Coconut Cocoa Crisps

Say that one fast three times. Coconut Cocoa Crisps, Coconut Cocoa Crisps, Coconut Cocoa Crisps.
Ok, so it wasn’t that hard, but there sure are a lot of “C’s”.
For us girls in the child rearing years, PMS rolls around once a month and takes over us like a three headed monster. Sorry boys, we really have no control over our attitude, our complete beeotch-iness. We really do feel sorry for our terrorizing actions, our ear piercing yelling rages and our general ability to make the house a living hell for a week. I believe I can apologize for all women alike, right ladies?
You know what can tame the beast for at least a few moments? CHOCOLATE. Chocolate in any form.
That is how these Coconut Cocoa Crisps were born. I needed some PMS medicine. These work quite well.

COCONUT COCOA CRISPS
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12 oz Good Quality  Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1 Tsp Peppermint Extract
1 1/4 cup unsweetened Coconut, finely shredded. I use the Let’s Do Organic Brand

Line a 8 x 8 square pan with non stick foil. Or spray foil with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir in between each 30 second period. When melted, stir for a few minutes until it slightly cooled and it becomes shiny.
Add the coconut and peppermint extract. Stir until combined.
Scoop the chocolate mixture into the lined pan and evenly spread out.
Hold the pan a few inches above the counter and drop on the counter a few times to get any air bubbles out.
Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Remove and use your desired shape cookie or biscuit cutter to cut out your treats.
Store the the refrigerator ,separated by wax paper in an air tight container.

Comments

  1. 1
    Becca Watson says:

    Looks awesome! I'll have to try these!

  2. 2

    YES PLEASE!

  3. 3
    Mateja ^_^ says:

    Just yummelicious! But I have a question: What do you do with the cut offs? Snack on them while cutting? Can I join? Thank you for sharing:)

  4. 4

    **Mateja**
    Thanks for your question :)
    Me and the kids eat the scraps and I give the pretty circles away!

  5. 5

    Wow – *how* did you know it was my time of the month? :-). I want some!

  6. 6

    This look really great and fun.

  7. 7

    Bring 'em on!

  8. 8
    vanillasugar says:

    have i ever mixed mint with coconut? i can't remember. but wow i'm so glad you did. this combo sounds amazing you hot shit you.
    haaaayyyy

  9. 9
    Jersey Girl Cooks says:

    Love this! I guess you could cut in squares too, right? This way I won't gain 5 lbs eating the scraps…lol.

  10. 10
    WizzyTheStick says:

    Give the circles away! noooooo I'm cutting these suckers in squares and eating 'em all:-) Oh al right I suppose I'll share but only a few:-)

  11. 11

    excellent! i will so be back for these because Lord knows i'll need them!

  12. 12

    I don't know if I believe that you "really" have no control over your bitchiness…but I do know that these CCC's look awesome.

  13. 13

    Wow, That Look so sweet, wanna try it.

    farida
    http://rawsfood.blogspot.com/

  14. 14

    I can't wait to make these!!!! YUM

  15. 15

    Agree on all accounts. Just move over and give me some chcolate and no one will get hurt!
    A chef told me in kitchens they love scraps of things because it is their snack and said they call them "cookie butts".

  16. 16
    Nancy Baggett says:

    Very clever idea for turning bars into Valentine's hearts–wouldn't have thought of that. Plus like you say, you get to eat the scraps! I've done "ruby-jeweled" (stained glass) heart-shaped sugar cookies for my crowd. Pretty-come take a look!

  17. 17

    I suffer from second hand PMS.

  18. 18

    i like this, leslie! peppermint AND coconut? magical. plus, the dropping/slamming of the pan onto the counter is always cathartic. :)

  19. 19

    They look really nice! I love the idea and hope to try it soon :)

  20. 20

    Oh my gosh they are mouthwatering!

  21. 21

    They look really fun to make & tasty too.

  22. 22
    Oh She Glows says:

    Love this idea! So simple and delicious looking.

  23. 23

    I made these today – they SO good!!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  24. 24
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I would be all over the scraps!

  25. 25

    These are great! I have saved them on Foodgawker to make something soon.

  26. 26

    Of course I would eat the scraps – these crisps look awesome!

  27. 27

    **Tyla**
    I am soooo very glad you enjoyed them! Totally easy and yummy,huh?

  28. 28
    Medifast Coupons says:

    Who needs PMS to eat chocolate!? These coconut cocoa crisps are a great idea. Sounds nice and easy to whip up when the need arises, thanks so much for sharing. But I don't think I will be sharing these crisps :)

  29. 29

    Hoooly cow. Yes, please!

  30. 30
    crustabakes says:

    Yes, i would love to eat those scraps please! LOL

  31. 31
    Kelly @ Pie says:

    Oh my goodness! This is one of my favorite combinations. What a wonderful treat.

  32. 32

    These are what Thin Mints should be! I let it set up in a silicon muffin pan to avoid the scrap "problem".

  33. 33
    stephchows says:

    mmm these sound perfect! I love crispy chocolate… and coconut is the best! yum!

  34. 34

    oh yum!

  35. 35

    Just made these – I used have milk chocolate, half semi-sweet chocolate. So simple and delicious, love it.

  36. 36

    Here’s a similar idea using popped amaranth: http://www.muffintinmania.com/2011/10/amaranth-chocolate-crisps.html
    Next time I’ll try the coconut as you did.