Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of their yummy coconut oil to taste test, so I’ve been having a blast cooking and creating with it. I am a regular user of coconut oil anyway, so I was super excited to get this big jar in the mail. Check it out!
I’ve been playing with some recipes using coconut oil, and I have a couple to share with you over the next few days. The first one is a variation on chocolate candies that I make on a regular basis and the no-bake cookies that are so popular all year round. It’s a recipe for chocolate peanut butter coconut candies. They’re super easy to make, and don’t require any baking. Just a couple minutes of stove time to melt the coconut oil during the cooler times of the year.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Candies
1/4 cup Tropical Traditions coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey)
4 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter ( I used non hydrogenated or almond butter is yummy too)
1 cup finely shredded coconut (I used raw unsweetened coconut)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1. I added the first 3 ingredients to a sauce pan and heated them on low heat until the coconut oil was melted, and all the ingredients were incorporated. If you live in a warm location, or if it’s summer (above about 80`) you won’t need to heat the oil, it will already be melted.
2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the shredded coconut, peanut butter and vanilla.
3. Spoon the mixture into mini cupcake cups, then put them in the refrigerator or freezer to harden.
I really like them frozen, they taste like a frozen candy bar! They don’t get super hard because of the oil and sugary syrup, but they are yummy!
If your kids don’t like coconut, leave out the shredded coconut, and add in rolled oats or crispy rice and you’ll have a treat very similar to no-bake cookies!
The recipe makes about 1 dozen candies.
Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.