Recently in our neighborhood (Old Fat Ladies on Atkins,) there has been a lot of discussion about getting more of the right kind of fats in our diet to boost weight loss. Several people have found that they could not take the coconut oil just plain. So, recipes are trickling in. I have read several articles about coconut oil and its benefits and many people just saute' and fry with it. Sharon, a long-standing member of the OFL's has come up with a recipe for coconut oil candy. She says it tastes like a good dark chocolate. It's a very simple recipe and we like that! So many of us are too busy for complicated recipes. So, give this one a try!
Coconut oil candy:
100 ml coconut oil, in liquid state
3 level Tbsp good-quality cocoa powder
1 level Tbsp instant coffee
Splenda to taste (I use about 1.5 level Tbsp of the kind you bake with)
Mix well, pour into silicone molds, refrigerate. Makes about 18 pieces.
When I get home again (I'm in Tel Aviv), I'm going to try stirring sesame seeds into the candy, for a nice crunch.