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Author Notes: Five simple ingredients is all it takes to whip up a batch of these coconut butter cups. Perfect for when those late afternoon munchies hit! —Tina Jeffers
- 4 cups dried shredded coconut or 1 cup coconut butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 1 tablespoon matcha tea powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds, shredded coconut or roasted brown rice for garnish
- Prepare a mini muffin tin with paper liners.
- To make the coconut butter put the dried coconut in a food processor and mix on high, scraping the sides occasionally until the mixture liquifies. Be patient, the process can take 10-15 minutes depending on the power of your food processor. You can also put the coconut in a high speed blender but you may need to scrape the mixture more frequently until it starts to break down. Note: If you choose to use prepared coconut butter you can skip this step
- While the coconut is blending melt the coconut oil and honey in a small skillet until it is completely melted.
- Add the coconut oil, honey, cashew butter and salt to the finished coconut butter and continue to process until the mixture goes liquid again, it might take a few minutes. Add the green tea and process until well blended.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Vegan Recipe