A Giveaway + Raw Almond Joys/Mounds Bars/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

March 17, 2014 · 255 comments in Snacks,Uncategorized

 Raw Almond Joys/Mounds Bars/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

Sooo two coconut posts in a row… I hope you’re on-board this coconut-obsessed train because I am 100% there and will pull you along with me.

I always feel like I’m in the minority by liking coconut – bountys are ALWAYS the chocolates that are leftover from a box of Celebrations. I mean, I’m not upset about that fact because I could eat my weight in them given the chance. But I think it’s a ‘marmite situation’ where you either hate coconut or you really really like it.

 Raw Almond Joys/Mounds Bars/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

I am one of those coconut-crazy people.

Which is why when I got the chance to read through Emily’s new book (!!) Rawsome Vegan Baking, that I KNEW that I would be making these raw vegan coconut treats asap.

Come on, a healthy version of candy that I can actually convince myself is good for me. No weird additives or anything.

That means it’s okay when I eat 4 in one go right? Its nourishing my body, guys. Nourishing candy. Enough said.

Alright I’ve convinced myself, I’m eating 6, whatever.

 Raw Almond Joys/Mounds Bars/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

Lucky for you lovely readers, I’ve been generously given the opportunity to host a giveaway!! That means you can win a copy of Rawsome Vegan Baking alll for yourself. It’s an amazing book full of wholesome, simple recipes that are to-die-for (how good does raw Maple Pecan Pie sound??! What about raw Oreos or Tahini-Coffee Cream Cups?).

Side note: That reminds me, I recently realised that I haven’t eaten an oreo in like 6 months. How INSANE is that? (Let’s ignore the fact that I ate cookies & cream gelato yesterday…)

rawsome vegan baking

Anywho, just answer the question (seen in the Rafflecopter box below) for one entry. For the additional entries, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below (which I think, if you’re viewing this via e-mail or RSS, you can only see if you click through to this site)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(The giveaway is open to residents of the US)

The giveaway ends on the 23rd of March at 12am (London time), when winner will be randomly selected, announced on here in the Rafflecopter box and contacted via their provided e-mail address shortly afterwards.

 Raw Almond Joys/Mounds Bars/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

Bonus treat! I’m also sharing the recipe for these raw almond joys which Emily has SO CLEVERLY made healthy.

The recipes I’ve seen before for homemade almond joys usually involve using a heck load of sugar to bind the coconut together into a sticky dough. What this recipe does instead is essentially use half of the coconut to make coconut butter (I ended up making extra coconut butter at the time because I wanted it for shnacking! Coconut butter is mega good on toast. You can follow suit, I’m not judging.) which binds together the rest of the coconut along with some honey.

Being someone who can’t leave recipes alone, I added a pinch of vanilla powder too for flavour and super pretty speckles :)

 Raw Almond Joys/Mounds Bars/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

I hope you’ve got your blenders out already. This recipe is stellar.

And if you want to check out more of Emily‘s raw, vegan recipes go visit her blog This Rawsome Vegan Life (Prewarning: you might actually get stuck on there for a few hours admiring her awesome recipes and pictures.)

 Raw Almond Joys/Mounds Bars/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

Raw Almond Joys/Mounds Bars/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

 

 Notes:

- Below is the original recipe from Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily von Euw (called Almond Joys with Crunchy Coconut Center Enrobed in Raw Chocolate). I made a few small tweaks/have substitution suggestions which are listed here, before the recipe:

- I added a small pinch of vanilla powder and Maldon salt to the coconut filling

- I used unrefined, virgin coconut oil instead of cacao butter in the chocolate coating and it worked fine!

- I used raw honey as the liquid sweetener in the chocolate coating (making the coating not vegan). If you want to make it vegan either use maple syrup (which is not raw) or agave nectar.

- I used a 30 ml cookie scoop to portion the coconut centers into smaller portions instead of just dividing the mixture into 6.

Raw Almond Joys/Mounds/Bounty Balls {Vegan + Gluten Free, too}

Yield: 6 large (or around 20 small)

For the chocolate coating:
4 tbsp (60 ml) melted cocoa butter
1/4 cup (30 g) cacao powder
2 tbsp preferred liquid sweetener
For the coconut center:
1 1/4 cups (107 g) shredded coconut
1 tbsp (15 ml) melted coconut oil, or as needed
1 tbsp (20 g) agave nectar, or as needed
To make the chocolate:

Mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Set aside.

To make the coconut centers:

Put half of the coconut into your food processor and process until you get a chunky butter consistency; it may take several minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the remaining coconut, and process until it all sticks together. If it’s too dry, add more coconut oil or agave nectar. Press this mixture into flattened balls and put in the fridge for an hour, until they set. Then dip in the chocolate and allow the chocolate to set. Finally—eat.

http://www.topwithcinnamon.com/2014/03/a-giveaway-raw-almond-joysmounds-barsbounty-balls-vegan-gluten-free-too.html

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Sabrina - A Spoonful of Photography March 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm

To be honest you already had me at “coco..” in the last post and now this happens: coconut, chocolate aand vanilla? That’s a win, win and win for sure! I might be one of the few who hasn’t had the real almond joy thing like ever, ’cause they just aren’t available here, but these little goodies look awesome without even knowing the almond-y inspiration ;-) . Luckily there are mostly coconut lovers around here, which means a lot of people to share with to keep me from eating the whole batch on my own. But that might happen anyway, I’m already drooling about your gorgeous (!!) photos!

