Coconut Candy

Among the many foods I lust after, coconut and dark chocolate are two that rank high on my list.  Thankfully they are both vegan and go together like bread and butter.  This 3 ingredient decadent treat is so delicious you will probably not have any leftovers the next day.  So if you want it to last I suggest you either make A LOT or hide it from yourself and any children you have running around.

Coconut Candy
2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut (toasted)
6 ounces dark chocolate (melted)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Spread coconut out on a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake for about 7 minutes at 350 degrees F or until golden brown.  Watch coconut carefully as oven temps vary and it can burn quickly.  Remove from oven and allow to cool until crisp.  Meanwhile melt dark chocolate over a double boiler or in your microwave just until melted.  

Do not add any liquid or other ingredients to the chocolate or it may seize up while melting.  Add coconut to chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt.  Transfer immediately to parchment paper, foil, or wax paper on a flat surface like a cookie sheet.  Allow chocolate to re-harden.  Break into bite size pieces and store in a sealed container in freezer or fridge.  If you are impatient for the chocolate to re-harden (like I ALWAYS am) place mixture on flat surface directly in freezer for 5-10 minutes.  Voila!  

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