Chocolate & Coconut Cookies

By Zest4life

Ingredients

140g desiccated coconut

3 egg whites

3 tbsp xylitol

1 tsp lime or lemon juice

1 tbsp cornflour

3 small squares of good quality dark chocolate (e.g. Green & Blacks)



Method

1. Combine the coconut, egg white, xylitol, cornflour and lime or lemon juice and mix well into a stiff paste.


2. Divide into 12 walnut-sized balls and shape into rectangles or flattish circles.


3. Place on a lined baking tray and bake at 180°C/350°F/ Gas mark 4 for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 150C/350F/Gas mark 2 for a further 5 minutes. Remove from oven.


4. Melt the chocolate in a bowl inside a saucepan of hot water. Dip one half of each coconut bar into the chocolate and place on a lightly greased or lined plate. (Alternatively you can drizzle the chocolate over the bars)


5. Chill in the fridge to set. One serving is 3 bars - enjoy!




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