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm

ahahah coconut FOREVER! I’ve only had almond joys in the US but Bountys in the UK are pretty similar and I LOVE them. Coconut lovers are good people, that is a wise plan ;) I kept sneaking these all week after I made them – had to give the last few away to my friend to stop myself gorging. Thank you so much! :)

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Ashlae March 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

“Bounty balls” made me laugh out loud.

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

yeah I was like ‘hmmm is that too rude?’ but decided it was juuuust risqué enough ;)

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Jess March 17, 2014 at 9:04 pm

The cookbook looks quite lovely, but sadly rafflecopter says that the giveaway has not started yet. When would we be able to apply for the giveaway?

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

whoops sorry about that! should be fixed now :) enter away!

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Hannah @ Salted Crown March 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

This looks SO SO GOOD!! Also, I love your blog! Your photos are beautiful and the recipes always sound so amazing! Great work! :)

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izzy éveux March 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Favorite way to get my sweet coconut fix? A large spoonful of luscious homemade coconut butter…. mmmmmmm

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

YES I agree, coconut butter is *the* shiz

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Jenny March 17, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Coconut cupcakes!

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angela@mykikicake March 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

These look delightful, I like anything with coconut. Might have to buy some of this coconut butter that you speak of :)

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

they are! you can make coconut butter pretty easily – this is a super good step-by-step for it if you’re interested

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Monika March 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Would love some new gluten-free desserts to try! Am wishing I had some shredded coconut around right now to make these….

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molly yeh March 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

cheers to being coconut crazy people!!! i just spent the afternoon making dozens of coconut macaroons. and i think i could make dozens more…

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

I think that I’d like to come live with you..

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Veggie Loops March 17, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I am sooo on that coconut train with you! Just made a vegan coconut cream pie for Pi Day!

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm

that sounds SO GOOD

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Jacqui March 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm

My favorite way to get a coconut fix is the coconut chips from Trader Joe’s – they are sooo delicious!

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Hannah @ Salted Crown March 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

My FAV way to get a coconut fix is to eat some of my grandma’s coconut cake! I could eat that stuff for dayssssssss. <3

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Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating March 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm

These look great! My favorite way to get a coconut fix is through my latest pie I just made. Recipe can be found on my blog here….it’s a Toasted Coconut Banana Cream Pie!

http://enticinghealthyeating.weebly.com/1/post/2014/03/toasted-coconut-banana-cream-pie.html

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 9:35 pm

woahhh that looks crazy delish!

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Kelsey Kroemee March 17, 2014 at 9:44 pm

I get my coconut fix by constantly being inspired by recipes like this one… and then not being able to help myself when it comes to trying them out! These look AMAZING… I know what I’m doing this weekend. ;) Beautifully captured by the way!

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T. girl March 17, 2014 at 9:47 pm

ooh, coconut is a big favorite of mine! i love adding coconut to just about any dessert recipe! :)

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Jennifer March 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I love how you kept some country neutrality and posted all the candy bar names. lol But this looks so good, it will be on my next snacking to-do list.

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Izy March 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm

haha well I thought that half the people who be like ..erm where is the almond involved? so I put ALL THE NAMES! Thanks Jennifer

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sophia March 17, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Literally anything with coconut cream is my perfect fix! mmm :)

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Stephanie March 17, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Yes to coconut everything! I’ve been on the coconut bandwagon for like oh, I don’t know, 2 months? :) It’s rather obsessive to be honest. Coconut butter is so bomb. I made some about a couple months ago…maybe that sparked the beginning of our crazy romance…and slathered it on everything! Super good on toast, as you had mentioned. I don’t see anything wrong with this recipe. I mean, it has coconut! Good for you! Cacao powder. Good for you! Win for us all. :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway, super fun! I’ve been experimenting with vegan goodies lately– having just made Oh, Ladycakes version of raw banana bread– super yum! Just stash in the freezer and munch on whenever the heck you want! And I’m thinking these are going to be so delightful. Mounds were always a childhood favorite of mine. :)

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Jessica Polivchuk March 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

I like to throw coconut in a berry smoothie!

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Jessica@TheMindlessMusings March 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm

These. look. heavenly. Like seriously my mouth is watering. I will DEFINITELY be making these this weekend and will let you know how they turn out.
My favorite way to get a coconut fix is by eating almond joys. I think they are the American version of Bountys because they are usually the candy at the bottom of the halloween box haha.
Love your blog, photos, and recipes! Thanks for this recipe! :)

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brooke March 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm

my favorite coconut fix is coconut butter on cinnamon raisin toast!

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Kaja March 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Love that recipe :) Great blog!!

http://recipe-suitcase.blogspot.co.uk

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dana March 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm

coconut macaroons on passover!

or coconut flour mixed with almond milk to make a fluffy coconut cream to top sweet potato (or anything else) with.

