Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil?
Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-29-2011 03:40 PM


Junior Low-Carber


Hello everybody. I recently stumbled upon the delicious recipe for chocolate bark. Yum! Many of you keep posting about how great coconut oil is for us and this is a great way for me to incorporate more of this oil and up my fat intake. Is this an OK way to have it? Is there anything I should be cautious of? It's so good and I can't really stay out of it but I only use about 4tbsp of coco powder per batch so the whole batch only has 4 carbs. Thanks!
RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-30-2011 09:47 AM


Senior Low-Carber


It seems to be the only way I get it in my diet. I hate how it splatters all over the stove and me when I use it to cook. I don't add it to my coffee either (yuk!). In recipes that call for butter, I can try CO instead, I just haven't so far. The one's I tried I had CO flavor which canged the flavor of the entire food. Maybe I should try it as a butter substitute for Flat Bread. I find making a flat bread for breakfast slathered with Almond butter holds me for hours. For some reason it holds me better than eggs and cheese omlettes. I read elsewhere that someone used CO to reverse Alzheimer's in an aging parent.

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RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-30-2011 10:00 AM


Senior Low-Carber


I've tried making chocolate bark several times with the CO, using various ingredients, but it all tastes like chocolate flavored grease to me, not the good melt-in-your-mouth feel from regular chocolate bars. I guess I'll just have to find more ways to use it in cooking/baking other things.



RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-30-2011 10:53 AM


Expert Low-Carber


I like to use it in my salad dressing. I make a vinaigrette with half coconut oil, half extra virgin olive oil, and vinegar to taste. I tried just using coconut oil with the vinegar, but found the coconut oil solidified on the cold greens in my salad bowl. The EVOO seems to keep that from happening. Plus I like the taste of the two together.
RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-30-2011 11:15 AM


Senior Low-Carber


Well I substituted CO for butter in my flat bread this morning and found the bread was not as flat but the taste was fine. The flatbread recipe calls for 3 TBS Flaxseed meal, 1 large eggs, 1 Tsp baking powder and 1 TBS butter. Thats 193 calories, 18 gm fat, 4.6 Pro, 7 carbs and 6 fiber.

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RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-30-2011 12:51 PM


Junior Low-Carber



RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-30-2011 01:28 PM


Senior Low-Carber




I've used both cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate squares and also made it with EZSweet. I've tried enough variations that I've decided I just don't care for it.



RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-31-2011 01:26 PM


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I don't think that it's ever going to taste very good if you sweeten it with Splenda. There's no getting around the bitterness. I did come up with a version that I like but it has a few additional ingredients and requires using some Truvia:



COCONUT CHOCOLATE BAR
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder *
2 tablespoons cocoa
3-4 teaspoons powdered Truvia**
Pinch salt
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut, ground fine

In a small microwaveable bowl, mix all of the ingredients except the vanilla and coconut. Microwave on HIGH about 1 minute. Stop as soon as it starts to bubble. Stir in the vanilla and coconut. Pour into a foil-lined 5x7" pan and freeze until firm. Cut into about 20 pieces. Keep refrigerated or frozen.

Makes about 10 servings of 2 pieces each

* I used Body Fortress brand.

** I ran the spoonable Truvia (not the kind in packets) through my coffee grinder to make powdered "sugar". I measured it after grinding. I used the equivalent of about 7-8 teaspoons of sugar in this recipe.

Per Serving: 61 Calories; 6g Fat; 1g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; .5g Net Carbs

Here's one that I made in a tiny silicone baking cup:


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RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-31-2011 02:40 PM


Senior Low-Carber


Is there anything you can substitute for the whey protein powder? Almond flour, maybe?



RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 05-31-2011 06:25 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


http://www.healthyindulgences.net/2008/0...-bars.html

This is the best way I have found to have coconut oil.

RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 06-01-2011 01:58 PM


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I haven't tried that but I was thinking about trying it with finely chopped nuts sometime which would be about the same thing.

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RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 06-01-2011 02:19 PM


Junior Low-Carber



This is the best way I have found to have coconut oil.
Some of her recipes look awesome!

I'm going to try making some coconut oil bark tonight! I have one of those silicone candy-making trays (has 24 little squares in it) and that has worked really well for chocolates! I will often (too often, I'd say - need to cut down on my sweet treats, no matter how 'healthy' they are!) just melt a 100% cocoa bar, some coconut oil, a bit of cocoa powder, some Stevia and ZSweet, and then just mix that with either peanuts or almonds and make nut clusters - very yummy!!! But a bit TOO yummy, if you know what I mean! I have to really be careful making desserty stuff!
RE: Is Chocolate Bark a good way to eat more coconut oil? , 06-01-2011 03:34 PM


Senior Low-Carber



This is the best way I have found to have coconut oil.
Some of her recipes look awesome!

I'm going to try making some coconut oil bark tonight! I have one of those silicone candy-making trays (has 24 little squares in it) and that has worked really well for chocolates! I will often (too often, I'd say - need to cut down on my sweet treats, no matter how 'healthy' they are!) just melt a 100% cocoa bar, some coconut oil, a bit of cocoa powder, some Stevia and ZSweet, and then just mix that with either peanuts or almonds and make nut clusters - very yummy!!! But a bit TOO yummy, if you know what I mean! I have to really be careful making desserty stuff!
Yeah, I know what you mean. It's much safer for me to make just a one or two servings size batch at a time.