No, it’s not Paleo. But it’s not completely awful for you either.
“Dessert’s dessert, right? It’s a treat,” says CrossFit Invictus coach and chef extraordinaire Michele Vieux. “We’re just making the dessert a little bit better option for you so if you do want to cheat, you don’t have to feel as bad about it.”
She begins by melting a bar of 85 percent dark chocolate in a makeshift double boiler. After the chocolate melts, Vieux adds two handfuls of blueberries. Once the fruit is coated, she scoops it out with a spatula and onto a cookie sheet covered in plastic. She uses the remaining chocolate to coat unsweetened, shredded coconut for “haystacks.”
The entire tray of 20 servings or so goes into the refrigerator for 5 minutes so the chocolate can harden. What comes out, Vieux says, are “little explosions of deliciousness.”
To download the recipe for chocolate haystacks, click here.
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Additional reading: The Kitchen WOD by Nick Massie, published Nov. 2, 2011.