Chocolate coconut hearts (Barfi)

Coconut and chocolate – I find so many people who don’t like this combination but trust me these heart bites are to die for! A little high on sugar, just one piece is enough to elevate your mood.

I remember having bounty so much as a kid. That rich smooth chocolate outside filled with the creamy coconut inside – I used to love every bite of it! If you guys haven’t had one as yet – you have definitely missed out on something. :p

Here, I have tried to prepare the same combination with a bit of love! This is one of those recipes that I decided to prepare on a whim at 10 o’clock in the night. I just could not resist the thought of tasting the combination constantly whirring in my mind and had to prepare it. Lol! Even my mother gave up – she is like – “Go prepare on your own!” Haha, but mothers are mothers – they eventually come around to help you out in case of any need. But having said that – this recipe is so simple and quick that you really won’t need anyone else’s help!

So, go try this recipe immediately! 😀

Prep Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  1. 250 gms Maavo/khoya
  2. 100 gms sugar (preferably powdered)
  3. 80-90 gms grated dry coconut

    Grated dry coconut
    Grated dry coconut
  4. 150 gms dark chocolate
  5. 1/2 tspn vanilla essence 
  6. 1/2 tspn cardamom powder

Method:

  • Take a non-stick pan and heat the mava/khoya in it. Keep stirring continuously till you see a little ghee start leaving from the khoya. 
  • While the khoya is getting heated; on the other side, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or using a microwave. 
  • Now, add the sugar, coconut and cardamom powder and mix thoroughly until everything is combined properly and you get a smooth halwa like consistency (See the pic).
  • Now, add the vanilla essence and mix once again. 
  • Take a mould and fill the bottom half with the prepared khoya-coconut mixture. Fill the remaining half of the moulds with the melted chocolate.
  • Let the moulds sit in the fridge for about 4-5 hours or overnight!
Chocolate coconut heart barfi
Chocolate coconut heart barfi

And lo! your beautiful chocolate coconut hearts or barfi is ready in not more than 30 mins! 😀 It really is very quick and easy – even a beginner can do it without any worries. 

P.S. I added readymade Funfoods chocolate syrup available in the market which led to the chocolate not setting properly – as you can see in the last picture. Take care to only use the melted dark chocolate compound and not add anything else in it. Otherwise the result will be that the chocolate won’t come off neatly from the moulds! 

Cheers!! 😀

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