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Emily Tapp March 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm

My favourite way to get a sweet coconut-y fix is whisking a little coconut oil into hot chocolates. Perfection. Love this! Beautiful photography.

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Laura@Baking In Pyjamas March 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm

From a bounty bar, dark preferably.

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Becki @ Bites 'n Brews March 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Coconut porter! Food-wise, I always love coconut curry and almond joys.

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Karee Soggs March 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Thanks for posting the yummy recipe! Great giveaway! I’d love to win her book! :)

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Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine March 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I love dried coconut on top of my yogurt!

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CC March 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I love to sprinkle coconut on different kinds of cakes. I am SO excited to try these tasty treats and would love to try out the cookbook!

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Zoe March 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Favorite way to get my sweet coconut fix… Blending fresh coconut meat with frozen or fresh mango, then spooning it over a chia pudding made with coconut milk, agave syrup and a dash of cinnamon. Then a sprinkling of shredded coconut and toasted almonds on top!

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Sara Bozzelli March 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm

My favorite coconut fix is making a coconut butter candy – putting soft coconut butter in a pretty silicone ice cube tray, then drizzling some melted chocolate chips to create thin layer for their bottoms.

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Karee Soggs March 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm

My favorite way to get that sweet coconut taste was coconut butter. But, now it might be these little bites of heaven! I can’t wait to make these! :)

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Fe March 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

If only I could reach in and grab one!! Now I’m going to be thinking about them the whole day at work :D looks amazing!!

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Natalie March 17, 2014 at 10:19 pm

I love chocolate coconut cream pie! I usually mix in some coconut to the banana pudding and then toast some to sprinkle on top of the whipped cream. Delicious!

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Kaila March 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm

My favourite coconut fix is in a smoothie or Chocolate Coconut Butter straight from the jar :)

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Melissa March 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Coconut fix? Coconut ice cream (dairy free of course!) with pineapple and toasted coconut flakes. Winning combo, hands down.

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Mali March 17, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Eating a coconut of course! Raw coconut is amazing!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 17, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I can’t control myself around regular candy, so I can’t imagine NOT eating the entire batch of these healthified treats. Yum!

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Holly March 17, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I recently made some cookies with coconut oil, almond meal/flour, honey, vanilla, baking soda, salt and mini chocolate chips. I think the dough is even better than the baked cookies.

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Becca F March 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I make my own version of almond joy bites and add a little bit of coconut extract to make them extra coconutty

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colleen March 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

wow! these look amazing. can’t wait to try them.

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Noel Q March 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm

I’m craving these RIGHT NOW

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Susan March 17, 2014 at 10:52 pm

These look great! I love chocolate with coconut best!

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Amy March 17, 2014 at 10:56 pm

I love coconut! Awesome giveaway, too. :)

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Amy March 17, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Sorry, my favorite way to have coconut is to top cakes and cupcakes with it. ^_^

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Brittany Larochelle March 17, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Coconut milk chia pudding fixes my sweet tooth everytime :)

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Maryea {happy healthy mama} March 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

I get my coconut fix by adding coconut to everything. Everything. I am so smitten with the stuff.

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Tara D March 17, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Ahhhh I love Emily’s work!! Everything she makes is so drool worthy and so simple as well – something we can all try at home! Izy your photos are toooooo tempting they look so delicious and keep up the amazing work because your recipes are amazing, I have made countless things from your blog and every time they work out perfectly!! :D Lots of love oxoxox

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carah cole March 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

coconut in smoothies, coffee, tea, juice, desserts, salads…on and on…coconut is my fav!

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Danielle March 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

I am one of those people who’s not a big fan of coconut, but I have to admit these look soo good!

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Tara D March 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Oops I Forgot to answer the question hahaha… definitely my favourite way to get that coconut fix is by sprinkling coconut on everything, and using coconut for all purposes!!!

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Jade Sheldon-Burnsed March 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Samoa cookies, OMG. You’re looking at an ex-girlscout right here!

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Ruth March 17, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Coconut fix… Hmmm… I think coconut icecream is an awesome fix :D

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Tina L. March 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm

A sweet treat right up my alley! Yeah raw ;)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Yes freaking pleaaaase!! So yummy looking!

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Caty March 17, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Chocolate-dipped macaroon cookies!

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Jane March 17, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Holy cow yes please!!! my fav way to eat coconut is toasting flakes in the oven with kerrygold butter/ coconut oil, and sea salt!!!! Mmhm.

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Megan March 17, 2014 at 11:55 pm

“Nourishing candy” … I must make these!

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Linda March 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Coconut, chocolate – what’s not to love?

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Grace March 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Wow, can’t wait to make these! I love coconut! Book looks awesome, too. I might have to buy it if I don’t win ;-)

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Chloe March 18, 2014 at 12:10 am

Coconut cream pies with raw ginger crust – Delicious & Rawsome!

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Abby March 18, 2014 at 12:14 am

I love to drizzle coconut milk over oatmeal in the morning!

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Samantha March 18, 2014 at 12:16 am

I love coconut and use it daily….my favorite way to get my coconutty fix is to take a teaspoon or a little more of coconut butter and just eat it….stops all my cravings for sweet things.

