Chef Shiri – Chocolate Coconut Bites

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Efraim Harari

Creative Cooking with Chef Shiri

Kids – See if you have what it takes to become a Junior Chef!

Adult Supervision Required

Utensils Needed:
Sifter
Baking sheets
Medium-sized bowl
Saucepan
Microwave-safe glass bowl
Plate
Spoon
Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients:
2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
1/3 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons water
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 cups sweetened flaked coconut – PLUS ½ cup for rolling
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Makes 20 Bites!

 

Let’s Get Started!

1. In a medium bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and the milk powder. Set aside.
2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the stovetop and stir in the water and vanilla extract.
3. Slowly stir dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix until smooth. Stir in coconut. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
4. Once coconut mixture is cool enough to handle, pull a small piece off and roll it between your hands to shape into a one-inch ball. Place each ball on the ungreased baking sheet. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
5. Sprinkle the ½ cup of coconut on a plate and set aside. In the microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and the coconut oil in the microwave for 20 second at a time (around 2 minutes total). Use a spoon to help coat the bites in chocolate, then roll them in the coconut.
6. Let harden for 10-15 minutes before eating.

 

Fun Food Fact

Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F, just below the human body temperature. That’s why chocolate melts so easily on your tongue!

 

Chef Shiri Says…
The white, fleshy part of the coconut seed is called coconut meat. It has high amounts of Manganese, Potassium, and Copper. The meat is used fresh or dried in cooking, especially in confections and desserts such as macaroons.

Creative Cooking with Chef Shiri is presented by The Jewish World of Wonders

 

What’s In A Name?

The name coconut is derived from 16th century Portuguese sailors who thought the 3 small holes on the coconut shell resembled the human face so dubbed the fruit “coco” meaning grinning face, grin, or grimace. The word “nut” was added in English later on.