I’m a genius.
One day while making some homemade coconut butter, I had a flash of genius…
“Coconut oil solidifies at cold temperatures. If I mix it with nuts and fruit I can make my own ‘bark.’ “
As soon as I realized this, I did blurt out, “I’m a genius!”
Yes, I am extremely humble.
Raw Coconut-Iced Bark
~This bark recipe does not have to be raw. It can be anything you like!
- Coconut Oil (Raw, unprocessed coconut oil tastes the most coconut-ty. However, you can use a non-raw coconut oil if you do not like the taste of coconut)
- Filling-Choose any combination listed below, or be creative and add more!
- Nuts or Seeds (peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
- Fruit (dates, raisins, cherries, cranberries, blueberries, goji berries)
- Extravagant Extras (coconut shavings, cacao nibs, dark chocolate pieces)
- Grains (The first time I made this I did not add any grains, but if you would like to add puffed rice, puffed millet, or oats, go ahead! The puffed millet tastes great in the bark, and it fills up spaces for those counting calories)
- Extracts (I have not yet tried adding any extracts, but I think it would taste great! Peppermint extract, vanilla, almond, chocolate, or even orange extract!)
Mix your fillings in a bowl. Then, drizzle coconut oil over the top. Mix this around until the bark’s fillings are evenly coated in oil. The oil will be the binder, so make sure there is enough of it. If you don’t add enough the bark will simply crumble.
Next, lay a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet. Spread the bark mixture across the paper in an even layer. Place the bark in the freezer, and wait for about ten minutes. This should be enough time for the coconut oil to solidify.
Break pieces off of your bark to enjoy!
I adore this recipe! It is very versatile, and can be made into anything you might crave. I am dying to try a peppermint bark…first I have to buy some peppermint extract!
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What is one of your favorite holiday traditions?
I love my family’s advent calender. Ours is a big cloth with a Christmas tree on it. Every day we get to reach inside a pocket and pull out an ornament to hang on the tree. Today is the first of December, so I wonder what the first ornament is going to be!