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Coconut oil on the go?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Hi. I'm basically looking for a recipe that allows me to get a bark made from coconut oil (or, even better, since is cheaper, kerrygold butter, ghee; or any combination of those 3) for those unexpected times when you find yourself out with no way of finding food; kind of as a last resource. It get's you full for a while, and it doesn't take much space, so I figured that is perfect for that. I would like to know if you have a recipe that has as little other ingredients as possible, since I do not want it for the flavour. I'm just looking for a way to solidify it adding as little as possible, so I can carry it and eat it easily and in social situations without having to explain why I am eating a bark.

Thanks!

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on June 07, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Those are the original recipes. I was thinking that one could get creative and modify them to more paleo options. I'm thinking I might adapt some of these for a backpack trip coming up. Perhaps the Citadel spread could be bacon grease, chopped dates, almond butter and coconut flour? Maybe someone more creative than I would have better ideas.

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on June 07, 2012
at 07:18 AM

Skippy? Carnatin powdered milk? Really?

72514a20539cf9cc057b9797fab54920

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on May 24, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Could you please elaborate?

4de8f1be3ed89b2b0de3463349fb1737

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on May 23, 2012
at 10:37 PM

Been there! That's why I don't keep nuts around...

72514a20539cf9cc057b9797fab54920

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on May 23, 2012
at 05:42 PM

On the contrary, my problem with 90-100% chocolate is that I like it too much... so It's never there for "emergencies"...

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on May 23, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Coconut oil melts at a relatively low temp (I think 72*), so I'm not sure how this would hold up unrefrigerated. I grind up sprouted almonds with melted coconut oil or butter in the food processor until it's the consistency of thin peanut butter, pour into a glass pan, refrigerate, then cut into tablespoon sized squares with a knife dipped in hot water. When I'm hungry but not yet ready for a meal, I'll eat a pat of it.

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on June 21, 2012
at 01:54 AM

I make what I call a fat bomb...but it does have to be refrigerated.

1 part butter (melted) 1 part coconut BUTTER (not oil, softened) 1 part coconut shreds (I like the big ones) 1 part chopped nuts of choice 1 part dark chic chips

I sweeten it a bit with stevia and add vanilla. Pour into a pan and store in the fridge. Cut into hunks.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on June 06, 2012
at 11:04 PM

There are some recipes for backpacking "goo" that are put into those reusable plastic toothpaste tubes or ziploc baggies. They all have non-paleo ingredients, but I think you could make them paleo with substitutions:

Moose goo

  • 2 parts honey
  • 2 parts corn flour (NOT corn meal!)
  • 1 part peanut butter (preservative-laden)

Citadel spread

  • 18 oz jar Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2-4 oz Bacon Grease (residue from 6-8 slices)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2-4 cups granular powdered milk (Carnation)

Buttery goodness

  • 4 pounds butter (salted)
  • 1 canister regular oats (2lbs, 10oz)
  • 1 1/2 pounds brown sugar
  • Half a spice jar of cinnamon
  • Assorted optional goodies like nuts or dried fruit

Perhaps instead of corn flour or oats use ground macadamias, puffed rice or rice flour? Use less honey or none at all? Maybe use dates for sweetness? Use other nut butters besides peanut? Add coconut oil to the nut butters and melt in some chocolate? Anyway, maybe the key here is to use one of those reusable backpacking peanut butter/toothpaste tube things for less mess.

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(3024)

on June 07, 2012
at 07:18 AM

Skippy? Carnatin powdered milk? Really?

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on June 07, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Those are the original recipes. I was thinking that one could get creative and modify them to more paleo options. I'm thinking I might adapt some of these for a backpack trip coming up. Perhaps the Citadel spread could be bacon grease, chopped dates, almond butter and coconut flour? Maybe someone more creative than I would have better ideas.

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80624c3e6407f043df0860aa9ed8cf48

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on May 23, 2012
at 10:15 PM

Melt in drinking water

72514a20539cf9cc057b9797fab54920

(55)

on May 24, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Could you please elaborate?

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4de8f1be3ed89b2b0de3463349fb1737

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on May 23, 2012
at 04:41 PM

What about high cacao unsweetened chocolate? Its mostly fat, solid at room temperature, no prep. It might take a little getting used to if you're not into very dark chocolate, but it looks socially acceptable and has only one ingredient.

Perhaps not the absolute cheapest, but 100% cacao Ghirardelli bars can be had at bulk prices online, and run-of-the-mill baking chocolate would be even less expensive.

72514a20539cf9cc057b9797fab54920

(55)

on May 23, 2012
at 05:42 PM

On the contrary, my problem with 90-100% chocolate is that I like it too much... so It's never there for "emergencies"...

4de8f1be3ed89b2b0de3463349fb1737

(964)

on May 23, 2012
at 10:37 PM

Been there! That's why I don't keep nuts around...

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on May 23, 2012
at 04:24 PM

Check out the Jaminets' recipe for coconut bark. You might be able to use Kerrygold in place of the nut butter, but I'm guessing that unless you refrigerate it, it could get messy!

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on May 23, 2012
at 03:37 PM

This may not suit the "little other ingredients as possible" and won't fly if you're not okay with dairy, but I remember seeing something like this as a proteinaceous treat:

-2 scoops chocolate casein (suppose you could replace with whey if the casein scares you)

-2 tbs melted coconut oil (or butter)

-1/3 c. Greek yogurt

-1 tsp vanilla

-1 tbs unsweetened cocoa

...Melt coconut oil in microwave. Stir in yogurt, vanilla extract, casein, and cocoa powder. Mix well, let cool, then form into desired shape on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Freeze.

So, if you wanted to minimize the non-essential ingredients, just pull out the casein protein powder; then again, that may contribute highly to a nice consistency-- I don't know.

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