Coconut Desserts & Sweets Recipes

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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Gluten Free Oh “Hoppy” Day Carrot Cookies

Gluten Free Oh Hoppy Day Carrot Cookies
Gluten Free Oh “Hoppy” Day Carrot Cookies
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Servings: 7-10
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Preheat your oven to 360° F.

Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir together.

Flatten batter out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut bunny shapes with cookie cutters.

Bake cookies for 10 – 15 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

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Chewy Tropical Granola Bars

Chewy Tropical Granola Bars
Chewy Tropical Granola Bars
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Servings: 24 small bars
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Lightly toast the oats and coconut flakes in a pan, on medium heat. Add the flaxseed and combine well.

Melt the coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil in a separate pan. Add the honey and maple syrup. Mix well.

Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix. Turn stove off.

Transfer into a loaf pan lined with foil or parchment paper. Flatten evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Allow to chill in the refrigerator before cutting into desired size.

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Chocolate Coconutty Bars

Chocolate Coconutty Bars
Chocolate Coconutty Bars
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Servings: 35 square bars
Preparation Time: Approx. 15 minutes + cooling time

Turn stove on low. Melt chocolate, coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil in a pan.

Blend nuts in a food processor until fine.

Grind coconut chips (if you prefer it to be chewy, skip this step).

Mix oats, coconut chips and blended nuts together in a bowl.

When chocolates are all melted, put in dry ingredients and mix well. Put mixture in an 11 x 7 pan. Spread evenly and set aside to cool and harden, or pop in the fridge to speed this up.

When firm, slice into little squares.

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Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars

Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars
Low-Carb Strawberry Icebox Bars
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Crust:

Filling:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Crust instructions:

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add coconut oil and mix well to get a sandy texture.

Scramble eggs, then add to sandy mixture along with ice water. Knead to mix thoroughly. Spread out into 9×12 baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes until done, edges golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool while making filling (about 10-15 minutes).

Filling instructions:

Put lemon juice in small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over it to hydrate.

In a small pot, bring water to boil, then add hydrated gelatin/lemon juice mixture, and stir to dissolve gelatin.

Add strawberries, honey, and salt to pot, and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until strawberries are soft. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then pour over baked, cooled pie crust.

Transfer to fridge and let chill for at least 4 hours, or until set firm.

Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

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Strawberry Fat Bombs

Strawberry Fat Bombs
Strawberry Fat Bombs
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Servings: 24
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

  • 3/4 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened (not melted)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Place 24 mini muffin cups on a cookie sheet.

Scrape mixture into plastic bag or pastry bag and fill mini muffin cups, or spoon mixture into mini muffin cups.

Freeze until solid – about 2 hours. Store in freezer in airtight container. Note: If you prefer a softer, creamier fat bomb, store in refrigerator.

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Raspberry Oat Bars

raspberry oat bars
Raspberry Oat Bars
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Servings: 24
Preparation Time: approx. 15-20 minutes

Crumble:

Filling:

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flours, sugar, zest, molasses, and baking powder. Cut in the butter and coconut oil using a pastry blender or your fingers and mix until the dough comes together.

Gently press two thirds of it into the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges just start to turn brown.

In a bowl, stir raspberry jam, vanilla extract, honey, and lemon extract or lemon essential oil until smooth. Spread this mixture over the baked crust and then evenly sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the jam mixture.

Bake for another 25-30 minutes or until the top has lightly browned and the filling is bubbly.

Let the bars cool completely before cutting.

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