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Old 04-08-2007, 06:40 AM   #61
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I put this recipe into Mastercook and this is what I got for one recipe with 1/8 cup chopped pecans and 1 Tbl unsweetened coconut
I sure hope I am wrong

Carbs with nuts & coconut
Cal 710
Fat 78
Carbs 11
Fiber 6
Protein 4

These are the counts with out the nuts and coconut
cal 488
fat 56
Carbs 4
Fib 3
Protein 2

These are the counts with only nuts
Cal 677
Fat 75
Carbs 10
Fib 5
Protein 4
I dunno about the nuts since I've not used any in my CB yet. My unsweetened coconut, which I purchased from Netrition (the NOW Brand), says:

Serv size-3T
Cals-90
carbs-3.5g (This is for 3T)
fiber-2g
=1.5 NET carbs

Personally, in 6T of bark, 1T of unsweetened coconut has been MORE than enough.
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Deila - so are you saying you eat a whole batch of this every day? I've made one batch and still have some left, I only eat a piece occasionally; but if it will make the pounds drop off, I'll definitely eat more. Any excuse to eat candy!

I made my first batch with chopped macadamia nuts, but I think I'll try the coconut and almonds next time.

Also Deila, thanks for that coffee cup muffin recipe. I haven't tried it yet but it sure looks interesting.

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[COLOR="Red"]Deila - so are you saying you eat a whole batch of this every day?[/COLOR] I've made one batch and still have some left, I only eat a piece occasionally; but if it will make the pounds drop off, I'll definitely eat more. Any excuse to eat candy!
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Also Deila, thanks for that coffee cup muffin recipe. I haven't tried it yet but it sure looks interesting.
Happy to share. I've still been looking for the actual first posting of the recipe and haven't found it yet.
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Here's the recipe I found on-line:

http://www.coconutdiet.com/chocolate_bark.htm
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Here's the recipe I found on-line:

http://www.coconutdiet.com/chocolate_bark.htm
This is funny. It says to spread it out on a metal pan lined with parchment paper. I mix mine up in a plastic storage bowl and stick THAT directly in the fridge or freeze. It pops right out for me and I've never had a problem with the clean-up of the bowls. Just seems a waste of time and energy to prep a metal sheet pan.
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This is funny. It says to spread it out on a metal pan lined with parchment paper. I mix mine up in a plastic storage bowl and stick THAT directly in the fridge or freeze. It pops right out for me and I've never had a problem with the clean-up of the bowls. Just seems a waste of time and energy to prep a metal sheet pan.
I use silicone and it pops right out!
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Deila - me again!! I made one of those coffee cup muffins and yuk - it was so greasy and the inside didn't even cook; the top of the muffin looked great but when I turned it out of the cup the bottom was all greasy and uncooked. I put it back in the cup, upside down, and cooked it another minute. It still came out greasy, I broke it apart and it was uncooked still. I ended up breaking it up in pieces and I could literally squeeze the grease/oil out of it. I realize coconut oil and flax seeds are both oily/greasy but this was way beyond what would be appealing to put in my stomach. I used the Walmart brand coconut oil, would that be the problem? Have you tried making it with just 1T of oil? I'm out of eggs now but if you have some idea of why this was so bad I may try it again when I get more.

I just had a light bulb go off in my brain -- would it have firmed up after cooling? I was so disgusted that I threw it out to the birds!

By the way, thanks for telling me it's good for me to eat a whole batch of chocolate bark! I'm going to get some right now.
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:38 PM   #68
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Deila - me again!! I made one of those coffee cup muffins and yuk - it was so greasy and the inside didn't even cook; the top of the muffin looked great but when I turned it out of the cup the bottom was all greasy and uncooked. I put it back in the cup, upside down, and cooked it another minute. It still came out greasy, I broke it apart and it was uncooked still. I ended up breaking it up in pieces and I could literally squeeze the grease/oil out of it. I realize coconut oil and flax seeds are both oily/greasy but this was way beyond what would be appealing to put in my stomach. I used the Walmart brand coconut oil, would that be the problem? Have you tried making it with just 1T of oil? I'm out of eggs now but if you have some idea of why this was so bad I may try it again when I get more.

I just had a light bulb go off in my brain -- would it have firmed up after cooling? I was so disgusted that I threw it out to the birds!

