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Caramelized Coconut Chips

This is barely a recipe, but my kitchen experiment – Man! I really want something salty-crispy right now. I wonder what would happen if I toasted these things then sprinkled them with salt? – yielded such surprisingly irresistible results, I feel compelled to share.

I’m not sure if you’ll compliment or curse me after you’ve tried these. I’m ready for either response (and both!).

Salty, sweet, crispy, and luscious with coconut fat, these chips are great on their own as a snack  (eat them alongside some cold grilled chicken and fresh, raw veggies, and you’ve really got something) or sprinkled on top of savory dishes like rogan josh, coconut curry, curry fried f’rice, or coconut-almond green beans… even mixed into a quickie shrimp salad (cold salad shrimp, homemade mayo, fresh parsley, a squeeze of lime juice).

Caramelized Coconut Chips

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
pinch cinnamon

Directions:

1. Mix the sea salt and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes. Add the coconut flakes and distribute evenly so they form a shallow layer in the bottom of the pan. Stir frequently – they begin to crisp and turn brown pretty quickly. This step took me, like, 3 minutes maybe, so pay attention! When the flakes have reached an appealing level of toastiness, remove from the heat.

3. Sprinkle the hot coconut flakes with the salt-cinnamon blend and toss until evenly seasoned. Allow to cool, then store in an air-tight container.

 

UPDATE:

If you can’t find coconut chips near you, you can buy them online. (I pay about 40 cents per ounce at my grocery store.)

Bob’s Red Mill @ Amazon (54 cents per oz.)
Let’s Do Organic @ Amazon (39 cents per oz.)
Bayside Candy @ Ebay (21 cents per oz.) (Thanks for the link, Mom!)

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110 Responses to “Caramelized Coconut Chips”

  1. Sabrina says:

    THIS is the kind of recipe I LIKE!! Simple & few ingredients. I cannot wait to try it!

  2. Jos says:

    Nice one! I’d say this might work if I toast the coconut flakes in the toaster oven as well? :D

    • Mel says:

      Jos, you can toast coconut in the toaster oven. Spread the flakes in a thin layer and bake at 300F for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Enjoy!

  3. Ben says:

    Hi Mel, about to try this (and time how long it takes) now.

    will post back with results.

    Excited to try it.

    • Mel says:

      It took me about 5 minutes to get to the desired brown-ness, which thanks to you, I realize I left out of my post. Be sure to let me know how yours turn out!

  4. Ben says:

    This took only about one minute. It was pretty tasty. I also added a little vanilla extract.

    I would make it again but I would do more cinnamon.

    • Mel says:

      Vanilla extract is a great mod — I bet almond extract would be tasty, too.

      I was torn about the amount of cinnamon and decided I wanted the salt to be the predominant flavor, but you could really go sweet with vanilla or almond extract, kick up the cinnamon to about a 1/4 teaspoon, and add a dash of nutmeg. And then add some pecans. But that sounds like a recipe for delicious disaster :-)

  5. BethannM says:

    Where do you get the coconut flakes? All I can find in my teeny town is very dry, very small shreds. I need to order them from somewhere.

    Sounds YUMMY!

    • Mel says:

      Hey, Bethann. I find the flakes at my regular ol’ grocery stores here – both in packages and in the bulk section. I did some poking around online and found these. Both look like good options — and the price isn’t bad, based on the bulk quantity. I pay about 40 cents per ounce, and the Bob’s is 54 cents per ounce. Let’s Do Organic is 39 per ounce.

      Bob’s Red Mill
      http://amzn.to/l3GLnM

      Let’s Do Organic
      http://amzn.to/kqsAJQ

  6. Amanda says:

    My weakness is popcorn. As soon as I sit down to watch a movie I start craving popcorn. Well I tried this today and and as soon as the coconut started browning, I got a lovely whiff of a popcorn kinda smell. This is great and my little boy loves it too. Thanks.

    • Mel says:

      Amanda, popcorn is my favorite food! And you’re right, these coconut chips are a great stand in. Glad you and your son like them!

