Friday, June 21, 2013

Coconut Chocolate Candy (GAPS : gluten-free : primal : SCD : paleo)

With only a few ingredients, this is a simple and delicious chocolate candy recipe.  Making this candy is very easy to do, and a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.  We all enjoyed the flavor and texture of this candy.  This recipe comes from the Cooking with Coconut Oil eBook. My notes on this recipe are in RED.

Coconut Chocolate Candy
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted (I used unrefined coconut oil)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup honey (I used mild-flavored local honey)
  • pinch of fine-ground celtic sea salt
  1. Pour the coconut oil into a bowl, and sift in the cocoa, stirring to blend evenly.
  2. Stir in the honey and salt, and mix until smooth. (I tasted it after adding the honey, and found that I wanted it to be a bit sweeter, so I added a bit more honey.)
  3. You can pour it into a glass dish (lightly coated with coconut oil) or silicone mini muffin cups and refrigerate until hard.
  4. If using a glass dish, cut into one-inch squares. (This candy melts easily, so keep it refrigerated until just before it will be consumed.)
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4 comments:

Laurie Paul said...

You may want to try half cacao butter with half coconut oil. The butter makes me feel like I am eating a chocolate bar. Which I rarely buy anymore.
Thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

I always want to enjoy recipes like this, but can't have the cocoa due to adrenal issues, and I'm never quite sure what to do instead. I don't do carob due to GAPS. I like the idea of using cacao butter. Do you think this recipe would work with coconut oil, cacao butter, and honey, without the powder? I'm never sure what to do to get the texture right, since it seems that leaving out 1 cup of powder would make a difference in a recipe.

Sarah Smith said...

Hi Tara,
Try this recipe instead: http://nourishedandnurtured.blogspot.com/2011/01/peanut-butter-bars-gaps-friendly-grain.html
It has no cocoa, but it is absolutely delicious!

gapsontheganges said...

I make something very similar but with raw cacao powder (a superfood) and the additional nut butter! Delicious! I would also try some shredded coconut in there too.