Sin in a Jar a.k.a. Homemade Coconut, Cacao & Goji Butter (gluten free, vegan, raw options)
Posted Apr 17 2010 8:04am
Really. This tastes like pure sin!
I am trying to come up with tasty grain-free, nut-free sweet treats, and this definitely fits the bill. Wow.
Not long ago, Heather over at Heather Eats Almond Butter tried her hand at making her own coconut butter . I'd seen similar posts online, and had thought about it myself, so I finally decided to give it a try with the coconut I had in my refrigerator. I had purchased a bunch forgetting that I already had a large bag in my fridge. Oops. This was the perfect solution! Never one to be happy leaving things as is, I decided to pimp out my coconut butter and add cacao nibs and goji berries. It is a lot like the fancy raw coconut butter blends made by Artisana and Wilderness Family Naturals and other great companies, but monumentally more economical. Many of those have added agave nectar or other sweeteners, and I don't necessarily want all that sugar.
It was definitely an experimental process; I made it in my food processor, and thought I was going to wear the poor thing out completely, but it hung in there like a champ. I ended up with a mostly smooth yet slightly nubby butter that was killer. Because it was slightly warm from all the processing, the fat had liquified, resulting in a thinner, decadent chocolate sauce. Rich, sweet, chocolatey, oh my! Sinful!