  7. k!m says:

    HoLy CoCoNuT, Batgirl!!! Mel, YOU are a GENIUS. Simply put.
    Such subtlety, and yet it has a real wow factor. Genius. Oh, delicious genius. Keep ‘em comin’ lady!

  8. Janet says:

    O-M-G… These are freaking DELICIOUS!! I LOVE them!! :D Thank you SO much for the quick and easy recipe!!

  9. Annette says:

    Ditto on the DELISH. WOW. So simple, so good. I was always just ate my coconut flakes – plain – not even toasted. Now I know what I’ve been mising! I haven’t had cinnamon toast or cinnamon toast crunch (!) in years – but that’s exactly what they made me think of.

    Melissa –> never hesitate to post the easy ones, those are often some of the BEST! :-)

  10. Mel says:

    Annette & Janet –> Thanks for the comments. Good to know these almost UN-recipes recipes work for you!

  11. […] I was in the mood of something crispy, so I tried to toast some coconut flakes after I saw Melissa from The Clothes Make the Girl posted her Caramelized Coconut Chips recipe. […]

  12. […] article: frozen foods on the road recipe: carmelized coconut chips […]

  13. meghan says:

    I’ve made these four times in four days. They are simply incredible. They definitely hit that sweet-crunchy-crispy-salty-popcorny spot. YOU are amazing!

  14. sarena says:

    This is so bad! As if I am not already addicted to coconut chips!!

  15. Allison says:

    Don’t sell yourself short, this is TOTALLY a recipe, and it’s an amazing one at that. Loved it!!!

  16. Amy says:

    Read it, instantly made it, half way through polishing off the bowl when I think no – whole30, just make it a little snack. Thanks, this is awesome. I think my wee one will appreciate this as a popcorn substitute too!! Really enjoying your blog and recipes!

    • Mel says:

      Glad you like them and yes! I have to set limits for myself about how many I’ll eat :-)

      I found a little bag in my work desk drawer yesterday, and I was really happy. Nice surprise!

  17. Mel,

    Couple o’ hints. Buy a Benriner Mandoline slicer at either Sur La Table or Wil/Sonoma, cheep and works like a razor on meth.

    Break up your coconut into chunks about the size of a deck of cards and slice the chips yourself: from .40/oz to about .01 per ounce if you swallow the cost of the slicer.

    Then SLOWLY fry them in EV Coconut oil and you’ll have uniform, twice-as-mouthgasmicly-crispy chippies. Love is a many splendor ed thing, ‘aight?

    • Mel says:

      That sounds like a kickass idea and also, dangerously tempting. Like, I’d be making them every night. But now that you’ve planted the seed, I’ve got to try it.

  18. psssst… try Chinese Five Spice Powder and sea salt when they’re still hot. :-)

  19. Mel says:

    I’ve been playing with other spices — thanks for the tip on five-spice!

  20. Rachel says:

    I made these last night. Today, I’m sitting at my desk gnawing on celery sticks, thinking about the leftovers sitting in a container on the counter at home. So reminiscent of the buttery popcorn I love and miss…thanks for this fantastic idea.

    • Mel says:

      Thanks for commenting, Rachel!

      Popcorn is on my top 5 list of favorite foods, so yes, having these around is very helpful. And so much healthier. Really glad you like them!

  21. STaylor says:

    I made these today… I already loved coconut flakes, but MAN! I ate the whole serving right then – they weren’t even cooled yet! They reminded me a little bit of potato chips, except 1000% better. Thanks for sharing this gem!

  22. Lisa says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS?! This is one of the best snacks ever!! This is DELISH and ridonkulously easy!! The only complaint I have is I am going to eat all of it in one sitting.

  23. Michelle says:

    Holy crap, these are good. They definitely have a popcorn/potato chip vibe. With the cinnamon, they remind me of cinnamon sugar pita chips, which I haven’t had in maybe two years. I love recipes like this that are more of a hack or survival skill!

