Following a low carbohydrate diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on chocolate treats at Easter. In the first of two free recipes from Atkins, you can make these Low Carb Chocolate coated coconut Easter eggs.
Makes 8 eggs, 1.5 grams of carbohydrates per egg.
1 cup desiccated coconut
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 Tsp. vanilla extract
2 Atkins Endulge Milk Chocolate bars
1 Tsp. stevia or other sweetener (or to taste)
- In a bowl, combine coconut, coconut oil, vanilla and stevia. Using your hands, kneed together ingredients until combined.
- Using your hands, squeeze a teaspoon amount of mixture in your palm a few times until you can mould it into an egg-like shape. Continue with the rest of the mixture, making approximately 8 mini eggs.
- Place the coconut eggs in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, or until firm.
- To melt the Atkins Endulge Milk Chocolate. break it into small, evenly sized pieces and place in a heat proof bowl over boiling water (choose one that can sit on top of your saucepan ensuring the bowl does not touch the boiling water). Stir chocolate until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
- Using two forks, roll each coconut egg in the chocolate until covered. Let additional chocolate drip from each egg back into the bowl. Place the eggs onto a tray with baking paper and chill in the fridge until chocolate has hardened. Store in the fridge.
Scientifically formulated for safe weight loss, management and lifelong eating, New Atkins is an easy to follow, flexible four-phased program (start at the phase that best suits you) that helps you build a diet around whole foods rich in vitamins and ‘good carbohydrates’ including low sugar fruits, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, dairy, good fats, and protein (fish, poultry, red meat and tofu) – while at the same time helping you eliminate ‘bad’, highly processed carbs such as white flour and sugar.
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