Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours
Okay, so I guess these aren’t technically petit fours, but these coconutty bites sure are scrumptious and,  you know, cube-ish like petit fours.  And they’re sweet and rich, also like petit fours.
Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours
They actually taste like fudge–chewy, coconutty fudge.  And they also taste like cookie dough — soft, coconutty cookie dough.
Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours
This “fudge-meets-cookie-dough” hybrid is totally delicious on its own, but after it has been dipped in some white chocolate (oh my) it becomes the most creamy, sweet, decadent and divine gift of all.
Or at least that’s how my friends described it  (they’re my taste-testers, who gladly volunteered after one whiff of these fragrant coconut cubes!)
Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours
Yum, yum, yum . . . yum, yum, yum!
Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours
It was calling my name!
Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours
And it kept calling…
Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours
And then it …  stopped calling.  What can I say?  I’m a taste-tester too!

Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours

Yield: 18 petit fours

Ingredients

    Dry:
  • 48g (1/2 cup) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, blended to a flour
  • 93g (3 scoops) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 30g (1/2 cup) Reduced Fat Shredded Coconut
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • Wet:
  • 126g (1/4 cup + 2 tbs) Brown Rice Syrup
  • 126g (1/4 cup + 2 tbs) Honey or Agave
  • 56g (1/4 cup) Coconut Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Paste
  • 3/4 tsp Coconut Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Hazelnut Extract (or more vanilla paste)
  • 1/2 tsp Chocolate Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Butter Extract (optional)
  • Coating:
  • 2.5oz White Chocolate (vegans, use vegan white chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Blend the oats into a flour and pour into a large bowl along with the rest of the dry ingredients and whisk.
  2. Warm the brown rice syrup, honey and coconut butter in the microwave at 10-second intervals, stirring between each one, until runny. Stir in the vanilla paste and extracts.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and fold together with a spatula
  4. Cover your fingers with plastic wrap or a plastic bag and press the mixture into a mold of your choice--I used one with 24 individual, 1" cubes (the mixture filled 18). If you don't have a mold like this, line a brownie pan with parchment paper and flatten the mixture with a pastry roller or your plastic-wrapped hands until flat and even.
  5. If using a mold, place in the freezer for 30 minutes. If using a brownie pan, refrigerate for an hour.
  6. While you wait, melt the white chocolate. Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted.
  7. Pop the petit fours out onto a plate. If using a brownie pan, remove the parchment paper from the pan and slice into cubes of desired size. Dip one face of the petit four into the white chocolate and let it firm on a piece of parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and serve.

Notes

This recipe is: whole grain, low sugar, high fiber, high protein, gluten free!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/white-chocolate-coconut-petit-fours/

Healthy White Chocolate Coconut Petit Fours

I am sensing that these will be made again in the near future!  Aka, next week.
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Comments (9)

  1. b.smith: October 21, 2011

    these are so cute! and yummy looking

  2. Tri Cook: October 21, 2011

    These look pretty good. Do you think it would be alright to use vanilla extract instead of vanilla paste?

  3. Jessica: October 21, 2011

    Tri Cook, vanilla extract would be a great substitute

  4. pepperandsherry: October 22, 2011

    You had me at “they taste like fudge” – they are so beautiful and sound absolutely delicious!

  5. Mama Nirvana: October 22, 2011

    Those look amazing!!! You can’t go wrong with a cross between cookie dough and fudge.

  6. Anonymous: October 22, 2011

    Hey there, i think these look delicious! but just one quick correction: butter extract is vegan, so there’s no need to substitute for vegans. :)

  7. Jessica: October 22, 2011

    The butter extract I have says it contains milk, but I guess there are vegan butter extracts out there. So, vegans, you’re in luck!

    Thank you, Anonymous!

  8. gabyguillotine: October 22, 2011

    These looks lovely. Can’t wait to try them out. Read your nutrition section and am definitely going to give your recipes a try, not that I needed further convincing after I saw the pictures! Vegan heaven.

    Thank you for sharing! x

  9. Natalie: October 23, 2011

    These look quite amazing!

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