That brings me to my desire to try and learn to make changes to some of the more expensive recipes and make certain things myself.
Which brought me to.... homemade coconut butter.
I've bought coconut butter before. It's not insanely expensive but out of my range for making thing like cookies for my family. I will say it's DELICIOUS. I ate the last jar with just a spoon. It's smooth but a little gritty and sweet without sweetener and just decadent and yummy. It's not crazy expensive and worth it to treat yourself with a jar for nibbling. (pictures are links to buy them if you want to)
And what about this stuff? I'm not an agave fan so I may just make my own this week. But MAN that looks yummy eh?
Basically coconut butter is coconut ground into a smooth butter. I figured it can't be THAT hard to make right? I used this coconut: from Tropical Traditions. I get it from our local co-op and with tax and whatnot it's $10.
I started with 2 cups of shredded coconut.
I ended up with 6 ounces of coconut butter. Warm from the food processor it's smooth and soft.
A while later in our cool house it was solid.
You can stick the jar in warm water to soften it to use in recipes, etc. Tomorrow I'm going to grab some Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips at Kroger and try a recipe with the coconut butter.
I'm on a mission to try and figure out the cheapest ways to enjoy treats for the kids. Hope this helps someone!