This memory came rushing back to me as I carefully blended organic coconut with local honey and spread it over a warm puddle of dark chocolate this morning. Look at me, all grown up and still looking for that Mounds bar. It's easier now, no persuading dad. In fact, if he were visiting, he may have been the one encouraging me to fix this one. So here you are grown up children, a blast from the past. . .
*2-4 oz high quality dark chocolate, 70% or higher
*1 1/4 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
*1 tsp. honey
*pinch sea salt
I started with flaked coconut and blended it in the food processor, but you can easily purchase shredded coconut instead.
Mix the coconut, salt and honey in a bowl using your fingertips. Blend thoroughly. Set aside.
Break the chocolate into small pieces and set over a double boiler to melt. You can also just place a metal bowl over a small saucepan with a small amount of boiling water. Melt chocolate. Allow to cool slightly. Pour out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment in one pool. Allow to slightly set up, about 10 minutes. Gently spread the coconut mixture over the chocolate. Fold half of the unused parchment over the coconut and gently press to create a uniform top. Place in fridge to set up completely before cutting into bite sized squares. Enjoy the memories.