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    Default Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    This recipe comes from Kim Knoch's Eat Fat/Lose Fat blog.

    http://eatfatlosefatblog.com/2011/01...-coconut-oil/#
    Coconut Oil “Candies”
    Yield: Makes about 18 candies

    Ingredients:

    1 cup softened cold pressed virgin coconut oil
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1-2 Tablespoons raw honey, grade B maple syrup –OR– a pinch of stevia
    1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
    2-4 Tablespoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 T almond butter or other nut butter (optional)
    optional – unsweetened dessicated coconut (for rolling or sprinkling)

    Preparation:

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or food processor until mixture is smooth. Drop by the tablespoon onto waxed or parchment paper, or into the dessicated coconut. Refrigerate until the candies are solid, then store in a covered container in the fridge.

    10/21/11 I have been leaving the almond butter out and mixing in 1/4 cup or more unsweetened organic coconut flakes/shreds for more fiber. Yum!
    Last edited by Reesacat; 10-21-11 at 07:30 PM.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    I am trying to get 2 tablespoons coconut oil down a day, and this makes it easy. I used raw manuka honey for the sweetener so I get a daily dose of that during this very nasty flu season.
    I accidentally left the jar of coconut oil in the hot water too long and it got liquid, so I just dumped the liquid coconut oil plus everything else in the Magic Bullet personal blender, whizzed it up and poured 1/2 inch into silicone muffin tins, put into the refrigerator to harden and break the circles up to snatch a bite. 4 tablespoons cocoa powder give a nice, almost bitter dark chocolate taste. I might put a bit of expresso powder in the next batch to give a 'mocha' taste...

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    Sounds like a winner, and I have all the ingredients on hand (tho I would not use pricey manuka honey for this).

    But oy! Does she really say "loose" fat? This seems to be becoming universal usage. I had to edit!

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    That was my error-thank you for the edit.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    Omg... must try... YUM!!

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    Ya .. sounds nice.. I am going to try this.

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    I just made some of my own chocolate with coconut oil the day before yesterday. I've been making something very similar to this for several years. I do it by hand, though. No need to dirty (and then have to clean!) a food processor for it. Anyway, I don't have one, ha! But if I did, I wouldn't use it for this. In fact, I mix and refrigerate it in one and the same bowl. Love to simplify, hate to make unnecessary work, for myself or anybody else, for that matter.

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    P.S. to Dizzy: So nice to see you! It's been a while.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    I'd probably eat too much at once because it sounds really yummy.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    It is good but a little bit is very satisfying. I will make a batch and it lasts me a week or two.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    Confound that well-meaning Maurya, who brought me 4-5 lovely drool-inducing organic dark chocolate bars! Of course they are sealed in concrete and locked away in the darkest recesses of the fridge until I am once again permitted to eat like a Homo sapiens!

    Why yes, I do have iron will power...except when it comes to housecleaning.

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    ::Sorry:: Sealed in concrete is good.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    When it comes to certain foods, I have no will power. If it's is not around and I have to make an effort to go get it, I don't even think about it, but if it is around, I'll eat the whole bag of potato chips, chocolate bar, jar of peanut butter. Once I start, I can't stop but it's not difficult not to start to start with. Because of this, I don't make stuff like this no matter how healthy it is, lol.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

    mellow, I'm with you on this one. There are certain foods that I can't stop eating once I start. If I make 36 chocolate chip, pecan cookies I will literally eat all 36 unless someone else beats me to them. I can eat a whole cheesecake and be very happy about it. I can also go years without wanting them if they are not around me. I wonder if it is some sort of primal survival "get it while the getting's good" thing.

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    I think we all share that trait. Weight Watchers used to call them "red light" foods. I buy a pint of Ben & Jerry's about twice a year because once I take the cover off, I just throw it away. I know I will eat the whole pint in one sitting.

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