Friday, 10 April 2009

Happy Chocolate Festival Everybody

For the non-Christian, Easter is all about chocolate. No matter what you believe, it's hard to resist it's siren call. Easter eggs are everywhere.

We'll be visiting family and friends for the next few days and I'm taking along my Dad's absolute favourite chocolate: Coconut Rough. I've never seen it for sale in the UK, but if you're ever in Australia in winter, look for a branch of Haigh's Chocolate Shops - they'll sell you some. (They don't make it in summer because it melts too fast.)

Coconut Rough

375g chocolate, either drops or bars broken up (I use 50:50 70% dark chocolate : milk chocolate)
60g copha (pure distilled edible coconut oil, sold white and hard in a jar or bar)
3 cups of desiccated coconut


  1. Break the chocolate up into small chunks if necessary.
  2. Line a couple of baking trays with non-stick/silicon paper.
  3. In a bowl suspended over a saucepan of boiling water, melt the chocolate and the copha and stir well to combine.
  4. Stir in the desiccated coconut until well incorporated. Switch off the heat.
  5. Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the lined baking trays. Refrigerate until hard. It makes 30+ generous dollops. Here are mine just before I put them in the fridge to harden.

Store in the fridge.


- Pam

1 comment:

Mother of Chaos said...

Not nice, Pam! That looks both easy and addictive...and as it just so happens, I found a bag of coconut while cleaning out the cupboard...