Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly}

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Um so it’s Easter this weekend, did you know? Are you ready? Why didn’t you tell me?!

I really thought I had another week . . . apparently not!

I can not understand how or why this keeps happening to me?!

Seriously what is going on?

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

I am so organised in most other areas of my life but when it comes to holidays, they seem to just keep sneaking up on me?!

Lucky I had a deliciously simple idea up my sleeve . . . are you guys ready for this . . .

Dark chocolate almond butter filled coconut nests!!!!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

These tasty little treats are made with just 4 ingredients and come together in around 15 minutes!

Not only are these dreamy little clusters insanely delicious and seriously simple to make, they also happen to be secretly healthy you see –

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Our delicious little dark chocolate almond butter coconut nests are all natural, made with just a handful of real food ingredients that I bet you have on hand already, they also happen to be paleo friendly and you could totally make them both vegan and dairy free depending on the kind of chocolate chips you use. Something for everybody, Happy Easter indeed! ♥♥♥

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

So, once you have gathered your ingredients all you gotta do is melt down your chocolate, stir through those subtly sweet, crispy shards of shredded coconut and you are pretty much done.

Next we simply spoon the mixture into some mini muffin cases, make a little well in the centre for our deliciously dreamy almond butter and pop them in the freezer for 5 mins to set.

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Once our dark and delicious coconut nests are good and set, you dive head first into your jar of almond butter spoon some creamy, dreamy almond butter into each of those deliciously gnarly, decadent, rich, chocolatey nests and finish those babies with a sprinkling of fun and festive mini eggs.

Boomshakalocka – done!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Easy to make and even easier to eat, one bite and you will see these babies are insanely, and I mean I-N-S-A-N-E-L-Y delicious!

The nests themselves are simply divine. Decadent, rich dark chocolate coats crispy shards of crunchy coconut – kind of like a slightly modified, almost grown up, fun and festive version of the good ol’ coconut rough. Chocolate and coconut on it’s own is winning combination but . . .

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

when you add in that smooth and creamy almond butter . . . you guys, I can’t even . . . It’s just so good.

I really wasn’t kidding when I said I couldn’t (wouldn’t!!) stop with the almond butter. And clearly the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree . . .

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

 

And um, girlfriend inhaled that bad boy so quickly I couldn’t even snap a picture of it. Not. Even. Kidding – #soproud

But who can blame her – decadent and rich, smooth dark chocolate combined with the subtly sweet, slightly crispy shards of shredded coconut with that ooey, gooey, creamy, dreamy almond butter filling . . . it really is divine!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

If you, like me are completely unprepared for this weekend’s chocolate filled fun fest then rest assured, I got you covered.

4 ingredients, 15 minutes and you are on your way my friend.

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

All natural, secretly healthy, quick, easy, crispy and crunch, ooey, gooey dark chocolate almond butter filled coconut nests for the win!

Happy Easter indeed!

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Filled Coconut Nests {Paleo Friendly}
Makes approx 24 crispy, crunchy, decadent, rich, dark and delicious, almond butter filled coconut nests

Ingredients –

1 cup shredded coconut

3/4 cup dark chocolate

1/4 cup of almond butter (or your fave nut butter – any kind will work)

Mini easter eggs – optional but highly recommended

Method –

1 – Line a mini muffin tray with paper cases and set aside. The muffin tray is optional but I found it much easier to have the cases supported by the tray otherwise they tend to lay flat as you try to fill them so I strongly suggest you use the tray if you have one handy.

2 – Melt your chocolate by your preferred method. I like to do mine old skool in a bowl/plate on top of a pot of gently simmering water but do what you feel, just get that chocolate nice and melted.

3 – Once your chocolate is all dreamy and melted, stir through your shredded coconut until well combined.

4 – Spoon approx 1 heaping teaspoon of your chocolate/coconut mix into each mini muffin case and use a teaspoon to gently push a little dent into the centre of each nest then gently spread a little of the mixture up and around the sides of each muffin case. Repeat until all the mixture has been used then pop the tray ingot he fridge or freezer for 10-15 mins until set.

5 – Fill each nest with a teaspoon of almond (or nut butter of choice) then top with (or crumbling over) one of your sweet little easter eggs if using.

6 – Store in the fridge until you are ready to devour serve

Enjoy xoxo

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Question of the day –

What is your favourite Easter treat? Store bought, homemade, sweet, savoury it’s all good.

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of al that is good in this world when you do make this smoothie (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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