Coconut Bonbons With Whole Blueberry Center(Vegan, Gluten Free)
These coconut bonbons with whole blueberry center are so delicious and easy to make. They are raw, which makes them perfect for a summer snack. No need to preheat the oven and warm up the whole house when you want to make something sweet. Everyone knows that the combination between lemon and blueberry is yummy. For this recipe I decided to add some coconut and almonds to that classic combo, and it turned out great. I wanted to be creative, and I hid a raw blueberry inside the candy. This makes every bite more juicy and fresh tasting. The flavor is truly amazing. Also, they are packed with nutrients that are known to support the immune system. You can have them as a guilt free snack or dessert any time of the day.
Why should you make this recipe?
You don’t need special skills or cooking experience to make the coconut bonbons with whole blueberry center. Also, you don’t need any equipment. If you have a bowl, a zester and a spoon, then you can make this recipe.
This recipe is fast too. You measure and stir the ingredients then form the candy in less than 30 minutes. It can be fun to make this candy with kids, because the dough feels like a wet sand. Also most children are more likely to try a healthy treat if they helped making it.
This candy is sweet, but it won’t spike your blood sugar. Maple syrup has lower glycemic index than regular refined sugar.
This sweet treat would not make you feel heavy, tired and bloated. Instead, it is going to supply your body with energy and essential nutrients. Consuming nuts and fruits provide you with a dose of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The ingredients for these bonbons are raw which means that you don’t lose any nutrients during cooking. Therefore, you get the maximum nutrition form the fruits and the nuts.
There is nothing complicated about this recipe, but here are some things you need to know before you start.
For this recipe I use unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut flour. Read the ingredient list and make sure that there is no added sugar.
Since this mixture is made from raw ingredients you can taste it and adjust the level of sweetness to your liking.
If your bonbon is falling apart and you can’t form a ball, then add some more coconut oil to the mixture.
Depending on the size of your blueberries you can end up with 15-20 bonbons.
Chilling the bonbons after making them is going to help them firm up. Store them in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Coconut Bonbons with Whole Blueberry Center
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 5 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 5 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- the zest from one lemon
- fresh blueberries about 18
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- Measure and add all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Stir until you get wet sand consistency.
- Take about a tablespoon of mixture in your hand and flatten it between your palms. Add a whole blueberry in the center.
- Using your palm and fingers carefully press the mixture (dough) around the blueberry to form a ball.
- Form 15-20 balls (depending on the size of your blueberries).
- Roll each bonbon in unsweetened shredded coconut. Store in a refrigerator 4-5 days.