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Kerianne March 18, 2014 at 12:26 am

Mmmm! I love salted coconut caramel (particularly with and in brownies)

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dixya@food, pleasure, and health March 18, 2014 at 12:27 am

i will jump in this coconut-chocolate train with you…

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Jessica March 18, 2014 at 12:27 am

I put unsweetened coconut on my corn flakes instead of sugar. It still sweetens them up!

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Jordan March 18, 2014 at 12:36 am

Coconut is my absolute favorite! Really in any form. I especially love coconut ice cream or sorbet..

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Bryn March 18, 2014 at 12:38 am

Coconut oil instead of butter on my cinnamon sugar toast.

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Jenny March 18, 2014 at 12:39 am

I get my coconut fix from macaroons, or my fave, toasted in granola!

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Emma March 18, 2014 at 12:39 am

Favorite way? Coconut granola, or chocolate covered coconut, or coconut milk…so many options! Absolutely adore your blog by the way, it always inspires me :)

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Jennifer March 18, 2014 at 12:41 am

I’m a coconut fiend myself. I love the creaminess coconut lends to ice creams, but since it’s still winter here, thai coconut soup.

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April V March 18, 2014 at 12:42 am

I like to put a little on my overnight oats!

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Lucia March 18, 2014 at 12:50 am

I love Emily’s blog! Not only are her recipes and photos perfectly scrumptious (even through a computer screen), but she also shares such a positive, beautiful zeal for life and health. I always feel uplifted after visiting her little corner of the internet.

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Claire March 18, 2014 at 12:56 am

Coconut butter on toast is awesome!

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Chelsey March 18, 2014 at 1:06 am

Homemade coconut cinnamon granola

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Mackenzie March 18, 2014 at 1:04 am

I’ve been meaning to make my own coconut macaroons for some time (I love the raw macaroons from Emmy’s Organics). A raw macaroon cloaked in chocolate is even more appealing!

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Katherine March 18, 2014 at 1:05 am

I love, love, love macaroons. I had some at Dahlia Bakery in Seattle and I wish I could replicate them! No luck yet.

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Sophia @ NY Foodgasm March 18, 2014 at 1:15 am

These look amazing saving and pinning!

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Amanda March 18, 2014 at 1:24 am

coconut butter and honey right on toast…can’t live without coconut!

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Talia March 18, 2014 at 1:27 am

Fluffy coconut layer cake with extra-coconut frosting rocks my coconut world

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Rachel March 18, 2014 at 1:36 am

a generous sprinkling of toasted coconut on almond butter toast is divine!

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sarah March 18, 2014 at 1:39 am

Granola for me!

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Mimi March 18, 2014 at 1:41 am

Coconut macaroons!

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Melissa March 18, 2014 at 1:48 am

I love smitten kitchen’s double coconut muffins!

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Kiley Ogle March 18, 2014 at 2:12 am

I love coconut gelato!

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Ginger March 18, 2014 at 2:24 am

My favorite way to get a coconut fix is with macaroons or raw almond joys. Mmm…yummy!

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Tieghan March 18, 2014 at 2:33 am

Coconut all the way!! I love the stuff and can’t seem to stop using it!! Bring it on! :)

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Abby March 18, 2014 at 2:44 am

I am the same! Any thing coconut and I am in heaven!

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Lauren March 18, 2014 at 3:06 am

coconut + chocolate = match made in heaven. seriously drooling over these!

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Celeste March 18, 2014 at 3:27 am

Coconut flakes to top my green smoothies, shredded coconut for cakes and coconut oil for raw chocolate :) )

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Sylvie March 18, 2014 at 3:50 am

I love to make popcorn w/ Coconut Oil!

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Rebecca March 18, 2014 at 4:08 am

These look amazingly yummy!

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Breana March 18, 2014 at 4:31 am

I eat all the coconut chocolates in every box of chocolates, and put shredded coconut on EVERYTHING!

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Kylie March 18, 2014 at 4:44 am

OMG I NEED THIS RAWESOME AWESOME BOOK SO BAD! Everything in it sounds incredible!! Thank you for hosting this. I love coconut oil in my smoothies :)

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Alex March 18, 2014 at 4:56 am

I love coconut ice cream when it has the bits of coconut flakes… so good!

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Melissa March 18, 2014 at 4:57 am

I love topping my brownies with a chocolate ganache and coconut flakes!

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Liz S. March 18, 2014 at 6:26 am

My favorite way to get a sweet coconut fix is through coconut milk-based ice cream.

That cookbook sounds amazing!

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Malin March 18, 2014 at 7:03 am

Thank you so much for showing us that blog and the book. I have been looking for a good raw bakingblog for a while!!

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Kezia March 18, 2014 at 8:25 am

I’m totally on board with this coconut thing – I love it! Bounty are my favourite chocolate bar, so these look incredible!

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grace March 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Love these!

