I was inspired to make these nummy yummy candy cups when I was given a free and fabulous jar of Raw Organic Gold Label Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions to review in a blog post. Um, yes, I had no trouble signing up for that! And you know what else, I honestly, truly love the Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil. Like really love it. It is the softest and richest coconut oil I have used, and I promise I am not just saying that because I got a free jar! Now it’s your turn to get a chance to wine a free quart of virgin coconut oil! Contest Ended May 31st, 2013.
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Rawk Candy Cup Recipe!
Makes 1 dozen layered chocolates
Dark Chocolate Recipe:
- 1/2 cup raw virgin coconut oil, melted*
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt coconut oil using a double boiler or food dehydrator. Stir together coconut oil, cacao powder, maple syrup & vanilla into a smooth chocolate sauce.
White Chocolate Recipe:
- 1/2 cup raw virgin coconut oil, melted*
- 1/2 cup ground raw macadamias or cashews (or 1/4 cup nut butter)
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons coconut nectar or raw honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch sea salt
I blended whole macadamia nuts, coconut oil, and honey in my Vitamix to create a super smooth white chocolate. You can also use a store bought cashew or macadamia butter and stir it into the coconut oil and honey if you don’t have a high speed blender.
Super Fun, Superfood Toppings:
- blueberries, fresh or frozen
- raspberries fresh or frozen
- dried coconut chips or shredded coconut
- dried cherries
- raw cacao nibs
- pink salt crystals
Use an assortment of whatever you have available to you!
*You can easily sub in raw cacao butter for the coconut oil, if you want to make a more shelf stable chocolate. Since coconut oil has a low melting point, you will want to store these fancy candy cups in the fridge or freezer. I personally like to store them in the freezer.
Take a standard muffin tin, one used for making cupcakes or muffins. Line it with 12 paper cupcake liners. Pour a small about, about 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate into each cup. Then place into freezer to firm up. Once firm, add a spoonful of white chocolate to each candy cup, for the 2nd layer. You can spread it out all the way across, or you can put a dollop in the center to create a secret filling. Also have fun adding in some of your favorite super foods into the white chocolate layer, like frozen berries, cacao nibs, etc. Put back into the freezer to firm up. Once firm, pour over the final layer of dark chocolate and decorate with your favorite superfood goodies!
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.
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.
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This recipe is also featured on Raw Food Thursdays & Frugally Sustainable:
I love to use coconut oil in my morning power smoothies
Love using coconut oil in so many things, can’t wait to try the Rawk Candy Cup recipe.
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I use coconut oil for just about everything! It’s hard to pin down just one favorite. But if I had to, it would be grilled cheese sandwiches using coconut oil instead of butter. We call it a ‘happy grilled cheese’!
I use coconut oil mainly as a moisturizer.
I use it in so many things, its really one of those amazing gifts!!! I love to use it to cook and I love to use it as a moisturizer & lip balm 🙂
I’ve been using coconut oil lately in a homemade toothpaste recipe…love it!
It’s easier to say what I don’t use it for! 🙂 I use it as the only thing I put on my face or body. I use it in all of my baking and cooking. I use give it to my dogs and cats. I love coconut oil!!
I use coconut oil as an all over skin conditioner. I use a dab when Im baking pork chops instead of butter or margarine. they come out so juicy and fall apart tender, My family loves it. I use it for lots of other things too like my body scrubs and facials.
I put coconut oil in my coffee, cook with it, and use it on my hair.
I just found an “ice cream” recipe yesterday using coconut oil and coconut milk… I’m looking forward to trying it very very soon.
I use coconut oil for everything! Currently loving it on potatoes!!
I like to make my own face and body moisturizer!
My favorite use for coconut oil is sauteing or high heat frying
I use coconut oil for baking and for lip gloss.
I LOVE to cook with coconut oil! It’s my very favorite oil to use!
Thank u for the awesome Tropical Traditions virgin coconut oil giveaway! 🙂 I would love to win a quart of this awesome oil,I’d use it for baking,making fudge,skincare,and give some to my kitteh,she loves it so much! 🙂 Thank u again,have a blessed week and Memorial Day weekend :)~Tg Gaut
To replace hydrogenated shortening in pie crusts…works great!
I use coconut oil for just about everything. Got rid of unhealthy oils. Even use coconut oil spray. It’s delish.
I like to use coconut oil to fry eggs.
i luv a tsp in my coffee 🙂
I like to use put it in my hair deep conditioner.
Hello my name is Lisa, my daughter in Gluten intolerant and I’m find out that I am too. We started using coconut oil for everything in our house replacing other oils, using in it my protein smoothies. and all kinds of other things. We love coconut oil and would love to try this brand.
I like to use coconut oil in cooking & baking, as well as for skin care, hair care, and oral care.
I love to use it to saute veggies and to use instead of butter on toast, etc.
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I love coconut oil for so many things! I use it for cooking and for skin care. But I love mixing some up in a cup of tea for my daily dose.
I love to put it in my oatmeal!
Gosh, coconut oil can be used for everything. Love it in smoothies candies oh everything. I also use it for my skin and teeth. Really enjoying your blog. Thanks
I use it for baking cookies!
My favorite use is sauteing onions – YUM!
My favourite use for coconut oil is for my skin! I love it.
ive never used coconut oil but i would make it into a deep condtiner
I use it on my skin. I also cook and bake with it. My family loves it on popcorn too.
I’ve been baking with coconut oil a lot; I make these wonderful whole wheat muffins with almonds and cranberries and honey and coconut oil. Email me if you want the recipe, though I’m not sure that it goes with a raw diet.
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I love coconut oil! My favorite use is to mix it with cocoa powder and make chocolately goodness!
I also like to fry food in it. I use it in place of those evil vegetable oils. 😉 I love it as a skin moisturizer.
Thank you for hosting the giveaway!
Yum!!! These sound amazing.
I love coconut oil in oatmeal!
Wow…so many new ways to use coconut oil! Personally, I have so far used as a moisturizer, as well as for cooking. Thanks so much for this giveaway; I have yet to try this brand 🙂
Thank you all so much for taking the time to enter this giveaway and share your favorite uses for coconut oil! So neat to read all of you answers! Coconut oil is being used in everything! From coffee, to oatmeal, as a skin moisturizer, in vegan ice creams, in smoothies, in baking, as lip gloss…. ♥
The random winner of a Tropical Traditions Quart of Coconut Oil is: Vicki Ponichtera!
(Vicki, I have sent your email address to Tropical Traditions, and they will be contacting you soon to get your shipping address).
Thanks again everyone!!
Congrats to the lucky winner!
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Betty, those cups look delicious! I’m featuring them at Raw Foods Thursdays tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
Thank you so much for sharing!! I love Raw Food Thursdays!! ♥
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