Monday, November 23, 2020

DIY Coconut Chips – Post from Michelle

Coconut Chips (Sweet & Salty/Kettle Flavour)
*** This is a post from my lovely sister MICHELLE ***

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Andrea introduced to me coconut chips around Christmas time and I became
addicted… her weapon of choice was the King Island brand and they are delish!

However if you do become addicted it can be an expensive habit to keep up so when
my friend Kayla told me she made her own from a bulk bag of coconut I had to try it.
They are not the EXACT same but they were still pretty delicious and did not last
long. You can get a big bag (250g) of coconut flakes/chips at the grocery store/bulk
barn/market and you probably have whatever else you need already at home!

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Ingredients
* please note: measurements are VERY approximate and not at all exact, so feel free to
use less/more depending on your preferences
– 250 g bag of Coconut flakes (large)/chips (raw)
– 2-3 Tablespoons Coconut oil (could probably substitute other types of oil)
– 2 Tablespoons Brown sugar (or honey)
– Salt

Instructions
– Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

– Melt about 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil, with about 2 tablespoons (or
however much you want) of brown sugar (or honey) in the microwave or
stovetop
(amount will vary depending on how big your bag of coconut is, I made my
entire 250 g bag.)
– Empty coconut flakes into a large bowl, pour melted coconut oil all over and
toss to coat
(If there doesn’t seem to be enough oil to coat all of the flakes, melt a little bit
more and add it in)
– Sprinkle with however much salt you feel you need/want
(I like to cover my cookie sheet with tin foil simply so I don’t really have to clean
the pan after, either way if you feel that your flakes are oily enough they
probably won’t stick so greasing the pan is up to you. )
– Just bake for about 8-12 minutes tossing 2-3 times.

– Once they have cooled off, store in a Tupperware, or I put mine back in the
bag the flakes came in because it was resalable! Store in the fridge or freezer
until you eat them all!

These are a great snack anytime on their own or to add some crunch to
yogurt/salads/muffins etc.,
Also feel free to change up the seasoning, add some cinnamon or spice or whatever
you like!

Thanks and most of the credit for this post to Kayla and the King Island people 

Enjoy!

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