Berry Ripe

Do you remember the chocolate bar called Cherry Ripe? The rich dark chocolate, the plump, luscious cherry and the moist coconut combined to create a decadent bar. I haven’t had one in years and when I was given a punnet of blueberries the cherry ripe popped into my mind.

But instead of cherries, I had blueberries. So it had to be a ‘berry ripe’.

With just 5 ingredients making up the centre and 3 for the chocolate you may be able to whip them up today.

Berry Ripe - rich dark chocolate, plump luscious blueberries and moist coconut combine to create decadent balls that are every bit as rich as they sound.

 

These balls would need a little bit of different preparation depending on whether it is summer or winter.

I keep my maple syrup in the fridge, so obviously it is cold. But the coconut oil needs to be melted, which means it’s warm. If you’ve ever put melted coconut oil into something cold you can see where I’m heading with this. The coconut oil hardens. Quickly.

Here are 3 ways to avoid the coconut oil hardening:

  1. Take the maple syrup out of the fridge to get to room temperature – this method requires forethought and planning!
  2. Put the cold maple syrup in a saucepan, add the hardened coconut oil and heat/melt gently on the stove.
  3. Put both the maple syrup and coconut oil in the microwave (if you have one) and heat/melt the maple syrup and coconut oil.

Whichever method you choose, that’s as hard as it gets to make berry ripe.

Oh, and avoiding nibbling before it’s dipped in chocolate.

Tips for dipping in chocolate:

 

Berry Ripe - rich dark chocolate, plump luscious blueberries and moist coconut combine to create decadent balls that are every bit as rich as they sound.

The amount of chocolate in the recipe is more than you will need for the number of balls. The main reason is that you need to be able to dip the balls so they are completely covered. I do this in a narrow, tall jug or glass and you need extra chocolate to cover the balls.

The bonus is there’s extra chocolate left over. Spread it out on a tray lined with baking paper, sprinkle on some goji berries, coconut and buckinis and you’ve just made two desserts in one. Go you!

Berry Ripe - rich dark chocolate, plump luscious blueberries and moist coconut combine to create decadent balls that are every bit as rich as they sound.

 

Kitchen tools and ingredients I use and where to buy:

  • Unbleached, chlorine free baking paper from Biome
  • Baking sheets from Cookware Brands. I’ve been using the Raco brand for years.

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Berry Ripe - rich dark chocolate, plump luscious blueberries and moist coconut combine to create decadent balls that are every bit as rich as they sound.
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Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 30 mins
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Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 30 mins
Servings
balls
Ingredients
Chocolate
Berry Ripe - rich dark chocolate, plump luscious blueberries and moist coconut combine to create decadent balls that are every bit as rich as they sound.
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Instructions
  1. Combine coconut, flour, blueberries, maple syrup, coconut oil and salt in a high powered blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until combined with a few chunks of coconut remaining, about 3 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  3. Chill in refrigerator 15 minutes to firm up.
  4. Get a teaspoon full and roll into a ball.
  5. Place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Place in freezer while making the chocolate.
  7. Dip each ball into the chocolate mixture and return to the tray.
  8. Place the tray in the freezer to harden the chocolate.
  9. Store in the fridge.
Chocolate
  1. Whisk the cacao, coconut oil and maple syrup together until well combined.
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