Did you know that Cocomels, our favorite line of individually wrapped caramel candies, just launched a line of Coconut Sugar caramel? Here's what they had to say about this new product: "Many of you told us you're avoiding cane sugar and grains, so we decided - Coconut Sugar Cocomels will be made without cane sugar or brown rice syrup. We used coconut sugar and tapioca syrup instead. These “No Cane, No Grain™” Cocomels have only 2g of sugar per piece, are deep and rich in flavor. Plus, they naturally feature the wonderful benefits of coconut sugar. In addition to being one of the most sustainably grown natural sweeteners in the world, coconut sugar is high in essential minerals with a lower glycemic index.
If you've never tried coconut sugar, it has a similar richness to brown sugar but rather than coming from cane sugar stalks it's made from the nectar of a coconut palm flower." If you've had traditional Cocomels before, these are a little different. I found the flavor to be deep, rich, and sophisticated. Think of them as the difference between milk and dark chocolate. While I could think of 100 things to make, I wanted to create something that would appeal to the No Cane, No Grain folks. With the help of my kids, here's what we came up with:
Step 1: place unwrapped Coconut Sugar Cocomels in a microwave-safe container add about 2 tsp of full fat coconut milk
Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir well. Continue to cook in 15 second increments, always stirring in between
Step 2: On a silpat or parchment cover sheet pan,
lay three salted, roasted pecans in a pinwheel formation
Drizzle about a tablespoon of melted caramel into the center.
Place the pan in the fridge or freezer until the caramel sauce has hardened.
Step 3: Melt the chocolate of your liking in a double boiler or microwave.
Carefully place a turtle cluster on a fork and dip quickly into the melted chocolate.
Tap the fork lightly against the pot to release any excess chocolate.
Place it back onto the silpat or parchment-lined pan and chill until firm.
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Step 4: Enjoy!
Special thanks to my quality control officer, Jackson.
And thanks to Cocomels for the bags of Coconut Sugar caramels
that we used to make these special treats!
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