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Mari March 18, 2014 at 8:43 am

anything chocolate will do :-)

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Shannon March 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

Oh meh lawd I love coconut! I currently have the following in stock: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut sugar, coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut yogurt, and shredded young coconut. It’s getting serious up in this coconut-loving kitchen. My favorite way to enjoy coconut is by topping my vegan Oreo pancakes (recipe thanks to Chocolate Covered Katie) with coconut yogurt.

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Samantha March 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

Oh this cook book looks amazing! Would definitely love to add it to my (one book) collection ;) x

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Danielle @ I Eat Therefore I Run March 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

These look amazing! I’m definitely going to make them as I too love coconut. I’m going to keto-adapt them and substitute the sweetners for stevia glycerite instead. Looking forward to it!

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Stephanie March 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

I know it’s wierd but one of my coconut fixes at the moment is coconut shower gel, I get to smell of it alllll dayyy long, making coco-loco cravings worse. I love a good old fashioned coconut macaron – the kind with rice paper, mmmm!

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Danny March 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

I always loved bounty! And now I can make it? In your recipe you wrote melted coconut, can you specify if its coconut oil or coconut butter? Thanks.

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Izy March 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm

It’s coconut oil! :)

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meg March 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

chocolate-dusted coconut flakes over vanilla ice-cream – yumm!

thanks for the giveaway!

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Chantal March 18, 2014 at 11:39 am

Coconut gooooodness! MMMM My mum makes similar things – shredded coconut mixed with coco powder, coconut butter, some of that agar nectar stuff – make mounds of goodness, shove in the dehydrator machine – SOOOOO GOOD!

My fav coconut fix (bit of a londoner inspiration!) is a smoothie for breakfast – frozen banana, fresh banana, coconut cream or milk (obv a bit of hazelnut/soya milk is needed for some frozen banana loosening if coconut cream is used!) CRUNCHY peanut butter, dark chocolate sauce and almond butter. Add mason jar and straw – easy breakfast for the drive to work. Its like healthy icecream for BREAKFAST!

Love your blog you clever clever girl! x

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Leah S. March 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

I love adding a splash of coconut milk to my oatmeal along with a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut!

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Marta March 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

I love the dried coconut that tried in a trip to Hawaii. I could eat it all day, like if they were chips!

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Melanie March 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

I pretty much add shredded coconut or coconut milk to everything I bake these days. Can’t wait to try these candies!

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Jamie March 18, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Girl Scout Samoas!!! So bad, but so good!

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Allison March 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

This looks amazing (as does Emily’s book!) I love the coconut + chocolate combination. And your writing always makes me smile – Thank you! :)

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Tammy March 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm

My favorite way to enjoy cocnut has always been coconut custard pie ( please, someone find a way to make that raw!). But the quick and easy way for me to enjoy coconut is to grab an Almond Joy. This recipe looks so totally awesome! I can’t wait to try it!

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Francesca March 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I’m a total coconut obsessed person too and I hope your train never stops.
Also, bounty bars are always the ones I eat first in selection boxes and I really want to try these

xo

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Anja March 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I just love caramelized coconuton top of yogurt ! :) but everything that involves chocolate + coconut is amazing! I love your blog and your photography! :)

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Kelly G. March 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Wow, these look amazing!

My favorite coconut fix? Macaroons, most definitely!

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Maddie March 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I LOVE coconut! Just made coconut ice cream last night :) Can’t wait to try these!

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Maddie March 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Oh also I put coconut oil on everything. Not the standard way to get a coconut fix, but it’s just too good on oatmeal!

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Christine March 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm

My favorite coconut fix is panna cotta, made with just coconut milk, maple syrup and gelatin.

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Cherie March 18, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Love coconut! My most favorite, favorite way to consume it is coconut macaroons. Also like a coconutty curry. :)

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Sarah March 18, 2014 at 2:59 pm

These look gorgeous! I’ve been so excited for Emily’s book to come out – I just haven’t got around to getting one yet. Soon!
Coconut everything is good. Raw vegan coconut key lime pies, coconut rice with sea bass, coconut peanut butter… give me all the coconut! Definitely making these soon. Come at me, bounty balls.

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Emily March 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Coconut in my breakfast–refrigerator oatmeal, regular yogurt, regular oatmeal, whatever it is–is something I have everyday! Coconut oil on popcorn is yummy, too.

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Ana March 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I’m not the biggest fan of coconut, but these look amazing! Since coconut isn’t my favorite, I like to add it to my raw candy bars or granola bars for that extra crunch and bit of sweetness!

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HilLesha March 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm

I get my coconut fix from coconut cream pie. :)

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Erin March 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm

oh. my. dear. aaaaand I’m drooling all over the place.

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Mia March 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I love coconut in desserts like German chocolate cake or for breakfast in granola bars!

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Katie @ Produce on Parade March 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Oh my goodness, these are lovely! I love coconut…and of course, chocolate. Yumm. Beautiful photos by the way. You’re so talented! I love that speckled plate!

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Millie March 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Coconut nut butter – YESPLEASE!

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stacey March 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm

This is wonderful, I am working on veganizing our family, and this will help convince them!

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Elizabeth March 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

I’m not on the coconut train with you. Sadly. But I must say you make it look delicious!!! I’ll just wait quietly and patiently in the station waiting for you to disembark.

