Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Coconut Butter Bars!

As you may have figured by now, I LOVE coconut. It’s miraculous, in my opinion. I use it for SO many things!

In the past couple weeks I’ve made a few yummy things with coconut that I wanted to share.

To celebrate the 4th of July, we made a yummy red-white-and-blue coconut-milk ice cream.

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strawberries, blueberries, and coconut milk,

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mixed together in the ice cream maker for 20 minutes or so… delish!20140703_223230

Then I came across a recipe for these yummy-sounding Pina Colada bars, which were essentially just melty coconut butter mixed with pineapple puree and topped with shredded coconut. I didn’t have pineapple, but I did have strawberries!

20140712_151435 So I whipped up a batch of coconut butter (dump 3-4 cups of shredded coconut into your food processor, and just let it do its thing for a while, scraping down the sides as needed), and dropped in some strawberries!

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The result was a creamy, sweet-tart little bar!

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I had also made a batch of gluten-free coconut flour-based graham crackers that I had found a recipe for, and in an “aha” moment decided to top a graham cracker with a strawberry cream bar!

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Result: a nearly-cheesecake-like little treat! YUM! 🙂

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I call them Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Coconut Butter Bars!

Do you have a favorite use for coconut butter? Have you ever made it at home?

 

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