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Coconut Almond Candy

Coconut Almond Candy Clusters GAPS Legal

Coconut Almond Candy

This was a happy mistake. I was on my first batch trying to make Coconut Pecan Frosting but it didn't work out. I cooked the mixtures too long and every drop of the butter separated out, so I had to try again. This is batch number two. It is sweet, maybe too sweet for your GAPS palate. But it would make non-GAPSters pretty happy. If I weren't short on ingredients I might try a third batch with half as much honey [affiliate link].

Coconut Almond Candy Clusters

Butter a cookie pan so that you can create the clusters. Add coconut cream and honey to a shallow pan. Warm over medium heat until the two are melted. Whisk together and add the egg yolks and vanilla. Bring to a boil and lower heat just a little bit so that the mixture is boiling, just not a rolling boil. Whisk constantly for ten minutes. The mixture will thicken and turn slightly darker and begin to smell like caramel. When ten minutes is up, remove from heat and add in the almonds and coconut. Stir together until completely mixed.

Allow to cool slightly so that you can work with the mixture with your bare hands. Form clusters and drop onto cookie pan. Refrigerate or freeze so that the clusters stay together. Bring to room temperature before serving.

This recipe made 13 tablespoon-sized clusters.

Coconut Almond Candy Clusters GAPS Legal

This post was included at Fat Tuesday .

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Coconut Milk Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

Coconut Milk Pumpkin Smoothie

3/4 cup coconut milk [affiliate link]
4-5 tablespoons of butternut squash (did you know that MUCH of the
time,
pumpkin [affiliate link] pie in the can is ACTUALLY butternut squash? I found
that out recently, just google it!)
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon homemade vanilla [affiliate link]
1 Clementine Cutie mandarin (look like tiny oranges) or 2-3 sections of orange
A couple of ice cubes
sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Blended in my Magic Bullet [affiliate link] and it had a very nice flavor to it. It actually tasted sweet enough. And satisfied my longing for something “pumpkin”. If I'd had any bananas, I probably would have added half of a banana, instead of the cutie.

Here is a neat page on why to grow and use butternut squash instead of pumpkin.

This recipe included at GAPS Friendly Friday #15 at The Liberated Kitchen.

Recipe: Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
Author: 
Recipe type: Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons of butternut squash
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon homemade vanilla
  • 1 Clementine Cutie mandarin (look like tiny oranges) or 2-3 sections of orange
  • A couple of ice cubes
  • sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve with a smile.

 

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If you love desserts like this, I have two cookbooks you really need to check out ASAP! Everyone Loves Pudding and Baker's Dozen Volume 2 Pumpkin Treats.

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