Coconut Desserts & Sweets Recipes

Coconut Chocolate Bites

Coconut Chocolate Bites
Coconut Chocolate Bites
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Combine all ingredients except for the chocolate in a food processor and whirl until well-combined.

Scoop out mixture and roll into 12 balls. Chill for 30 minutes on a baking sheet or pan.

Melt chocolate in a saucepan over low heat.

Carefully dip tops of the bites in the chocolate, and return them to the baking sheet. Chill until the chocolate has hardened.

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*Gluten Free Flour Mix

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour/starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum

Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Use as directed.

Can’t Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies

Can't Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies
Can’t Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1 medium beet, peeled and chopped
  • 4 Mejdool dates, pits removed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat over to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the almond flour, cassava flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Place the beets, Mejdool dates, egg, and vanilla in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Pour the blended mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir. Add the coconut oil and mix well.

Scoop dough into balls, gently patting each one flat before placing on the lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool for two minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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Coconut Butter Lemon Bars

Coconut Butter Lemon Bars
Coconut Butter Lemon Bars
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Servings: 40+ small bars
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

In a small/medium bowl, combine ingredients except for the ground flax. Stir well.

Line a 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.

Transfer mixture onto the pan. Spread evenly.

Sprinkle with ground flax. Freeze.

Cut according to preferred shape and size, serve.

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Coconut Cream Concentrate is whole coconut meat in concentrated form. It is sometimes referred to as “coconut butter.” It contains no additives* (not even water). The dried coconut meat is ground very finely, giving it a creamy consistency due to its high fat content, much like other nut butters. Since it is 70% fat, it is a rich source of pure coconut oil. Note: this is a food, not a cooking oil.

How is Coconut Cream Concentrate™ used?

You can mix 1 or 2 teaspoons of Coconut Cream Concentrate with water or juice to make a creamy coconut drink. Many people put it in their coffee as a non-dairy creamer. It is also an excellent ingredient for cooking and baking. Because of its low moisture content, it can be mixed right in the batter or dough of breads and pastries. It can also enhance soups, be blended with smoothies, or made into ice cream. Many people just eat it straight, or spread it on breads and crackers, because it is so delicious!

See Sarah Shilhavy’s article: 10 Different Ways to Eat Coconut Cream Concentrate

Note: in colder weather Coconut Cream Concentrate will become hard, due to the high amount of natural coconut oil and fiber. It needs to be warmed to liquefy. But this is a food, not a cooking oil. If you use high heat, it will burn.

How is Coconut Cream Concentrate™ different from canned coconut milks and creams?

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Gluten Free Tropical Pina-Coco-Nut Fruitcake

Gluten Free Tropical Pina-Coco-Nut Fruitcake
Gluten Free Tropical Pina-Coco-Nut Fruitcake
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Servings: 12 small loaves and 6 muffins or 24-30 muffins
Preparation Time: 2 hours

  • 1 1/2 cups grated organic apples
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup flaked or shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons candied (with honey) orange rinds
  • 1 cup dried pineapple chunks
  • 4 cups mixed and diced dried fruits: raisins, mango, figs, bananas, apples, cherries, cranberries, pears,
    blueberries, etc.

Mix everything together thoroughly, press firmly into molds.

Bake at 325° for 25 – 40 minutes, depending on whether loaves or muffins are selected. Watch carefully.

Remove from oven and allow to fully cool before removing from molds. Enjoy with cold milk.

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Coconut Flour Peach Cobbler

Coconut Flour Peach Cobbler
Coconut Flour Peach Cobbler
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Filling:

  • 2 cups peach slices (about 4 large peaches, peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup honey

Topping:

In a greased 2 quart baking dish, combine peaches and 1/4 cup honey.

In a bowl, stir together sugar, honey and coconut oil until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
Gently stir in almond flour, cassava flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, salt and nutmeg until no lumps remain.

Pour batter over peaches and spread evenly over top.

Bake at 350° F for about 20-25 minutes or until topping is cooked through and slightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool about 10 minutes before serving.

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Grain Free Coconut Granola Bars

Grain Free Coconut Granola Bars
Grain Free Coconut Granola Bars
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Servings: 16
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Preheat the oven to 350° and line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper or use a silicone muffin pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine nuts, coconut, cinnamon, salt, chocolate chips, and almond or coconut flour.

In a small bowl mix together coconut oil, honey/maple syrup, and almond butter.

Pour coconut oil mixture on the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Add the egg and stir again.

Pour mixture into the prepared pan and press down to make very firm, as evenly as possible. This is an important step to get them to hold together.

Bake for 30 minutes, the edges will be slightly brown.

Once removed from the oven, press down again using a spatula.

Store covered at room temperature.

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Chili + Dark Chocolate Cookies

Chili Dark Chocolate Cookies
Chili + Dark Chocolate Cookies
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Servings: 18-20 cookies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons, Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.

By hand, cream coconut oil and sugars together until smooth. Add egg, mix until combined.

Gradually add flour mixture, combine. Stir in the dark chocolate pieces.

Scoop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies are set. They should still be soft in the center.

Remove from oven and allow to remain on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Move to a baking rack to finish cooling.

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Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge

Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge
Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge
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Servings: 16 (2 inch squares)
Preparation Time: 1.5 hours

In small saucepan, add cocoa powder, coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Mix over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth and creamy.

Let come to low boil and continue stirring and cooking for about 5 minutes.

Add vanilla, stir again, and remove from heat.

Let mixture cool completely. (You can speed this up in fridge, but do not let it harden.)

While chocolate is cooling, whip (or blend) CCC, coconut oil and avocado in a mixing bowl (or blender), until creamy and smooth.

Add cooled chocolate mixture to avocado mixture and whip (or blend) again until very creamy and smooth, scraping sides as needed.

Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour fudge into pan, spreading out evenly.

Chill fudge in fridge until firmly set (about an hour).

Cut into 2 inch squares. Serve.

Note: Keep stored in fridge.

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