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Kelly March 18, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Acutally, Almond Joys are my go-to when craving coconut!

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Jess March 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Best coconut fix? Coconut macaroons dipped in dark chocolate!

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Megan March 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

I feel that coconut is best when not to strong, but I like adding it to already tropical baked goods.

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Amber March 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I’m so on this coconut train!! Thanks for sharing…can’t wait to give them a try!

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Alice F. March 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm

My fav way to eat coconut is in chocolate coconut macaroons!

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Rosie March 18, 2014 at 9:37 pm

I love coconut macaroons with a drizzle of chocolate and old school rice paper on the bottom (I have never been able to find rice paper in the shops for homemade versions tho).

But wait!! HELLO PINA COLADA!! That’s what little coconuts hope to be when they grow up.

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Aylin Ilkmen March 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Hi! My name is Aylin Ilkmen, and I am a religious Top With Cinnamon reader/baker, and for the coconut giveaway, I was wondering if I could still enter if I am from Canada?

Btw…you whisk up the sweetest recipes and capture the optimal moments of your delectable treats!

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Gaby March 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Ahhh i ADORE coconut, the leftover bounty’s actually make me so happy, even when people look at me in pity like it’s a bad thing. Chocolate & Coconut together is also a favourite combo of mine, so these look perfect! :)

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Amy March 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Coconut macaroons are perfect for when I’m craving coconut.

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Sarah March 19, 2014 at 12:13 am

Mmm! I’m definitely a coconut lover!

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Sami @ My Second Breakfast March 19, 2014 at 12:14 am

I’m loving the coconut! I just made some coconut bread the other day which was delicious. These will have to be my next coconut-y treat. Also, thanks for posting such great recipes that are vegan AND gluten free. I have some co-workers with dietary restrictions and this is one of the first places I come to find treats for them.

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SusanParker March 19, 2014 at 12:56 am

Could I substitute coconut nectar for the agave syrup? Thanks!

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Izy March 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm

I’m sure that’d be fine!

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Haley March 19, 2014 at 1:09 am

OH MY GOD

This is what I’ve been waiting for since I discovered Emily’s blog last summer!!! These sounds positively delish – a perfect thing to use the last of my coconut butter on! I’m addicted to coyo at the moment, with some almond butter and molasses stirred in. Coconut of any kind is good – once I made myself sick off of coconut caramel chocolate chunk ice cream. I think it was worth it. Thank god for coconut – otherwise, what would I do as a vegan???

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Natasha March 19, 2014 at 1:11 am

I lurv almond joys! These look dang good.

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Josef Rosenfeld March 19, 2014 at 1:38 am

these look so good I am going to share it on the Candy Tree Gluten Free Licorice Facebook page, and the Orgran one too.

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Corisa Jubinsky March 19, 2014 at 1:46 am

coconut chobani is never a let down ! … i get a coconut fix when using coconut oil to take off my makeup everyday ! such a nice smell!

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Aylin March 19, 2014 at 2:26 am

Hi! I am from Canada, and I am an avid reader of your blog! Which is so Sweet! I LOVE Bounty and I love coconut, so when I saw this…I couldn’t believe it! I was wondering, can people from Canada be eligible for the contest?

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Erin March 19, 2014 at 3:24 am

For coconut, I love Trader Joe’s roasted coconut snacks (:

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Charlotte March 19, 2014 at 5:17 am

I want!!!

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Grace March 19, 2014 at 6:33 am

I am all about fresh coconut. You get the water, and the meat… What’s not to love?

But still obsessed with ALL things coconut.

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Alethea March 19, 2014 at 6:42 am

Love this!

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Erin from Long Island March 19, 2014 at 8:58 am

I love young coconuts, just gimme a knife, a hammer, and a spoon!

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Mischelle March 19, 2014 at 10:27 am

I’ve always loved coconut – from the flesh, the oil to the water! Coconut’s always staple back home (in Philippines) and here in Brisbane it’s precious (more then the ring!) Coconut oil on toast, coconut water sweetened by anything I could find in my pantry. And I’ve been inlove with the raw coconut balls that they sell in the fresh market and buys them every Wednesday I go there!

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Mischelle March 19, 2014 at 10:28 am

We even make our own coconut milk! so I don’t know what more I can ask for :)

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autumn March 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

I love those big coconut flakes! I can just eat them plain.

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Jennifer d March 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Coconut butter macaroons, yum!

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Stacy E March 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

How do I get my coconut fix? Sometimes I feel like a nut (Almond Joys) sometimes I don’t (Mounds)! Ha – I had to refer to the commercial ;)

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katy March 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

this looks amazing! i would definitely make it to fix my coconut craving

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Monica March 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm

German Chocolate Cake!

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Bailey Weaver March 19, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Toasted coconut chips! I could munch on them all the live long day.

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Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 19, 2014 at 6:59 pm

My favourite way to get a coconut fix is in a Thai curry (coconut milk!) I’m actually making one right now, coincidentally :-) Love the look of your bounty balls!

