Chocolate Bird’s Nests1 min read

In Australia we have a strong `no nuts policy’ in most (if not all) childcare centres, kinders/preschools and schools. I had a look around to find something that was similar to what I used to call Bird’s nests. The inspiration for this recipe came from The Paleo Mom. I have tried to come up with something that is similar and adapted for Paleo and the school lunchbox.

Ingredients

Intructions

  • Line a baking tray with baking paper
  • Combine coconut and fruit together and set aside
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together
  • Add peppermint essence here if you are doing so
  • Stir the coconut mix into the chocolate mixture
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on to the baking sheets while warm
  • Put into the fridge till set

Makes approx 10.

Notes: I used a desertspoon to spoon these onto the baking paper. I think that next time I would use a teaspoon. It would make them the right size (bite size) for the kids. For a different taste you could add some peppermint essence to the mixture.

(Aldi have a great 80% dark chocolate that is great to cook with….or to eat as a treat. Judith)

Verdict: Not far off the real thing without the side affects of grains and excess sugar from milk chocolate. Great for the kids lunchbox IF they last that long. I went to get them out and have one after the kids went to bed……someone had been sneaking them.

The inspiration for this recipe came from The Paleo Mon at (http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/08/recipe-chocolate-haystacks.html)

6 comments

  1. Oh, I’ll have to pin these onto my party board! Though I’m sure we’ll try them before the next birthday…you know, just to make sure they’re ok…!

    1. Di you sound like my Dad. He would always sneak in a steal a piece of whatever I was cooking….’just to see if was OK for everyone else to have’. I’d love to hear about what you do for the kids birthday parties. They are always a bit of a challenge. We’ll be doing a post on that topic soon.

      1. We haven’t had one since going Primal, and the next won’t be till January. I’ll let you know all I do, though it will probably be a family party at the farm, so I won’t be in control of everything. 🙂

  2. Just wondering what brand of coconut you have used for these? Every brand ive looked at has additives in them!!

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