Coconut Oil Fudge – Easy, Delicious, No Cooking Required!

Easy coconut oil fudge recipe features coconut oil, nuts, cocoa powder, maple syrup or honey plus dried fruit. Loaded with healthy fat and antioxidants.

Since I keep getting asked for this recipe on Facebook, I thought I ought to do a post about it.  I’m pretty sure I got this coconut oil fudge recipe off the Tropical Traditions website – they have a TON of great coconut recipes there.  It has no refined sugar (it’s sweetened with honey or maple syrup) and is loaded with healthy coconut oil.  (Yes, coconut oil is good for you!)  You can mix it up in just a few minutes – without turning on the stove – and it’s a great not-too-sweet treat to keep on hand in the fridge.

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Fresh Shores Coconut Oil Review Plus Coconut Uses and Benefits

Fresh Shores Coconut Oil Review

Imagine my surprise when I found a message from Dr. Mercola’s website team in my inbox.  At first I thought it was a mistake, but they were indeed looking for Common Sense Homesteading.  It turns out they wanted me to do a Fresh Shores Coconut Oil review.  (Unfortunately, I couldn’t get them to offer a giveaway.  Maybe if enough CSH readers contact them and ask for one they will reconsider.)  Given that I have found quite a range of flavors in the different coconut oil brands I’ve tried, I was curious to taste and use Fresh Shores Coconut Oil as well.

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Homemade Mounds Bars and Almond Joy Bars

Homemade Mounds Bars and Almond Joy Bars @ Common Sense Homesteading

I used to enjoy mounds and almond joy bars years ago, but either they’re making them sweeter and more bland, or my taste buds have changed (or both).  Enter this easy recipe set for homemade mounds bars and almond joy bars.  You get the rich, full taste of coconut and chocolate, without the cloying sweetness of commercial candy.  Make them with coconut and vanilla extracts for homemade mounds bars, or almond and vanilla extracts (and almonds! :-) ) for homemade almond joy bars.  There’s plenty of healthy coconut oil, and they’re sweetened only with honey. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles @ Common Sense Homesteading

These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are made with almonds, coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla and a dash of salt, and can be coated with chocolate or served plain.  (The first batch disappeared before I got a chance to dip them.) Once you try these tasty little cookie bites, you’ll be hooked.  Even my somewhat finicky husband loves them.  They’re a great way to get more coconut oil into your diet.  (The Tropical Traditions website has a great recipe page with dozens of recipes using coconut products.)

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Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review@ Common Sense Homesteading

I’ve heard friends raving about Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil for a while now.  When I saw in their newsletter that they are happy to host reviews and giveaways for bloggers, I decided to send them an email.  A couple days later and my sample arrived, and now I get to share with you this Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil review and giveaway. [Read more…]