flakes.

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Chocolate Coconut Snack Mix - Grain-free, RSF, Corn-free
 
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A decadent chocolate treat that's grain free and refined sugar free
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 200g (7 oz) coconut flakes
  • 85g (3 oz) unsweet dark chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp agave or honey, if your chocolate is unsweetened
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground vanilla
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt
  • 60g (2 oz) dried fruit (I used tart cherries and goji berries)
  • 85g (3 oz) nuts (I used roasted macadamia nuts)
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler.
  2. Add your sweetener of choice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together your fruit, nuts and coconut flakes.
  4. Pour melted chocolate mixture over the coconut mixture and stir well until all pieces are coated.
  5. Spread the mixture out on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt.
  7. Refrigerate for one hour to allow the chocolate to set up.
  8. Serve!
  9. Stores in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

 

8/6/2014 Update: I normally store the snack mix in the large jar in the refrigerator. However, I took some with me on vacation and found that the coconut flakes lost their crispiness once the chocolate coating warmed up. But all is not lost! Once I put it back in the fridge, they crisped back up.

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22 Responses to Chocolate Coconut Snack Mix – Grain-free, RSF, Corn-free

  1. This looks so yummy! I’ve made similar things before but never have considered cinnamon – yum! I saw your link over at Allergy Free Wednesdays. I’d love it, if you are interested, if you’d also share this recipe with Naturally Sweet Tuesdays: http://livingfree.aubreecherie.com/2014/05/introducing-naturally-sweet-tuesday-new-blog-carnival-link-up/comment-page-1/#comment-46804

    All the best, ~Aubree

  2. Linda Warren says:

    Oh, this looks so good! My daughter makes smoothies with goji berries and introduced me to this little nutritional gem a few months back. I bet she would love to add this snack mix to her list of uses for them. This will fit her gluten-free lifestyle deliciously. Thanks for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday.

  3. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. Cheryl says:

    An awesome, unique dish! Thanks for sharing on The Yuck Stops Here link party! HUGS

  5. otilia says:

    What a fantastic idea for a snack!

    Thank you for linking up with the #fridayfoodie linky! have pinned and shared x

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Your Chocolate Coconut Snack looks delicious, I would really enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  7. Thanks so much for joining Fluster’s #CreativeMuster party this week. It was a lot of fun to co-host. Hugs, Holly

  8. Stephanie says:

    Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  9. So many healthy ingredients- I love the dark chocolate, coconut, dried fruits…I am pinning this! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday!!

  10. danielle says:

    I dont know if I have ever seen the larger coconut in the store – I need to check! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy!

  11. Jill says:

    This sounds great! I am pinning this now.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  12. I need to go make this right freakin’ now. Drooly drool. Hello from Unprocessed Fridays.

  13. I’d have never thought to make this- what a great recipe!
    #FridayFoodie

  14. Hi Jillian,
    What an amazing chocolate treat! This could easily become my favorite healthy chocolate snack! Thank you so much for delighting our sweet tooth with your chocolate coconut snack mix at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop!

  15. Claire says:

    Whoo looks yummy 🙂

    Thanks for sharing over at the weekend blog hop..

  16. Hi Jillian,
    These will easily become my newest grab and go treats! So yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delectable recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

  17. lisa lynn says:

    this looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope you can join us again today. 🙂

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  20. CJ Huang says:

    What a great snack mix! I love dark chocolate and coconut. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds as most popular! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

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