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10-29-2005, 12:08 AM
Has anyone made the fudge with coconut oil. I have tried to make it twice and each time the oil will not mix into the other ingredients (carob powder, honey, etc.)? The other ingredients just go into a ball in the food processor and the oil is totally separate.
Thanks in advance for the help!
10-30-2005, 01:51 PM
Hi, I looked in Alissa's book and I could not find this recipe, I found fudge balls, which does not call for coconut oil. page 491
So, what page is it on? and I will do my best to help you.
I also found fudge sauce, but again, no coconut oil page 527
Walnut fudge page 501
None of these recipes call for coconut oil.
so get me the page # please.
10-30-2005, 03:19 PM
<<Has anyone made the fudge with coconut oil. >>
I think you are saying you *want* to make it with coconut oil and it just isn't working?
10-30-2005, 03:48 PM
Are you making the fudge with nuts or nut butter? If you are using nut butter you don't need the food processor, it will create too much heat and the oil will refuse to mix [as you discovered]. Mixing by hand will do. If you are using whole nuts do not process too long, it may also be helpful if you refridgerate the coconut oil before adding it. The heat is the problem. You could add the coconut oil by hand after processing the other ingredients.
If your recipe isn't based on coconut oil and nuts or nut butter the above may not apply, but if you post the recipe I'm sure someone can help. :)
Sharon in Colorado
10-30-2005, 04:02 PM
This is a great recipe I came up with in my kitchen. It's pretty oily from the butters used:
Black Tie Bites
1 cup carob
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup almond butter
process in food processer. chill until firm. roll into little balls, then roll in either:
black sesame seeds
regular sesame seeds
The black & white look to them is really nice and elegant. whole sesame seeds on the outside add a nice texture and extra calcium.
11-10-2005, 11:26 PM
thanks so much and sorry for taking so long to get back on here. I found this recipe on Alissa's web site under the Coconut Oil listing:
Just like chocolate!
1 cup crème de cocoa coconut oil
3/4 cup raw carob
6 Tbsp raw agave nectar (or more to taste)
A pinch of sea salt
You can add vanilla or other flavors such as mint as well
Blend all in a blender until smooth and creamy. Place in little cups or dividers and place in freezer for an hour. keep refrigerated as this will melt.
I have tried this in my blender and my food processor and mixing by hand. I don't know what I am doing wrong, but it is not mixing together. Any hints? I have been using a regular blender, but I have ordered a Vita Mix today.
11-11-2005, 12:04 AM
I made a similar recipe that was posted here and it was kinda runny/not mixing together but I kept blending and blending and blending and it finally mixed a little better, but once you freeze it, you'll notice the texture/consistency becomes better (from what I can remember)
Who was it that posted that "Easter Chocolates" recipe? Anyone remember that? This sounds like that recipe so does anyone remember similar things happening when blending that mixture?
11-11-2005, 07:16 AM
I posted the Easter Chocolate recipe Rawkinlocs, but I did not have that problem. It mixed together fine for me, so sorry, cant help!
11-11-2005, 04:19 PM
Thanks, everyone, I will try again. Even though it was separated when I made it, I still ate it, and it was good! :)
11-16-2005, 08:29 PM
i had the same problem yesterday trying to make some. if you get the problem fixed, let me know!
11-17-2005, 05:55 PM
I have holiday fudge with coconut oil. This is what I do and it has always turned out for me. I like to melt the oil first (you can do this with the hot water or in a pan over the stove, be careful not to cook it the stove is barley on) then I mix in the honey until the oil and honey are mixed well, then I add the carob. I do all of this by hand. If you do it by the hot water method and whip up the oil it will be a fluffy fudge. And if you use the stove it will turn out like the old fashioned fudge. (I also put nuts in my fudge and cinnamon) this is from my private collection.
11-17-2005, 08:27 PM
ok so maybe its because i added carob and agave before the coconut oil melted. i think the oil and agave needs to be mixed together before adding the carob, or else the carob will only combine with the agave. i'll try the different order and post my results.
11-20-2005, 01:18 PM
ok so I tried mixing the coconut oil and agave before the carob and it worked! yay!
11-20-2005, 03:41 PM
Well, Here Is My Version And It Does'nt Last Long At All. Have Brought This To A Couple Of People's House And They Devour It, And Can't Believe It's Raw. Enjoy
In A Bowl Mix The Following (no Need For Processor)
3/4 Cup Organic Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Coconut Oil (in Liquid Form)
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
And I Put In 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
After Thats All Mixed, Get Out The Agave Nectar And Just Squirt It In There And Keep Tasting Until You Get The Sweetness You Want. You Then Pour It Into Whatever Pan You Want And Stick It In The Freezer. Wait Till It Hardens And Then Cut It Up. Ours Stays In The Freezer And When We Want Any We Just Pop Out A Piece. Good Luck...it Is Delici-o-sis!! Enjoy
11-20-2005, 05:01 PM
Thank you wonderfullywiccan! I made that recipe as soon as I saw it, doing a search online, and its fab! I even poured some over banana's and its great.
11-20-2005, 05:44 PM
Wondefullywiccan -- if you use raw carob powder instead of the cocoa, you'll have a raw fudge.
Or a combination of the raw carob and some ground-up cacao nibs, if you want a darker chocolate taste.
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