Coconut Power Slice is practically all coconut, so it’s for the power user of coconut oil who needs an instant coconut energy boost. This is just another way to painlessly pump more coconut oil into your system. This slice may not be for you if you are looking for a fancy sweet treat to impress your guests with at Christmas.
- 300 g Rich Gold Organic Creamed Coconut
- 200 g White Gold Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbs Coconut Sugar or Honey (more if you have a sweet tooth – above was made with honey)
- 2-4 Tbs Carob Powder or Cocoa Powder (more if you like it darker – above was made with carob)
- Desiccated coconut (either mixed in or sprinkled on top)
- Raisins or saltanas
- Nuts or seeds of your choice
- Melt the ingredients in a saucepan.
- Pour into a dish.
- Chill to set.
- Serve straight from the fridge.
Creamed coconut is pure ground coconut meat in its own natural oil. It naturally comes in two layers as pictured above, the white oil layer at the top and the solid yellowish layer at the bottom. Before initial use, you need to warm the jar in hot water as below to soften the contents to mix the layers back together.
The contents will solidify again below 26 ºC, but you should be able to just scrape out or break off the required amount with a fork for subsequent use.
Do you see the coconut oil layer at the top melting in the above picture? It is now soft enough to be stirred with a fork.
Stir vigorously with a fork or handheld blender/mixer. You can even empty all of it into a food processor for a perfect smooth finish. Lumpiness doesn’t matter for now because we are going to melt the ingredients together anyway.
Put creamed coconut, coconut oil, coconut sugar and carob (or cocoa) powder into a saucepan and heat just enough to melt to combine the ingredients.
Carob powder is seen at the top. You may need to use a handheld blender/mixer in the saucepan if carob isn’t dissolving smoothly. Cocoa powder will dissolve much more easily.
When all the ingredients are well combined and smooth as above, it’s time to pour the mixture into a dish.
Now put the dish in the fridge to set. If you are in a hurry then the freezer will do a quicker job.
Don’t worry – a thin white layer will rise to the top because it has so much coconut oil in it. It may not look that pretty but it’s the taste that matters (in this case anyway).
You can easily cut the slice with an eating knife. It is best kept in the fridge especially on a hot day. Eat as is, or sprinkle some desiccated coconut on top for even more coconut.
Serve straight from the fridge and enjoy.
Caution: Coconut Power Slice may taste good but don’t eat too much at a time, especially if you body is still getting used to coconut oil. After all, this slice is very close to eating straight coconut oil…
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