Coconut Butter Buttons are a healthy treat for the kids and adults made with coconut butter, coconut oil and honey (or sweetener of choice). They disappear every time I make them!
Coconut butter is my 8 month old daughters favorite food!
All of my babies have loved coconut butter at an early age. I’ve mixed it into banana and vegetable puree and have given it to them right off the spoon! When I’m out and about I like to keep coconut butter buttons on hand as a quick healthy snack for my kids.
This recipe was inspired by my friend Shaye’s recipe, Butter Buttons.
Coconut Butter Buttons
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- 3/4 Cup coconut butter – here’s how you can make it yourself
- 1/4 Cup coconut oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Powder
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey (Babies under the age of one should not eat raw honey. When I make these for my 8 month old I leave out the sweetener. 1/8 teaspoon of liquid stevia can be used in place of the honey/maple syrup).
- Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor or mixer.
- Use a spatula to scrape all the coconut butter off the sides of the bowl.
- Scoop mixture into a ziplock bag.
- Coconut butter and coconut oil will begin to melt at 76°. If your coconut butter mixture is melted you’ll need to refrigerate it for 5-10 minutes so it firms up.
- Cut the tip off one of the corners of the bag and squeeze button size drops of coconut butter onto a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Once you’ve used up all the coconut butter you’ll want to put the buttons into the refrigerator to set up.
- After they’ve hardened you’ll want to remove them from the cookie sheet and store them in a container in the refrigerator or freezer.