I know, I know: high fat has certainly been taboo. But many people actually try to add more nutritious, lauric-acid-rich coconut oil to their diets, our family included. Here’s one of our favorite ways to do it.
From my good friend Christine, a very tasty, edible winter moisturizer that soothes skin from the inside out. These are very, very rich – cut the bars small, like fudge, and eat them (don’t rub them on your face). ;-)
2 cups soft or melted virgin coconut oil
2 cups smooth or crunchy natural peanut butter (Christine’s recipe actually calls for almond butter, but we don’t care for the almond flavor in these and changed it to good ol’ peanut butter. Feel free to use either or.)
1/2 – 3/4 cup raw honey
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 cups fine unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix all the ingredients together and spread or pour into a 9×13 pan, preferably one with a lid. Chill them until solid, then cut into small bars. Store in the fridge so they don’t melt.