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coconut banana bon-bons

coconut banana bon bons

I may have talked you in to making toasted coconut butter, but now you’re yelling, “Meg, what am I supposed to do with this stuff anyway?!” Besides eating it straight from the jar, which I find myself doing often, toasted coconut butter is lovely melted and stirred into oatmeal (with some chopped, dried mango sprinkled on top); made into a PB&TCB; melted, swirled into yogurt, and poured on top of pancakes; or added to a coconut based curry to deepen the flavor. But my favorite way to eat toasted coconut butter is in bon-bon form.

bananas dipped in toasted coconut butter

coconut banana bon bons

gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, but oh so good


  • 1 or 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup or so toasted coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut (optional)


bananas dipped in toasted coconut butter


  1. melt the toasted coconut butter in the microwave at half power (or if you don’t have a microwave, in a double boiler) 
  2. slice the bananas into thick 1 to 2 inch pieces
  3. roll the bananas in the melted coconut butter and place on a cooling rack to let the excess drip off. 
  4. for an extra thick coating of coconut butter, wait until the first coat is hardened (or pop in the freezer for a few minutes to speed up the process) then dip again
  5. before the coconut has set up, roll the edges in toasted coconut
  6. eat immediately!


coconut banana bon bons

The kids are crazy for these! My youngest asks to make them almost everyday. Even though he is only 3, he probably could make them himself at this point!

Do tell me if you make them. I’d love to know what you think!

things on the internet that are awesome

I’m starting to really enjoy these linkydoo posts (awesome name stolen from miss rae) I hope you don’t mind them too much. Since I’ve started to crochet, I’ve been on the look out for crochet blogs. I found this one (sc) recently and though I can fake reading french a little, really I have no idea what she is saying but her work is lovely enough even without the words.

Erika from fox and owl makes beautiful articulated teddy bears (and kitties and dolls too), but it’s this idea that I’m going to steal. Healthy and hilarious!

Another craft project idea on the list to steal (someone has a flickr set called “ideas I have stolen” that I always thought was fantastic) is this painted square set from mer mag.  Part art part toy and super fantastic all over.

From another blog I can’t read comes this project. Perfect for valentine’s day or mother’s day or just to use up the ridiculous amount of random art we have piled up in the house.

have a great weekend!