By Judita Wignall
Here’s a fantastic recipe that’s as easy to make as it is delicious! Cacao powder and vanilla give this dessert a warm, heavenly taste and shredded coconut gives a neat “haystack” texture. These fun treats only take 15 minutes to make and you’ll only need a mixer and one bowl so you can spend more time enjoying and less time cleaning up. Just mix, freeze and love!
Makes 12 servings, Prep time: 15 minutes
These awesomely delicious treats are super simple to make and will brighten anyone’s day. I use longer coconut threads to give it that haystack look but you can use the finely shredded coconut with the same great results. Jazz it up with some chopped nuts or hemp seeds for a little nutrition boost.
2/3 cup cacao powder
½ cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, warmed to liquid
½ vanilla bean, scraped or small pinch of vanilla powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
2 cups shredded coconut
Blend cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth. In a bowl, hand mix shredded coconut with chocolate mixture. Line a plate with parchment paper. Use a spoon or melon scoop to form 12-14 individual haystacks on the parchment paper. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm. Can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for one month.
I’m a Certified Holistic Health Counselor trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Raw Food Chef and Nutrition Educator from the Living Light Culinary Institute. Before I became passionate about holistic health I was a commercial actress and model as well as a singer/songwriter/rocker. I played and toured with my all girl band the Halo Friendlies for seven years and spent several years as a working model/actress. If you’re a video game enthusiast you might know me as Judy Nails from the Guitar Hero video game series.Today I give lectures, teach classes and counsel clients around the country to help them become slimmer, more energetic, radiant and vibrant. I love helping people reach their health goals in a way that is doable and delicious.
Just last weekend at the Women’s Wellness Conference in Costa Mesa, I met the gorgeous, vibrant Judita who graciously offered me a copy of her new Raw Food Recipe book! It’s AMAZING and you can check it out here on her site and order a copy.
She’ll be sharing a few recipes with us on the blog, and I know you’ll love them. Fresh food with a friendly hostess never tasted better! Please do check out Judita’s website and cheer her on, or leave a comment below and tell her what you think of her healthy haystack recipe!