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MichelleM 03-19-2007 05:50 AM

Chocolate 'bark' with coconut oil (Kevin posted several variations on this thread)
 
I made some of this today (without nuts).

Chocolate Bark

4 T. (1/4 cup) Virgin Coconut Oil
1-1.5 T. Cocoa Powder
1/4 t. lowcarb sweetner, such as stevia or xylitol
2 oz nuts (optional)

Melt the coconut oil to a liquid, add in cocoa powder and sweetener. Stir to combine and blend well.

Blend nuts into chocolate mixture (Optional)

Have chlled a metal bakeware lasagna or cake pan or pans in freezer for 10 minutes or so. Remove from freezer and line with waxed paper. Then pour mixture into chilled pan and spread to desired thickness.

Pop in refrigerator or freezer on level shelf and let sit 10 minutes or so. It will harden quickly and breaks with a snap.
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I have a question for those of you who've made this. Only a very small portion came out of this recipe. I ate it all in one BITE! Is that the normal size?

By the way it was AB FAB!!!! I didn't use VIRGIN coconut oil but just regular expeller pressed. Still it turned out great.

Ive been eating 2-4 T of coconut oil a DAY now and Ive been losing on a steady basis. (Lost another lb today!)

:)

Mona 03-20-2007 09:41 AM

I have been making double batches and spreading it thin so it's easier to break. Isn't the texture just marvelous? This is so much better than any LC chocolate bar. My netrition order is arriving today with a huge supply of coconut oil. I've been out for a week. I also got some coconut flour and some carbolose flour.

lcmiller461 03-20-2007 03:11 PM

What if you don't have coconut oil? Is there a suitable substitute?

Kevinpa 03-20-2007 06:57 PM

I made a double batch with 1/4 c pecans and 2 T. unsweetened coconut. It is a little greasy but has a good taste. Worth the effort for a quick bark.:up:

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...npa1/cob32.jpg

Lolita1 03-21-2007 08:12 AM

WOW looks good, thanks for posting this! :up: Now I can't wait for my EVCO to get here... I think this is the first thing I'm going to do with it!

dawnyama 03-21-2007 05:44 PM

lcmiller461

When I first got my oil years ago the website I got it from said to substitute it one for one with butter in your recipes. That would be 1 Tbl of the oil equals 1 Tbl of butter. So I think you can sub the other way. Use melted butter for the oil and it should come out OK. I haven't used it like that so let us know how it turned out.

ImCuterThinner 03-22-2007 06:10 PM

MMmmmmm- drooling over the picture:up:

seriouschick 03-23-2007 11:53 AM

I tried this today and it was delicious! I made it with a tablespoon of pepita seeds and a little unsweetened coconut too. Yum!

tink81 03-23-2007 01:06 PM

bark
 
I made a batch of it using sf raspberry syrup and a little stevia and it is great!!!!

MichelleM 03-23-2007 03:27 PM

seriouschick..whats PEPITA??

vandi68 03-23-2007 03:36 PM

I love this stuff. I am going to get some organic CO to have the coconut taste and some shredded unsweetened coconut to put in it. I can't wait!!

seriouschick 03-23-2007 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichelleM (Post 8363911)
seriouschick..whats PEPITA??


Shelled, raw pumpkin seeds. Yumm-O!

becksterinindy 03-24-2007 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seriouschick (Post 8364266)
Shelled, raw pumpkin seeds. Yumm-O!


Wow I have PEPITA and didn't even know it:rofl:

Thanks for telling us what it is Becky

nisha_mommy2one 03-24-2007 12:42 PM

I made this about a year or two ago and hated the taste of the coconut oil.....is there any type of coconut oil I can use that doesnt have the strong oil smell and taste?

seriouschick 03-24-2007 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by becksterinindy (Post 8366542)
Wow I have PEPITA and didn't even know it:rofl:

:laugh:

I made a batch of chocolate bark tonight that was soooo yummy!!!!

4 Tbs coconut oil
1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbs sliced almonds
1 tbs SF Davinci Banana Syrup

I chilled it and it tasted like a chocolate dipped banana with nut topping. YUM!!!!

I'm starting to love this coconut oil thing. :up:

MichelleM 03-24-2007 08:37 PM

seriouschick..that sounds 'seriously' good:)

Lets keep trying new things and post them here. HMMM WHAT NEXT?


I think rasperry syrup is my next adventure. So you only use 1 TBS of your Davincis?? I think I use a bit more. Ohwell. This stuff DOES taste better than almost any store bought LC candy Ive had. Im sooo glad I discovered it.

