These coconut clusters are the ultimate keto dessert made from just 2 ingredients – coconut and chocolate! Made without sugar, they are easily customizable and ready in just FIVE minutes!
During the Christmas season, I love making homemade sweets and treats for my friends and family.
In recent years I have made it a tradition to give my loved ones home-made delicacies of the sweet variety. In the past, I’ve done all of the classics, including Peppermint rind, Peanut brittle, and Almond Roca. To add some variety, I’ll add some clusters to the mix.
One of the most popular hard candies in America is coconut rough, or as they are better known as coconut clusters. A combination of chocolate, butter, coconut and chopped nuts, this candy is very popular for Christmas. While they are incredibly tasty and tasty, they are usually filled with sugar and excess butter.
This coconut cluster recipe is a little different. No sugar, butter, and oil required, but you would never tell. Is the ultimate quick and easy dessert that only requires TWO ingredients. All you need is melted chocolate and shredded coconut and nothing else. the Texture is light, tough, and with a very subtle crunch. They have that delicious chocolate and coconut flavor that reminds me of a bounty bar!
What I love about this recipe is that those who aren’t on a low-carb diet can still enjoy it. They taste no different from traditional coconut clusters. I love bringing these and some with me Chocolate Bark to all of my Christmas parties and events – they barely last five minutes!
How to Make Coconut Clusters
- Keto chocolate chips– Skip the expensive store-bought type and make your own sugar-free chocolate chips. Alternatively, you can use any chocolate bar that contains over 70% cocoa.
- Unsweetened coconut flakes– All unsweetened coconut flakes work, and I like to use a mix of large flakes, toasted coconut flakes, and small flakes.
- sea-salt– Optional but adds some delicious sweet and salty flavors.
Start by melting your chocolate either in the microwave or on the stove. After melting, fold in the coconut flakes until everything has combined. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop portions of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill for an hour or until they set. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
- Add nuts. Replace half of the coconut flakes in equal parts with flaked almonds, chopped cashew nuts, or chopped walnuts.
- Use white chocolate! Replace the chocolate chips with a sugar free white chocolate.
- Add broken cookies. Crush something Peanut Butter Cookies or Chocolate chip cookies and fold into the melted chocolate.
- Add fresh or frozen fruit. Raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries are all fantastic options.
- Use flavor extracts. Add some orange, cherry, or raspberry extracts for a little more flavor.
Instructions for storage and freezing
- To store: Coconut clusters should always be kept covered in the refrigerator to prevent them from melting. They can be kept for up to 2 weeks.
- Freeze: Put leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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frequently asked Questions
Are Coconut Clusters Healthy?
While store-bought clusters use a lot of butter and sugar, these homemade clusters get none of this. They use sugar-free chocolate and unsweetened coconut flakes. They are full of healthy fats and fiber and are a healthier alternative.
Are Coconut Keto Clusters Vegan?
These coconut keto clusters are suitable for vegans as the chocolate used does not contain any dairy products.
Is Unsweetened Coconut Keto Friendly?
Unsweetened coconut and coconut flakes are keto-friendly. They are full of healthy fats and very low in net carbohydrates.
Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop. Melt them in 20 second bursts until melted.
Fold in the coconut flakes and mix well until completely incorporated.
Scoop out portions of the mixture with an ice cream scoop and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
Chill the coconut clusters for 20 minutes or until they are firm.
Take out of the oven, sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy.
TO STORE: Coconut clusters should always be kept covered in the refrigerator to prevent them from melting. They can be kept for up to 2 weeks.
FREEZE: Put leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Portion: 1Cluster | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 6thG | Protein: 3G | Fat: 14thG | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 25thmg | Fiber: 3G | Vitamin A: 40IE | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22ndmg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBONS: 3G