These clusters are a delicious treat. They are perfect for get-togethers/potlucks or kid’s birthday parties because they are free of the common allergens. The type of cocoa powder you use will make a big difference in the flavour of these so make sure you are using a good quality one.
2 cups coconut palm sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup canned lite coconut milk (shake can well)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (not the fake stuff)
3 cups gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup coconut flakes
Stir together the coconut palm sugar, cocoa powder, coconut oil and coconut milk in a large pot and cook, while stirring, over medium heat until the mixture starts to bubble; remove from heat and stir in pure vanilla extract.
Stir in the oats and coconut making sure everything is coated with the cocoa/sugar mixture.
Drop by spoonful on top of a wax paper lined baking sheet; place in refrigerator to harden.
*Please keep in mind that not all dried herbs and spices are gluten free so check the labels to make sure the brand you are using is gluten free. The same applies for prepackaged store-bought items, check the labels to be sure. If in doubt, call the toll free number on packaging to be safe and to make your cooking/eating experience truly gluten free.