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No Bake, Easy to Make Coconut Candies

No Bake, Easy to Make Coconut Candies 

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I don’t know about your house but a sugar addict lives in mine. My husband has a wicked sweet tooth so I like to have easy healthy sweet treats on hand for him. When I found this recipe I had to give it a try since we both LOVE coconut. These little babies taste just like Almond Joys except they only have 5 ingredients, are dairy free, gluten free and vegan.

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My unsweetened shredded coconut was already finely shredded. i buy it in the bulk section at Whole Foods. But if you can’t find already finely shredded coconut, you can just put your flakes in a food processor and give them a few pulses to shred. I used a square mold for my candies but any mold will work, even a mini cupcake molds if that’s what you have.

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These were ready in 15 minutes, that’s it. Combine the coconut flakes, coconut oil and raw honey. I found it easiest to use my hands to massage everything all together. If you find that the mixture is too dry, just add 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil at a time to moisten up the mixture.

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No Bake, Easy to Make Coconut Candies
 
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Recipe type: Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • Optional: Handful of almonds
  • Dark chocolate chips (I used Chocolate Dream semi-sweet baking chips)
Instructions
  1. If your coconut flakes are not already finely shredded just run yours through a food processor.
  2. In a large bowl combine coconut flakes, ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of melted raw honey.
  3. Massage everything together with your hands to make sure everything is combined and moist.
  4. If your mixture is too dry, just add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the bowl at a time.
  5. Press the coconut mixture into your molds and firmly press down, filling each mold halfway.
  6. Top each mold with an almond if you choose to use almonds.
  7. Melt your chips and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in small pan on low heat stirring constantly stirring until chips are melted.
  8. Pour melted chocolate over each mold until covered.
  9. Place mold in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  10. Pop out of mold and enjoy!
  11. Keep any leftovers in the fridge because coconut oil melts easily.

 

Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken

Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken

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I was struttin’ around the kitchen like a friggin’ peacock after making this recipe because it was so good. I mean really good and it just happens to be paleo which is even better. Delicious, low-carb, protein AND paleo!

This recipe has a medium to medium-hot amount of heat. It’s absolutely the perfect amount of heat for me but then I like a good amount of spice. I use and love this red pepper seasoned rice vinegar that really gives it a good kick but if spicy isn’t your thing, I recommend using regular rice vinegarThat will help cut the heat in half.

Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken
 
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Paleo Spicy Cashew Chicken
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Recipe type: Paleo, Protein
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 - 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsalted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper seasoned rice vinegar (buy it in the Asian section of the grocery store or visit your local Asian market)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos (can sub with soy sauce but it won't be paleo)
  • 2 tablespoons paleo ketchup (can sub with regular ketchup but it won't be paleo)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • ½ tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Optional: 2 chopped scallions (the green part, not the white onion part)
Instructions
  1. Cube chicken breasts.
  2. In a medium skillet melt coconut oil and add chicken.
  3. Heat chicken on medium just until the outside of the chicken cubes are mostly white and no longer pink.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk the remainder of the ingredients except cashews and scallions.
  5. Add liquid mixture to the chicken and continue cooking on medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir and heat covered for another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove cover, add cashews and stir.
  8. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently so that some of the liquid cooks away.
  9. Serve on thinly shredded cabbage and garnish with chopped scallions.

 

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I shared this with the hubby and before I could ask how much he liked it, it was gone. Like GONE GONE. All he could do is nod yes vigorously while he was still chewing his last bite. Needless to say, he loved it.

“Bunny Created, Hubby Approved”

 

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