There are literally dozens of foods that I used to hate, but now they’re my FAVORITE.
Exhibit A: Coconut.
I tried coconut a couple times as a kid and absolutely couldn’t stand it. But now I eat it almost every day. Maybe the difference is in the preparation.
Processed sweetened coconut I still don’t like. But give me some freshly dried coconut blended up with some nuts & dates … yumm!
And don’t even get me started on coconut whipped cream. Omg. It sorta reminds me of cool whip (which used to be my fav as a kid, but that’s a whole other story! ha)
But instead of being made of trans fat, this much healthier fat– coconut is easily absorbed and used for energy. And instead of raising cholesterol, it can actually help lower it! Say whaaa? Yay fat! 😀
Plus it’s loaded with potassium, manganese and other important nutrients. Dessert that’s actually good for you. How about that? Pretty inside and out.
This recipe was so yummy, I had to make it again! First time as a pie, and second MINI! Either way, it’s delish! Go ahead and drizzle alll the chocolate on top, swirl it around, and add lots of toasted coconut. (I prefer the smaller flakes rather than the large chips, but hey, you do what YOU like!)