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May 25, 2013
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Coconut oil might be one of the most trendy eatings at the moment. There’s coconut oil everywhere (especially around the internet). Especially coconut oil is known for it’s healthy benefits. Recently I’ve come across a lot of articles about this “magic” oil and these benefits. Check out this great one. And those articles made me love coconut oil even more than I used to. I mean, how great is it that such an amazing  food is healthy AND tasty at the same time? And in addition you can use it for everything? That’s just great.

Well all of these articles made me thing “How do I add more coconut oil to my diet?”. I love using the oil in bakery. For instance I use it in these healthy cranberry oatmeal cookies. Also I figured that the oil is amazing used in my favorite granola. It makes it so crispy. But in that way I wouldn’t consume that a lot of the oil. And then this idea came into my mind:

Healthy vegan Chocolate Coconut Spread

I mean coconut oil AND chocolate. That’s just perfect.

This spread tastes SO good and has a ton of health benefits in addition to the good taste. You’ve probably heard about all the great things about chocolate already and (if you haven’t heard about it yet) you can read about all the healthy benefits of coconut oil these articles: here and here.

So here’s the recipe.

Enjoy a delicious chocolate-y spread and feel good about yourself thinking about how healthy it is.

Chocolate Coconut Spread

One small jar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. sugar free chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. raw cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. sweetener of choice (I used honey but this is not allowed for strict vegans – use syrup for a vegan version)
Melt the coconut oil on the stovetop. Add in the chocolate chips and stir until they are completely melted. Add in the cocoa powder and sweetener of choice. Stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into a jar and let cool.
Enjoy!
Tip! The spread lasts longer when refrigerated but at fridge temperature it isn’t spreadable. I store mine at room temperature in a completely airtight jar. And trust me – it’ll all be eaten before it gets to old ;)

Tip! Use the spread as a vegan topping/ frosting on cupcakes, cookies etc.

9 responses to “Chocolate Coconut Spread”

  1. Yum! I am obsessed with all things coconut lately. I swear I could eat Coconut Manna out of the jar. I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing it. :)

  2. Em says:

    I have just tried to make this & it has failed miserably. I was wondering if you could offer any hints as to why? I use coconut oil frequently, but bought cacao nibs specially for this. They did not melt in the slightest. I had my pot over a gentle heat to begin with, & tried a hotter heat after a few minutes. I have left it to sit, & I have tried stirring it but nothing works. Is it possible that I am using the wrong product?

    • Josefine says:

      I’m very sorry to hear that.
      The cocoa nips, which I used were very small. Maybe not even really cocoa nips. I think they were such cocoa nips which you can use to make hot chocolate.
      I actually made this spread some weeks ago and I totally omitted the cocoa nips. And it was just as great! So I think that’s the solution.

      I hope this would work!

  3. I wish I had read the comments before hand as I couldnt get my nibs to melt either- I kept the nibs in and finished it and I dont mind the crunchy texture- but yes I think you used chocolate chips- which I had too- never mind- live and learn!!

  4. Wow, thank you so much for posting this! It is gonna aid me when I research Coconut Oil at the market! Awesome!

  5. Catriona says:

    I work in a chocolate factory. We make raw chocolate bean to bar. Cocoa nibs do not melt. It would be like trying to melt a coffee bean. Cocoa nibs are just bits of Cocoa beans. You need to grind them and add a whole lot more fat (usually Cocoa butter) before they will melt.

    • Thanks for pointing that out Catriona! I actually do know that, but when I made the post I thought cocoa nibs was just another word for small chocolate chips. Silly me, I know ;) I am very grateful you told be though – I’ve just changed the recipe

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