I originally made these into ball shapes, which were really tricky to form. Then I had a light bulb moment…silicone ice cube trays! (Easily found in a well-known Swedish home store). The trays make these super easy and quick to make.
Coconut oil is my new favourite ingredient. I use it in all my sweet cooking. If you haven’t heard of this superfood, or if you haven’t yet bought it, you really should. Not only does it smell and taste great, it is actually very good for you.
Much has been written about health benefits of coconut oil and it is pretty impressive stuff! The molecular structure is different from other saturated fats, so I am led to believe, and can actually aid weight loss. It increases your body’s metabolism enabling you to burn fat. For you athletes out there or workout fanatics, coconut oil also helps increase endurance and enhances your performance. Great!
Digestion can improve with the addition of coconut oil in your diet. This news will be music to the ears of people who suffer with digestion related conditions such as IBS.
There is a misconception that coconut oil is bad for your heart due to the high levels of saturated fat, however the converse is true. Coconut oil contains superpowers which can help with various heart conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
As well as eating coconut oil you can also apply it directly on nails, hair and body. It is especially good for skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. A friend of mine used it on a cut on her hand and it cleared it up a treat.
This all sounds like I am on commission for coconut oil but what I really want you all to know is that in addition to making a super tasty snack to have with a cuppa you are doing wonders to your body – inside and out.
Now let’s get down to business!
- 50g Coconut Oil
- 2 tsp. agave syrup
- 70g desiccated coconut
- 25g dried mango
Ingredients Chocolate Ice
- 25g coconut oil
- 1 tsp. agave syrup
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
This is so simple! Melt the coconut oil over a medium heat and add the syrup and mix. Add the desiccated coconut and dried mango cut into little slithers. Firmly press the mixture into your silicone ice cube tray, any shape will do! Pop it in the freezer for 15 mins. Meanwhile, melt the ingredients for the Chocolate Ice over a medium heat. This can sit for 15 mins to thicken up while your stars are freezing. Then it is a matter of dipping each star into the Chocolate Ice, placing on a plate and returning to the fridge or freezer. You can either go for a full dip or a half dip.
As with a lot of the sweets that I make, I tend to keep them in the freezer as they are too tempting! Even although they are made using natural healthy ingredients use them sparingly – they are a treat!
Calories : 103
Total Fat : 9.9g
Saturated Fat : 8.7g
Total Carbs : 2.9g
Protein : 0.5g