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Virginie March 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Hello! I couldn’t have dreamt about a better recipe! Lately I’m a huge fan of chocolate and coconut :)
I’ve recently discover the new bounty, the dark chocolate one and I’m in love hahah :)
Perfect recipe, can’t wait to try it! Thanks!
Much love, Virginie

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Tessa March 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Love coconut in dried fruit and nut trail mixes or fresh from my favorite coconut farm in India.

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April March 19, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Those…are beautiful. *tear of joy*

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AnneG March 19, 2014 at 11:42 pm

Macaroons!

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paige March 20, 2014 at 12:39 am

really really good coconut gelato add some dark chocolate fudge swirls in it and I’m in heaven!

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CL March 20, 2014 at 12:43 am

yum! I’ve found lower fat coconut that I can enjoy too :)

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Denise March 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

I laughed about the celebrations comment, because it’s so recognizable. I’m all for the bounties though! These recipes look incredibly good, bookmarking them for sure!

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heather March 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

These sound to die for I will def be making them!

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Silvia March 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Me definitely looooove coconut! In any shape :)

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Halle March 20, 2014 at 10:52 pm

I love that you post about gf and vegan things! My family is vegan AND my mom has celiac disease and can’t eat gluten, so I love coming to your site for inspiration! Keep up the excellent work :)

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Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 21, 2014 at 1:03 am

Macaroons for sure!!

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Sam March 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Yum! These sound amazing :) Her cookbook looks like it would be a great read, too!

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Sam March 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Favorite way to get a coconut fix is either on top of cereal or yogurt (the more often consumed way) or dark chocolate coconut fudge (the more decadent way)

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Lucy Sigley March 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I love Lamington cakes – sponges filled with cream with either strawberry or chocolate sauce. The best part is that they are covered in desiccated coconut! They are special to me because they are said to be a New Zealand invention (although the Aussie would probably dispute this claim!) and that is my homeland. I think coconuts are such a diverse ingredient to use – I love that you can use them in sweet items, but also savoury too. These little treats look so delicious – like a healthier version of a Bounty…

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Shannon March 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Coconut chocolate chip cookies are my jam! I really wanna win this book =]

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Tasha F March 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I love that I can make coconut things and get to eat them all, as I am the only one in my house who likes coconut. Something is seriously wrong with the people I live with.

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Emma Roberts March 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I love coconut with chocolate – such a great combo! And if I’m the lucky winner my wonderful little sister will be given the book. :)

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Amber March 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Love this!

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Amber March 21, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I love your blog. And this recipe is just lovely!

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Emma March 21, 2014 at 10:04 pm

I”m with you on the coconut crazy thing. Bountys – especially the dark chocolate ones – are amazing!

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Esther March 21, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Would loooove to win this! Fingers crossed! x

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Kara March 22, 2014 at 3:08 am

My favorite way to eat coconut is in coconut creme pie. Delish!

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Kira - HealthAble Old Soul March 22, 2014 at 3:21 am

To get that coconut fix I mix it in with my cravings – on top of protein bars, in soups, shredded on salad – it works for everything!

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ellie March 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I LOVE coconut milk yogurt or coconut milk in my coffee

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Becky @ A Calculated Whisk March 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Coconut milk ice cream!

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Kate March 22, 2014 at 4:11 pm

A local chocolatier here in Minnesota used to have their own fabulous Almond Joy-like candy bars, but they stopped making them a couple of years ago. I’ll have to give these a try!

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Steph March 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm

coconut cream cake! it’s so delicious and perfect for the holiday season!

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Lori S H March 22, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I love coconut and have recently been making a lot of Raw treats. : )

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Sigourney March 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Thanks! I am also OBSESSED with coconut! I can’t wait it try these!

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Neena March 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I love to make macaroons!

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Gina Guthrie March 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

I love to make raw coconut chocolate bites.

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jessica March 22, 2014 at 6:52 pm

I love making coconut ice cream! SO easy and good!

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Jessica S. @ Floptimism March 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I’m game for any coconut fix that also involves dark chocolate!

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Erin m. March 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I love coconut cream pie!

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Jen M. March 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Coconut chocolate chip ice cream is a favorite of mine.

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Hannah March 22, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Macaroons.

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charj March 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I use coconut butter or coconut cream concentrate in smoothies.

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Angela @ Canned Time March 22, 2014 at 11:54 pm

I’m loving this version of Emily’s yum yums. Photos are gorgeous as usual.

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Annie Block March 23, 2014 at 1:02 am

This may not be traditional sweet, but I LOVE thai green curry made with coconut milk!! So delicious.

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Kimberly C March 23, 2014 at 3:06 am

For my coconut fix, I don’t think there’s anything better than homemade coconut butter slathered on almost everything although if I’m really desperate than mounds definitely does the trick too, lol!!!

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Lainey March 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm

To get my coconut fix, I really enjoy making a homemade coconut cream pie or a piece of chocolate-covered candy filled with coconut. Yummy.

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Aysegul - Ice March 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I love coconut milk with fresh fruit in the morning.

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Vicki March 23, 2014 at 1:32 pm

It may sound strange, but I get my coconut fix when I eat a delicious bowl of Thai Coconut Soup. Oh. My. Goodness!!!

