I fondly remember eating coconut rough when I was a kid, along with redskins, toffee apples, mint patties, life savers, paddle pops and tons of other sugary treats.
These days, I try to keep these types of sweets away from my children. It does make me feel a bit sad, but with the evidence is in; they are packed full of sugar and other processed crap that can lead to many behavioral and health issues.
I admit that recreating redskins and toffee apples might be a bit of a challenge. But coconut rough is one treat that I have realised I can totally make into a healthier version.
It is really easy to whip up and is made with only four ingredients, and best of all, both my kids LOVE it. So they don’t need to miss out after all.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS
- Shredded organic coconut
- Coconut oil
- Cacao powder
- Sweetener – either rice malt syrup, pure maple syrup OR to make it Keto use organic liquid stevia
You can also add essential oils to your coconut rough to change up the flavours.
There are a bunch of other food grade oils that you could also use to flavour your coconut rough including cinnamon, spearmint, tangerine and mandarin.
MAKING COCONUT ROUGH KETO FRIENDLY
I have been making a keto and low carb high fat version by substituting the maple syrup/rice malt syrup with liquid stevia.
However, it is really important that you do not use much liquid stevia. 1/4 teaspoon should be enough or maximum 1/2 teaspoon as stevia can have a bitter aftertaste and if you add to much to your recipe you may ruin the taste.
DO YOU OWN A THERMOMIX?
I have also included the Thermomix method for all you thermi lovers!