Savor: Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

Two weeks ago I embarked on a grand adventure. I packed everything I owned (well, almost everything) into my tiny Ford Focus and drove for what seemed like two days straight.

My car sputtered along as I tirelessly steered it through the midwest, across the mundane plain states, all the way to Denver, Colorado. I’m sorry if you live in a plain state but WOW. those. states. are. bbbbooorrriinnnggg. At least last summer when I made the drive, I got to enjoy some awesome nature sights like fields and fields of sunflowers blurring into a glob of yellow as I sped by at a whopping 80 miles per hour. (The speed limits in those states are crazy!)

This time, it’s only the beginning of farming season so they were just getting the fields ready. Like I said, boring.

What do you do when you’re in the car for two days straight?!

I probably spent most of my time eating. Plenty of fast food along the highway! McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, even Taco John’s!

Okay, just kidding. I made something really awesome to take on the road with me and I want to share the recipe with you today.

So by now, you may have guessed why I’ve been somewhat absent from the blog for a while. Moving is hard work! But now I’m finally getting settled and I come bearing gifts! Well, gift.

Remember when I did that coconut oil giveaway a while back?

Well, the people at Tropical Traditions liked y’all so much, they decided to let me do another giveaway!! This time, I’m not giving away some of their awesome Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Instead, I thought I could give away something a little less commonly used.

Coconut Cream Concentrate

If you’re asking yourself, “What’s that?” Chill, I’m about to tell you.

You may actually remember a recipe where I used coconut cream concentrate (also called coconut butter) a while back. Around Halloween, it was the Spooky Ghosts and Eyeballs recipe.

Coconut Energy Bars

Coconut cream concentrate is basically just coconut meat in concentrated form. Dried coconut meat is ground really finely which makes it creamy like any other nut butter. The cool thing about it is that since it’s made from coconut, you get some coconut oil in it, as well! And we all know what coconut oil is and how it can be used for what seems like a limitless amount of purposes.

Hickory Nuts

I love coconut cream concentrate and basically eat it with a spoon because it’s sort of sweet and super creamy. That’s why I was incredibly excited when Tropical Traditions sent me some to try and said I could give away a jar to one of my lucky readers!

Obviously, I had to make something with it and I decided to go with something that would keep me full for a while since I would be on the road for days and then sleeping on a couch for an undetermined amount of time.

Coconut Energy Bars Done

I came up with these delicious little bars. The idea originated from those cereal bars that companies sell. You know the ones where they have some sort of “milk” substance on the bottom and then cereal on the top? It’s supposed to be like eating a bowl of cereal except you know…on the go.

Raspberry Coconut Bars

Well, I’m super sketched out by dairy these days, especially concentrated dairy that can last for a weirdly long amount of time. But they were a great inspiration for these bars. Mine turned out less like those cereal bars and more like some sort of energy bar. I had to use more coconut since I wasn’t using any sort of sweetener to bind the nuts together.

Almond Cashew Cherry Coconut Bars

Anyway, I’ll shut up now and give you the recipe. For a ton more recipes using coconut cream concentrate, visit Tropical Tradition’s recipe site. And don’t forget to use the widget at the bottom to enter for a chance to win a free jar of coconut cream concentrate!

 

Almond Cashew Cherry Coconut Bars
Author: Equally Yolked
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12 bars
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup <a href=”https://secure.ttpurchase.com/13000E81-BF55-4CA9-10FCD42A672E2ABB” target=”_blank”>Coconut Cream Concentrate</a>
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cherries
Instructions
  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper in a small square cake pan (I used a rectangle cake pan for both this recipe and the one above, having half be this recipe and half be the other recipe, so that’s also an option…see photos for an example.)
  2. Spread nuts and cherries evenly in the cake pan
  3. Heat the coconut cream concentrate until it’s a liquid-y consistency
  4. Pour coconut cream concentrate over the nuts, making sure it’s spread evenly throughout
  5. The coconut cream concentrate is your binder so you’ll want to make sure it’s spread really evenly
  6. Put the pan in the fridge until it hardens (about an hour to be safe)
  7. Once it’s all hardened, cut into squares
  8. Be sure to store at cool temperatures otherwise the coconut cream concentrate will start to melt.
  9. Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 bar

Raspberry Coconut Bars 2

 

Raspberry Nut Coconut Bars

Cashew Coconut Cherry Bars

Now, want to make these recipes but don’t have any coconut cream concentrate? Well, duhh…enter the giveaway! Use the widget below to enter the giveaway. Good luck!

 

 

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.
Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of their product but all comments and opinions in this post are entirely my own.

 

 

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  • Debbie

    I’m glad you are back, Alysia! I hear you are having fun in Denver! Congrats to you for making that move! By the way, I bought one of the Tropical Traditions jar of coconut oil and I cannot believe the difference between that and the organic coconut oil I bought at a grocery store. Like night and day. I love how creamy it is and easy to whip up. I make my own body butter using cocoa butter, vanilla essential oil and the coconut oil. The body butter smells like chocolate. Like you could eat it. I love it! Thanks for letting me know about this option. I will only order from Tropical Traditions from now on.

    • Thanks! I’m having a blast out here. Oh wow, I’m so glad you like it! It’s great. I just finished off my last jar so I’ll be buying some more soon. That body butter sounds amazing!! I need something like that, the climate is so dry here it’s ridiculous!!

      Glad I could introduce you to a product you love!

      • Debbie

        I’ll email the recipe to your mom and she can forward it to you. She might want to make some as well.

  • Danielle

    Sounds like a yummy, easy recipe.

  • Dandi D

    I would like to use this in a lot of my baking.

  • Kristen

    I would use this in my baking adventures. I’d love to try it.

    • Awesome! If you win, you’ll have to let us know what you make with it.

  • Sue D

    I would try your almond cashew cherry coconut bars recipe!

    • Yay! If you do try it, I hope you report back and let me know how it went.

  • Rosie

    I like making ice cream treats in the summer, and I’d use it for that. I just made a pudding using coconut cream and coconut milk, and it was good – this would be better yet and a little richer, perfect for ice cream!

    • I’ve never thought of doing that, sounds delicious!

  • LaCinda Brooks

    The coconut cream concentrate is fantastic, I love it just from a spoon but I’m so glad to find some recipes for it! Thank you!

  • Trish

    I would start with your wonderful delicious sounding recipe for the Almond Cashew Cherry Coconut Bars (they look and sound delicious! I also would love to try making my own body butter. 🙂

    • Thanks! If you make them, you’ll have to let me know what you think.

  • bethelderton

    I’d love to try the Dairy Free Coconut Vanilla Sweet Cream thatI found on the Tropical Traditions recipe blog.
    Mary Beth Elderton

    • Sounds like a good recipe! I’ll have to check it out.

  • Lindsay Lewis

    I would use it to make Elderberry Icing for my almond flour banana cupcakes!!!

  • sa

    I have never used the product so I would be trying different recipes to see what it works best in. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • I love Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil but I’ve never used the Coconut cream concentrate although I have always wanted to try it. Thanks for the opportunity! If I win i would use it in many of the recipes on the TT website..so many sound soooo good. I’d also use it to make coconut milk. It’s so hard to find a high quality one, this way I KNOW it is a healthy one!

  • Margaret Frazier

    I would like to use this products in my baking .

  • Yum! I would love to win some coconut cream!