Did you know coconut syrup is a thing?
But the first time I tried it?
Oh, man! That stuff is crazy good!
It tastes like dark, rich, slightly-burnt-in-a-good-way caramel. The texture is similar to honey or maple syrup, yet the taste is so… different!
So, what is coconut syrup?
Well, are you familiar with how maple syrup is made?
First, maple trees are tapped. Then, their clear sap is collected — and boiled and boiled and boiled — until the water evaporates and only the dark sugar is left. (We make our own maple syrup — here's a video to show you part of our process!)
Coconut syrup is made in a similar way. The sap of coconut palm trees is collected, then boiled down until the liquid sugar remains, resulting in Wilderness Family Naturals' buttery, dark organic coconut syrup!
I've never had anything like it! And it really adds a special flavor to treats!
No-Bake Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Bites
I'm also in love with no-bake treats, so I've used WFN's coconut syrup to create these No-Bake Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Bites!
Coconut syrup combined with a touch of salt creates a salted caramel flavor! Who knew?!
These little cuties are grain-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. With fiber-rich coconut flour, heart-healthy hemp hearts, and the nourishing fat in cold-pressed coconut oil, there's nothing to worry about here — except running out. 😉
- ½ cup coconut butter (or toasted coconut butter!)
- ¼ cup cold-pressed coconut oil (soft, but not melted)
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup hemp hearts or chia seeds
- ¼ cup coconut syrup
- 1 generous pinch sea salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar OR ½ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer.
- Mix everything very well.
- Place the bowl in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the fridge and form small bites or balls.
- Roll each ball in topping of choice -- either coconut sugar or unsweetened, shredded coconut.
- Set each cookie dough bite on a plate or platter.
- Refrigerate or freeze.
- Remove from the fridge or freezer 10 to 15 minutes before serving to allow the bites to soften slightly.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Add-Ins & Variations
Above, I mention toasted coconut butter. It tastes remarkably similar to peanut butter, but of course, it's peanut-free! Here's my easy tutorial for toasted coconut butter.
Add in 1/4 cup of allergy-free mini chocolate chips if you can't imagine cookie dough without chocolate chips. 😉
Have you ever had coconut syrup? Will you be making some of these no-bake cookie dough bites?
So, I told you I love no-bake treats…
Want More Nourishing No-Bake Treats?
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- Put the Lime in the Coconut
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Avocado Mint Chip
- Orange & Dark Chocolate
- Coconut Craze
- Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate
- Sweet Superfood (with goji berries & chia seeds)
- Chocolate-Covered Cherry
- Blueberry, Lemon, & Mint Bliss
- Buttered Caramel Cashew
You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already!
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P.S. If you purchase Nourishing No-Bake Treats through this link, Wardee from Traditional Cooking School will throw in a no-bake recipe of her own — Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies (pictured below). Just forward your receipt and we'll reply with the bonus recipe! (Forward to wardee at traditionalcookingschool dot com.)
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