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.