1 1/4 cups shredded unsweetened coconut (set aside 1/4 cup)
5tbl cacao powder
1/4 cup sesame seeds toasted
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
*optional: chopped peanuts
Toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat flipping constantly until they are fragrant and begin to turn a golden color. Set aside 1/4 cup of coconut in a small bowl. In a food processor, pulse 1 cup coconut, cacao powder, salt and sesame seeds. Add vanilla and brown rice syrup and mix until the mixture forms a sticky dough. Place dough onto a large piece of parchment paper and roll it into a log 1-2” thick and twist the ends of the paper to seal like a candy wrapper. Place in freezer for 20min- 45min and then unroll. Now you have two options
Sprinkle a the 1/4 cup of shredded coconut in a line parallel to the coconut log and begin to roll the log into the shredded coconut to coat. slice with a sharp knife into 1/2” thick slices and place them in a glass Tupperware and store in fridge or roll into more shredded coconut and keep in airtight on counter.
Optionally, slice the log and roll each slice into a ball and roll the balls into chopped peanuts OR coconut.