DIY: Coconut Butter plus Lemon Coconut Truffle Fudge Recipe

Coconut Butter is a luxury food……it’s silky, creamy and delicious!

Coconut butter is different than coconut oil……What is the difference, you ask???

Coconut Butter uses the coconut meat and is ground into a creamy butter, coconut oil is extracted from the coconut and is 100% oil.  Think about the difference between almond butter and almond oil…..if I can use this is as a metaphor….coconut butter would be comparable to almond butter….it is spreadable, creamy, and has a consistency close to almond butter.  Want to know how to make your own almond butter?  Read about here!!

Coconut Butter is almost the same process as making almond butter!!

Start with 2 cups dried unsweetened coconut flakes….

place in your food processor and blend….

It takes at least 10 minutes of processing before it starts to become creamy and silky.  I processed even longer because I wasn’t satisfied with the texture and wanted an even creamier coconut butter. Process yours as long as 20 minutes to get your desired creaminess!

The end result is amazing!

You want to make this!!!

So, what can you do with coconut butter??

*eat it by the spoonful

*add it into baked recipes

*spread it onto toast

*add in cocoa powder for a chocolatey spread

*use it as a frosting on ANYTHING!

*mix it with a nut butter for a decadent treat

*place a spoonful on top of a baked sweet potato or on top of pancakes

*make lemon truffle fudge!

This recipe is amazing…it is creamy and fresh…a little tart…a little sweet….a must try!

Lemon Truffle Fudge Recipe

zest of 1 lemon

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup coconut butter

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

2 tbsp. maple syrup or honey

Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.  Pour into candy molds or a baking dish.  Place in freezer for 10 minutes to harden.  Cut into slices or pop out of molds and ENJOY!

Have you ever tried coconut butter??
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