Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Enjoy Healthy Desserts with Coco Joy Coconut Oil, Milk and Water ~ #CocoJoy #Recipes

The holidays are here and it's a time full of joy and good food to share with our friends and family. However, there are those situations that can be challenging when hosting a holiday gathering if your guests have dietary restrictions. To ensure that everyone has a great time, enjoys the festivities and has plenty to eat, Coco Joy, the first all-natural portfolio of coconut products, has whipped up some really delicious recipes with alternative ingredients that are just as tasty as those with traditional ingredients.

My family has recently decided that we need to eat healthier and avoid some of the ingredients that we've used in the past for our recipes, but the big concern was taste. Fortunately, after trying several new dessert ideas using Coconut Water, Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil, we've found that we love using these products. The taste is awesome and my kids are very satisfied with our new twist on traditional dessert recipes. Check out the recipes below and give them a shot at your next holiday gathering!

Peanut Butter Cookies
(Serves 4)

  • 1/4 Coco Joy Coconut Oil
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Cup  Desiccated Coconut Flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Rice Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Coco Joy Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
  • 100 g. Dark Chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
Directions: Preheat oven to 320 degrees and line a baking sheet with baking paper. Combine Coco Joy Coconut Oil and coconut in a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often until coconut is light golden brown. Set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, white sugar, coconut sugar, eggs, Coco Joy Coconut Milk, brown rice flour and salt. Stir until completely combined and add coconut mixture and mix well.

Drop by tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet. Press a chunk of chocolate onto each cookie. Bake until cookies are golden on the bottom for 10-14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. 

Apple and Almond Cake
(serves 4)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Whole Almonds
  • 2 Tsp. Almond Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Coco Joy Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Red Delicious Apple; thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. Corn Flour
  • 2 Tbsp. White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 3 Eggs
Directions: Preheat oven to 356 degrees. Grease an 8-inch spring form pan with coconut oil and line bottom with greaseproof paper. In a food processor, combine almonds, sugar and salt. Blitz until almonds are very finely ground, about 30 seconds. Add cinnamon, brown rice flour, corn flour and baking powder. Pulse until they are mixed through. Add eggs and almond extract and process until a thick batter forms. Pour in coconut oil and process until batter is well combined, about 20 seconds. Scrape batter into prepared pan and arrange apple slices over the top. Sprinkle evenly with sliced almonds then with white sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 -45 minutes. Let cool in pan for about 20 minutes before serving. Run a knife around the edge of cake before removing sides.

Coco Cacao Truffles
(serves 8)
  • 3/4 Cup Raw Unsweetened Cacao Powder
  • 2 Cups Raw Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Cashews
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Coco Joy Coconut Water
  • 1 Heaped Tbsp Coco Joy Coconut Oil
  • Pinch of Salt
Coating option: Crushed Almonds; Cacao

Directions: In a food processor on high speed, combine all ingredients and blend until you have a thick batter. Shape into small balls about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in desired coating and place on a plate. Cover and keep in the freezer until ready to eat. Enjoy!

About Coco Joy:
Coco Joy offers a new approach to harvesting coconuts, utilizing a method of cultivating coconuts from the best locations, at the perfect age and time, to create a refreshing, delicious taste. Coco Joy products are never made from concentrate and are derived purely from fresh coconuts picked from Southeast Asia's tropical forests.

Disclosure: I received the above products in order to facilitate this review. However, all opinions are entirely my own.


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