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Lemon Coconut Fudge

Lemon Coconut Fudge - Holistic Squid While it may look like candy, this lemon coconut fudge is a power bar in disguise.

Los Angeles is a city full of celebrities and very fast-paced, career and family dedicated people. Our modern world is not very supportive of beautifully prepared meals. ‘Nourishing and Slow’ is not our mantra. This is the age of the power bar.

I have a bit of hard news to break to all of you: The world is not going to slow down any time soon. But here’s a little secret – we can adapt nourishing, slow food to a fast-forward lifestyle. So, put this better-than-a-power-bar-recipe in your current-day quiver.

Go forward. Get Real. Be Well.

Meyer Lemon Coconut Fudge Ingredients

Meyer Lemon Coconut Fudge Method

  • Melt coconut butter, coconut oil, raw honey and combine with spatula or hands.
  • Add lemon zest and lemon oil. Mix until combined.
  • Add dehydrated finely shredded coconut meat and mix until there is no standing liquid coconut oil. Add more coconut meat if the mixture is too liquid. If the mixture becomes so dry that it will not hold together, add more coconut oil. The mixture should feel and look like a thick lumpy paste.
  • Press into shaped molds (silicon molds are great) and put in freezer for approx 20 minutes or until hard. Pop out of molds and repeat – OR – You can also press a 1/8-1/4 inch thick layer of fudge onto a cookie sheet, freeze until hard and cut into squares with a pizza cutter – OR – just break apart for a rustic presentation.

Active Time: 15 minutes


- This post was generously contributed by Monica Ford of Real Food Devotee. Check back next Friday for more delicious recipes from Monica that will make your mouth water and your tummy purr. If you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Real Food Devotee can make your life easier by delivering nutrient dense goodies directly to your door.

Photo credit: An Eye Full Studio

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  1. AWESOME. I love these. Thank you for sharing :0)

  2. monica ford says:

    I’m so happy you do!!

  3. Carmela Katzenbach via Facebook says:

    Oh, healthy candy, yum!!! lol

  4. Carmela Katzenbach via Facebook says:

    Oh, healthy candy, yum!!! lol

  5. natalie says:

    These are SO delicious! I am going to make a batch today!

  6. July Dashal Vedders via Facebook says:


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    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  8. […] am SO making this Coconut Lemon Fudge the next time I pick up some lemons! I tried growing a Meier Lemon Tree in my house once and it […]

  9. Amy says:

    What kind of lemon oil do you use? Is it essential oil?

  10. monica ford says:

    I regularly use Now brand’s Organic Lemon Oil http://www.vitaminlife.com/product-exec/product_id/40225/nm/Lemon+Oil+Organic?utm_source=shopping.com&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=shopping.com

    however, if you want to make this now and can’t wait to order the lemon oil, you can find Lemon Flavor from Simply Organic which is just, organic sunflower oil and lemon oil, in most health food stores


  11. Yum! I love coconut! I’d like it if you share it with us at Simple Meals Thursday! http://mexicanwildflower.blogspot.mx/2012/10/simple-meals-friday-4.html

  12. Anora says:

    Will this work without the coconut meat? I love the taste of the coconut oil, but not the texture of the meat. Sounds delish!!!

  13. monica ford says:

    Hi @Anora
    You could try it. I think you would need to either add more coconut butter or consider adding ground nuts or fruit or all of the above. Let us know how it turns out

  14. windee says:

    I’m confused (nothing new!). The recipe says coconut butter but the link is for Cacao butter.
    Would love to make this………. Soon!

  15. monica ford says:

    Hi @windee
    Thanks for catching that! Altough both would likely be delicious it should be coconut butter:)

  16. Jillene says:

    My dad loves lemon anything, so I’m wanting to make this for Thanksgiving (which we are also combining with Christmas this year). Any idea how long this might last if I kept it frozen until I needed it? Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Emily says:

      Hi Jillene – Thanks for your comment! I haven’t tried freezing these for an extended period of time, but I would imagine a week or two wouldn’t impact the flavor. Let us know if you try it. :)

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