Toasted Sesame Coconut Clusters (Vegan & Gluten-free, Paleo)

Toasted Sesame Coconut Clusters (Vegan & Gluten-free, Paleo)

Hi friends!

I’m always on the hunt for new snacks and I’m mildy obsessed with all the coconut clusters that are on the market right now but I couldn’t understand why a pack was always so pricey and full of sugar half the time so I decided to make my own!

These Toasted Sesame Coconut Clusters are Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo, Dairy-free and Refined Sugar-free.  I know that sounds like a lot but really just means these are a clean snack that you can feel good about making for yourself, your kids and your entire family!

Toasted Sesame Coconut Clusters (Vegan & Gluten-free, Paleo)

I’m was so surprised at how little sugar I needed for this and the natural sweetness of the coconut really shines through so easily. I’m seriously addicted… The addition of sea salt makes this snack so addicting and let’s just say the jar didn’t last very long at my house…

When you make these, remember to not stir the sheet until completely cooled, which takes about an hour.  This will ensure you get the biggest chunks 🙂 . You could also use this as a granola if you wanted, but I like it just as a snack.

Toasted Sesame Coconut Clusters (Vegan & Gluten-free, Paleo)

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Toasted Sesame Coconut Clusters (Vegan& Gluten-free)

Yield: 2 cups of coconut chips

Toasted Sesame Coconut Clusters (Vegan& Gluten-free)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • +Sea salt for sprinkling on top (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients (other than salt) in a bowl, until well incorporated.
  3. Spread mixture on baking sheet. In a single layer but you want the coconut touching/overlapping a bit. This will create the big chunks you want!
  4. Sprinkle sea salt on top (if using).
  5. Bake for 10 approximately minutes or until the edges of the coconut begin to brown. DO NOT STIR the coconut at all.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 1 hour, prior to stirring/breaking apart. This will help you get the biggest chunks possible!
  7. Store in an airtight container on the counter for 2-4 weeks.

Notes

Do not stir, do not stir, do not stir!! The chunks are the best part.

Even though the sea salt is optional, I highly recommend a sprinkle, it creates a delicious sweet and salty flavour.

Also the sesame seeds add a nice flavour but if you don't have any, you can always make this recipe without them.

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Toasted Sesame Coconut Clusters (Vegan & Gluten-free, Paleo)

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