The first thing I made from Coconut Butter was the "Fudge" I found on a Paleo site. It was okay, but I didn't totally love it. I was expecting something creamier than it was. It kind of looks like Marshmallow Cream in the jar... but it is not. It's a little chalky and almost peanut buttery flavored. I have Coconut Oil in my coffee every morning, and maybe that is way I don't even notice the coconut flavor in this. I realize that this will not be everyone's cup of tea (did someone say tea?!), but in case you have a jar of it in your pantry or are wanting to try out more Fast Track, Paleo and really low sugar ideas here goes:
Blueberry Bark from The Urban Cave - It is simply half cup of melted coconut butter and 1/4 cup of organic blueberres. I added cinnamon to his recipe and LOVED this! The sweetness of the berries really offsets the coconut butter. You just melt the butter and pour to out over wax paper or a glass plate and press your blueberries into it. Refrigerate it to let it set and then break it apart into little pieces. I used 1/4 Cup of Coconut Butter and maybe a 1/3 Cup of Blueberries.
Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Truffles from Primal Palatte Blog (authors of Make it Paleo) - I love their grain-free cookbook and blog. It is a young coupe who write it and they have great ideas. If you haven't checked out their book yet, I highly recommend it! I adjusted the original recipe a little and rolled them into 6 little balls:
- 1/4 Cup melted Coconut Butter
- 1/2 tsp Raw Cacao
- 1/4 tsp Mint extract
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 packet of Stevia on the Raw - my current stevia sweetener of choice
- sprinkle of salt (because they said to)
These are not my original ideas. Idea hijacking is a huge pet peeve of mine! We all spent time and effort to come up with original topics and recipes, and it is very disappointing to have someone else then claim it as their own. So please, click on over to their links!
If you have made something with coconut butter, please leave a message and share! My jar is nearly gone nowHere is a video on how to mix your Coconut Butter before the first time you use it. It has usually separated the meat from the oil in transit: