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Old 11-01-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Coconut Pecan Cacao Nib Clusters

1/4 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup Isomalt
1 cup equivilent sweetener (I used the new splenda quick pack)
2 T. granular erythritol
6 T. butter salted
2 egg yoke

1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup cacao nibs
1 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut


Put all the ingredients in a non-stick sauce pan except pecans, cacao nibs, and coconut.
Bring to a boil then reduce to medium heat stirring down boil constantly for 12 minutes.
Add pecans, cacao nibs, coconut and mix until well combined.

Place mounded teaspoons onto a non-stick foil lined cookie sheet.
Quick set in freezer for 15 minutes and refridgerate overnight.

Makes 2 dozen candies. 1 carb each





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Old 11-02-2006, 08:33 AM   #2
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These sound and look yummy!! Thank you.

Quick question though .. I thought that the Splenda Quick Packs could not be used for baking only for mixing drinks. I guess it works for baking?
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:25 AM   #3
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These sound and look yummy!! Thank you.

Quick question though .. I thought that the Splenda Quick Packs could not be used for baking only for mixing drinks. I guess it works for baking?

It works just fine. It is just difficult to measure in situations where you need less than 1 cup....IMO anyway.
So when I see I need a cup I use those.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:29 AM   #4
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BTW, these are very very addicting. One of the few things I have found in awhile that I had to force portion control on myself.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:48 AM   #5
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Thanks Kev .. good to know!!
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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I'm assuming the cacao nibs don't melt? Could chocolate chips be substituted or would the mixture be too hot?
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:21 PM   #7
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I'm assuming the cacao nibs don't melt? Could chocolate chips be substituted or would the mixture be too hot?
No, they don't melt. Nibs are pieces of the peeled cacao bean which has the texture of say a coffee bean but the wonderful taste of raw chocolate.

I guess you could use chocolate chip but would have to let it cool some before mixing in so they didn't completely melt and make a mess.
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:18 PM   #8
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I'm assuming the cacao nibs don't melt? Could chocolate chips be substituted or would the mixture be too hot?

I made this with chocolate chips last night. Instead of adding the chips in and stirring, I made sure I had everything mixed well, then i sprinkled a few of the chips on the top, scooped out a spoon of it with some chips and made sure that I got a few chips in each one.

These are very good and like Kevin said, very very addicting. I had to put them in the frig in the garage to get them out of reach.
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Thanks for this recipe. I made these today. I just have one word to say "yyyuuummmy !!!
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:20 AM   #10
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Thanks for this recipe. I made these today. I just have one word to say "yyyuuummmy !!!
Thanks for reminding me I wanted to make these for christmas.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #11
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These look delicious, I just ordered cocoa nibs this morning, should have them in a couple days... can't wait to try this.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:46 AM   #12
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Ooh, thank you for bumping this one up. I want to try these too. They sound and look deelish!
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I made these tonight and they are fantastic! Dh asked if they were "legal" because they are so good. Tomorrow I may dip the bottoms in some melted very dark chocolate.... The nibs are really good too... lots of possibilities with them...
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #15
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I made these just now and they are soo good. Mine don't look like the ones in Kevin's picture though. I used the same exact ingr. (I even had the quick pack--it was my last one) but they look more like a chocolate chocolate chip cookie batter. I think that Kevin's looks more like chocolate chip cookie dough. Not sure if I did mine right or not. But they taste fantastic!!!! So glad I tried them.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:56 PM   #16
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Maybe once you put them in the fridge (if they last that long, they are sooo good) they will set up.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:04 PM   #17
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Maybe once you put them in the fridge (if they last that long, they are sooo good) they will set up.
NO. Just pulled them out of the freezer and they look more like haystacks (ya know the ones that are made with chinese noodles and chocolate chips) because of the coconut shreds sticking out. They don't look like what Kevin's pics look like. His look more like cookie dough. But I will try it another time and see if I cooked it too long. It seemed that 12 mins was too long because at about 9 mins the butter started to separate out. I have lots of leftover melted butter at the bottom of my saucepan. Just gives me an excuse to make more
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:45 AM   #18
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we just finished the batch I made today. Don't worry Dawnyama, the butter separated in mine too. I just continued with the recipe, I think I may have added a handful more of the coconut. This is a keeper recipe. You should try dipping the bottoms in dark chocolate if you can afford the carbs. It's really good like that.
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I found the nibs at Whole Foods, if you have one nearby.
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we just finished the batch I made today. Don't worry Dawnyama, the butter separated in mine too. I just continued with the recipe, I think I may have added a handful more of the coconut. This is a keeper recipe. You should try dipping the bottoms in dark chocolate if you can afford the carbs. It's really good like that.
I will do that next time--add extra coconut flakes (I have a gallon pail!) and the dark chocolate on the bottom. I can afford the carbs. And my family won't touch these because they don't like coconut. I am the only one who will eat them and I can add what I want Did yours end up really dark or light like in the picture? I tried some after being in the fridge for a while and they are deelish Definitely a keeper.
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I will do that next time--add extra coconut flakes (I have a gallon pail!) and the dark chocolate on the bottom. I can afford the carbs. And my family won't touch these because they don't like coconut. I am the only one who will eat them and I can add what I want Did yours end up really dark or light like in the picture? I tried some after being in the fridge for a while and they are deelish Definitely a keeper.
WHAT? You get to eat these by yourself? I HAD to share mine with DH. He calls them death bars. I was thinking I may add some different flavorings to these. Like maybe some orange oil or something like that to the coconut mixture. Maybe we can both experiment with this one. You are right, it is a keeper!! Mine were a soft yellow color. They didn't look like Kevin's.
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I found the nibs at Whole Foods, if you have one nearby.
Tilly: I ended up buying mine online. It is hard to get some things here where I live, especially something as exotic as cocoa nibs.
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Tilly: I ended up buying mine online. It is hard to get some things here where I live, especially something as exotic as cocoa nibs.
Whoa! I just now looked at where you live, Alaska! No wonder. I would imagine the shipping charges are pretty high as well?
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Yes, Tilly, shipping kills me!! I don't understand, the flat rate boxes will ship here, same cost, but apparently it doesn't work that way! I just have to be a bit creative, like send my stuff to my dd or sister, then they mail it to me!
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