I shaped this Paleo dessert into hearts for Valentine's Day for my kids. They loved it. Who wouldn't? ;)
My friend introduced me to this recipe. She and her daughter named it "Coco" for the Coconut and Cocoa. The original recipe calls for coconut flakes. I didn't have any on hand so I used shredded coconut instead. The kids preferred the smaller texture and it is easier to make shapes with it so I used shredded coconut to make the hearts. Later we bought coconut flakes which my husband prefers. I tested this dish on a number of people of all ages and everyone, Paleo and non-Paleo, loved it. I serve it fresh from the freezer and it disappears in a flash.
Here is what the texture looks like using coconut flakes:
The type of coconut oil or honey you use can change the flavor of your dishes. Some coconut oil tastes extra coconut-y (like if they are virgin or extra virgin) and honey from different sources or flowers has different tastes as well. Now that we are Paleo our family's taste buds have woken up and we enjoy testing out the nuances in these things. You may, too! :)
I like the easy Paleo stuff.