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    Coconut Bark

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    I would like to get more coconut oil into my diet, but I kinda ate so much of it in the first month or two of Primal that now I gag when I try to take it off the spoon. LOVE cooking with it, but would like to consume it in larger quantities. I was thinking coconut bark would be a good option.
    Does anyone have any recipes they'd like to share? I have cacao nibs I'd like to use, and was wondering if the barleans lemon omega swirl fish oil would be good with coconut bark? Just a thought... mega fat.
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    This isn't very sophisticated for a good cook like Bork, but here is what I do:

    Put a spoonful or two of coconut oil in a small custard cup.
    Stir in a very small amount of dark cocoa powder.
    Touch of vanilla & your sweetener of choice
    and can add a nut or two chopped up and sometimes shredded coconut. (almond Joy)
    Stir and put in freezer.
    It snaps out frozen in about 20 minutes.
    I don't try to make more than one at a time so I can control my consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancy64 View Post
    This isn't very sophisticated for a good cook like Bork, but here is what I do:

    Put a spoonful or two of coconut oil in a small custard cup.
    Stir in a very small amount of dark cocoa powder.
    Touch of vanilla & your sweetener of choice
    and can add a nut or two chopped up and sometimes shredded coconut. (almond Joy)
    Stir and put in freezer.
    It snaps out frozen in about 20 minutes.
    I don't try to make more than one at a time so I can control my consumption.
    I do the same thing, but I'll often prepare about three TBSP of coconut oil in a small mixing bowl PLUS any combination of the following:

    cinnamon, vanilla, stevia, almond flour, cocoa powder, the thick stuff at the top of the coconut milk can, coconut butter, almond butter, macadamia nut butter, walnut butter, coconut manna, nuts, etc., etc.... many different combos yield totally different results! I put whatever the combo of the day is into the smallest styrofoam bowls I've found and throw them in the freezer. This makes 2-3 coconut bark cups, depending on different amounts and combos of ingredients.

    Don't forget the magic shell topping once the bark cups are ready! Take a little coconut oil and a dash of sweetener, (can add a little cocoa powder for a chocolatey shell) zap it in the microwave for a couple of seconds to liquify it so that you can pour it over your frozen cup and stick it back in the freezer for a few seconds. Often, you don't even need to stick it back in as it doesnt take long to solidify before your eyes, depending on how frozen the cocobark cup is!

    Endless possibilities, but this stuff is addictive. I've made imitation Reese's cups, Almond Joy cups, even a Whatchamacallit-type cup - the fatty coconut milk when frozen creates a sort of nougat-y consistency.

    I almost regret starting this little practice - I'm that addicted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancy64 View Post
    This isn't very sophisticated for a good cook like Bork, but here is what I do:

    Put a spoonful or two of coconut oil in a small custard cup.
    Stir in a very small amount of dark cocoa powder.
    Touch of vanilla & your sweetener of choice
    and can add a nut or two chopped up and sometimes shredded coconut. (almond Joy)
    Stir and put in freezer.
    It snaps out frozen in about 20 minutes.
    I don't try to make more than one at a time so I can control my consumption.
    I think this is great actually. EVCO, vanilla stevia, cacao powder, and some of my Ocumare nibs. Winner, winner, chicken dinner, I bet!

    GoJenGo, thank you for your suggestions as well. I forgot about the magic shell thing. The next time I have homemade coconut milk ice cream, I'll be sure to hit it up with primal shell
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    I like to toast shredded coconut in a mixture of coconut oil with a touch of butter until light golden brown. Then I melt 85% chocolate in to the mixture and add a touch of honey. then I let the whole thing harden in the fridge.

    I haven't made it in a while though - it is too delicious - I have a hard time eating this stuff in moderation.

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    I pinched an idea from another MDA poster that's a very simple way to increase your CO intake.

    Melt CO and 85% chocolate in a 2:1 ratio. Pour into ice-cube containers and refrigerate. Pop them out and keep them in a baggie in the fridge. I can go through 3 or 4 of those in a day, no problem.

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    Use it instead of olive oil in salad dressings. Unless you live in a freezer, there shouldn't be a problem with solidifying. I make dressings like that.

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    That sounds amazing!
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    I picked up some cardamom today. Y'think it would go with EVCO, cacao nibs, vanilla, and a little sweetener?
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    I would not be into that but several of the fancy chocolatiers I frequent make cardoman bars.
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