Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Coconut Rough

aka Paleo Coconut Snack Bars.  Since I mentioned the coconut rough that I made in my last post, a few people have asked for the recipe so, even this is by no means a cooking/baking blog - here it is (I have listed the original quantities and then the quantity that I make (you're welcome !) - four times as much - it doesn't last long in our house and making single quantities is just a waste of time for me) :

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3 TBSP coconut oil (12 TBSP)
1/4C cocoa powder (I found this to be too much so I used 1/8C for single quantity or 1/2C for x 4 quantity)
1/2C ground hazelnuts/almonds/macadamias/pecans (2C)
3/4C shredded coconut (3C)
1 TBSP honey (4TBSP)

1.  Melt coconut oil and honey over low heat
2.  Once combined, remove from heat and add cocoa powder, nuts, shredded coconut and mix well
3.  Line baking sheet with baking paper and pour mixture onto sheet.  (You can shape into individual bars - I make one big sheet of it and then just cut it up into bite size pieces.)
4.  Put baking sheet into freezer or fridge and allow to harden
5.  Cut up and try to ration them so you don't eat them all at once !!!
6.  Store in fridge otherwise they turn to a crumbly granola type mixture.

This has become a staple of my new lifestyle.  It's great to pop a piece or two before exercising - I like the fact that I can chew on the coconut and nuts for ages.

There are some fantastic recipes on this site if you are interested in paleo eating - some complicated, some quick and easy - http://www.primalprimos.com/ .  This is not a sponsored post - in fact these guys have no idea I have mentioned their website here - it's just that I have found some great recipes on here and wanted to share it with others.

Because it is Tuesday I am linking in with Essentially Jess for #IBOT - thanks again Jess for hosting such a great linky !!

TFTD : Good things happen when you distance yourself from negativity and those who create it.

46 comments:

  1. Looks delish! And possibly easy enough for me to try to make....

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    1. Definitely easy enough to make - if I can make them - anyone can !!!
      Hope your day got better !
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  2. I can't wait to make it! My mouth is all watery reading the recipe again! lol

    Now all I need, is the kids to all get better so I can go to town and get the ingredients!!

    Happy iBOT hun :)

    MC x
    #teamIBOT

    P.S. LOVE todays TFTD :) So true.

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    1. Hope the kidlets are well soon !!! It sucks when they are sick (not just because you can't do what you want !!!!)
      Have the best day - glad you loved the TFTD - a few people have commented on it from the daily email that I send out.
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  3. I'll try that recipe out. I've also found one for paleo anzac biscuits that I'm going to try as well. If it turns out I'll let you know.

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    1. Thank you - can't wait to see how the anzac biscuits turned out. Not sure I could do the caulflower mash but think I am going to give it a try - I do love mash and have been making do with sweet potato mash.
      Have the best day and good luck with your patience !!!
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  4. Omg I am making this tonight - thanks xxx

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    1. I am sure you will enjoy it - I love it !
      Have the best day !
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  5. i want these in my belleh STAT!!!!! yummo!!! So glad you are embracing your new lifestyle etc etc.

    And yes the TFTD is really, so simple and so true.

    xx

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    1. LOL - not much I can do except embrace it !!!! It's here to stay so the quicker I get into it, the better !!!!
      Have the best day !
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  6. Sounds pretty straight forward, and ore importantly looks delish and would go down a treat right now with my coffee! I also love that quote. I am trying so hard to work towards something like this in my life at the moment.

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    1. I find that it goes down a treat at any time !!!! I don't drink coffee but I can eat it 24/7 no special time required !
      Have a great day !
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  7. Yum, they sound great! I might try these, looks good for a prerun snack.

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    1. Great for a prerun snack ! Enjoy.
      Have the best day !
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  8. Yum! Have you heard of http://chowstalker.com/? They have great recipes on there.

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    1. I haven't heard of that site but will definitely look it up - always on the look out for new recipes to try.
      Have the best day !
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  9. Oh my goodness these sound awesome, thanks for sharing lovely

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    1. They are delicious !
      Have a great week !
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    1. They are !!!
      Have a great day !
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  11. Wow! that look amazing. I have a coconut addiction! I need to try this and it looks like its totally in my skill level haha! xx

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    1. If I can make them, anyone can - totally within your skill level !!
      Have the best time playing with E !!
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  12. Yummo! And they seem very simple, even I could make them! Em

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    1. Yip Em - honestly - your children could probably make them they are that easy - although be careful if they are trying to melt the coconut oil - LOL !!
      Have a great day !
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  13. Oh this looks delicious! YUM! It contains some of my most favourite things. I am going to have to make it! You didn't mention calories..so that must mean there are none right? ;-) Min xo

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    1. Absolutely - definitely no calories !!!!
      Have the best day and enjoy !
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  14. Oh yum. They look and sound devine. I have some coconut oil left from my {failed} attempt at soap-making, so I just need to get some ground nuts and I'm away! :-)

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    1. If you like coconut rough you won't regret using up the rest of your coconut oil !!
      Have the best day !
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    1. It's is - we have started to ration ourselves with it - two pieces a day (although sometimes I sneak more !!!)
      Have a great week !
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  16. that looks and sounds delicious! bookmarking this one to make myself! thanks L. Hope you're having a great week. xox

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    1. It's a bit hectic but A gets home at 10.10 tonight so that will be a huge relief - help is at hand !!
      Have a great week !
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  17. These sound lovely and you're right they'd be just perfect before exercising, I'm totally going to whip some up in the week. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do - they are so easy to make which means that I make them more often than if they were fiddly.
      Have a great day !
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  18. Oh yum!!! I need to give this a go for sure!

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    1. I'm sure you will enjoy them - and they are so easy !
      Have the best day !
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  19. Thanks for sharing! I love nuts! I think I would love these.

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    1. Sometimes I don't actually grind the nuts too much - just pulse them a few times in the food processor - delicious like that too !
      Enjoy your day !
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  20. this is my sisters fav and i never knew how to make it...thanks so much xxx I am definitely going to try it out :)

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    1. You can't go wrong - and could really impress your sister by giving her some (if you can bare to share !!!!)
      Have the best week !
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  21. Yum!! I only wish I could have honey!

    Much love and positive vibes to you! xxXOoo

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    1. Is there something you could substitute for the honey ?
      Have the best day !
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  22. Oh yum, definitely going to try this L! xx

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    1. It's certainly worth it - I now make 6 x the quantity !!!!
      Have the best Friday !
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  23. Oh yum. Have copied this recipe into my dropbox. Definitely going to make it when I get the ingredients together.
    Thanks so much.
    xxx

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    1. It is so worth it - I just love it !
      Have a grat day !
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