1 tablespoon of honey (or any sweetener you like – optional, depending on your taste)
In a bowl mix together coconut butter, coconut flakes and honey (remember, honey is optional).
In case your coconut butter is too hard, just microwave it for a few seconds to soften a bit.
Spread the resulting mixture on a baking sheet, creating a rectangular shape that should be roughly 1cm tall.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes ⏰ and then slice it into small square shapes to serve.
It’s DONE! 🎉
Did you know? The word cocada is basically derived from the word coconut (in Portuguese just “coco”, the fruit), but added a suffix to indicate something made from coconut.
This treat is popular in many other Latin American countries, not only Brazil, such as Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile.
Some traditional recipes might include eggs or even other fruits, to change the final colour of the sweet.
For example, guava can be added to the ingredients to create beautiful red coconut slices.
1 tablespoon of honey (or any sweetener you like, this is also optional)
In a bowl mix together coconut butter, peanut butter, salt and honey (like I said above, honey is optional, depending on your taste).
In case your coconut butter is too hard to mix, just microwave it for a few seconds to soften a bit.
Spread mixture on a baking sheet, creating a rectangular shape and making it 1cm tall. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. ⏰
Then, slice it into small square shapes to serve.
Trivia time! The word paçoca is originated from a local indigenous language and its closest meaning is “to crumble” or “to grind”.
There is no direct translation of the term to English, but commonly acceptable variations for the name of this treat are: Brazilian peanut slices, Brazilian peanut candy squares, Brazilian paçoca, or Brazilian paçoquita (a famous brand).
Coconut butter is incredibly easy to make, you just need dried and unsweetened coconut flakes and a food processor (or a very powerful blender).
I love it so much! ❤️
Spread on toast, added to a smoothie, mixed with peanut butter for an energy ball, added to a yummy cake frost. As you can see, the sky is the limit! 🙂
500 grams of dried coconut flakes, unsweetened
In a food processor (or a very powerful blender) add the coconut flakes. You must use dry coconut, either shredded or flakes. Fresh coconut will not work.
Blend it for 15 to 20 minutes, or until you get a smooth and thick liquid.
Pour the butter into a glass jar and let it rest at room temperature, until it has a solid but spreadable consistency.
Cover the jar with a lid and store it also at room temperature.
It’s done! 🎉 There is no need to refrigerate coconut butter.
Tip: It is normal for coconut butter to get quite hard on a cold day, especially around winter.
I recommend you to microwave it, or put on a double boiler, to soften things a bit before serving.
Did you know? Scientific research is still a bit sparse in this area, but it is commonly accepted that coconut butter (or oil) is an interesting natural beauty product for skin care. Typical applications include as a skin moisturizer, lip balm, and even shaving cream. But of course, before spreading coconut all over your body, make sure to test on a small area to make sure it does not trigger any allergic reactions.