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Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

This paleo and vegan Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is your new go-to spread for all things sweet, and it takes only 3 ingredients to make! You’ll love its natural sweetness without any added sugar. 

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

There are times that I just want a small bite of something sweet and yummy, without consuming a ton of sugar (basically everyday…) especially after a meal. If you know what I’m talking about, I think you will love this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter recipe that’s super easy and only takes 3 ingredients to make (1 of them being salt… so does that even count?).

If you’ve ever had coconut butter before, you probably love it as much as I do. It’s full of healthy fats, so creamy, and has a naturally sweet taste to it that’s hard to beat. What makes it even better tasting is when you make coconut butter out of toasted coconut chips. The toasting process really brings out the sweetness even more, the color turns golden brown, and you’ll just want to eat it by the spoonfuls.

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP) Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

And when you add some chocolate goodness to that toasted coconut butter? It’s just magic. I recently started using carob powder in place of cacao or cocoa powder because it doesn’t contain any caffeine and still acts the same in recipes to give that chocolatey taste. It’s also AIP friendly, which means even those on an autoimmune protocol can enjoy this treat as well!

Ever since making this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter, I’ve been using it as a spread on gluten free toast, eating it plain with a spoon, and putting a dollop over 100% dark chocolate bars to give it a little bit of sweetness. It does harden once it’s cooled, but all you need to is heat it up in the microwave for 10 seconds, or run the jar under hot running water for a minute, and it’ll soften up quickly.

Whether you are paleo, AIP, keto, or vegan, this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is a delicious and healthy treat you can enjoy anytime those sugar cravings hit!

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

Course: Condiment, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 85 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo and vegan Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is your new go-to spread for all things sweet, and it takes only 3 ingredients to make! You'll love its natural sweetness without any added sugar. 

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Spread the coconut chips or shredded coconut in a thin layers on a baking sheet. Use 2 baking sheets, if needed.  

  3. Bake the coconut for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on them and take them out when they are golden brown as they can burn quickly. Shredded coconut will toast much quicker than coconut flakes. 

  4. Cool the coconut for 15 minutes. 

  5. Add the coconut to a blender or a food processor and process until smooth and runny.

  6. Add carob powder and sea salt and blend together until well mixed. The coconut butter should be extremely runny and thin. 

  7. Pour into jar with an airtight lid. It will firm up as it cools. Store at room temperature.

  8. The oil may separate and float to the top once it's fully cooled, while the coconut butter will harden. You can heat it up slightly (10 seconds in the microwave or run the jar under hot water) and stir together before using. 

  9. It will keep for up to a year at room temperature, but highly unlikely that it'll last that long!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

These vegan and paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries are so adorable to look at, easy to make, and are a healthy, delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day or any occasion!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

For me, Valentine’s Day (or any occasion for that matter) is all about having a great meal instead of the dessert being the highlight of the celebration. So if I do want to enjoy something sweet, I prefer something small that I can eat in a bite or 2, and I created this recipe with exactly that in mind.

Today, I’m putting a twist on the classic chocolate covered strawberries by putting the chocolate INSIDE, and the result is these Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries that may be just too adorable to eat. And best of all, the chocolate mousse is made with avocados, making this a healthy little treat though you’ll never know it.

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed StrawberriesPaleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

You do need a piping bag to make this recipe, especially if you want to make it pretty with the chocolate peaks coming out of the strawberries. But if you don’t have one, you can try to stuff the strawberries with a small spoon or a knife, and then cover it up with toppings of your choice.

I used a combination of shredded coconut flakes, chopped almonds, chopped goji berries, and chocolate chips to top the stuffed strawberries, and they all turned out so cute and so yummy. I highly recommend using some kind of nuts, because that crunchy texture is SO GOOD with the creamy mousse and tart strawberries.

You can also make these a day ahead and then refrigerate until they are ready to eat. It’s a perfect easy, bite-sized treat if you need something sweet and yummy!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 20 stuffed strawberries (approximate)
Calories: 27 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These vegan and paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries are so adorable to look at, crazy easy to make, and are a healthy, delicious dessert for Valentine's Day or any occasion!

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Ingredients

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

Stuffed Strawberries

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • Optional toppings: coconut flakes, crushed nuts, chocolate chips, chopped dried fruits

Instructions

  1. Halve the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into a blender.

  2. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  3. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

  4. Cut the bottom end of the strawberries where the stems are attached, so they can stand upright.

  5. Use a knife or kitchen shears to cut an X at the tips of the strawberries about 2/3 of the way down. 

  6. Place the chocolate mousse in a piping bag with a tip of your choice.

  7. Pipe the chocolate mousse into each strawberry. Sprinkle with your choice of toppings, if using.

  8. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Mousse Stuffed Strawberries
Amount Per Serving (1 stuffed strawberry)
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 93mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 18.1%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding + Craveable Keto Cookbook Giveaway

This Paleo and Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious and healthy dessert or breakfast that comes together quickly and easily!

Paleo Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

I was so excited to receive a review copy of Craveable Keto Cookbook by my fellow blogger Kyndra from Peace, Love, and Low Carb. While I’m not keto, I do tend to eat low carb because my body feels best eating this way, so I couldn’t wait to dig into her amazing low carb recipes.

What I found was SO MUCH MORE. Not only is this cookbook filled with 145 delicious recipes, the other half of the book is jam packed with incredible resources about the ketogenic diet, Kyndra’s inspiring weight loss journey, 5 different weekly meal plans, as well as guides to snacking and navigating alcohol, how to stock your keto kitchen, and other helpful tips and tricks on transitioning to a low carb lifestyle. I couldn’t believe the amount of work and heart that Kyndra clearly poured into this book.

Paleo Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding Paleo Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

There are SO many recipes I want to try in this cookbook, like Keto Everything Bagels, Buffalo Chicken Flatbread, Philly Cheesesteak Casserole, and Flourless Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I decided to start with something easy and simple with this keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding and share the recipe with you!

This Chia Seed Pudding is so chocolatey and decadent, I couldn’t believe it only has 2.5 grams of nets carbs per serving. The creamy pudding with the crunchy topping is just so addicting and it’s just a perfect healthy dessert when you are craving something sweet.

Giveaway time!

Before I share the recipe, I thought you might want to have a chance to grab this amazing keto/low carb resource! Enter below to win your very own FREE copy of Craveable Keto Cookbook:

This giveaway will be open for entry until February 4th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced below and will also be contacted by email!

Can’t wait for the giveaway? You can purchase the cookbook HERE.

Hope you enjoy this Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding recipe, as a sneak peek of the cookbook!
Paleo Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed PuddingPaleo Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 19 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

This Paleo and Keto Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious and healthy dessert or breakfast that comes together quickly and easily!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the milk, 1/4 cup of the coconut flakes, cocoa powder, erythritol, and vanilla extract in a blender. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.

  2. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the chia seeds and whisk vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Transfer the pudding to 4 individual serving bowls or cups and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hour. 

  4. Top with almonds, remaining 1/4 cup of coconut flakes, and chocolate chips, if desired, before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Tip: If you are not a fan of the texture of chia seeds, you can add them to the blender in Step 1 for a smoother consistency. 

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