By the way, thanks for telling me it's good for me to eat a whole batch of chocolate bark! I'm going to get some right now.
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Was the microwave on HIGH? That could have been the problem. When I made mine I used a black coffee cup and my microwave was on high. There is no problem with the Wallie oil cause that's what I used as well.

I don't think it would firm up during cooling (it might) but YES, you CAN use 1T oil. I did when I added a T of cheese to mine. Other than having to microwave it 1:30 instead of 1 minute, because I used a plastic bowl, it turned out great! I cut that one in half horizontally, toasted it in the toaster oven (it looked like an english muffin inside) and used it as a 'bun' for some roast beef and mustard.

Oh and I did NOT tell you to eat a whole batch of CB!!!!! I said ~I~ do because it seems to work for me. Don't go putting words into my mouth!! I don't want to be held responsible if they find you O.D.ed in your kitchen, a box of cocoa powder in one hand, EVCO in the other, mouth rimmed in melted bark, mumbling,"Deila said I couuuuuuuld.... Deila said I couuuuuuuld!"

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"Deila the Crime Dog" - I didn't mean to put words in your mouth, LOL, I know you said it works for you but I figured if it works for you maybe it will work for me! At least I can tell DH that "Deila does it" whenever he sees me going back for more and more bark!

Now, on a more serious note, the micro was on High and its 1100 or 1200 watts and I used golden flax seed. Is yours at all greasy when it comes out of the micro? I did mine in a white ceramic cup. I will probably try it again using 1Tbsp. of oil when I get more eggs.

Has anyone else had a problem with this being greasy?

Thanks Deila, I do love the bark - gonna put coconut in the next batch.

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Old 04-09-2007, 08:27 AM   #70
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Truly mine isn't greasy at all. I used Bobs Red Mill Flax Meal, Wal*Mart's LouAna CO, and a large egg.

I suggest you give it another shot with 1T of oil instead.

And tell DH that I've lost 6 pounds since April Fool's Day.

Take care and keep me posted TG!
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Choclate Bark

4 T. (1/4 cup) Virgin Coconut Oil
1-1.5 T. Cocoa Powder
1/4 t. lowcarb sweetner, suck as stevia or xylitol
2 oz nute (optional)
Does anyone know... would this be the stevia clear liquid or the stevia extract powder? I've never used anything but splenda before... this is all new to me, but looking forward to baking a bit more. Thanks.

Here's a link to the 2: http://www.netrition.com/sweetleaf_stevia_page.html

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Deila, yep I used Bob's Red Mill golden flax, Walmart CO and I used an extra-large egg, but I wouldn't think the egg made the difference. I will try it again using 1 T. of the oil. Probably later in the week, I'll let you know.

Wow 6 lbs. since April 1 - that's awesome! I just made another batch of the bark today cause I am going to start eating more (maybe not a whole batch! ) each day and see what happens. Yes, I will keep you updated.
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Here's Tooter's original recipe - she uses 1 - 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, not tablespoons. I don't know how to link to it, so I'm just using good old copy and paste:

1-Minute Muffin

In a tea cup,

Melt 1 or 2 tsp of butter or coconut oil (microwave for 5-10 seconds*)
Mix in 1/4 cup of flaxseed meal (and/or mix with almond meal, protein powder)
1/4 tsp of baking powder
1 egg
Sweetener to taste (i.e., 1-2 packets of Splenda or 1 TBS of SF syrup)
Microwave on high for 1 minute*
Turn out and let cool

The muffin may look kind of wet at first, but it dries quickly as it cools.
Eat warm with butter or wrap cooled muffin in plastic to eat later.

*cooking time may vary depending on your microwave, avoid overcooking


Deila:

Good for you for finding a good way to get additional coconut oil into your diet!

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Thank you for posting this Tim. I'm going to try Deila's again with 1 T. of oil but if it's still greasy I will try the teas. recipe. Also, I notice this one has baking powder in it, have you tried it yet?
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I have made this bark several time now with great results but last night I made a batch that I would pit against any commercial candy bar.

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup extra dark Hershey's cocoa powder (4 carbs)
1/4 cup granular erythritol (ground into powder for a volume of almost 1/2 cup)
18 drops sweetzfree (3/4 cup equivilent)
1/4 cup pecan halfs (chopped) (1 carb)
1/4 t. peanut butter loranns flavor oil

This made a piece of bark 8" x 8" x 1/4" thick.

