The first time I saw the recipe for these coconut milk holiday snacks, I couldn’t believe it.
They are a combination of the best of Christmas and holiday favourites, with crunchy coconut, crunchy apples, and crunchy almonds.
The result is an utterly delicious snack with a fresh flavour that I absolutely love.
My favourite part of the coconut is that it makes the whole dish even better.
The coconut is a very low carb, high protein, low fat ingredient, so it’s perfect for snacking or just for making a nice healthy snack, and the almonds are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E, as well as having a very mild flavour.
I love how the chocolate has a nice balance of sweetness and creaminess, which makes them perfect for a quick snack, or when you’re craving something light and healthy.
There’s a good amount of fruit to help balance it all out, so the coconut definitely has that “vegan-ish” flavour, too.
What to try: Coconut milk Christmas snack box – 1 packet (80g) (McDonalds) 1 packet (40g) almond milk – 30g 1 cup (1L) coconut milk – 1/4 cup (2 tablespoons) coconut flakes – 1 tbsp 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) shredded coconut (1/4 teaspoon) 2 tbsp sweetener 1 tsp dairy free vanilla extract 1 (4-inch) piece of almonds, pitted and chopped (optional) Method: 1.
Blend the coconut, almond milk, and coconut flakes in a food processor until it becomes a smooth paste.
Mix in the shredded coconut.
Melt the coconut flakes on a baking tray or plate.
Spread the melted coconut mixture over the almonds and coconut and top with a few sprigs of sweetener.
Place the box in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
What I like: I like the flavours of the almonds because they have a hint of cinnamon, which pairs really well with the chocolatey crunch of the crunchy fruit.
In addition to the almond milk and coconut, there’s also the crunchiness of the shredded almonds, which add a nice contrast to the sweet and savoury crunch.
This is a good alternative to the coconut if you have a craving for something a little more complex, or if you’d like to use the coconut for something more luxurious.
If you’re in a pinch, you can also add a pinch of baking soda and a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture.
It’s easy to make this dish as a snack, but it can also be used to make something more sophisticated for a family meal.
(Image source: McDonald’s)What to not try: If you want a light, healthy, and quick snack to make a meal, I’d recommend the Cherry Apple Christmas Snack Box.
While I don’t have any problems with it, the almond-flavoured coconut and crunching fruit don’t make it as filling as the coconut-flavour almond milk box.
I would definitely avoid making the chocolate-based coconut milk box if you’re looking for something with a bit more sweetness and a light-bodied flavour.