  24. […] These caramelized coconut chips […]

  25. Cori says:

    This sounds amazing! Just wondering, if you make it with vanilla, are you talking about grated vanilla, or liquid? If liguid, do you mix it with the salt and toss it with the coconut, or coat before testing? Thanks!

    • Mel says:

      Honestly, I’ve never tried adding the vanilla extract. That was a reader suggestion, but I’ve been using the original recipe above. I’m not sure at which step you could add the vanilla without making the chips mushy.

  26. Lane says:

    If you’d told me a month ago that I would be loving carmelized coconut flakes as a snack, I would have called you crazy. But we’ve made these a few times now and they are totally addictive. My own personal twist is a batch with smoked paprika, cumin and freshly ground smoked sea salt. I also want to try a batch with Spike, but not entirely sure if Spike would be Whole 30 compliant as it contains yeast. Thoughts?

    • Mel says:

      I’m not familiar with Spike, and I’m not sure about yeast, but I’m guessing NOT Whole30 approved. Will ask M&D to find out for sure.

  27. Cori says:

    WOWOWOWOOWOWOWWWW!! So delicious! Now I can pack a little zip loc with these for the movies and snack right along with everyone else! THANKS!

  28. […] toasted it for a snack. A-mazing by the way! I got this simple recipe (I upped the cinnamon) from The Clothes Make the Girl blog. It is a great replacement for chips or popcorn, and can be made savoury, salty, or sweet-ish […]

  29. […] and I’ll let you know how they turn out. I am expecting nothing less than nibbley perfection. Here‘s the link to Melissa’s site to get the recipe. While you’re at it, stay on the […]

  30. Erika says:

    These are great! Have you tried them with cocoa powder and a bit of cayenne? I’m going to do that next time. Your blog rules.

  31. […] favorite snack that I’ve been having lately is this Coconut Chips! I’ve made it the original way (salt and cinnamon) and garlicky flavor (salt & garlic […]

  32. […] these coconut chips might just get you out of a […]

  33. helen says:

    Yummy!! I was actually too lazy to flip open your cookbook (saw the recipe yesterday) and had the laptop opened for a crockpot dinner recipe already. This is yummy!! Great snack :)

  34. […] is darn good. If you want to switch it up and try something different, check out this recipe for Caramelized Coconut Chips. The only thing I changed to channel my inner Tony the Tiger was to add some Vanilla Powder instead […]

  35. Lex says:

    Just made these for the first time and they are good. A little toooo good. I’m gonna have to keep myself from buying too much shredded coconut to keep myself from making this all the time!

  36. Hope says:

    Okay, this is dangerously Y.U.M. I’ve made it about 180 times since my copy of Well Fed arrived. Okay maybe not quite 180, but almost. But seriously — ONE cup??? — I eat one cup waiting for the batch to COOL. So I double the recipe. AND I’ve discovered an AMAZING addition: CACAO NIBS! (organic, of course) To my double batch, I add 2 Tablespoons. The slightly bitter slightly sweet nibs complement the coconut/salt/cinnamon perfectly AND ramp up the Crunch Factor. Plus they give you lots of good anti-oxidants! I may have to be put in physical restraints…

  37. Susan says:

    I think I curse you after trying this recipe. So yummy I’m very thankful I only made a small handful instead of 1 cup. I am savoring them as slowly as I possible can to make my snack last. :)

  38. Gianna says:

    I didn’t read all 50 comments above so maybe this sort of thing has already been mentioned…I first made the recipe exactly as you suggested OH YUM!!! THANK YOU…filled a void in my life, no doubt…

    what I want to share is that the second time I added garam masala and a bit of salt…that was really wonderful too…

    I’m going to go in a strictly savory direction now with various powdered spices…I can imagine the variations are endless…

    like garlic and cayenne and salt…yeah…that sounds good (though I can’t eat cayenne these days due to a sensitivity to nightshades…I still dream…someone else try it!!)

  39. MommyD says:

    Made these tonight, my 4 year just screamed “I CAN’T stop eating these!” :) Delish… Thanks!