All I can say is WOW!!
Wow, wow wow!!!
I just made this tonight, and I can't get over the WOW!!!
It's fudge--I mean real fudge!
The texture and the taste are perfect! I've made the bark several times and I didn't really like it--something about the texture combined with the oil turned me off. But this is so, so great! Thanks!

Can grinding the granular erythritol work in other recipes calling for the powdered?
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Can grinding the granular erythritol work in other recipes calling for the powdered?
Yes, as long as you have something that will grind it into powder. My Krups coffee grinder works perfect.
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I have to ask the question Kevin - why didn't you just use powdered E?
I'm assuming you're out but wondered if there's any difference.

Also, in lieu of the peanut butter oil, how much natural pb could be used here?
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Coconut bark

Kevin your recipe is great. It is much better than the other . in our opinion the stevia version was very bitter. We love it. we made some with pecans and then a batch with raspberry loranns oil.
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I have to ask the question Kevin - why didn't you just use powdered E?
I'm assuming you're out but wondered if there's any difference.

Also, in lieu of the peanut butter oil, how much natural pb could be used here?
Yes I am out of the powdered and have not had a chance to make another netrition order. If you have something that will grind it into a very fine powder you can sub it for the powdered stuff you buy but i think the granular ground into a powder is sweeter and less consistant.

As far as the PB flavor oil goes I didn't use regular PB because I didn't want to change the texture so I really don't know how much tweak....sorry. I knew I could get the flavor and texture right the 1st time with the oil.
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I have to ask the question Kevin - why didn't you just use powdered E?
I'm assuming you're out but wondered if there's any difference.

Also, in lieu of the peanut butter oil, how much natural pb could be used here?
I made it with pb and it affected the texture. It was almost gritty. I still scarfed the whole thing down though. It was still good!
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OMG this is too good! I have been doing CO for a month on and off now. Mainly b/c I got sick of eating the CO plain. I am going to make this daily so I can get my CO in on a regular basis AND my sweet fix. This is so easy to eat and you really don't think about it being CO. For mine I actually added a 1/2 tsp of Frontier Maple Extract and 1/2 tsp Coconut Ext plus Unsweetened Coconut flakes. I added some liquid stevia but I could see it not dissolving so I ended up adding some Somersweet which I am totally against. So I will have to get some Stevia packets next time while at the store... TFS guys! The recipes are great! When i get off my m/e fast this week I plan to make some with some natural PB. Thanks!
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I used rasperry Davincis in mine today. It was like chocolate rasperry candybar. YUMMM
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Has anyone had a problem with the sweetness disappearing after freezing? I made a batch that tasted yummy and the perfect sweetness, then after being in the freezer for a day the sweetness is gone! I used Xylitol for the sweetener. I think another batch I made I used some fiberfit along with it and that stayed sweet tasting, would that make such a difference?
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I do notice the sweetness 'disappearing' a bit too. I use Davincis syrup and sometimes stevia packets.

i also add ground flax in mine. Its a nice change of pace.
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I have this one my to try list. But, has anyone tried this with flavorings added, other than peanut butter,raspberry or banana? I have several of the lorann flavor oils I'm itching to try.

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I used erythritol and found the sweetness kind of disappearing too.

Warning to people trying this... do not taste for sweetness by sipping the hot mixture off a metal spoon even after vigorously blowing on it!! OMG the pain!
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I am not sure what I could be doing wrong- but I use a little davinncis and it separates and leaves a slime under the bark. It also tastes bitter.
I will keep trying though
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I used erythritol and found the sweetness kind of disappearing too.

How much splenda did you use with it Sun?
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How much splenda did you use with it Sun?

I used all erythritol. That was my mistake wasn't it. I didn't have any Splenda. I will try it again with a mix. It was delicious, but just not as sweet the next day. Maybe it didn't taste as sweet because I burned my tongue and lips so badly though!!
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New Batch!!

Coconut Oil Crunch

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup extra dark Hershey's cocoa powder (4 carbs)
1/4 cup granular erythritol (ground into powder for a volume of almost 1/2 cup)
18 drops sweetzfree (3/4 cup equivilent)
1/2 cup Dixie Diner Smaps cereal (2 carb)
1/4 t. peanut butter loranns flavor oil

Yummo!!


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