Little coconut sweet bites with frozen – dried Strawberries and literally Home Made Honey …
So … Home Made Honey 🙂
Can you imagine those little things flying around, working so hard every day, bringing pollen and making honey?
Yap Guys … BEES 🙂
I just can’t wait to tell you that my dad has many of those bees.
It all started with my grand, grandfather. He had many bees in his garden and he was working with them. You have to take care of bees if you want to have honey. So then he gave his bees to my grandfather and he was taking care of them. I remember those bees as I was a little girl and we always drove to our garden every weekend. Many times when my grandfather was working with bees and the honey was coming out he gave me some honey to taste. Or sometimes I was stealing it … ups.
But I’m not going to tell you a story where my grand, grandfather gave those bees to my grandfather and he gave them to my father, and that now my dad has such an old bees. No, because the story of those old bees ended up with my grandfather. Unfortunately, they died every year in the winter one by one, one house of bees every year. Sadly. But grandpa’s bees made so much honey over the years.
So my dad took that piece of adventure? Work? (I don’t know how to call it) and continued with the Bees – taking care of – working with. But my dad had to actually buy new bees, new houses and they are actually called ,,Families”. Bees Family. Isn’t that cute? … ha-ha
My dad really likes his bees and to work with them. It’s a passion of his 🙂
He has around 30 or 40 bee families. And every year they bring us around 1 tonne of honey. Isn’t that amazing? 🙂 We have honey for ourselves. But of course, most of it my dad sells to other people. It’s his big business. ,,Honey Business”.
So I wanted to make something with our honey and show you how beautiful bees are and an amazingly hardworking little things. Honey is so delicious. And the greatest thing about it is that it’s much more healthy than regular sugar. If you like sweets or you want to sweeten your tea or coffee, Honey is the best solution, trust me 😉
But now enough about honey.
I wanted to make coconut little bites, but with something more special. Cause everybody already knows regular bites. I like strawberries. And a few months ago I found those dry strawberries, which are frozen dry. They are more crunchier than just dry strawberries. So I was able to crush them into powder. It was amazing. First, I tried to crush them with my hands, but then I put them into food processor and in a few seconds they were completely crushed into powder.
I have mixed the powder with all the other ingredients. It gave the mixture very nice pink color.
And of course the honey was perfectly holding the mixture together.
Oh, one more thing. My two little cousins liked those strawberry bits. Maybe because I told them that they are from strawberries … ha-ha 🙂
Coconut Strawberrie Bites with homemade HoneyPrint Recipe
The freeze-dried strawberries mix in a food processor until powder. Or you can just use a mortar. Mix the powdered strawberries with all the remaining ingredients except chocolate. Form the mixture into small balls with your hands until a ball forms. The mixture will be crumbly, so it doesn’t work to put the mixture in your hands and roll it. You have to squeeze it.
Once you have the balls rolled, refrigerate for 1 hour or so until they are firm.
Few minutes before the balls are refrigerate melt the chocolate in a bowl above the pot with boiling water. So you slowly melt the chocolate above the steam.
Roll the balls in the melted chocolate and remove with a fork. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze or refrigerate for a while to set the chocolate. I put mine to the fridge and they were just soft enough to eat them anytime you want 🙂