  40. Lisa says:

    I made these delicious coconut treats for PaleoFX and they are GONE already! Guess I’ll have to make more! Thank for the recipe Melissa!

  41. Matt says:

    FYI, Melissa: when I attempted to google this recipe, the first results were from notorious recipe stealing site itspaleo.com. Just thought you ought to know!

  42. Gianna says:

    I discovered that baking the flakes and toasting them creates a much more uniform browning and crisping! I will not longer use a pan on the stove…just FYI

    I spread them out thin on a cookie sheet in the oven for a few minutes at 350 degrees.

  43. Gianna says:

    ah…sorry…just found that you did say that in the comments earlier…dawned on me after I posted it…anyway…thanks again…loving playing with this recipe.

  44. […] Caramelized Coconut Chips from The Clothes Make the Girl* […]

  45. Dana says:

    I think my tongue has a crush on these! My husband and I demolished a whole batch last night, oops! Totally satisfying–can’t wait to try some fun mods.

  46. Jonalynn says:

    I’m sorry, but you must be the devil!! These are crazy yummy!! It’s like popcorn(which I’ve missed terribly) only better!

  47. Mel says:

    So glad y’all are enjoying these. Thanks for letting me know!

  48. Laura says:

    just made these. AMAZING. great replacement for popcorn – they even smell like popcorn to me because I used coconut oil to make my popcorn!! :)

  49. Kathy says:

    You can toast coconut and nuts in Pampered chef backing stoneware in the microwave. With it getting hot this summer it will keep the house cooler!

  50. Marni L says:

    So yummy! I’ve made these many times already, they’ve become my go-to snack and definitely help me not miss popcorn quite so much! Thanks for sharing!!

  51. […] had several already, including the Carmerlized Coconut Chips (pictured above, recipe here: www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2011/06/13/carmelized-coconut-chips/), and they have all been […]

  52. this recipe is awesome! and so simple!
    I just published a post summarizing my research on the paleo diet. In my next one, I want to list a bunch of resources for paleo eating and your blog MOST DEFINITELY be on the list! Youve got awesome paleo inspiration and I want people to converttt! mwahaha

  53. […] there have been a few submissions that seemed like indulgences (like Caramelized Coconut Chips, Asiago Rosemary Crisps or Coconut “Cereal” and Milk) even though their ingredients […]

  54. Jackie says:

    Oh.my.word. Just ate the whole batch…YUM!

  55. grace says:

    this is so awesome! so awesome, that i don’t think i’ve ever been able to actually “store” a batch. i’ve seriously eaten the whole batch every time. EVERY TIME. ok. so please tell me, how bad is this for my diet? i know we don’t count calories anymore on paleo and coconut is a healthy fat, but its still pretty calorically dense? please talk me out of making and consuming yet another batch!

    • Mel says:

      Well… you probably want to get 2-4 servings out of a cup — but you’re not doing too much damage if you go a little cuckoo for the coconut chips once in a while :-)

  56. […] way! I add in fruit or roasted coconut chips for a snack. If you are a popcorn lover like me this recipe, Caramelized Coconut Chips from The Clothes That Make The Girl does the trick! I adjust the salt […]

  57. Dawn says:

    My new obsession!!! WAY better than I expected! I am a night time snacker and these are going to be perfect for me!!! Thank you!

  58. […] I was delicious but I made it even better by topping it was some Caramelized Coconut Chips I made from my other new cookbook Well Fed. […]

  59. LauraPh says:

    These are amazing! I made them for a treat but ended up sprinkling them on some butternut squash soup that I made from “Practical Paleo”. It was a perfect combination!

