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Episode 11

Paleo Coconut Caramel Slices

Cristina’s Paleo Kitchen@thecastawaykitchen
Cristina makes a paleo, keto, and nut-free dessert that only requires four ingredients!

For more delicious recipes by @thecastawaykitchen check out her blog here, and pick up a copy of her cookbook here.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons salted grass fed butter (or ghee)

3-4 tablespoons granulated sweetener of choice

1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

1  (3-4 ounce) bar dark chocolate

1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)

Directions:

Melt the butter in a small sauce pot over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Add in the sweetener one tablespoon at a time and stir.

Heat until the sweeter has dissolved or browned, whichever happens first. Some sweeteners will bubble up, that's okay too.

It should be almost like syrup, slightly golden in color, smells of candy and becomes smooth again. Depending on the sweetener you use the time here will vary, can take up to 10 minutes.

Mix in the shredded coconut and quickly stir to combine it. Take it off the heat and quickly transfer it to the backing dish. I use my 8x4 inch loaf pan. Flatten it to the bottom as evenly as possible. Do this fast, as the caramel cools it will become stiff.

In a microwave safe bowl add the chopped chocolate and coconut oil if using it. Microwave in 20 second intervals, 1-2 is enough, on medium power until mostly melted. Cover for 30 seconds then stir until all the chunks are melted.

Use a spatula to scrape it all out of the bowl and over the coconut. Spread it out evenly. Place the pan in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until the chocolate is completely hard.

Use a knife or a spatula to unmold it, run it around the edges then lift it from one end, it should pop right out. With chocolate side up, slice it into 10 even slices.

Enjoy! Store them in Tupperware in the fridge up to a week.