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lavi March 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

For my coconut fix, it is a tall, ice cold glass of coconut milk smoothie

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Erin March 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm

These look wonderful! As a coconut fanatic I can’t believe I’ve never had coconut butter. You may have started a new addiction!

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Julia March 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm

My favorite way is just to eat some shredded coconut! Or a mounds bar… or coconut butter. Coconut is so good!

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Ashley Fuller March 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I’m not a fan of Almond Joys but I would eat these!!

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Amelia Pitts March 23, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I love getting my sweet coconut fix with homemade coconut granola in a bowl with almond/coconut milk – yum!

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Brittany March 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Almond Joys and Mounds have always been my candy of choice. But really, if it’s got coconut in it, I like it. Occasionally I’ll treat myself to a coconut macaroon dipped in dark chocolate from Godiva. Always worth it!

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Mais K March 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I love the original mounds or Bounty bars…but honestly, Godiva has these dark chocolate dipped coconut macaroons that I dream about!

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sophie March 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm

making almond butter with a swirl of chocolate and coconut throughout it…like almond joy in a jar! :D

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kelsey March 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm

coconut macaroons!!!

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Linda romer March 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm

The way I get my coconut fix is toasted coconut cupcakes yum! Coconut is my favorite, cant wait to try to make the candy. The book looks amazing. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway, looking forward to more great recipes.

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Sarah March 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Chocolate coconut pudding. Oooh maybe with a dollop of peanut butter or other nut butter!

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Laura March 23, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I used to hate coconut, but now I’m totally on this coconut-crave-obsession sorta thing.. anyways, I made this today and OH.MY.GAHD.! the only thing I changed was the 2 dates I put in the filling, to act like the sweetner (totally worked btw). Awesome recipe, just awesome!

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Jeannie J March 23, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Almond Joy is my all time favorite candy bar. A healthy raw Almond Joy, well who wouldn’t be jumping for Joy?

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Andrea March 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I love the Samoas Girl Scout cookies!! I love the chewy coconutty texture. Your treats look delicious!

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Cathy B. March 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I love toasted coconut sprinkled over fruit and vanilla yogurt, or mixed into homemade granola. Thanks for the giveaway!

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cheri March 24, 2014 at 1:06 am

Coconut oil most often replaces butter in my baking and I sometimes just eat it out of the jar, it’s so yummy. I also use it to soften my heels…..

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Heather Williams March 24, 2014 at 4:21 am

Dear gosh,these look amazing! Bounty bars are my FAVE! Emily is also one of my favorite bloggers. Her posts literally make me drool!:) Great photos here! Thanks so much for the giveaway!:) In answer to your question, my favorite way to get my sweet coconut fix, is diving straight into a jar of Artisana raw coconut butter with a slightly warm spoon. Oh my gosh, the warm spoon helps the butter slide right out of the jar, and it’s just heaven in a bite, let me tell you. Just a couple tablespoons and I’m in coconut nirvana. Thanks again!!:)

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Nany March 24, 2014 at 5:26 am

i have a love/hate relationship with coconut. My stomach is extremely delicate and i cant digest it for some reason so i usually despise coconut.
But every once in a while i get this weird intense craving for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING coconut flavored. Example: i just made a coconut mousse, coconut curry, coconut icecream and almond and coconut milk yesterday.
soooo..i think im gonna save this little gem for my next coconut craze!

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Corrine March 24, 2014 at 7:32 am

So Delicious coconut ice-cream!

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lynnhs March 24, 2014 at 8:55 am

Coconut macaroons!

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I Brown March 24, 2014 at 10:15 am

I love to get my coconut fix by toasting coconut flakes and adding them to granola for a extra sweet and crunchy kick!

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Amanda Phillips March 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

No-bake macaroons! My Homer Simpson moment.

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Katie B March 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

I love to make my morning mocha with coconut milk, honey and orange blossom water instead of sugar and cow’s milk. I swear it tastes creamier and so much more fulfilling.

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Monica March 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm

My favorite coconut treat is homemade coconut bon bons that my grandma makes at Christmas! They are sooooo good.

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Lisa March 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Coconut Macaroons!!

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Carissa March 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm

I love all things coconut! Especially vegan coconut bacon, coconut milk ice cream, & toasted coconut!

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Ali F March 24, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Coconut rum cake!

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Katherine Wells March 24, 2014 at 7:13 pm

love me some coconut curry!

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Nicole March 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm

My favourite way to get that coconut fix is by sprinkling desiccated coconut on my porridge…so good!

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Christina March 24, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I love anything with coconut, and especially with cinnamon (like Irish potatoes!).

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Annette March 24, 2014 at 9:21 pm

I like to eat a slice of Coconut Cream Pie when I need a sweet coconut fix.

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Meagan March 24, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Coconut cake

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Natasha C March 24, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Almond joys are my favorite coconut treat, looking forward to making this healthy version!

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Rachel October 4, 2014 at 4:13 am

I just made this recipe today & it turned out GREAT! Followed directions and ingredient list exactly. My normally ‘sugar-holic’ teen daughter loved it too. I def need to double the recipe next time. I also had the idea to add mint extract to the filling, thus making a Peppermint Patty version ;) Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

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