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Bright, tangy, coconutty, and slightly sweet. A perfect combination of a satisfying treat without the guilt! I have made these candies for years. The original recipe came from Free Coconut Recipes, and then over the years, it has evolved depending on my moods and the season. They are my go-to whenever I want something sweet but don’t want to make a big batch of something I will later regret eating. They are easily portion controlled, and the richness of the coconut cream and coconut oil is very satiating to the taste buds.
As with any of my recipes, feel free to tailor this recipe to suit your own personal tastes. You can vary the type of citrus you use — orange, tangerine, and even grapefruit are all nice. The citrus and coconut pair nicely together.
The coconut cream that I get is from my affiliate partner, Tropical Traditions, and it already contains a lot of oil, but you all know how much I love coconut oil, so I just couldn’t help adding a tad more.
These hold up pretty well outside the fridge. They taste delicious, both cold and at room temperature. I prefer them at room temperature because the citrus pops even more, and they have a delicious fudge-like texture. Oh, and did I mention they are easy to make? They only take a few minutes, so they’re great to keep in mind for those times when you need a really fast dessert.
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PLEASE READ!!!! Quick note about “coconut cream concentrate” and “coconut butter”, since I get asked this all the time.
Whenever I refer to those two terms in my recipes, it means the product that is super finely ground coconut meat, which has a consistency similar to a nut butter. It’s not referring to coconut milk or coconut cream (the liquid beverage-type products), and it’s not referring to those vegan “butters” that often use coconut oil in them.
You cannot substitute dairy butter for coconut butter, nor can you substitute coconut oil for coconut butter.
Please read this post where I talk about coconut products in detail and clear up the common confusion with ingredient names.
Also, the texture of the cookies may vary depending on the brand(s) of coconut products you use. I have found in my years of cooking that there can be a big difference between brands of coconut products and how they work in recipes. For this recipe, I found I got the best results when I used coconut cream concentrate from Tropical Traditions and coconut flour from my local health food store. If you find that your dough is too dry, just add a tablespoon or two of coconut milk (or milk of your choice) to the mix until you get the right consistency.
Lemon Lime Coconut Candy (Fat Bombs)
Bright, tangy, coconutty, and slightly sweet. A perfect combination of a satisfying treat without the guilt!
- 1 cup coconut cream concentrate, aka coconut butter (see note above)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 large organic lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 organic limes, zested and juiced
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. lemon extract
- 1/4. tsp. lime extract
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
- 1-2 tbsp. honey (optional) or a little liquid stevia (optional)
- Over low heat, warm the coconut butter and coconut oil until the oil melts, and the butter is smooth. If you are using a sweetener, you can add it at this time.
- Stir in the shredded coconut, as well as the lemon and lime zest.
- Add the vanilla, lemon extract, lime extract, and salt and stir until combined.
- Remove from heat and stir in the lemon and lime juice. I use a whisk. The citrus will almost make the coconut cream curdle for a second, but it smoots right back out if you keep stirring.
- Spoon the mixture into molds of your choice (I use little mini silicone muffin pans), or you can spread it into a glass dish and then cut it into chunks later.
- Chill in the freezer or fridge for an hour or until firm.
- Store in an airtight container in your fridge or freezer.
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YUM!!! I just made something similar to this the other day. I am going to try this as soon as I can. Looks great, as always!!!
Thanks for stopping by Adrienne! Enjoy! 🙂
How important is the lemon and lime extracts in this with the zest and the juice in there? Also… thought chopped up dried cranberries mixed in with the citrus would be AMAZING, I made lemon cookies with cranberries and they just worked perfectly!
Hi Jacquelyn – The recipe would taste fine with out the extracts, I just find that it adds a little extra punch. Cranberries would be amazing! I had never thought of that — great idea!! 🙂
My mouth is watering! I can’t wait to try these – thanks for sharing!
Hope you enjoy! 🙂
I am obsessed with coconut everything and this looks amazing! One question though -I’ve never seen coconut butter, is that the same as thick coconut cream?
Hi Crys – No, coconut butter is actually ground up coconut meat in concentrated form. The texture is going to be very much like other nut butters. It’s super high in fiber (since it’s pure coconut meat), so it is great for making candies, breads, etc. You should be able to find it at your local health food store, or I also link to the coconut butter that I personally use in the recipe. Hope that helps! 🙂
In case you weren’t aware of the malfunctioning links to the coconut and sea salt products in the recipe, this is the resulting message I received today when clicking on those links:
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Hi Connie – Thanks for letting me know. I’m wondering if maybe it was a temporary glitch. I just tested all of the links in this post and everything is working fine. Let me know if you experience any other problems! Thanks! 🙂
I just made these, and made a few changes because I didn’t have some of the ingredients….still turned out soooooooooo good! Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!
Awesome! Happy to hear you liked it! 🙂
Is there a substitute for the coconut butter? I can use coconut oil, but not the butter. Also, everywhere else I look, coconut cream concentrate and coconut butter are indicated as the same thing, but you said it isn’t.
Ret – There is no sub for coconut butter in this recipe, as it is the main ingredient and what makes the entire recipe what it is. I’m not sure where you saw that I said they are not, but “Coconut Butter” and “Coconut Cream Concentrate” are the same thing — coconut meat that has been ground up super fine like a nut butter. Coconut Cream Concentrate is a trademarked term from Tropical Traditions and what they call their Coconut Butter. It can get confusing, as some recipes call for “Coconut Cream” but those recipes are referring to the thick coconut milk that you get in a can. When you let that sit in the fridge, it will separate the cream from the water and the thick white “cream” is called “Coconut Cream”. Hope that clarifies.
Hello! Just found this website while looking for keto friendly recipes. I’m wondering if you have determined the nutritional values of these recipes or does it depend on the brand or ingredient substitution used? I realize the values would differ if deviations are made like adding dried fruit of nuts. Thanks so much! I look forward to further exploring new recipes! 🙂
Hi D’Anne – Thanks for stopping by! I do have a few keto friendly recipes on this site from the period of time when I was following a keto diet. I don’t really provide nutrition info on my recipes though since I now feel there is much more that goes into health than counting calories, fat, carbs, etc. When I was on keto, I was roughly calculating things out for myself, but I was never so strict that I had to count them to the exact amount. I can’t remember what these counted out at, but I think they were a couple of net grams of carbs each. If you do need to calculate them, there are a number of sites you could use. This one seems to be one of the most popular: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator. Hope that helps! Have a great day! 🙂
I made this exactly as stated and as soon as I added the lemon juice at the end it curdled and separated and would not go back together no matter how long I stirred it. What a waste of ingredients!
Hi Erin! Sorry the recipe didn’t work out for you. I have made this recipe SO many times and never had anything curdle. It sounds like you used dairy cream as that would curdle with the lemon juice. Did you use actual coconut cream concentrate (aka coconut butter) or something else? I am thinking maybe you used something else? That is the only way I could see something curdling. Coconut butter would not curdle, as it’s similar in consistency to a nut or seed butter. Hope that helps! Happy to help you troubleshoot if you would like! 🙂
How did you know I was looking for a candy recipe!? This will be perfect! I need a teeny tiny mold so I don’t have to make them by hand, I want Altoid sized candies.
Hi Sarah! So glad it hit the spot. Amazon has so many fun molds in a wide array of sizes. Michael’s (the craft store) also has quite a few if you have one locally. Enjoy!! 🙂
I’m not seeing the nutritional content on the lemon lime recipe
Hi Jeanna! Sorry, I don’t know that info, but there are a number of sites you could use to calculate it. This one seems to be one of the most popular: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator. Have a great day! 🙂