Thursday, February 25, 2010


A lot of people have asked me for the recipe for the Coconutty-Almondy-Chocolatey-JOY in my last post about my battle against the void of refined sugar and flour, so I decided to take care of business with one post vs. numerous emails.

It is so good.


  • 6 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

Melt (not cook, just melt) coconut oil in a small saucepan.

Whisk in vanilla, cocoa, and maple syrup until completely dissolved. Failure to do this will result in separation and an oily top.

Whisk in remaining ingredients, making sure they are completely incorporated.

Pour mixture into pan and tip to evenly spread. Use an 8X8 pan (or 9X13 for a double batch) - lined with parchment paper.

Place pan in freezer for 10 minutes to harden. ENJOY!

For those with little ones - this treat melts quickly when handled by warm little hands, so have them sit at the table while eating it.

In the fact that it is mostly coconut oil, Coconutty-Almondy-Chocolatey-JOY makes for a terrific dessert. That deliciously wonderful fat will help you feel satiated in addition to making the most of the digestion of the good meal you just ate.

Disclosure: I found this recipe online last fall, but could not locate the original site when composing this post. If anyone runs into it, please post the link in the comments so I can give credit where credit is due.


Ashley said...

I plan on making these next week!

ms said...

awesome!! i love coconut and chocolate! and perfect timing. we are finally giving gram her christmas gift - a day of cooking with the ladies in the fam. she is diabetic and i am in charge of finding a not so sweet dessert for her! this will be it!! thanks friend!

ms said...

complete and total hit!! i made these with the ladies and everyone loved them (even the ones who poo-poo'd there being no sugar!)
then i made another batch last night. for me. ummmmmmm

a. borealis said...

Yessssss. Victory!