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Old 05-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #181
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Jennifer, what brand of coconut do you buy? yours looks so much nicer - like the thick sweetened coconut compared to the one i buy!
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #182
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I really can't say at the moment what brand I used. I have not made this in ages, nor bought coconut in ages. We live in the land of coconuts. lol Maybe we get different coconut here. I bought mine at a kosher store here in South America. One can get different grinds - some coarse, some finer.
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I buy Kroger's brand of unsweetened coconut. Since the shreds are fairly large, I pulse it in my food processor until it's the right consistency.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #184
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great idea Pam!! We can get either big shavings or fine shreds!! I love this stuff - I make it in the microwave now!!! So quick and easy and good!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:18 AM   #185
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In the microwave - that's interesting jdcri.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #186
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I also made this in the microwave yesterday, it is really good. I thought the coconut a little tough, but would make it again. I was wondering about just putting in a little more nuts and not using the coconut, you think it would still get fudge like?................... Ann
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Should be fine, I think - although the coconut soaked up a lot of the moisture - maybe need more protein powder too. You'd have to experiment.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #188
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I microwave the erythritol and butter (i use unsalted pb and butter so to this I add a pinch of salt and also 1 tsp maple extract and 1 tbs polyd) I microwave at 30 sec increments and stir til dissolved, then I microwave for about 3 min till bubbly and boiling. I ad the pb and splenda to that, then the coconut and toasted nuts if I am using) then add the protein last. Mine is more crumbly like fudge and I love it that way!! If I just melt the nutter and erythritol til dissolved it stays softer.
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Thanks Jen, will try that next time........................ Ann
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #190
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Jdcri - thank you for sharing your method. Sounds great!
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:20 PM   #191
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The unsweetened coconut flakes I can find here are very dry. I plump them up with a few TBLS Torani coconut syrup or a little boiling water.Let them sit for 15 minutes, pour off any remaining water or syrup.

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What a great idea, Dee. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:00 PM   #193
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bumping up so I can make this tomorrow. Love this!!!
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:52 AM   #194
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Dawn, thanks, for bumping! I LOVE this recipe, too. It's been awhile since I last made it. Need to make it again.
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I wonder if I can use pea protein powder.Hmmmmmmmmm
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Please let us know the results if you try, Esther.
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I sure will.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #198
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Made this today. In the past not one person in my house would have touched it. However, today everyone wanted to at least try it. Wow! I am surprised to say they liked it!!! That is both good and bad. It means that I will have to share with my 5 family members and also that I won't have to eat it myself. Haha. Like I said, both good and bad.

Oh, and I used dark chocolate chips this time. I found them at Christmas time. They are by Nestle and quite tasty in this recipe.
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LOL Dawn! That's too funny that your family finally twigged that your low-carb treat must be tasty after all. Thanks for sharing.
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FUDGEY PEANUT BUTTER COCONUT SQUARES
These sweet fudge-like squares are very rich but quite low in carbs. They may be frozen or refrigerated. I prefer them frozen, but if using chocolate chips, they would be better refrigerated, as the chips would freeze too hard and one would not taste them so well.

1/3 cup granulated erythritol
1/4 cup whipping cream or evaporated milk
1 Splenda Quick Pack or equivalent to taste
(1 Splenda Quick Pack = 1 cup Splenda Granular)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (sugar free, salted is fine)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened, medium dessicated coconut
1 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips, OR 70% Lindt Bar, chopped (optional)

In double boiler or in heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine erythritol, cream, Splenda and butter. Over medium heat, stir mixture until very hot and erythritol has dissolved. Stir in peanut butter until incorporated. Then add coconut, vanilla whey protein powder, chopped nuts of choice and chocolate chips, if using. Stir well and turn out into an 8 x 8-inch square glass dish. Freeze and later when set, refrigerate, if desired.

Nutritional Analysis: 25 squares, 1 square: (analysis with Splenda Quick Pack - liquid Splenda would also work here)
131.5 calories; 4.0 g protein; 11.7 g fat; 1.7 g carbs

An aside - a credit to Kevin: It was that time of the month and Kevin's delicious-looking "No Bake Chocolate Cookies" beckoned, but I try to avoid chocolate at those times because of the risk of migraines - so this recipe was inspired as a result of his creation. Thank you, Kevin.

Im new to lowcarbfriends and just placing my marker so i can revisit the recipe, but i would also like to ask if their are any possibilities of a caramel flavor? iv been craving caramel fudge, and my idea of LC sweetened condensed milk mixed with walden farms caramel dip, and eggs whisked on the stove made the mix thicken, and it was yummy but it was more like a caramel custard - do you think it might be possible to add the Walden farms caramel dip in the recipe? if so, should i double the protein powder?
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:58 AM   #201
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Bumping so I can make this again. Soooo yummy!!!!
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Two of my favorite ingredients, pb and coconut! Will definitely be making these. thank you for sharing.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #203
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I need to make these again too.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #204
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I just made these, but haven't tried them yet. In the freezer cooling .

I had fairly large flakes of very dry coconut, so just added it to the butter and (Nestle Table Cream) in the can, (keep on hand for emergencies) while the butter melted on very low heat. Everything tasted great until I added the protein powder. It seems/looks gritty, even thought the protein powder (Biochem) is very fluffy and light, oh, and I added just about 1/4 cup (to finish the bag) of Jay Robb egg white protein powder to make my cup. I am hoping the gritty look will go away once it is chilled. So very easy, though, for something quick...Can't wait to try them!
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Update, I cheated and tasted, very, very good, but a lot of butter seems to be rising to the top. I think next time I may reduce the butter by half and up the heavy cream to half a cup. Thoughts???
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #206
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I have no idea, MSS. It's been a while since I made this. I never did put the recipe in a cookbook, as it's one of those recipes that seems to be a bit finicky sometimes and everyone has tweaked it to their own liking, I think.

Blondy, I wish I could help you there. I'm not familiar with the product you are talking about. You'd have to do some experimenting. Sounds like fun and whatever you make will probably still be edible.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:31 PM   #207
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Update, I cheated and tasted, very, very good, but a lot of butter seems to be rising to the top. I think next time I may reduce the butter by half and up the heavy cream to half a cup. Thoughts???
If you search this thread many have had this issue come up. And they have posted their tweaks to resolve it. I have not had this issue with the many times I have made this. I love this my most favorite LC treat ever and now it is a family favorite, and with my crowd, that is an A+ as they are very very picky.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:53 AM   #208
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Bumping once again!!!
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Thanks for the bump, Dawn! I haven't made these in awhile.
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Going to bump so I can make these again. Yum!!!!
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