Wednesday, June 6, 2012

COCONUT BUTTER - Tips and Ideas

I am Excstatic that I have finally figured this out! I've seen it all over the web, and was dying to try it. I've tried to make it with so many failed attempts, but finally figured it out!

All you need is a big bag of unsweetened coconut and a vitamix! 

And you have a creamy, sugar free dream!

You can spread this on waffles, pancakes, or muffins, add to a smoothie to get a 'pina colada' result, blend with fresh pineapple and make frozen popsicles,  spread on graham crackers and sprinkle with mini choco chips for a treat, make a sugar free fudge (see below), place in freezer conatiners and make a frozen treat that's delightful (see below), or mix with Date Honey for an amazing fruit dip!

Here are my no fail tips:

1) You have to have a vitamix, I haven't been able to make it work with my processor :( But some have been able to run it for 10 minutes and make it work. I just haven't been able to.
2) You must FILL your vitamix to the top!! I know its a bummer to have a large batch, but this is the only way to make it work. It also lasts forever in your cupboard and can be melted to spread again.
3) The unsweetened coconut chunks, instead of shredded coconut, works better!!
4) Don't let it get too hot, Let it run for about a minute or two, then stop and let it cool down, and do another 1-2 minutes. It should end up creamy. If it still doesn't get creamy, add another cup of coconut.
5) Use the damper the whole time while it runs to keep things going through.
6) Don't let your vitamix overheat, if its just not happening, you may need more coconut.
7) I just use unsweetened shredded coconut, you can a little bit of the sweetened stuff if you want.

Coconut Butter Bites:

Mint Chocolate Chip-
Mix about 1/2 C of Coconut Butter with about 1/8 tsp of Peppermint extract, 
place in freezer molds (or ice cube trays)
and sprinkle with cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips. Freeze until firm.

Cinnamon Raisin-
Mix about 1/2 C Coconut Butter with about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and chopped raisins.
Place in molds and freeze until firm.

Cinnamon Vanilla-
Mix 1/2 cup of coconut butter with roughly 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp vanilla.
Place in molds and freeze until firm! YUM
For more fun ideas visit CCK

I also made a variation of CCK's Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge:
Salted Chocolate Sugar Free Fudge


4 Tbl Coconut Butter
2-3 Tbl Creamy Peanut Butter (all natural)
2 Tbl Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Vanilla
pinch salt
1/2 VERY RIPE Banana
You may need about 1/4 cup of Almond milk for a creamy consistency
If you want to add some stevia, feel free.

Pour into parchment lined plate or ice cube trays. Sprinkle with Kosher Salt and Dark Chocolate chips if desired. (or melt it and drizzle it on top!)
(I would have used mini chips if I wasn't all out!)
Take out of freezer and slice into pieces.
Store in fridge for a soft fudge, or freezer for a harder fudge.
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  1. You are amazing and inspiring! Wish I had a vitamix so I could try this.

  2. Thanks for the tips and helping Jasmine out. She gave me a jar and I used some of them for an egg nog one. I used a little rum extract and nutmeg-they were super yummy. That chocolate fudge looks so heavenly. I wish I lived with you sometimes so I could eat all your delicious, new recipes! I love your blog btw and it will be one of the ways I will be able to keep in touch with you:)



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