  60. […] Caramelized Coconut Flakes from The Clothes Make the Girl & Well Fed […]

  61. […] flakes from Iovine Brothers in Reading Terminal Market. Great for snacking as is or for making THIS RECIPE (great for movie watching or if you’re craving something toasty and […]

  62. Makeda says:

    oh my word. I just made these and they are FANTASTIC! I anticipate making these often. Thanks so much for sharing

  63. […] week I tested out Clean Eats in the Zoo‘s version of The Clothes Make the Girl‘s Caramelized Coconut Chips. I loved them. My husband loved them. We ate an entire batch over […]

  64. […] “rice” Crockpot Mexican Chicken Stew over Cilantro lime “rice” Snacks: Coconut Chips Sweet Potato Hummus Fruit and Nut […]

  65. Tessa says:

    Made these this morning and I’ve already devoured them. Yum!

  66. Jacquie says:

    These are delicious I just made then with equal parts cinnamon and salt – WOW!!! now what would you eat as a serving of these?

    • Mel says:

      I try to keep it at about 1/4 cup at a time, so this recipe makes about 4 servings. For someone bigger or more active, that could go up to 1/2 cup.

  67. […] on their own as a snack (like Caramelized Coconut Chips) or sprinkled into and on top of dishes, coconut flakes add another dimension of flavor and […]

  68. Can’t wait to try this! It looks amazing! It would be wonderful in my trail mix recipe! Thanks!

  69. […] on their own as a snack (like Caramelized Coconut Chips) or sprinkled into and on top of dishes, coconut flakes add another dimension of flavor and […]

  70. Jessica says:

    I just reviewed Nutiva’s Organic Coconut Chips for Amazon, and used your recipe as part of my testing. They came out great and yummy, just a little too salty when I got to the end. I plugged your website for the recipe! http://www.amazon.com/review/R12V4TV0P7N2SP/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_asr_cswgE.1MJ9GGG?tag=roltheboo-20

  71. Em says:

    The comment about them being a satisfying popcorn substitute was the thing that had me dashing to the kitchen to see if I still had some coconut chips. 5 minutes later, I’m hooked! (and the house smells great!) The next trip to the movies will be much less painful with a stash of these sweet/savory treats on hand.

    Oh simplicity! Love it! Can’t wait to experiment with other spices.

  72. […] Oh, one more thing — DON’T FORGET to whip up a batch of Melissa’s super easy carmelized coconut chips to sprinkle on top; you’ll be twice as happy, if that’s even […]

  73. Carolyn says:

    Have you ever tried this with berbere spice blend? Heaven!

    Penzey’s finally carries it (they call it peri peri), though it is quite different than the stuff I get at the Ethiopian grocery store in St. Paul.

  74. […] pears) are, go find one and shove it in your face; they are freakin’ boffo. And what of this toasty coconut? One of my new favorite things! Coconut chips, cinnamon, and salt. Toast them up in a pan and they […]

  75. Anne-Marie says:

    I made these and I agree they are Yummo but I had a mix of small and large coconut chips and I think next time I will filter out the tiny bits as they cook much faster than the big ones of course.

  76. […] & Salty Topping this recipe is inspired by one of our favorite recipes of all time, Caramelized Coconut Chips by The Clothes Make the Girl as featured in Well […]

  77. Marcia says:

    You are my hero—since going paleo I have been frustrated at the lack of salty, crunchy snacks. Problem solved!! Thank you so much. I was hooked the moment I got a whiff of the coconut browning in the pan. :) Agree with above comments about this being a perfect stand-in for popcorn.

  78. […] Caramelized Coconut Chips seasoned with ginger (see NOTE) […]

  79. […] made the carmelized coconut chips from Well […]

  80. […] Toast the coconut flakes in a pan over medium heat.  Once lightly browned (watch closely- they will burn pretty fast) remove from the pan and toss with salt and cinnamon.  (from The Clothes Make the Girl) […]

  81. Ashley says:

    I had my doubts, but I’m sitting here trying not to eat the whole cup while I type this. These are delicious. I’d eat these even if I wasn’t doing the Whole30. This might just be my saving grace since I’ve been wanting something sweet every day. I even like the ones that got the darkest and almost burnt. AWESOME recipe.

