With coconut oil as the glue holding together a mix of chocolate goodness, this is a no-fail candy treat (and it’s gluten- and corn-free)

By Amanda Rose | Coconut

Jun 23

With coconut oil as the glue holding together a mix of chocolate goodness, this is a no-fail candy treat (and it's gluten- and corn-free)This basic recipe has become a go-to “candy” recipe in the house inspired by a recipe developed by Tropical Traditions. It combines coconut, peanuts, and chocolate to make an exceptional treat for all ages. Our children call it “candy” and prefer it over any other “candy” they might find out in the big, bad candy world. In fact, when I was shooting the picture, the hand reaching for the candy was entirely unplanned. That is my three-year-old taking his opportunity.

This recipe is extremely versatile. Explore different nuts, seeds, and sweeteners. The proportions are totally forgiving as well. Experiment. The sugar in the recipe is optional; chocolate chips provide a nice level of sweetness on their own.

We used coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil that we purchased from Tropical Traditions, our affiliate partner.

Coconut Candy Ingredients

  • 1 cup of coconut cream concentrate (coconut butter)
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup peanut/almond butter
  • 1 cup peanuts/almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup rapadura sugar (optional)

Coconut Candy Steps

With coconut oil as the glue holding together a mix of chocolate goodness, this is a no-fail candy treat (and it's gluten- and corn-free)

  1. Warm the coconut cream concentrate so that it can be stirred.
  2. In a mixer, combine coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil until well mixed. (This step can be done by hand but the coconut cream concentrate is much easier handled in a mixer.)
  3. Add nut butter. Blend well.
  4. Add sugar (optional). Blend well.
  5. On a cookie sheet greased with coconut oil, sprinkle shredded coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips.
  6. Drizzle the coconut cream mixture over the chocolate and coconut, taking care to stir in the sugar so that it is well blended.
  7. When the coconut cream mixture forms a thin layer on top of the chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut, move the cookie sheet to the freezer until mixture is frozen.
  8. After about 30 minutes in the freezer, remove the cookie sheet and break the mixture into chips using a spatula. A thin layer of the coconut cream mixture will be very easy to break apart.
  9. Move the pieces into a freezer container for storage.

Serve the candy immediately from the freezer — the coconut oil will melt in your hands if kept too long.

If you are new to coconut product shopping, check out the catalog at Tropical Traditions. On your first order, you will receive a book about coconut oil and I will receive a discount coupon as well.

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Lea Harris
11 years ago

This looks so yummy!

Erika Sprinfield
Erika Sprinfield
11 years ago

Wow! This is a great looking and I bet good tasting candy! I’m on my way to buy shredded coconut from the grocery store around the corner! Thank you so very much Amanda, I’m sure that my daughter will love it!

Jessica Taufer
11 years ago

This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to have my best friend make it for me!! haha!

11 years ago

Great idea. These look yummy!

11 years ago

Yum…this look so good! I have a little one allergic to Milk, eggs, and peanuts…but we use soy butter to replace the peanut butter…then just omit the peanuts..he is going to love this! thanks! I’m visiting from Allergy Free Wednesdays!

11 years ago

I absolutely am in love with Coconut ! This looks great.

11 years ago

I hope you link up to Wild West Thursday. I love love coconut candy.


11 years ago

Those look ridiculously good!

11 years ago

this looks great. I found it via the It’s a Keeper link up. I have linked in a beef dish.
Have a lovely day.

11 years ago

These look great! I actually have found a local source for coconut cream concentrate at an Asian store, and it’s very affordable. I look forward to making these!

11 years ago

Ok that looks SO good and I love coconut so, yeah…YUM!

Carrie- young living oil lady

These look delish! Will have to pin them! I can see me making them at Christmas and adding candy canes to them… yum!
Thank you for sharing with us at healthy 2day Wednesdays. Hope to see you again. Please add a link back to us- thanks! 🙂

Would also love for you to link up with us at Kids in the Kitchen on Tuesdays:http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-20/

Blessings, Carrie

11 years ago

Three of my favorite things in one…coconut, chocolate and nuts. This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House!

11 years ago

This sounds super yummy!

Lea H
11 years ago

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

11 years ago

Wow! I found you via the Whole Food Wednesday linky party. I linked in a post about retro prawn cocktails
Have a super week.

11 years ago

I am looking forward to making this! Pinning it for later 🙂

11 years ago

Yummy, these look really good! Definitely going to try making this!

11 years ago

I adore coconut. It’s one of my favorite ingredients to use. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul! I highlighted your recipe on my blog this week.

11 years ago

Coconut candy…yes please. I would swap out the peanut butter and add a different nut butter (as I’m allergic), but I’m sure it would still taste great. Lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing with us on AFW!

Be Well,

11 years ago

I am featuring this awesome homemade “candy” recipe this week on Allergy-Free Wednesdays 🙂

Shelley Belcourt
11 years ago

Wow – this looks good. Wonder if anyone has tried making this without the nut butter? Between allergies and oxalate issues might be best for me to leave it out!

Thinking could also add some dried fruit pieces for an alternate flavour.

Birthday in the family this weekend – might be a good idea for the party.

Thank you

Shelley Belcourt
11 years ago
Reply to  Amanda Rose

Hi Amanda – tried this and had great success! I did leave out the nut butter but added some coarsely chopped almonds.

The chocolate drops were put in right before I poured it so they semi-melted creating a beautiful chocolate swirl through it. Wow – delicious!

Thanks heaps

11 years ago

That looks incredible! I’ll have to get some coconut cream concentrate to try this out. It kind of reminds me of seven layer bars without the bad stuff.

11 years ago

oh wow… this would be very delicious and daughter surely love this one… i will make this on the weekends for her .. i’m sure she surely kiss me a lot…. thanks for sharing this nice recipe

11 years ago

Why didn’t you pour the coconut cream down first and then sprinkle the chocolate chips? I am curious why you decided this…


Wow! That looks yummy. This treat can be good for kids. Since coconut has its own sweetening agents this could not be a problem for kids. Nice.

Stephanie G
Stephanie G
11 years ago

dumb question..is is either or both on the nuts and either or both on the butter??? If it is either which do you think is more healthy?

10 years ago

This looks so good! If you want to make it totally sugar free, just use the carob chips by Sunspire. Ialso put in a little vegetable glycerine or stevia.

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