Creamed Coconut Bombs in Rainbow Colours

Coconut bombs - A tasty love story

If there was some kind of stamp you could add to my eating habits the last 6 month is must be: COCONUT! Finally after 26 years I realized how much I love coconut and more importantly how healthy it is. I have previously talked about benefits of coconut fat (read it here) and I keep on praising how amazing these particular chains of fatty acids deriving from coconut are. But coconut also has an impressive amount of dietary fibers, around 14 g pr 100 g of fresh coconut meat. Since dietary fibers are important for optimal bowel function and health it should be a priority to get a sufficient amount, especially if you are eating a diet low in or without any grains, which is where coconut comes in quite handy. And do we need to mention how incredible the taste of coconut are – yummy!!
So far my stable coconut products have included: Shredded coconut, roasted flakes, coconut milk, coconut fibres (for baking and really boosting the finer content of e.g. egg porridge) and of course coconut oil. I deliberately does not count in coconut sugar since it iiiis a bit of topic here. But a few weeks ago I finally got to experiment with a to me new coconut product; Creamed coconut also known to some as coconut butter. First time I played with it I completely burned it off, literally, a spin in the microwave and one large black whole later I had destroyed my block of delicate creamed coconut. I had assumed that it would behave almost as coconut oil (it is called butter, duh) but that was a huge mistake. After reading the label I discovered that creamed coconut is dehydrated coconut meat turned into a creamy paste, which becomes obvious once you slowly heat it.
Creamed coconut is something you could eat out of a jar. It is so delicious and sweet on its own and I bet it makes the most awesome frosting to spread on almost any baked goods. This time around I have chosen to use it as a snack or sweet treat that I call coconut bombs. You can barely call it a recipe, since it is so damn easy, but still the directions are great to follow if you are experimenting with creamed coconut for the very first time.

Coconut bombs - A tasty love story

One of the reasons I am so in love with these little bombs are that they are totally packed with all the nutrients from coconut, here we are talking magnesium, selenium, calium, zinc, iron, phosphorus and vitamin C and E. And lets not forget the incredible fiber and fat content that helps stabilise your blood sugar. Furthermore you can boost them with any kind of flavour you want. Try different kinds of berries, coffee, honey, cocoa nibs, dried fruit and even coat them with chocolate. They can be enjoyed as a sweet treat, as a part of a snack meal or even crumbled on top of your breakfast bowl.
And the best part is that creamed coconut is a ridiculously cheap product. I buy it at my local asian store where I pay around 7 kr (1 euro) pr 200 g. So if you like me have a coconut-crush and are intrigued to expand your coconut scale, you should definitely make a play date with a block of creamed coconut, and I can assure you many more will follow.

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Coconut bombs - A tasty love story

Coconut bombs - A tasty love story

  1. LynnLynn03-12-2014

    Gorgeous. I’m going to try these and a few other variations that come to mind already.

  2. Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene03-13-2014

    Thats the beauty of these – huge variety and ways of giving these a personal touch!

  3. These sound like the perfect little snacks! I love coconut butter (all coconut products, really) so Im sure I’d love these :)

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene03-14-2014

      Really hope you’ll like them then, I am definitely on board with this creamy cool coconut product!

  4. AmandaAmanda03-14-2014

    These sounds/look delicious! I read your other post about coconut oil, but I’m still perplexed about why the saturated fat isn’t bad for you. I personally bake with it occasionally, but don’t over-do it. I understand that you say medium-chain fatty acids are good for you, but is this in conjunction with being a saturated fat? Maybe a special, nerdy post on cocnut oil… pros and cons? Thx!

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene03-15-2014

      Hi Amanda. Oh I do really get your confusion. I have been there too. But after reading a lot of research and including the issue of fat quality in my BA thesis, I have come to a personal opinion about it all. I think I might write a post about this particular issue. But until then I can tell you that; Fat is a way more complex issue than saturated and unsaturated. We have so many different kinds of saturation, chain lengths and interference with not only different other fats but also the other macronutrients. So far there have published some huge studies about how saturated fat isn’t negatively connected to cardiac health as we have been told the past 3 decades, but other fats as omega 6 can be way more harmful on the long run. And fat from dairy (short chain FFA) and especially coconut fat (those medium chain once) are entering another circulation in the body, and will most times not even enter the cholesterol circle that is connected to cardiac health, but instead they are being used as energy as the same speed as carbohydrates will be :) But stay tuned, and I promos an update on this very soon.
      All the best from Josephine

  5. AnitaAnita04-10-2014

    Looks delicious! What is the difference between cocunut butter and coconut oil? I have never seen cocnut butter before.

  6. Oh gosh, these look so good, and I have the perfect mold for them! Sounds like a weekend project.

    Also I just wanted to say I’m new to your blog, but so far I love everything you do. <3

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