Homemade Dark Choc Coconut Bites are a yummy and easy-to-make dessert or snack. Chocolatey and coconutty at the same time, these kurmura bites are just delicious!
Do you know anyone who doesn’t love chocolate? I don’t! Chocolate is one of those things that make you feel good. Chocolate milkshakes, chocolate sandwiches, and chocolate drinks are not just a dream; they are a reality and one that is quite tasty.
They’re so-so-so easy to make and ready in just around 20 mins, you’ll be eating one too many of these coconutty chocolate mamra bites before you know it.
What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Dark Choc Coconut Bites?
All you need to make these delicious snacks with rice that has been puffed are dark chocolate or dark compound, mamra or puffed rice, peanuts, chilli flakes, and some desiccated coconut.
How To Make Dark Choc Coconut Bites?
Roast the mamra or kurmuri on a tava so they get nice and crunchy. You don’t have to, but it’s tastier and it also helps the chocs to stay crunchy longer.
Grind some dry red chilli and you have your chilli flakes. Or you can just save the chili seeds from the red chillies and dry them out over time. Both work! Also, keep the desiccated coconut ready in a bowl or a plate.
How To Double Boil The Chocolate?
To make at In a double boiler, put some water in the lower vessel and cover it with a similar size vessel. Add the chocolate to the vessel on top and allow the water to boil. Stir occasionally and as it heats up the chocolate will melt. You will get a nice smooth consistency.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl – namely the mamra, chilli flakes, and the desiccated coconut, and to this add the melted dark chocolate.
Mix it well and drop tablespoon-size bits of it on a sheet of baking paper at a distance from each other. Allow them to cool and set, and voila, your dark choc coconut bites are ready! It’s so easy!
You can always try one or two, to check that it turned out just right 😉
PS. If you’re not a fan of puffed rice, you might be a fan of sweet cooked rice dessert. Did you know that we East Indians make our own rice noodle dessert from scratch?
Homemade Dark Choc Coconut Bites | Snacks
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- 300 gms Dark Chocolate or Dark Compound
- 30 gms Mamra or Puffed Rice Roasted for extra crunchiness
- 20 gms Peanuts
- 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
- 50 gms Desiccated Coconut or Coconut Powder
- Roast the puffed rice on a tava for extra crunchiness.
- In a bowl, mix the kurmura, chilli flakes and desiccated coconut.
- Cut the chocolate slab into smaller pieces and melt the chocolate in a double boiler on the stove.
- Add the melted chocolate to the bowl with dry ingredients and mix well.
- Drop tablespoon-size pieces on a baking tray and allow to cool.
- And your dark choc coconut bites are ready!
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- Use dry red chillies to make chilli flakes, if you don’t have ready chili flakes.
- Use a double-boiler to melt the chocolate.
- Roast the kurmura for a bite of crunchier chocolate.
Nutrition (Per Serving)
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Cooking Tips And Tricks
- Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate, or a homemade double boiler contraption.
- If you dont have ready chili flakes, grind some dried red chillies and use them.
- Roast the mamra for a crispier crunchy chocolate.
Questions About Dark Choc Coconut Bites
How Long Can You Store Dark Choc Coconut Bites?
You can store these chocolate bites in an air-tight container for up to 2 months at room temperature.
What Is Mamra?
Mamra is puffed rice made by parboiling and then flattening plain white rice. It is also called murmura, kurmura, kurmuri, or muri in India.
Do You Use Dark Chocolate Or Dark Compound to make these Munchies?
It depends on what we’ve got in the house at the time. We have used both at different times. Dark compound is a product of cocoa that contains vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter. It is less expensive than real dark chocolate but tastes just as yum. If you’re going for a cheap snack, use dark compound, if you’re looking for more quality and taste, use dark chocolate couverture.
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