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September 12, 2012

Courtney Caughey-Stambul: Coconut butter? Spread it on thick!

NEW CASTLE — Are you looking for a new topping for your toast?

One of my favorite bloggers, Tina Haupert of Carrots 'N' Cake, has been raving about the 100 percent all-natural Nikki's Coconut Butter.

The spread looks totally delicious. It comes in six flavors: Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie, Vanilla Cake Batter, Midnight Mocha, Macadamia Nut Cookie, Cashew Crumble and Honey Pecan Pie. I'm guessing it tastes just as good as it looks because the butter is currently on backorder.

So why am I "spreading" the word (haha!) about coconut butter?

Lately, I have been eating a spoonful of peanut butter as a mid-afternoon snack. I like it and it fills me up, but I'm ready for a new not-so-nutty flavor. Coconut seems perfect, especially Midnight Mocha Coconut. I love my chocolate!

The coconut butter is $9.99 a jar and each jar contains about 16 tablespoons.

If you'd like to make your own coconut butter, I've compiled a list of recipes. Take your pick!

Toasted Coconut Butter- http://cookieandkate.com/2012/toasted-coconut-butter/

Blueberry-Vanilla Coconut Butter- http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-blueberry-vanilla-coconut-butter/

Sugar-Free Strawberry Coconut Butter- http://almostveganchef.com/2012/04/13/sugar-free-strawberry-coconut-butter/

Chocolate Coconut Butter- http://www.goodgirlgonegreen.com/recipes/chocolate-coconut-butter

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