Coconut oil seems to be popping up everywhere lately (or maybe I’m just behind the curve), and I’m constantly surprised at how versatile this little jar of melt-in-your-hands magic can be. When I first bought some at Trader Joe’s, I got a secret thrill from using it in the kitchen to sauté veggies or make my favorite treat, then taking it to my bathroom shelf to slather some on my face before bed.
Here are a few recipes and finds I’m looking forward to trying:
Lemon Rosemary Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables
Coconut Oil Spaghettini
Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips (Don’t these sound crazy? Would you try them?)
Coconut Oil Rice Krispie Treats
Peanut Butter Cacao Fudge Bars
Coconut Oil Salt Scrub
5 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil
Are you into coconut oil? Do you use it in the kitchen, or on your body? Or both?
I should start off by saying that I have an ENORMOUS sweet tooth. In fact, all of the teeth in my head might possibly be sweet. And while I enjoy most sweet things, there are a few treats out there (like this and this) that straight up turn me into a five-year old who has no concept of moderation and willingly eats it until I am sick.
I have now found another such treat.
And not only is this the best fudge I’ve ever had, but it is also the HEALTHIEST fudge I’ve ever had.
I know. Nuts, right? But it’s true! These lovely delectable bites are so silky and rich and decadent, but made with whole and clean ingredients.
Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey (or natural sweetener of your choice)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Pour into paper-lined muffin tin cups and fill 1/2-inch full. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, or in the freezer for 10 minutes, until firm. Store in the fridge. Makes 10.
You can find the original recipe here.
Enjoy, and happy Friday! xo