CopperTop 03-25-2007 03:43 AM

Thank you so much for this recipe. I tried it yesterday and could not believe how good it was and so simple to make. I only used two or three drops of stevia and added chopped pecans and poured it into a mini silicone loaf pan and put it in the freezer for a bit. I had half in some Dannon Lite and Fit yogurt (thanks AllieCat for that suggestion) and it was a real treat.
Thanks again:up:

MichelleM 03-25-2007 05:11 AM

Your welcome. Glad you like it reserrano.

I have some banana extract here. Im thinkin about putting some in to my next batch. I dont have banana Davincis.

im down 2 lbs today! WOOHOO..This coconut oil really does seem to be a great weight loss aid. :)

BetsyAnn 03-25-2007 01:48 PM

hmmm havent tried bark yet but I may have to. Wonder if you added unsweetened coconut and used almonds as your nuts if it would taste like a *gasp* Almond Joy?????

qbu 03-25-2007 03:23 PM

I made this today using banana extract and vanilla DaVincis. It came out really good!

MichelleM 03-25-2007 06:10 PM

gbu....How much banana extract did you use? I never quite know how much to throw in there?

Betsyann- Im SURE that would work GREAT for 'almond joy' flavor:)Let us know how it turns out!

lcmiller461 03-25-2007 08:17 PM

Quote:

m SURE that would work GREAT for 'almond joy' flavorLet us know how it turns out!
I've made this twice with almonds and coconut (basically Kevin's version but with almonds instead of pecans) and I love it! :up:

btw I found the oil at Wallie World and never got a chance to try it with the butter. But there's no turning back nowl! It's so easy to make--I can finally have a decent chocolate candy with no worries about sugar alcohol! :clap:

qbu 03-26-2007 01:34 AM

I used a teaspoon of the banana extract. It has a banana flavor but not overpowering.

Soobee 03-26-2007 03:44 AM

I wonder if we could make a white chocolate imitation with coconut oil. After all, many white chocolates are made with palm oil, another saturated fat. America's test Kitchen rated white chocolate and concluded that the amount of fat in the product, not the type of fat (i.e. cocoa butter vs palm oil didn't matter) determined it's taste. I am away from home right now, but when I get back into my kitchen, I will try it.

Kevinpa 03-26-2007 04:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soobee (Post 8371797)
I wonder if we could make a white chocolate imitation with coconut oil. After all, many white chocolates are made with palm oil, another saturated fat. America's test Kitchen rated white chocolate and concluded that the amount of fat in the product, not the type of fat (i.e. cocoa butter vs palm oil didn't matter) determined it's taste. I am away from home right now, but when I get back into my kitchen, I will try it.

What will you use for the milk solids?

Kevinpa 03-26-2007 05:55 AM

4 T. (1/4 cup) Virgin Coconut Oil
4 T. (1/4 cup) Cocoa Butter
4 T. (1/4 cup) Calcium Caseinate Powder
1 1/2 cup equivilent sweetner
nuts (optional)

Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter to a liquid.
Stir in calcium caseinate and sweetener until completely disolved.

If using nuts sprinkle in bottom of muffin pan.
Then pour liquid to just cover nuts.
Put in freezer 10 to 15 min to set.

Mock white chocolate

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...1/cbcowc30.jpg

Tweaker Geek 03-26-2007 08:18 AM

Kevin, those look great:up: - how did they taste? May need to order some calcium caseinate powder and get some cocoa butter just for these. I know I can get the powder from Netrition, where do you get cocoa butter?

What did you use for the sweetner - Splenda quick pack or something else?

Sorry for all the ?'s, but I like white chocolate.:D

Kevinpa 03-26-2007 08:34 AM

I used calcium caseinate powder because it is made from milk and I didn't know what to use for milk solids that they use to make white chocolate. The texture was perfect and although it had a good taste, it is not white chocolate. I may have needed some vanilla. I am planning to try it again with half calcium caseinate powder and half vanilla whey powder to try and match the taste better. Netrition sells cocoa butter, that is where I bought mine.
Oh and I used sweetzfree this time just because it was easier to mix in.

Tweaker Geek 03-26-2007 08:42 AM

Thanks Kevin. I'll be waiting for the results of your next experiment. I don't have Sweetzfree but it seems like I have just about every other sugar sub so I'm sure I've got something I can use - may fiberfit for this.

Kevinpa 03-26-2007 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tweaker Geek (Post 8373285)
Thanks Kevin. I'll be waiting for the results of your next experiment. I don't have Sweetzfree but it seems like I have just about every other sugar sub so I'm sure I've got something I can use - may fiberfit for this.

Teaker in this case the sweetener is unimportant splenda quick pack would work just as well. I could have just as easly mix the quick packs with the dry ingredients. at the time I made this the sweetzfree was closer to hand and quicker.


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