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12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 9: [Recipe] Coconut Mounds

Coconut mounds filled with cherries and chocolate chips. These little morsels make a cute little addition to your plate of sweets.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but this year especially, I am keeping these recipes simple. I have a three year old – suffice to say that life is busy and mama’s tired. Not too tired to bake these though.

[Recipe] Coconut Mounds
Yields 36
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
14 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
14 min
Total Time
30 min
128 calories
18 g
4 g
6 g
2 g
5 g
33 g
58 g
16 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
33g
Yields
36
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 5g
24%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 58mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  2. 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  5. 2/3 cup maraschino cherries, patted dry and finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Chop the cherries and pat them dry quite well.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, cherries, salt, and sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Stir until combined.
  6. Scoop out dough by rounded tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to brown.
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fat
6g
protein
2g
carbs
18g
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Coconut Mounds

Makes about 3 dozen

14 oz (about 4 cups) sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp salt
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup maraschino cherries, patted dry and finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Chop the cherries and pat them dry quite well. 

In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, cherries, salt, and sweetened condensed milk.

Stir until combined.

Scoop out dough by rounded tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Be sure not to make the mounds too big.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to brown.

12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 8: [Recipe] Vegan Banana Bread

We make banana bread a LOT in our house – almost every weekend. This is mostly because our daughter loves to bake with me, she loves banana bread, and this recipe is one of the easiest banana bread recipes you’ll ever come across. I usually add a handful or two of chocolate chips to the loaf, and some sprinkles too if that’s what my girl wants.

Oh, and this banana bread recipe is now my favourite. No joke. It’s the go-to recipe for banana bread in this house – I think it stays more moist than most other recipes I’ve tried.

[Recipe] Banana Bread (Vegan)
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
2711 calories
424 g
0 g
112 g
23 g
95 g
856 g
1817 g
243 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
856g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2711
Calories from Fat 965
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 112g
172%
Saturated Fat 95g
475%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1817mg
76%
Total Carbohydrates 424g
141%
Dietary Fiber 14g
57%
Sugars 243g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
51%
Calcium
5%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  4. 1 1/2 cups flour
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Combine bananas, sugar, and coconut oil in a large bowl and blend well.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix just no dry spots remain in the batter.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, or until the loaf passes the toothpick test.
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protein
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carbs
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[Recipe] Vegan Banana Bread

3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 325F.

Combine bananas, sugar, and coconut oil in a large bowl and blend well.

Add the remaining ingredients. Mix just no dry spots remain in the batter.

Bake for 1 hour, or until the loaf passes the toothpick test.

12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 4: [Recipe] Coffee Butter Bits

I like reading cookbooks. Sometimes I spend an entire evening just looking through them, just imagining what each recipe would taste like, or how I may change it to better suit our tastes.

I came across this recipe in an old church cookbook. You know the type I mean – those old spiral bound cookbooks with the stained pages and the cute little notes from the cooks and bakers who’ve made those old recipes for years. Those cookbooks are the best ones – you can always trust them to give you return on your investment. Well, except for all of those jello salads. I just can’t get behind a jello salad.
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12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 1: [Recipe] Lemon Blueberry Bread

It’s that time of year again – it’s Christmas!

The holiday season is a time for togetherness and family, and for counting the blessings in your life. It’s a time for celebration and fun, food and relaxation.

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 11: [Recipe] Cracker Toffee

This cracker toffee, or Christmas Crack, is another great recipe courtesy of my friend Carly.

Cracker toffee is so addictive. Salted crackers, butter, sugar, and chocolate. It appeals to both your sweet and salty taste buds. It takes no time to make and you usually have everything you need to make it kicking around the house.

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