This amazing recipe was submitted by Coconut Mama reader and paleo food blogger, Karen of Holistically Engineered. Thank you for sharing your lovely recipe, Karen!
Coconut butter is one of my favorite things and I love to eat it by the spoonful. Ever since I made Coconut Chips, I have been obsessed with toasted coconut.
These Toasted Coconut Butter Cups are a great way to combine my love of coconut butter and toasted coconut. It is really easy to make your own Toasted Coconut Butter. All you have to do is toast the coconut flakes and throw them in a food processor or high speed blender. In a matter of minutes the toasted coconut flakes turn into a delicious gooey coconut butter. You’ll end up with about 2 cups of coconut butter and it makes about 24 Toasted Coconut Butter Cups.
You can fill these cups with your favorite filling. Some suggestions are almond butter, chopped nuts, chopped dried fruit, or even some melted dark chocolate. The great thing about these candies is that because coconut is naturally sweet you don’t even have to add any extra sweetener.Print
Toasted Coconut Butter Cups
- 7 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- Honey, to taste (optional)
- Almond butter, chopped nuts, chopped dried fruit for filling (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Spread the coconut flakes onto two rimmed baking sheets.
- Bake for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring and flipping the coconut flakes every few minutes so they do not burn (keep an eye on them).
- Allow to cool slightly and pour the toasted coconut flakes into the bowl of a food processor or high speed blender.
- Process until smooth.
- Add honey, to taste and process to combine.
- Line a mini muffin pan with 24 liners or use a candy mold.
- Pour 1 tsp of toasted coconut butter into the mini muffin cups, (optional) add about 3/4 tsp of filling (almond butter, chopped nuts, or dried fruit) and top with an additional 1 tsp of toasted coconut butter.
- Place in the refrigerator and allow to harden for about 1-2 hours before serving.
very nice recipe
These look delicious! I was just wondering how many net carbs are these?
This are very tasty. Do they need to be kept in the fridge once they have hardened? They are quite hard after a few hours and find that I need to take them out and let the thaw out a bit before trying to eat.
Yum, yum, yum! Love this stuff. I haven’t made it into candies yet because I can’t stop eating it from the jar. Maybe I need to make another batch. Lol. Thanks!
Ok, got my coconut into food processor, was looking good, started to get oily. Then got really thin, but still had pieces of coconut. Not creamy at all. Let it keep going and it got dry and flaky. And just stayed that way. I let it go in processor for 40 min. It just stayed dry and crumbly. I give!
These were amazing came out perfect thank you so much for the recipe. Filled mine also with almond butter this is my new vegan recipe love ya
Made these tonight. Blended them with a little coconut butter and it was a snap! Heavenly!
Wow. Only a FEW ingredients!!! This is amazing. I think about how much junk candy people buy at the store that is filled with TONS of ingredients we can’t even pronounce and here this is so simple! THANKS! Can’t wait to try!
You need lots of patience to make coconut butter! It took just over 20 minutes in my super cheap food processor. It’s funny as it seems like it’s never going to happen and you look away for 30 seconds and it’s magically changed consistency! Then 10 minutes later it goes from dough to chunky liquid and then a few minutes later it’s a smooth liquid.
I love this, PPL who are complaining about it not working, have patients it might take a while of scraping it down! first time I made it it went really quick today with my second batch it took a while, don’t get discouraged
ITS AMAZING!!! :))) YUMMY YUMMY I fill mine with home-made-Almond butter but … that also takes patients!! you need to wait till the oil ‘seperates’ from the coconut thats why it takes a while of blending and scraping it down! 🙂
Does it have to be toasted? Will it not blend correctly?
I was so looking forward to this recipe. I tried the high speed blender, I tried the cuisinart, I added honey and even some coconut oil. The recipe never worked.
I had a problem when making my coconut butter. I used my VitaMix & I just couldn’t get it smooth. Yours butter from the picture looks very light colored & when I made mine it looks almost like almond butter. What did I do wrong?
Thanks for the recipe. What if I already have a jar of coconut butter?? Do I still need to get the flakes??
What a terrific recipe – very inspiring! Thanks.