  82. KellyMC says:

    Hi! So i live in san antonio and know you shop at HEB (you said so somewhere) do you shop at the regular heb, or central market? I ordered the bob’s coconut flakes and they come much smaller than the ones in your picture. They are AWESOME, but I wish they were bigger pieces. Eating a pinch is too salty. Thanks!

  83. […] Clothes Make the Girl’s Caramelized Coconut Chips […]

  84. […] lunch: leftover stir fry veg from last night, smoked salmon, kimchi.  Also I made these amazing toast coconut chips. […]

  85. […] Clothes Make the Girl’s Caramelized Coconut Chips […]

  86. […] her and Kirsty. I went to Bulk Foods first to stock up on some Coconut flakes to make lots of Coconut Chips to take to Tassie as […]

  87. […] sausage patty and sauteed pepper sticks (cooked in coconut oil) with a sliced banana topped with caramelized coconut chips and chopped […]

  88. […] cooked with 2 scrambled eggs; sautéed pepper sticks, broccoli and zucchini; and apple chunks with caramelized coconut chips and a few […]

  89. […] avocado, tomato and peppers and a bowl of deliciousness (blackberries, bananas, carmalized coconut chips, and raw toasted cashews); Lunch – Chorizo Sausage (found some at TJ’s with no sugar), […]

  90. […] – Scrambled Eggs, Ginger/Sage Sausage, and a bowl of deliciousness (blackberries, bananas, “carmelized” coconut chips, and raw toasted cashews); Lunch – Beef Fajita Salad, sliced avocado; Dinner – Ranch […]

  91. […] What to make with the coconut I almost broke my hammer trying to get into […]

  92. […] Apple Omelet (Saute apples in coconut oil and cinnamon and use to fill an omelet) Serve alongside toasted Coconut Flakes. […]

  93. […] all of this bison? Bison World in Noblesville, of course! http://bisonworld.org/ Toasty Coconut http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2011/06/13/carmelized-coconut-chips/ Here’s a little snack for y’all! Toasty coconut is crunchy and highly addictive, so it […]

  94. […] television I decided to try making coconut chips.  They turned out AWESOME, too good.  I used this recipe but next time would severely limit (or eliminate) the salt, I found them much too salty for my […]

  95. Lisa says:

    Fyi: the Bayside Candy link is showing that this item has ended..sorry guys. Was a great price too. Maybe they will offer again.?

  96. […] Caramelized Coconut Chips – salty and sweet, these hit that “I could kill for a chip” feeling that comes along sometimes. I’ll be stashing bags in the car and maybe a few in my luggage for the long ride home. […]

  97. […]  Yes we have not seen yet.  Husband was wanting a little snack of something. So I made the Caramelized Coconut Chips from Well Fed, throw in some sunflower seeds and a handful of raisins. This was really good.  But […]

  98. […] Salty Sugarless Snack Mix this recipe is inspired by one of our favorite recipes of all time, Caramelized Coconut Chips by The Clothes Make the Girl as featured in Well […]

  99. […] make a great snack, as do coconut chips. Also, you can enjoy AIP approved treats in moderation. When I was doing the protocol, I had one of […]

  100. […] they have been making blueberry egg frittatas and her son really likes those, you can also make coconut chips, Brittanie’s family especially loves the Paleo Parents nut-free […]

  101. Jessica says:

    Oh my goodness! I found you via The Paleo View podcast and I am so glad I did! These chips are fantastic. Quick and easy, I can trust my tween to make them and know that the results will be perfection!

    I made up a big batch of the salt and cinnamon and put the mix in an old spice jar, now my kids can measure out a 1/4t and make a snack anytime!

    Thank you for sharing!

  102. […] – they look great! These are also amazing: Caramelized Coconut Chips | theclothesmakethegirl Reply With […]

  103. […] coconut flakes (bonus points if they’re caramelized) […]

  104. […] Caramelized Coconut Chips are amazing. Soo delicious. The Well Fed mashed cauliflower recipe is way better than the South […]

  105. […] you are not completely sold on coconut’s taste yet, I’d suggest using Malissa’s Toasted Coconut recipe…delicious!10 Keep trying different ways of eating it until you like it! Coconut is great for […]

  106. Jen says:

    I’m DYIN’ OVA HEA!!! Been on AIP for what seems like 100 years and I’ve JUST made this recipe. I could’ve been so much happier sooner! They are delightful and AIP friendly. YUM.

