gold label coconut oil

Peanut Butter Fudge sweetened with Honey

I’m really enjoying all the responses to my last post and hearing all the many ways folks are using coconut oil! Good luck to everyone in the giveaway!

Here’s my most recent creation using Tropical Tradition’s Gold Label Coconut Oil. This recipe actually comes from Tropical Tradition’s recipe blog. I did not alter the recipe, I may have added a slight bit more honey than 2 tbsp since it’s so hard to measure honey and cocoa powder is a little bitter for my taste; I wanted to get to enjoy this recipe too! Those that know me, know I’m not a chocolate lover. Any chocolate treats I make are usually for Don. I am more of a vanilla cake, sugar cookie, anything strawberry sweets person. But fudge is one of the chocolate treats I do generally like and this recipe definitely appeals to both of us.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • nuts or other extras optional – I added macadamia nuts and shredded coconut

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This was really quick and easy to make. Simply mix and freeze.

I put everything in the food processor and then lined two small square containers with natural parchment paper and folded/pressed the mix into the containers.

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If you’ve never worked with cocoa powder before, be careful! It’s so fine it can make a mess easily. One little bump and you’ve got fine chocolate powder everywhere. (Speaking from experience, lol.)

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It was a little tricky, sticky to get the mix to settle in the containers but I persevered. Since I didn’t want to add nuts to the entire mix I folded the nuts into the mixture in the smaller container. Then in the second container I put the plain mix and sprinkled coconut flakes on one side so I’d have a few pieces of plain and a few with coconut flakes.

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I placed the containers in the freezer to firm up (30-60 min.) They were easy to cut into bite sized pieces when I took mine out after about an hour.

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Store it all in the freezer to keep it firm. It softens quickly when not frozen.

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Verdict: Delish! Next time Don needs a chocolate fix I have a quick easy way to satisfy that craving. Yay! 🙂

We are planning to try the fried green tomatoes recipe, also from TT’s recipe blog, in the near future too. Stay tuned; I’ll post the results when we do!

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.
~ Judith Viorst

Disclosure: If you order any Tropical Traditions products by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from TT in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil and My First EVER Giveaway!

**UPDATE** This giveaway has ended. The winner has been notified. 

To all you silent readers out there (I know you’re there, I see the stats)…now’s the time to show yourself and participate in my first ever giveaway!

We have been using coconut oil for about two years now. For cooking, baking, and skin care. (There are so many ways you can use coconut oil!) We’ve tried a variety of products and they’ve all been good. Some better than others. But I’m not going to go into any of those brands because I’m here to tell you Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil is simply the BEST. EVER. The quality of the product stands out on it’s own as soon as you open the jar. It is smooth, fragrant, and beyond delicious. Tropical Traditions even sent me a free jar to try (swoon!). I am under no obligation to review it or to even give it a positive review if I do. Well, I think it’s safe to say, I LOVE it. I even made peanut butter fudge with it this week that I’ll be sharing in a later post very soon.

If you are making a lifestyle change to real food, if you love coconut oil but have never tried Tropical Traditions Gold Label, or you’re just curious about this alternative to vegetable oil then take a leap of faith and order a jar today, or better yet, enter my giveaway for this fabulous stuff! Read on for more about Tropical Traditions and the giveaway rules.

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Giveaway Rules: 

You must 18+ to enter and the contest is open to US and Canadian residents. (Apologies to my international readers!)

To enter, simply subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter here (which will keep you in the know on sales and promotions so you can buy products when they are discounted) AND leave a comment below describing the first thing you’ll make or use the coconut oil for if you win.

This giveaway will close at midnight on June 26th. I will use random.org to choose the winner and will notify the winner via email and add the winner’s name to this post as well. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner.

Important Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Full Disclosure: If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

Life is amazingly good when it’s simple and amazingly simple when it’s good.
~ Terri Guillemets