Chocolate Coconut Raisin Brittle

This dessert doesn’t have a good side – no matter the camera angle, it just looks like animal poop.

Fortunately, it tastes great. That’s something, right?

I loved these simple, chocolately treats. They remind me of my childhood, when my mom used to make a similar recipe. She would melt those flat discs of chocolate you find in the bulk bin, mix them with peanuts and raisins, and spoon them in blobs onto waxed paper. And I would get to lick the bowl.

Now that I’m a grown-up, I don’t have to share the treats with my brothers. I don’t even have to share with my husband, since he hates raisins. More for me!

(On an unrelated note: Love beans, but hate the uncomfortable gas that comes along for the ride? Check out my latest guest post on the Love in the Kitchen Blog about how to make beans and legumes more digestible.)

Chocolate Coconut Raisin Brittle
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, egg-free, soy-free, five ingredients or less
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 to 4
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  1. In a small pot, gently heat the coconut oil, cacao powder and maple syrup until they are melted together. Add in the raisins and coconut and stir.
  2. Take a large plate and line it with parchment or wax paper. Spread the chocolate mixture out onto it, then put the plate in the fridge. Or in the freezer if you are impatient and really want that chocolate.
  3. When the chocolate is set, break into pieces.


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4 Responses to Chocolate Coconut Raisin Brittle

  1. Becca's Green Kitchen June 8, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Oh, wow… My mouth is watering just from your pictures! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try this one. :)

  2. jammed-thoughts June 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Just made this with my little sis! We tossed in some crushed up pretzels, too. It’s kind of like this cadbury bar that one of my friends in australia sent me that had coated candies and jellies in it, except tons healthier!

  3. sybaritica June 9, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    You’ve just given me a craving for something sweet!

  4. glutenfreehappytummy June 10, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    holy chocolate raisins!! oh my gosh that looks SO delicious!!! and right up my alley — i love choc covered rainis mmm! thanks for sharing!