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Peanut Butter Coconut Drops Recipe


1 ½ cups Organic Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (substitutions not recommended)

½ cup Organic Fresh Ground Peanut Butter (can substitute with any nut butter)

¼ cup Local Honey (substitutions not recommended)


One Bar of Dark Chocolate (70% or higher)

1 tsp Coconut Oil


Serving size:

  • 30 coconut drops (using a #100 cookie scoop*), or
  • 10 coconut drops (using a traditional cookie scoop)

*Recommended – great snacking size!

  1. In a medium bowl (preferably one with a lid), stir all ingredients until evenly mixed together using a sturdy metal spade or wooden spoon. (We use and highly recommend this spade!)
  2. Refrigerate covered for 10-15 minutes. This step allows for easier scooping.
    • If your bowl does not have a lid, we recommend that you use plastic wrap as your cover.
  3. Immediately, pull mixture from the fridge and begin filling your cookie scoop. Pack it tightly with your thumb to create an igloo-type shape, then slowly release it from the scoop using the lever. They can be a bit sticky, but will firm up and hold their shape fairly well after step 5.
    • NOTE: You MUST use a cookie scoop with a lever in order to neatly remove the coconut drop and maintain its shape.
    • Otherwise, you may roll small chunks of the mixture in between your hands, but this is much messier. If using this method, I’ve had success with lightly wetting my hands prior to rolling the mixture, which reduces sticking.
    • ADDITIONAL NOTES: If you refrigerate for longer than 15 minutes, your mixture may dry out. We recommend setting a timer.
  4. Place completed coconut drops, as you go, in a storage container or cake pan (with lid).
    • We do not recommend stacking the coconut drops on top of each other, as they will stick and lose their shape.
  5. For best results, refrigerate completed coconut drops, covered, for at least 30 minutes before consuming. This will allow them to hold their shape and last longer.

OPTIONAL: Healthy Mounds Copycat

  1. Freeze coconut drops for 30 minutes, instead of refrigerating.
  2. In the last 5-10 minutes, begin melting chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave. Melting chocolate can be an art-form, but don’t be intimidated! My simple microwave method:
    1. Place dark chocolate, broken up into small pieces, and coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl. Coconut oil is optional, but is added to help thin your chocolate, making it easier to dip the coconut drops. You can also use cacao butter or regular butter.
    1. Microwave in 15-30 second increments, stirring in between, until chocolate is completely melted. Depending on the amount of chocolate, this usually takes about 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to overcook your chocolate; keep a close eye on it!
  3. Dip each frozen coconut drop in the chocolate using a toothpick or spoon, laying them on a tray to be placed back into the freezer. Freeze for 30 minutes to an hour, or until chocolate is completely frozen.
  4. Store in the freezer in a freezer safe container or in the fridge in an airtight container.

Depending on ingredients used, your coconut drops can last up to 1 month refrigerated in a sealed storage container. For even longer storage, keep in your freezer in a freezer safe container. We do not recommend storing these on the counter, except for immediate consumption (1-2 hours).

*We recommend keeping them in your refrigerator in a sealed storage container for best results. They also make an excellent frozen treat, whether dipped in chocolate or not!

This is our basic coconut drop recipe and the core of all our other unique flavors. See our recipe section to learn about all the delicious variations you can create, or use this as your base and get creative!