Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples
Marla Sarris

Quick Paleo Dessert: Cocoa-Nut Apples

I was saving up this quick Paleo dessert to deliver one final Paleo game day recipe for your Super Bowl menu.

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

I have made these Cocoa-Nut Apples three times this week.

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

The first time I made them I threw a bunch of ingredients together and served them on apples because apples are the perfect delivery system.

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

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Since it was so delicious the first time, I decided to make them again and actually measure, so I could share. :)

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

The third time these were made this week were by special request, because Jeff just couldn’t get enough! :)

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

And now that I’m out of apples, it’s your turn to enjoy them.

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

This dessert is perfect for those with tree-nut allergies because they’re tree-nut free!

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

These Cocoa-Nut Apples are both Vegetarian and Vegan friendly. Plus they’re completely raw, so they pretty much are the perfect dessert to serve for company. And I mean come on, who doesn’t enjoy chocolate?!

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

Unless you’re currently reducing your sugar intake, then you should not have even clicked the link to look at a dessert recipe. Shame on you. You should be looking at meat, like this Paleo Pot Roast.

Paleo Dessert Cocoa-Nut Apples

Feel free to replace the cacao nibs with some dark chocolate or mini chocolate chips (like Enjoy Life). And you may want to double the recipe because by the time you finish off this serving, you’ll be licking the bowl clean and begging for more. :)

Quick Paleo Dessert: Cocoa-Nut Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 organic green apple

Directions Serves 2

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl add coconut flakes, cacao powder, cacao nibs, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup. Stir well, for 2-3 minutes, until the maple syrup is fully combined and the dry mixture starts to turn wet from the syrup.
  2. Clean and dry the apple. Thinly slice the apple starting from the outside and working your way toward the center. Repeat on the other side. Then lay the apple flat on one of the cut sides and chop thin slices of the remaining sides of the apple core. (Polish off whatever’s left on the core by transferring directly to your mouth – watch for seeds.) :)
  3. Transfer the sliced apple to a serving tray.
  4. Pour the cocoa-nut mixture on top of each apple.
  5. Now you can serve them right away or let them sit for an hour or longer to let the coconut flake mixture soften, totally up to you. (I couldn’t wait that long and neither could Jeff.)
  6. Enjoy! :)

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