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Recipe: Coconut butter & bars

 

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A. Coconut Butter   coconut butter2

 

… it is an inexpensive and delicious snack and the kids love it ! We typically add some flavors to the basic recipe, most often a little cocoa powder and honey or vanilla…

 

“If your kids are like mine, they get hungry often, especially during a growth spurt. Since most snack foods are sugar-laden or chemically laced, snacks can be one of the tougher things to adapt to real food options.

Though slightly unconventional, this Coconut Butter/Cream recipe is a favorite with my kids. It has a texture somewhat like peanut butter, but contains more nutrients. It is filling due to its beneficial fats and protein/fiber content from the coconut. This recipe is also typically a safe option, even if your child attends a school where nuts are not allowed.” – Wellness Mama

Coconut Butter can be eaten in many ways, here are some of our favorites —

A big spoonful by itself for a quick snack

Whipped with a little extra coconut oil, some vanilla and some freeze dried strawberries for a healthy “icing”

1 tablespoon blended into a cup of water for instant coconut milk or chocolate coconut milk

Spread on homemade pancakes

In between homemade pancakes with some banana slices

The ingredients for coconut butter
2 cups shredded coconut meat
3-4 tablespoons of slightly melted extra virgin cold processed by centrifugal extraction coconut oil
2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder (optional) or 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)- or both
2 tablespoons of honey or condensed milk (optional- or more/less to taste)
The Preparation instructions ( for 4 servings)
Pulse the shredded coconut in a food processor or high powered blender.
Slowly add the coconut oil and to a thick form and creamy
Add the cocoa powder/honey or vanilla
Blend to incorporate all the ingredients
Store the butter  in a glass mason jar or container
Eat and Enjoy!!!
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B. Coconut Bar       (Images not available for now)

An easy, healthy, grain-free energy bar made with chocolate, coconut and honey for an energy-boosting snack.

Ingredients
  • ½ cup cocoa butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup (or more to taste) honey
  • ½ cup cooking dark cocoa powder
  • 1-1/5 cups shredded fresh coconut meat
  • vanilla essence (optional)
The Cooking Preparations
  1. Melt the cocoa butter in a small pan over low heat.
  2. Add coconut oil and melt.
  3. Add honey and stir well.
  4. Stir in cocoa powder.
  5. Add and stir shredded coconut meat
  6. Add vanilla essence (optional).
  7. In a baking pan, lined with parchment paper, pour in the mixtures, draw  lines  into squares
    and refrigerate for 1 hour or until it hardens.
  8. Cut into squares when ready to eat
  9. Enjoy …  healthy and home prepared coconut bars!!!
  10.  Refrigerate to keep it fresh and firm!!!
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