    I get my coconut chips at Tropical Traditions. I’ve had “another leading brand” go rancid on me several times but TT is always fresh.

    Thanks so much Mel!
    XO
    Jen

  107. Diana says:

    with a pinch of cayenne…yum :)

  108. vanessa says:

    Holy mouth-gasm, Batman! These are PHENOMENAL. I added more cinnamon and a pinch of green stevia…now I just need to hire someone to ration them for me ;)

  109. […] over at The Clothes Makes the Girl has a recipe for Caramelized Coconut Chips that has really helped curb my desire for crunchy salty things.  All in all, the AIP hasn’t […]

  110. […] Coconut Flakes from Our Paleo Life Caramelized Coconut Chips from The Clothes Make the Girl Cocoa Cinnamon Coconut Chips from Dummies.com: Paleo Diet Recipes […]

  111. […] in your kitchen that’s not included in this blog post. I’m talking about lovely nibbles like coconut chips or black olives, or luscious in-season strawberries, or a vegetable that catches your eye at the […]

  112. Chelsey says:

    This recipe is SO smart. Unbelievable. Thank you for sharing!

  113. Joy says:

    YUM!! Thank you!! I was really craving some kind of treat that was low in sugar, these totally hit the spot! I will be keeping coconut flakes around the house from now on! :)

  114. […] and yum!  I first heard of this concept from Mel of Clothes Makes the Girl – see her recipe here.  Later, a friend of mine made it with ghee, which just gave it more of a buttered popcorn flavor. […]

  115. […] Caramelized Coconut Chips from Clothes That Make the Girl […]

  116. Terri says:

    These are so good. Looking forward to trying different spice combos. I’m curious as to how long these will store? (You mentioned finding a bag of them in your office drawer.) I’d like to double or triple the batch. Also, have you ever done that and tried freezing them? Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Mel says:

      These will stay crisp for about 3-5 days — after that, they lose their crunch. If you make them in quantity, I recommend using a baking sheet in the oven — more than 1 cup on the stovetop will not get crisp. Spread chps in a single layer and bake at 300 for 15-20 minutes.

      They will not freeze and defrost well — they have to be made fresh.

      • Terri says:

        Thank you for the quick reply! I suspected they wouldn’t freeze/defrost well. They’re easy and quick enough to make, though. Now if I can keep my guys out of them…

  117. […] Caramelized Coconut Chips: For when you need a crunchy something while watching a TV show. SO easy to make, and so good. I never would have thought of cinnamon and salt together, but it’s so good. […]

  118. Samantha N says:

    Just made these – they browned perfectly in about 3 minutes and they were almost gone in another 3 minutes. I just started paleo and am loving Well Fed, thank you Melissa!!

  119. […] for kids – celery stick with nut butters, cucumbers, carrots, fudge babies, assorted nuts, coconut chips, cheese sticks, grapes, berries, oranges, […]

  120. […] Toasted coconut with a light sprinkling of cinnamon and salttheclothesmakethegirl […]

  121. Jeanna says:

    I’m with Samantha! New to Paleo and was craving a snack. These hit the spot and were quick to whip up!

  122. Sherry says:

    Good God. Just made these for the second time in 2 days, and I’m addicted. Think I’ll have to stick to just once a week. SO good. Friends asked for recipe, so I posted a link to this page. LOVING your cookbook! Just made meat and spinach muffins, coaxed my 7 year-old daughter to take a bite, and then she asked for a whole muffin! SCORE!

    • Mel says:

      Glad you like them! They’re a great “feels like cheating but it’s not at all” snack. Thanks for the sweet words about Well Fed!

  123. Amanda says:

    These are so yum! I added a handful of raisins to the batch and it’s quite satisfying! Thanks :)

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