In a blender or food processor, combine the shredded coconut, vanilla, 2 Tablespoons of the coconut oil, and the stevia extract and blend/pulse until thick and paste-like. It will eventually start to resemble the thickness of almond butter or coconut cream concentrate. Set aside.
In a double boiler or bowl on top of a small pot of boiling water, melt the chocolate with the remaining 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil. When melted, remove from heat.
Pour about 1 Tablespoon of the melted chocolate into the bottom of 12 muffin cups (silicon work best) and rotate the muffin cup to coat the sides (I haven't tried paper liners, but they might stick!). Make sure you only use about half of the chocolate mixture.
Put the cups in the freezer to harden quickly once you have coated the bottom and sides of the muffin cups. When hardened, take each out and scoop out about 1 Tablespoon of the coconut mixture into each cup and press down gently with the back of the spoon to flatten.
Cover the tops of the coconut mixture with more melted chocolate and put back into the freezer or refrigerator to harden.
Once completely firm, remove from the muffin cups (will probably need to dip the tray into hot water if using metal muffin cups) and store in an airtight container.
Fancy them up a bit by sprinkling with a little shredded coconut or chopped nuts while the top layer of chocolate is still melted.
Serving Size1 piece
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat20.3 g
Saturated Fat15.9 g
Total Carbohydrates24.6 g
Dietary Fiber4.2 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Wellness Mama® at https://wellnessmama.com/5121/coconut-butter-cups/