Sunday, July 8, 2012

For the LOVE of coconut!

In an effort to come up with something to satisfy a craving for chocolate yet avoid any processed sugar I came up with this little recipe in which I surprised even myself with how amazingly rich and delicious it was!  

I think this will be a great alternative to  Halloween treats, Easter candy or other situations when you need a healthy GAPS alternative. 

Coconut Candy
 2/4  Cup Artisana Raw coconut butter (softened)
1/2  Cup melted coconut oil
1/4  Cup honey
1/2  Cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4  Cup  almond butter
1/2   Cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Mix all ingredients well.  Pour into unbleached muffin tins, put in refrigerator for 2-3 hours until solid.   Enjoy cold or freeze to save.  
Try with peanut butter instead of almond butter or experiment with peppermint or vanilla for an added twist.

Disclaimer:  If you are not used to eating healthy fats and oils resist the temptation to eat more than one of these at a time, they are very rich!  Coconut oil has amazing health benefits, but when I first started taking it, I could only tolerate small amounts at a time.  I made these in regular muffin tins, but mini muffins tins would make the perfect size candy. 


  1. hey! good for you! you are getting good enough at this to make up your own recipe? impressive :)

  2. Well, I found a similar recipe for fudge and tweeked it a little to make something more like a chocolate candy. I hope to list some other sites, cause I've found some good resources for GAPS friendly recipes.