Our latest addiction is coconut butter. F. loves it stirred into her yoghurt or oatmeal. Or straight from the spoon. I make the butter myself, in a blender and it is fairly easy. I found a great tutorial here. When the butter comes out of the blender, it is rather liquid, but it will become solid at room temperature after a couple of hours.
You can use it like you would use other not butters: stir it into your oatmeal, your smoothie or use it as a sandwich spread. But you can also get very fancy with it, using it in truffles, candies and other confections. These very simple, ffour ingredient coconut cubes are a great last minute holiday present!
Mini Coconut Cubes
400 g (14.1 oz) dried, shredded coconut (divided)
50 g (1/2 cup sifted) powdered sugar
1 tablespoon amaretto or rum
100 g chocolate for coating
Put 200 g (7 oz) shredded coconut in your blender or food processor. Start processing the coconut and scrape down the sides from time to time. Process until the coconut turns into butter. This will take only a minute in a high speed blender, but can take up to 15 minutes in a small food processor. (See the tutorial linked to above.) As already mentioned, mine came out rather liquid. The consistency was more like a sauce.
Transfer the butter to a bowl and add the remaining shredded coconut and the sugar. Stir well. Now add the alcohol. This will change the consistency immediately. It should get firmer as you stir in the alcohol. Now you will be able to shape the mixture into cubes or balls.
I recommend not to skip this ingredient. But:
You could try using water instead. (I haven’t tried this though.) I do not recommend to use non-dairy milk.
Or you do ommit the alcohol and don’t substitute it. Place the prepared coconut mixture in the fridge and wait until the mixture has reached the desired consistency.
Shape into cubes or balls. Melt chocolate and temper it. Cover half of the cubes with chocolate and let cool completely.
This is going to be my last post for this year. I hope you all have wonderful holidays and a happy new year! See you in 2013.
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Hi Mihl. Happy New Year. These look great, can’t wait to make the coconut butter. I’ve been doing lots of cooking staying home in the snowstorms!
(Andrea in Boston)
Happy new Year, Andrea and stay safe! Fortunately we had no snowstorms. But we have been sick a lot and I have to admit, I stayed home a lot but didn’t cook:)
This recipe is so simple, yet looks and sounds incredible! They looks a little bit like marshmallows oddly enough, but even better. :)
I’ve never tried coconut butter before, which is odd considering I LOVE coconut. These look super cute and yummy, I bet they just melt in your mouth.
I am obsessed with this recipe and the idea of making homemade coconut butter. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
That makes me glad :)
These are adorable and would make great gifts.
These look awesome! Bite sized and delicious. I love coconut and chocolate together.
I love the way these look like little chocolate-topped snow cubes. I’ve never made coconut butter but now I’m intrigued.
Maybe I could use apple juice instead?..
You could try. It might slightly change the taste though.
These look adorable. Bonus is, seeing that Chaz hates coconut, I’ll get to eat all of them by my own lonesome. Paws in the air!
YES! Thank you! I really wanted to make some coconut candies for my brother’s girlfriend, because she loves coconut… but I wasn’t sure which recipe to use. Thanks Mihl! Also… you didn’t win in my cookbooklette contest, but I want to send you one anyway. Send me your mailing address! :)
I have never had coconut butter before. I have so much coconut sitting around. I must try this!
WOW! I had no idea one could make coconut butter from shredded coconut! That just blew my mind a little bit!
Those are adorable! Happy Holidays, Mihl!
I am hoping to make a killer vegan spread for Christmas eve…and some cookies of course!!
Wishing you lots of love and happiness this holiday season with your little family.
These are so beautiful, and I love the short ingredient list. A perfect holiday recipe for sure. I’ll have to add these to my list!
I have a small jar I made I never used for anything! Thanks for the ideas.
Ich mache sonst eigentlich immer Kokosmakronen. Super Alternative!
Lecker! Die werde ich gleich mal machen. Danke fürs Rezept!
These look stunning! And I love the new site look. Happy holidays!